Guide to the Diana Parker Collection

Record Group 109

Date Span: 1927-1949

Biographical Sketch: Diana Parker was a long-time employee of Troy University Dothan Campus and its predecessor until her retirement in 2011. Her husband's family lived in the Dothan-Houston-Dale County area for generations.

Scope / Content: Contains a photograph of John Henry Parker in 1927 at age 36, with the Dothan Power Plant dynamos. Also contains seven (7), 2"x3" B/W photos of Mr. Parker, ca. 1947-1949 and one (1) Washington, DC [souvenir] book of architecture & well known public buildings, c. 1942.

Provenance: Received directly from Ms. Diana Parker.

Processing Note: Mr. Parker photo removed from glass/wood frame and inserted into an 8x10 photo envelope. The seven (7) small photos combined and placed in a single small photo envelope.

Preferred Citation: Diana Parker Collection, RG109, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: Open

Proc Date: 5/12/2011



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John Henry Parker in 1927 at age 36, with the Dothan Power Plant dynamos. Mr. Parker worked for Dothan in power generator plant and was the father of Mr. John Thomas Parker (father-in-law of Diana Parker) of Dothan and Midland City, AL.


Photograph of train, from above, ca. 1947-1949. Possibly taken in Alabama.


Photograph of three cars near house and garage-like outbuilding, ca. 1947-1949. Possibly taken in Alabama.


Photograph of soldier with duffel bags, wood-paneled automobile in background, dated 1949. Possibly member of Parker family embarking for a post.


Photograph of road sign at Alabama – Tennessee state line, erected by Tennessee highway department, dated April 1947.


Photograph of highway cut through a tall hill, with railing and automobile, ca. 1947-1949. Possibly taken in Alabama.


Photograph of eleven soldiers with luggage in a building entryway, dated 1949.

109-10-0825-001-002-007 Photograph of road sign advertising Panama City Beach, Florida, ca. 1947-1949. Probably taken in Florida.
109-10-0825-001-003 Souvenir booklet, "Our Nation's Capital: Washington D.C." published by B. S. Reynolds Co. of Washington, DC, 1942. [OCLC Access record 692519814]. Thumbnail of cover only.

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