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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: The collection is organized into six series: Series I: General Publications; Series II: In the Case of Bryan Vs. Hodges; Series III: Masontown History; Series IV: Poetry; Series V: Other Writings; and Series VI: NATO Symposia.

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

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of material written by or about Dr. Robert C. McClelland. 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 to 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: 2 Hollinger document cases

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.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

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.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Dr. Robert C. McClelland Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Processing Information: The collection was processed and finding aid developed by Corey Fenelon in 2009.

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 Publications, 1954-1959],
[Series II: In The Case of Bryan Vs. Hodges, 1941],
[Series III: Masontown History, 1960-1962],
[Series IV: Poetry, 1958, undated],
[Series V: Other Writings, 1942-1961, undated],
[Series VI: NATO Symposia, 1955-1957],
[All]

Series III: Masontown History, 1960-1962
This series contains materials related to Dr. McClelland’s pursuit to preserve the history of Masontown, Pennsylvania.  Materials include newsletters and speeches.
Box 1
Folder 5: Historical Newsletter to Citizens of the Masontown Community, 1960 September-1962 February
Folder 6: Historical Notes on the Masontown Community: An Introduction, 1960 September
Folder 7: Flowers, Tree, and Economics or The Practical, the Beautiful, and the Good, 1961 September
Folder 8: The Klondike Heritage, 1961 May
Folder 9: A Sketch of Ephraim Walters: A Pioneer of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1961 December

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General Publications, 1954-1959],
[Series II: In The Case of Bryan Vs. Hodges, 1941],
[Series III: Masontown History, 1960-1962],
[Series IV: Poetry, 1958, undated],
[Series V: Other Writings, 1942-1961, undated],
[Series VI: NATO Symposia, 1955-1957],
[All]

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