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Dr. Robert Crawford McClelland Papers, 1941-1962, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Corey Fenelon

Collection Overview

Title: Dr. Robert Crawford McClelland Papers, 1941-1962, undated

ID: 17/RG 17-5B3

Primary Creator: McClelland, Robert Crawford

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I:  General Publication Series.  This series contains bound publications organized alphabetically by subject.  In folder 1, publications are as followed:  Reflections on the Liberal Arts in the Academic Tradition; Education for Leadership in Plato’s Republic with Parallels; Some Aspects of the Arts and Science in Early China From Prehistoric Items Through the T’ang Dynasty; Notes on Jamestown and Early Virginia the Origins and Growth of their Government; Notes on Education in Colonial Latin America; The Emergent Bolshevik State 1917-1919; The Arts of Music and Poetry in Plato’s Republic. In folder 2, publications are as followed:  Woodrow Wilson and the Russian Revolution in Part, a Study in Calvinistic Ethics; President Roosevelt’s Recognition of the Soviet Union.

Series II:  In the Case of Bryan vs. Hodges.  This series contains a publication about the case between Bryan and Hodges from March to October, 1941.

Series III:  Masontown History.  This series contains materials related to Dr. McClelland’s pursuit to preserve the history of Masontown, Pennsylvania.  Materials include newsletters, addresses, and a pageant.  Materials range from 1960 to 1962.

Series IV:  Poetry.  This series contains a variety of poetry written by Dr. McClelland, some bound, some unbound, as well as a newspaper clipping.  Materials are organized by date of publication.

Series V:  Other Writings.  This series contains documents that do not fit in with any of the other series.  These include a short story, some written articles he wrote for newspapers, and a newspaper clipping.  The contents range from 1942 to 1961.

Series VI: NATO Symposia. This series includes correspondence, programs, and other material related to the NATO Symposium directed by Dr. McClelland from 1955-1956.

Subjects: Cold War, College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division--Faculty, College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division--History Dept., Historians--United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Poets, American--20th Century

Languages: English

Abstract

A history professor and Director of the Evening College at Norfolk Division of William and Mary. Materials include publications on a court case, his hometown of Masontown, poetry, Norfolk Division General Publications, and newspaper clippings, dated from 1941 to 1962.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of material written by or about Dr. Robert C. McClelland and dates from 1941-1962.  Materials include a publication on the William T. Hodges scandal at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary in 1941, Masontown Pennsylvania, poetry, newspaper clippings, and the NATO Symposium directed by Dr. McClelland from 1955-1956.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Robert Crawford McClelland was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1901.  In 1914 he graduated from the Masontown public schools and went off to German Township High School where he graduated in 1918.  Afterwards he worked at the local coal mines for some time until he departed for college at the West Virginia University.  He graduated there in 1930 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  McClelland taught at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg from 1930 to 1937. While teaching there he also earned his Master’s degree. In 1937 he became a teaching fellow at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. He taught Latin, Greek and history. In the summers from 1945 to 1950, he returned to WVU as a teaching fellow and earned his Ph.D. in history.  In 1948, Dr. McClelland became the Director of the Evening College at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. He worked at the college until 1962.

Dr. McClelland was known for his involvement in preserving the history of Masontown in Pennsylvania.  He had compiled several histories of the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary including the Annals of The College of William and Mary in Norfolk (Norfolk: The College, 1930-60).  He also wrote and published a number of papers and poems.

Dr. McClelland died in Masontown, Pennsylvania in 1962.

Subject/Index Terms

Cold War
College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division--Faculty
College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division--History Dept.
Historians--United States
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Poets, American--20th Century

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger document case

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Separated Materials: The NATO Sympsium material was previously part of the NATO Sympsium Collection (RG 21-3A) and was added to this collection in October 2015.

Related Materials:

Annals of the College of William and Mary in Norfolk

Call # LD 4332 .A5

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [number], Folder [number and title], Dr. Robert C. McClelland Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Finding Aid Revision History: Box list inventory updated by Steven Bookman, University Archivist, in October 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: General Publication Series],
[Series II: In The Case of Bryan vs. Hodges],
[Series III: Masontown History],
[Series IV: Poetry],
[Series V: Other Writings],
[Series VI: NATO Symposia, 1955-1957],
[All]

Series I: General Publication Series
Box 1
Folder 1: General Publications, 1954-1959
Folder 2: Junior College Journal, 1954
Folder 3: Russian-American Relations, 1955-1956
Series II: In The Case of Bryan vs. Hodges
Box 1
Folder 4: In The Case of Bryan vs. Hodges, 1941
Series III: Masontown History
Box 1
Folder 5: Historical Newsletter to Citizens of the Masontown Community, September 1960-February 1962
Folder 6: Historical Notes on the Masontown Community: An Introduction, September 1960
Folder 7: Flowers, Tree, and Economics -or- The Practical, the Beautiful, and the Good, September 1961
Folder 8: The Klondike Heritage, May 1961
Folder 9: A Sketch of Ephraim Walters: A Pioneer of Fayette County, PA., December 1961
Series IV: Poetry
Box 1
Folder 10: Silhouettes: Poetry Born of the Hills, June 1958
Folder 11: Substance and Shadow: More Poetry Born of the Hills, October 1958
Folder 12: Under the Bo Tree: Poems of Reflection, November 1958
Folder 13: Miscellaneous poems, undated
Folder 14: Newspaper Clipping, July 10, 1958
Series V: Other Writings
Box 1
Folder 15: The Professor Speaks -The High Hat, February 18, 1942
Folder 16: Jose Ortega y Gasset -The Washington Post, October 22, 1955
Folder 17: Der Veilchenstrauss (The Bunch of Violets), undated
Folder 18: Newspaper Clipping, September 5, 1961
Folder 19: The Liberal Arts College: Its Functions and Responsibilities, February 1953
Series VI: NATO Symposia, 1955-1957
This series includes correspondence, programs, and other material related to the NATO Symposium directed by Dr. McClelland from 1955-1956.
Box 2
Folder 1: 1955 NATO Symposium--Applications from the Public, 1955
Folder 2: 1955 NATO Symposium--Correspondence with Prospective and Final Guest Lecturers and Presenters, 1955
Folder 3: 1955 NATO Symposium--Correspondence with the Public, 1955
Folder 4: 1955 NATO Symposium--Correspondence and Meeting Minutes of the Symposium Planning Committee, 1955
Folder 5: 1955 NATO Symposium--Official Report and Summary, 1955
Folder 6: 1955 NATO Symposium--Public Relations Items, 1955
Folder 7: 1956 NATO Symposium--Correspondence with Prospective and Final Guest Lecturers and Presenters, 1956
Folder 8: 1956 NATO Symposium--Correspondence with the Public, 1956
Folder 9: 1956 NATO Symposium--Correspondence and Meeting Minutes of the Symposium Planning Committee, 1955-1957
Folder 10: 1956 NATO Symposium--Official Report and Summary, 1956
Folder 11: 1956 NATO Symposium--Public Relations Items, 1956
Folder 12: Supplemental Material from NATO Symposiums, 1955-1956

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General Publication Series],
[Series II: In The Case of Bryan vs. Hodges],
[Series III: Masontown History],
[Series IV: Poetry],
[Series V: Other Writings],
[Series VI: NATO Symposia, 1955-1957],
[All]

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