Guide to the Mary Lucy and William Floyd Papers

Record Group 021

Date Span:  1906-2004

Extent:  42 items 

Biographical Sketch:  Mary Lucy and William (Bill) Floyd are life-long Dothan residents, very actively involved in community affairs.  Mrs. Floyd was a charter member of the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.  AWHC has these images because the Floyds responded to the Community Photo Day of AWHC and Landmark Park, 2-15-03.

Scope / Content:  Photographs, memoirs, audiotaped interviews, and ephemera documenting the mid-twentieth-century lives of Mary Lucy Floyd, her husband William Jefferson Floyd, and her brother William Campbell.  Most of the materials concern their lives during World War 2, though some photographs are later and some ephemera earlier.

Access:  Open for research and limited copying.  For profit use requires approval by the Floyd executors.

INVENTORY 

Subgroup 1:  Mary Lucy Floyd Papers

Series 1:  Photographs

Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, late 1950s

021 03-0217 001: Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, late 1950s

Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL,  Easter Service, 1968

021 03-0217 002: Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, Easter Service, 1968

Senior Citizens at Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, late 1970s

021 03-0217 003: Senior Citizens at Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, late 1970s

Sunday School Class, Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, 1960s

021 03-0217 004: Sunday School Class, Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, AL, 1960s

First Baptist Church, Dothan, Al.  Wedding of Ruby Nell Campbell to Joseph Pinkney Gwyn, Sept 1, 1950.

021 03-0217 005: First Baptist Church, Dothan, Al. Wedding of Ruby Nell Campbell to Joseph Pinkney Gwyn, Sept 1, 1950.

Dothan High School Class of 1939 reunion.  This was the last class at the Burdeshaw St. location of the school.

021 03-0217 006: Dothan High School Class of 1939 reunion.  This was the last class at the Burdeshaw St. location of the school.

Names listed on reverse:  L-R:  Front Row--Evelyn Mathison Rountree; Nellie Peacock; Mildred Wilkerson Crawford; Mavis Williams Gwaltney; Nettie Jean Lewis McDaniel; Mary Lucy Campbell Floyd; Mary Francis Buntin Thompson; Jimmie Woods.

Middle Row--Lolan Granger; Betty Hornsby King; Carolyn Bates Wells; Fay Griffin Evans; Paul Pate; J. Edward Rogerss

Back Row--Robert Rush; Joe Garner; Jane Driver Matheny; Roy Hill; Jack Whistnant; Bob Thompson; Arthur Bolin Lane; Earl BarberBack Row--Robert Rush; Joe Garner; Jane Driver Matheny; Roy Hill; Jack Whistnant; Bob Thompson; Arthur Bolin Lane; Earl Barber

Dr. Moody’s home

021 03-0217 007: 308 W. Washington St., Dothan, AL, 1999

Home of Joseph and Maggie Campbell, parents of Mary Lucy Floyd.  See image 021-03-0217-019

Dr. Moody’s home

021 03-0217 008: 408 N. Oates St, Dothan, AL [possibly Dr. Moody’s home, n.d.]

Mary Lucy Floyd and her son, Joseph Langford Floyd, 1962

021 03-0217 009: Mary Lucy Floyd and her son, Joseph Langford Floyd, 1962

“The Webs,” w/ singer Bobby Goldsboro (center), ca. 1960s

021 03-0217 010: “The Webs,” w/ singer Bobby Goldsboro (center), ca. 1960s

Coca-Cola Softball Team, Dothan, AL, ca. 1937-38 city league.

021 03-0217 011: Coca-Cola Softball Team, Dothan, AL, ca. 1937-38 city league.

Names on reverse:  L-R:  Front Row--Bill Floyd; Harry Council; Hillard Brackin (Boosom); Alfred Reynolds; Earnest Cox.  Back Row--Robert Mock; Ralph Kirby; Charles Harmon; Marvin Lewis.

Dothan Dixie League Baseball Team, ca. 1957.

021 03-0217 012: Dothan Dixie League Baseball Team, ca. 1957.

Five identified on reverse:  Standing, L-R--1. Dr. William Lies, coach; 2. Ted Hall; 3. Unidentified; 4. Jeff Floyd; 5. Johnny Stalling; 6/7. Unidentified; 8. Dwight McInish.

L-R:  Johncey Floyd, Mason Floyd, Page Floyd, ca. 1906

021 03-0217 013: L-R: Johncey Floyd, Mason Floyd, Page Floyd, ca. 1906

Ca. 1962 AUSA Meeting, Ft. Rucker.

021 03-0217 014: Ca. 1962 AUSA Meeting, Ft. Rucker.

L-R:  Cong. Bill Dickinson, Bill Floyd, Marvin Lewis, Jr., Jimmy Grant

L-R: Bill Floyd, Jimmy Grant receive trophy for AUSA membership Drive, ca.  1962

021 03-0217 015: L-R: Bill Floyd, Jimmy Grant receive trophy for AUSA membership Drive, ca. 1962

Worrell Home, Webb, AL, ca. 1934-35

021 03-0217 016: Worrell Home, Webb, AL, ca. 1934-35`

Gertrude Worrell White, foreground, with her mother, Eliza Brackin Worrell on porch.  Eliza Worrell is Bill Floyd’s grandmother.

021 03-0217 017: Gertrude Worrell White, foreground, with her mother, Eliza Brackin Worrell on porch. Eliza Worrell is Bill Floyd’s grandmother.

Dothan, AL, Service League awards check to Crippled Children’s Clinic.

021 03-0217 018: Dothan, AL, Service League awards check to Crippled Children’s Clinic.

L-R: Carlos Flowers, Ann Varnum, Bill Floyd, Mrs. John (Nagel) Byrd.

1970.  Fiftieth wedding anniversary of Maggie and Joseph Hurst Campbell, parents of Mary Lucy Floyd.

021 03-0217 019: 1970.  Fiftieth wedding anniversary of Maggie and Joseph Hurst Campbell, parents of Mary Lucy Floyd.

The Campbells lived at 308 West Washington St., Dothan.  See image 021-03-0217-007

Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL.  Bill and Mary Lucy Floyd wedding, Nov. 30, 1939

021 03-0217 020: Headland Avenue Baptist Church, Dothan, AL. Bill and Mary Lucy Floyd wedding, Nov. 30, 1939

1966.  Bill Floyd as Dothan Man of the Year.  Sons Jeff (L) and Land ride in the back seat.

021 03-0217 021: 1966. Bill Floyd as Dothan Man of the Year. Sons Jeff (L) and Land ride in the back seat.

1967.  Mary Lucy Floyd, Dothan Woman of the Year

021 03-0217 022: 1967. Mary Lucy Floyd, Dothan Woman of the Year

Lions International Convention, ca. 1960, Dothan delegates.

021 03-0217 023: Lions International Convention, ca. 1960, Dothan delegates.

Left side, F-R: Dr. James Wells, Martha Jean Wells, Mary Lucy Floyd, Bill Floyd, unidentified.

Right side, F-R: Henry Kennedy, Homer Watkins, Horace Birch, Tommy Creel, Laurie Battle

HQ Co., 1st Bn, 200 Infantry Reg., 1950.  Bill Floyd is in this photo.

021 03-0217 024: HQ Co., 1st Bn, 200 Infantry Reg., 1950.  Bill Floyd is in this photo.

Photographer:  Daniel Firestone, Columbus, OH

Retirement dinner for J. H. Campbell, Life of Georgia Insurance Co., late 1950s.

021 03-0217 025: Retirement dinner for J. H. Campbell, Life of Georgia Insurance Co., late 1950s.

 


Series 2:  Documents
 

021 05-0420  Item 001   Photocopy of poster announcing a Beauty Pageant on July 19, [1935], reproduced on 11x17" sheet 
021 05-0420  Item 002    Typed copy of "Constitution of Woman's Missionary and Willing Workers Society" of First Baptist Church, Dothan AL.  [ca. 1960s].  Single side, 8.5x14" 

 

Series 3:  Audiotaped Interview for Veterans History Project

021

03-0911 Tape 001   Mary Lucy Floyd, ca. 90-minute interview, taped on Sept. 9, 2004, by AWHC Archivist Martin T. Olliff.

 

Subgroup 2:  William Floyd Papers

Series 1:  Photographs

US Army 820th Hospital Unit Center Gate, London, England, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 001: US Army 820th Hospital Unit Center Gate, London, England, ca. 1942.

William J. Floyd, US Army portrait, ca. 1942

021 03-1014 002: William J. Floyd, US Army portrait, ca. 1942 

William Campbell (Mary Lucy Floyd's brother, William Floyd's brother-in-law), US Army portrait, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 003: William Campbell (Mary Lucy Floyd's brother, William Floyd's brother-in-law), US Army portrait, ca. 1942.

William Floyd standing outside Barracks 1901, location unknown, US Army snapshot in "Elko" paper frame, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 004: William Floyd standing outside Barracks 1901, location unknown, US Army snapshot in "Elko" paper frame, ca. 1942. 

William Campbell, snapshot adjacent to fenced field with hills in background, US Army, location unknown, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 005: William Campbell, snapshot adjacent to fenced field with hills in background, US Army, location unknown, ca. 1942.

William Campbell, US Army service portrait, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 006: William Campbell, US Army service portrait, ca. 1942.

William Floyd, informal service portrait, US Army, ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 007: William Floyd, informal service portrait, US Army, ca. 1942.

Sgt. William Campbell, standing with older woman (possibly his mother) before home (possibly in Dothan, AL), ca. 1942.

021 03-1014 008: Sgt. William Campbell, standing with older woman (possibly his mother) before home (possibly in Dothan, AL), ca. 1942.


Series 2:  Documents
 

021 03-1014 001 001   William Campbell (Mary Lucy Floyd brother) short memoir of service in US Army, European Theater, WW2, written April 12, 2001
021 03-1014 001 002   Bill Floyd, short memoir of service in US Army, European Theater, WW2, written approximately 2001.

 

Series 3:  Audiotaped Interview for Veterans History Project

021

03-1014 Tape 001   William Floyd, ca. 90-minute interview, taped on Oct. 17, 2003, by AWHC Archivist Martin T. Olliff.