Guide to the Scotty E. Kirkland Papers

Accession 061-16-0308

Date Span: ca. 1880s - 2010

Extent: 3 cu.ft.

Biographical Sketch: Scotty E. Kirkland was a 2005 graduate of Troy State University Dothan who earned his Master's Degree in History from the University of South Alabama in 2009. After working at the University of South Alabama Archives (now the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library), 2006-2011, and the History Museum of Mobile, 2011-2015, Kirkland began work in the Public Services division of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Kirkland has written for The Alabama Review, Alabama Heritage, Mobile Bay Magazine, the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and the Encyclopedia of Alabama. He also has two book-length manuscripts in process (as of March 2016), and has produced three un-refereed books.

As of August 1, 2005, Troy State University System merged its separately-accredited campuses into a single university, officially christened Troy University. Campus Administrator Robert Willis commissioned Scotty Kirkland to write a history of Troy State University Dothan. In 2010, he accepted an assignment to write an academic history of Dothan and Houston County which he had to abandon after amassing significant research materials. 

Scope / Content Note: Research and administrative files for multiple historical research projects related to the Wiregrass: TSUD History, Article on Dothan Riot (pub in AL Rev), Wiregrass Region Church Records held in Samford Univ. Archives (for Wiregrass Church Project of the Wiregrass Archives), and History of Dothan / Houston County. Includes original notes, correspondence, dissertations, newspapers, drafts, and photocopies of materials found in multiple archives and libraries. Also contains Dothan Eagle and other newspapers concerning memorable events of general interest (unconnected with a specific research project)

Organization: Organized into 3 series: 1. Project-specific Files, 2. General Research Materials, 3. Newspapers. Arrangement: Series 1. Project Files arranged by project title. Series 2. General Research Materials arranged by genre or subject of material, then chronologically or alphabetically as appropriate.

Processing Notes: Processing staff separated many items from the collection. Published articles separated if they were available in full text databases owned by Troy University Libraries. Newspapers separated if they appeared on microfilm in the Troy University Dothan Campus Library. Copied material from other Wiregrass Archives collections separated and cross- referenced. See separation sheet.

Preferred Citation: Scotty E. Kirkland Papers, RG 061, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: Open per donor agreement

INVENTORY

Series: Projects, 1880-2013, 34 file folders. Covers seven research projects about the Wiregrass, some of which were published. Includes administrative and financial records, draft and final work product, and project-specific research material (also includes six oral history interviews).

 

File I.D.   File Title
061 16-0308 001 027   Bibliography: Dale County
061 16-0308 001 028   Bibliography: Newspapers (2012)
061 16-0308 001 029   Bibliography: List of Newspaper Articles
061 16-0308 001 030   Bibliography: Wiregrass and Houston County Materials
061 16-0308 001 031   Bibliography: Wiregrass Siftings (Newspaper)
061 16-0308 001 032   Finding Aid: George Andrews Papers at Auburn University
061 16-0308 001 033   Finding Aid: Gov. William Jelks Administrative Records, ADAH
061 16-0308 001 034   Photographs: Dothan and Cottonwood
061 16-0308 001 035   Information on Murals in Colquitt, GA, 2010
061 16-0308 001 036   Alsobrook, "William Dorsey Jelks . . .," MA Thesis, WVU, 1972
061 16-0308 001 037   Barnes, "Limited Survey . . .Resources in Dale County," MA Thesis, API, 1945
061 16-0308 001 038   Doster, "Alabama's Political Revolution of 1904," Alabama Review, 1954
061 16-0308 001 039   Graham, "Public Education in Houston County . . ." MA Thesis, API, 1941
061 16-0308 001 040   Jones, "A Federal Raid into S.E. Alabama," Alabama Review, 1961
061 16-0308 001 041   Parker, "History of Ozark, AL," MA Thesis, API, 1933
061 16-0308 001 042   Rogers & Waldorf," Wiregrass Politics and New County Formation . . ." Georgia Historical Quarterly, 2000
061 16-0308 001 043   Smith, "Educational Progress of Negro Schools in Houston County . . .," MA Thesis, Alabama State College, 1953
061 16-0308 001 044   Tompkins, "Wiregrass Sagas," Alabama Lawyer, 1942
061 16-0308 001 045   Williams, "The Status of Negro Teachers in Houston County . . ." MA Thesis, Alabama State College, 1950
061 16-0308 001 046   Kirkland, "The Alabama Wiregrass: An Historical Analysis . . .to Accompany the Archaeological Reports . . .," 2009
061 16-0308 001 047   Price, "Proposal for Phase 2 Archaeological Testing at Sites . . .," 2009
061 16-0308 001 048   Family History: Carothers
061 16-0308 001 049   Family History: Cobb
061 16-0308 001 050   Family History: McAllister
061 16-0308 001 051   Family History: Mixon
061 16-0308 001 052   Family History: Seay
061 16-0308 001 053   Family History: Taylor
061 16-0308 001 054   Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, Historic Abbeville, 2010
061 16-0308 001 055   Ashford 100 Years, Centennial Celebration
061 16-0308 001 056   Alabama Dept. of Education, "Report . . . Dothan City School System," 1977
061 16-0308 001 057   Annual Report on "Colored Schools" of Henry County, 1879
061 16-0308 001 058   Bates, "History of the Municipal Airport . . ." (ca. 1945) and "History of Napier Field" (1944)
061 16-0308 001 059   Brannon, "Old Henry on the Chattahoochee," Alabama Highways, 1957
061 16-0308 001 060   Dothan High School Centennial Celebration magazine, 2011
061 16-0308 002 001   Dothan Hosiery Mill NLRB Hearing re: Unionization, 1946
061 16-0308 002 002   "E. R. Porter Hardware Company," pamphlet, n.d.
061 16-0308 002 003   History of the First Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama, 1887-1983, 1984
061 16-0308 002 004   Smith, "Houston County was Formed," Henry County Siftings, vol. 1
061 16-0308 002 005   "Some Facts . . . Formation of Houston County," Bessemer Printing and Publishing Co., [ca. 1902-2905]
061 16-0308 002 006   "State Vocational Trade School, Dothan, Napier Field, Alabama," [ca. 1950-1955]
061 16-0308 002 007   Stepp, "From Cotton to Prosperity," Dothan Magazine, Nov/Dec 2006
061 16-0308 002 008   Warren, "Chattahoochee Trails," 1981
061 16-0308 002 009   Watson, "Early Days of Dothan, Ala." paper delivered to Alabama Historical Association, 1972
061 16-0308 002 010   Watson, Winds of Sorrow, 1986
061 16-0308 002 011   "Welcome to Abbeville," in Dothan Eagle, March 20, 2009
061 16-0308 002 012   South Alabama Immigration Bureau, Dothan, "Farm Lands for Sale in the South." Reprint of 1895 pamphlet.
061 16-0308 002 013   Proceedings of the 1901 Constitutional Convention [AL], vol. 2
061 16-0308 002 014   Acts of Alabama, 1900-1901 [re: Dothan govt. and bonds]
061 16-0308 002 015   General Laws of Alabama, 1903 [Gov.'s message and Acts re: Houston County]
061 16-0308 002 016   Wiregrass Tenancy Rates, Censuses of 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910
061 16-0308 002 017   List of Houston County Civil War [CSA] Pensioners [1918-1922]
061 16-0308 002 018   Alabama Cooperative Extension Service County Agent and Home Demonstration Agent Reports, Houston County, 1919-1934 [From AU]
061 16-0308 002 019   Correspondence [re: new county]: Acree, Walter, 1903
061 16-0308 002 020   Correspondence: Agriculture, various, 1929-1932
061 16-0308 002 021   Correspondence: Alabama Council for Defense [WW2], 1942-1944
061 16-0308 002 022   Correspondence: Andrews, George, 1944 [w/ Carlton Kirkland]
061 16-0308 002 023   Correspondence: Bankhead, John H. [re: Federal Courthouse in Dothan]
061 16-0308 002 024   Correspondence [re: new county]: Carmichael, J.M., 1902-1903
061 16-0308 002 025   Correspondence: Clayton, H.D., Jr., 1885, 1905-1906
061 16-0308 002 026   Correspondence: Clayton, H.D., Jr., 1905-1913
061 16-0308 002 027   Correspondence: Dixon, Frank, 1948, 1963
061 16-0308 002 028   Correspondence: Hall, Grover, 1941-1949 [his father's anti-KKK articles]
061 16-0308 002 029   Correspondence: Jelks, Governor W. D., 1903
061 16-0308 002 030   Correspondence: McCorvey, Gessner T., 1944 [Houston County election irregularities]
061 16-0308 002 031   Correspondence: NAACP [Dothan, Houston Co.], 1938
061 16-0308 002 032   Correspondence: Steagall, Henry B., 1918-1942
061 16-0308 002 033   Miscellaneous re: Dothan Riot in Abbeville Times [1885-1889], Columbia Enterprise [1889], Dothan Light [1889]
061 16-0308 002 034   Miscellaneous re: Dividing Henry County, 1902-2904
061 16-0308 002 035   Abbeville Times, 1903-1906
061 16-0308 002 036   Columbia Breeze, 1892-1900
061 16-0308 002 037   Columbia Breeze, 1902
061 16-0308 002 038   Columbia Enterprise, 1885-1889
061 16-0308 002 039   The Cottonwood Times, 1931
061 16-0308 002 040   Dothan Eagle, 1907-1914
061 16-0308 002 041   Dothan Eagle re: Tobe Domingus, 1932, 1942 [includes obituary], 1953
061 16-0308 002 042   Herring, "Local Group Launches Program to Keep History Alive," Dothan Eagle, Oct. 7, 1979
061 16-0308 002 043   Dothan Eagle re: Downtown Redevelopment, 2005-2008
061 16-0308 002 044   Dothan Eagle, obit for Wendell Stepp, July 22 or 23, 2008
061 16-0308 002 045   Dothan Home Journal, 1901-1903
061 16-0308 002 046   Dothan Home Journal, 1916-1917
061 16-0308 002 047   The Dothan Light, 1887-1890
061 16-0308 002 048   Dothan Weekly Eagle, 1908-1913
061 16-0308 002 049   Ghinga, "The Alabama Wiregrassers," Harpers, September, 1974
061 16-0308 002 050   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 9, [2006]
061 16-0308 002 051   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 10, 2007
061 16-0308 002 052   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 11, 2008
061 16-0308 002 053   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 12, 2009
061 16-0308 002 054   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 13, 2009-2010
061 16-0308 002 055   "Henry County Siftings" in Dothan Progress, v. 14, 15, 16 (scattered), 2011-2013
061 16-0308 002 056   "Fifty Leading Houston Farmers," Houston Herald, June 24, 1933
061 16-0308 002 057   Montgomery Advertiser, 1903
061 16-0308 002 058   Azbell, "Encouraged by '66 Results . . .," Montgomery Independent, September 9, 1969 [re: Charles Woods of Dothan]
061 16-0308 002 059   The Ozark Tribune, 1903
061 16-0308 002 060   The Southern Star, 1885-1904
061 16-0308 002 061   "Front Page Revolution," Time, September 2, 1935 [reprinted on Time.com, August 19, 2008]
061 16-0308 002 062   Wiregrass Siftings, 1903-1904
061 16-0308 002 063   Miscellaneous News Clips Articles and Topics, 1993-2010
061 16-0308 002 064   Miscellaneous News Clips on Civil Rights, 2007-2010
061 16-0308 002 065   Miscellaneous News Clips on Military, 2006-2007
061 16-0308 002 066   Miscellaneous News Clips on Presidents, n.d.
061 16-0308 002 067   Presidential campaign bumper stickers, Ford and Wallace
061 16-0308 002 068   Rutherford, "Wrongs of History Righted," UDC address, November 13, 1914, reprint.
061 16-0308 003 001   Scrapbook page of mixed newspaper clippings, n.d.

 

Series: Newspapers, 1963-2011, 18 oversized folders. Souvenir newspapers, mostly Dothan Eagle, on topics of interest but are not part of any specific research project.

File I.D.   File Title
061 16-0308 003 002   Governor Guy Hunt guilty verdict, 1993
061 16-0308 003 003   Miscellaneous newspapers
061 16-0308 003 004   Dothan's 125th anniversary, 2010
061 16-0308 003 005   SE Alabama spree killing, 2009
061 16-0308 003 006   Enterprise, AL, tornado, 2007
061 16-0308 003 007   Elba, AL, floods, 1990, 1998
061 16-0308 003 008   Presidents [Obama, Bush 43, and Clinton inaugurations; Reagan's death]
061 16-0308 003 009   Kennedy assassination [LA Times], 1963
061 16-0308 004 001   Auburn University football championship, 2011
061 16-0308 004 002   Michael Jordan retirement, 1999
061 16-0308 004 003   Mark McGwire home run records, 1998
061 16-0308 004 004   Reenactment of Battle of Gettysburg, 1998
061 16-0308 004 005   Year 2000
061 16-0308 004 006   Death of Princess Diana, 1997
061 16-0308 004 007   Capture of Saddam Hussein, 2003
061 16-0308 004 008   9/11/2001
061 16-0308 004 009   9/11/2001
061 16-0308 004 010   Gulf War, 1991