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Hubert McLendon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight boxes of documents and miscellaneous items collected by Mr. Hubert McLendon. The items in this collection consist of a broad variety of materials which mainly pertain to Mr. McLendon's Confederate interest in the Civil War. He compiled a large amount of papers from book chapters to essays to magazines to photographs within this interest. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into fifty-five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The smaller series in this collection are academic transcripts, agendas, artifacts, awards, book chapters, book reviews, brochures, by-laws, catalogs, certificates, constitutions, course information, currency, diaries, flyers, guidelines, lists, lyrics, membership information, memberships, menus, minutes, music scores, newsletter clippings, newspaper, pamphlets, portraits, poetry, posters, presentations, printed material, reminiscences, reports, research notes, resolutions, sermons, and speeches. For more information about each series, see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection." The genealogy series contains papers of when Mr. McLendon researched his family's heritage. Other series that include genealogical type information include certificates and posters. The series invitations, journal articles, magazine clippings, magazines, member lists, newspaper clippings, postcards, and programs are larger than the previously mentioned smaller series', though not the largest series in the collection. The maps series contains several battle maps, showing the progression of the Battle of Gettysburg (1912), the First Battles of Manassas (1981) and the Second Battle of Manassas (1985). There is also a hand drawn map of Danville, Virginia from 1829 in the prints and drawing series. The membership cards were collected by Mr. McLendon from 1957 to 1984. He was a member in a variety of southern organizations such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. The largest series' are correspondence and newsletters. Most of the letters in the correspondence series were written by Mr. McLendon from 1957 to 1994 and pertain to his interests in the Confederate side of the Civil War. There are several facsimile copies of letters dated from the late 1800s, as well. To see a complete listing of Civil War related newsletters in this collection, see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection." The essay series includes several essays written by Mr. McLendon, mainly concerning the Civil War. However, other topics are represented such as American education, faith and belief, and Rudyard Kipling. The book review series contains further essays written by Mr. McLendon. The photographs in this collection include General Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, President Jefferson Davis and members of his cabinet, the generals of the Confederacy, and other Civil War soldiers. None of the photographs are originals, only copies and re-prints. Also included in this series are photos of Mr. Hubert McLendon. The prints and drawings series include two prints, one of Confederate commanders and the other of Union commanders. The photographs in this collection include General Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, President Jefferson Davis and members of his cabinet, the generals of the Confederacy, and other Civil War soldiers. None of the photographs are originals, only copies and re-prints. Also included in this series are photos of Mr. Hubert McLendon. The prints and drawings series include two prints, one of Confederate commanders and the other of Union commanders.

Dates

  • 1776 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

Hubert F. "Mac" McLendon was a collector of books and various memorabilia pertaining to the Civil War (primarily with a Southern focus). He was a life-long resident of Burlington, North Carolina. To learn more biographical information about Hubert McLendon, please consult series 16, folder 13 and series 38, folder 21.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet (8 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains eight boxes of documents and miscellaneous items collected by Mr. Hubert McLendon. The items in this collection consist of a broad variety of materials which mainly pertain to Mr. McLendon's Confederate interest in the Civil War. He compiled a large amount of papers from book chapters to essays to magazines to photographs within this interest. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into fifty-five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into fifty-five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable.

Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996.

Related Materials

Hubert McLendon's extensive book collection, along with this manuscript collection were donated to Elon College (specifically to the Iris Holt McEwen Library, now Belk Library) in 1996. All of the books are cataloged and part of the McLendon Civil War collection. The titles can be accessed from the Carol Grotnes Belk Library's online catalog by searching 'McLendon' as a call number.

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Processed by Jenn Herring, May, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244