Guide to the Raymond Riley Eddins Photograph Collection, 1922-1985
Record Group 213

Description: 24 digital images, 600 dpi TIFs, full color

Biographical Sketch: Raymond Riley Eddins was born in Frisco City, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama as an engineering student under the co-operative education program during the 1960s. His co-op site was NASA in Huntsville. He switched majors and graduated from University of Alabama in chemistry and computer science in the early 1970s.

Eddins married Mary Clements on October 14, 1972, in Northport, Alabama. They have two daughters, Rachel Adele Eddins Nichols and Mary Catherine Eddins.

After working with SCI, Inc., in Huntsville, and with the winding down of the space program in the 1970s, the Eddins moved to Dothan, Alabama, where he worked for Sony as a chemical engineer working with various kinds of magnetic tape, and as a troubleshooter for Sony's international manufacturing plants. He retired in 2000 and as of 2016 resides in Dothan.

Mr. Eddins supplied these family photographs to be scanned as part of the NEH-funded "Wiregrass Common Heritage Project" of the Wiregrass Archives and Troy University Dothan Campus History Department. The Project held two Community Scanning Days, June 18 and 25, 2016.

See also the Mary Clements Eddins Photographs, RG 212.

Scope / Content Note: Photographs of Mr. Eddins as a child, his siblings and parents, his grandfather, and his maternal relatives (the Cohron family) as well as his wife, Mary Clements Eddins and her family. Mr. Eddins chose these images from his larger collection per the limits of the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project. Received in two accessions, 213-16-0618 and 213-16-0625.

Preferred Citation: Raymond R. Eddins Photograph Collection, RG 213, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Access/User Limits? Open per donor agreement, June 18, 2018

Proc Date: 6/27/2016 Processor: MTO

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DESCRIPTION OF ITEM

213-16-0618-001

Grandfather Cohron (no first name available).

Monroe County, Alabama

1950s (?)

213-16-0618-002

Fred Eddins, Raymond Riley Eddins, Bonnie Eddins, Raymond Hiliard Eddins, Virginia Dunson, Paul, Eddins

Frisco City, AL

1970s

213-16-0618-003

Raymond Hiliard and Bonnie Cohron Eddins

Trip to Rhode Island

1980s

213-16-0618-004

Cohron Sisters (Roxie and sister, unknown name)

Monroe County, AL

213-16-0618-005

Raymond Riley and Virginia Eddins (siblings)

Frisco City, AL

1945

213-16-0618-006

Eddins Family: Riley Virginia, Nancy, and Fred

Frisco City, AL

1953

213-16-0618-007

Cohron Cousins, 1945

Raymond Riley and Virginia Eddins

Monroe Co., AL

213-16-0618-008

Left to right: Jeanine, Virginia, and Shirley

Handwritten on reverse: "little one, Virginia Eddins"

213-16-0618-009

Riley and Virginia Eddins

Frisco City, AL

1945

213-16-0618-010

Raymond H. Eddins

Frisco City, AL

213-16-0618-011

Cohron Family, 1950s, Monroe Co. Alabama

Top Row Left to right: Adrian, Roxie, - - , - - , Barbara, Rudolph

Bottom Row, left to right: Bonnie, --, Clifford,

213-16-0618-012

Virginia and Riley Eddins

Frisco City, AL

1960s

213-16-0625-001

Mary Clements and Ray Eddins in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1971, on front steps of family friends house

213-16-0625-002

Mary Clements and Ray Eddins in front yard of family friend's house in Huntsville, Alabama in 1971.

213-16-0625-003

Mary Clement in front of a 1968 Camaro convertible in Huntsville, Alabama, 1970 or 1971

213-16-0625-004

Mary Clements in Huntsville, Alabama, 1970 or 1971

213-16-0625-005

High School graduation photo of Stanley Wilton Clements in Tuscaloosa County Alabama, Berry Alabama, 1938

213-16-0625-006

Bonnie Cohron Eddins in her house with her son Raymond Riley Eddins, 1980s

213-16-0625-007

Grady Montgomery and Opal Montgomery as a baby sitting on the running boards of car in Samantha Alabama in 1922

213-16-0625-008

Mother and daughter, Addie and Opal Mae Montgomery in 1922 Samantha, Alabama.

Printed text on reverse: " GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, This is a Genuine Fox Tone Border, Fox Co. San Antonio Texas"

213-16-0625-009

Opal and Stanley Clements, Mary Catherine, Rachel, Mary and Ray Eddins in Dothan, Alabama in 1983

213-16-0625-010

Easter Sunday March 29, 1970. Mary Stanley Clements (22 years old), Opal Montgomery Clements (48 years) old in Northport, Alabama

213-16-0625-011

William Howard Clements home in late 1980s in Berry, Alabama, Tuscaloosa County. Opal Clements in front. House was built around 1920

213-16-0625-012

Sitting at picnic table at Grandparents house in Frisco City, Alabama in April, 1985. Sue Eddins (aunt), sisters Mary Catherine Eddins and Rachel Eddins, siblings Elizabeth and Michael Eddins

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