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Robert Holyfield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.019

Scope and Contents

The Robert Holyfield collection provides useful materials and resources relating to Elon College and World War II. The majority of the items in this collection are correspondences that shed light onto life in a small town in North Carolina, daily life at Elon College, and what it is like being part of the U.S. military during World War II. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into four series, then chronologically within each series where applicable. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Literary Productions; Printed Material.

The financial documents and literary productions series are the smallest in the collection, only containing a total of four items. None of the items in these series offer a lot of historical information or information specifically about Robert Holyfield. However, the materials within the printed materials series offer unique contextual information regarding the music program and the classes Robert Holyfield could enroll in while attending Elon during the early 1940s (4:1, 4:4).

Dates

  • Creation: 1937 - 1945

Creator

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

This collection and other sources in the Elon University Archives and Special Collections do not provide a lot of biographical information about Robert Holyfield. However, from the correspondences within this collection, the names of family members are identified. His father's name was H.G. Holyfield and his older sister was Evelyn Holyfield (who attended Meredith College). There is no record of Robert's mother's name, but both of his parents lived in Rockford, NC. There is mention of an Aunt Alice, but no last name or relation is recorded (1:6).

Robert Hardin Holyfield attended Elon College in 1941 and was drafted for World War II sometime during 1942-43 (1:4). There is a letter from the Registrar at the time, Dr. Alonzo L. Hook, stating that Elon had received Robert's transcripts from high school and that he would be enrolled as a freshman at Elon in 1941 (1:4). Copeland High School in Rockford, NC is mentioned and possibly was the school Holyfield attended.

Other family members mentioned are Roy Lee Holyfield (Rockford, NC) and Rush Holyfield (Jacksonville, FL). No specific familial relation is stated.

Biographical Sources: Mss.Coll.#019-1:4-1:6 and 1:9.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Robert Holyfield collection provides useful materials and resources relating to Elon College and World War II. The majority of the items in this collection are correspondences that shed light onto life in a small town in North Carolina, daily life at Elon College, and what it is like being part of the U.S. military during World War II. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into four series, then chronologically within each series where applicable. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Literary Productions; Printed Material.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into four series, then chronologically within each series where applicable. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Literary Productions; Printed Material

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. Mr. Huey purchased this collection from E-Bay.

Accession Number

#2006.25.1

Related Materials

There are no related materials to this collection at this time

Physical Description

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, December, 2006

Note: The numbers following the name/subject entry indicate in which Series#:Folder# that name/topic can be found (ex. 1:1). If no Series#:Folder# is listed, then a number will indicate in which Series the name/topic can be found. Dates of the items are given in parentheses for an individual Series/Folder or, if at the end, for the entire subject/name entry (no date=n.d.). Numbered entries come before alphabetical listings.

African Americans, 1:6 (1942)

Applied Music Course, 4:1

Armed Forces Radio Programs, 1:9 (1945)

Army Air Corps, 1:1, 1:5, 1:7 (1942)

Baptist Hospital, 1:9 (1945)

Carlton House, 1:7 (1942)

Civil Aeronautics units, 1:7 (1942)

Class schedule, 4:4

Club House, 1:7 (1942)

Colclough, George D., 1:7 (1942)

Comer, Claude, 1:7 (1942)

Copeland High School, 1:9 (1945)

Dobson, NC, 1:4, 1:5 (1941, 1942)

Dormitory fee—Elon, 1:7 (1942)

Draft deferment, 1:7 (1942)

Draft questionnaire, 1:7 (1942)

East Dormitory, 1:7 (1942)

Elon College, 1:4, 1:6, 1:7, 2:1, 4:1, 4:4 (1941, 1942)

Elon College Community Church, 4:3 (1941)

Elon College, NC, 1:5 (1942)

Eure, Thad, 1:3 (1939)

Finch, H.M., 1:9 (1945)

Fires at Elon, 1:5 (1942)

Fort Bragg, NC, 1:6 (1942)

Gasoline Crisis (1940’s), 1:6 (1942)

Hartley, Ruth, 1:9 (1945)

Holyfield, Alice, 1:6 (1942)

Holyfield, Catherine, 1:6 (1942)

Holyfield, Evelyn, 1:2, 1:3, 1:5, 1:6, 1:7 (1937, 1939, 1942)

Holyfield, Grady, 1:6 (1942)

Holyfield, H.G., 1:2, 1:3, 1:5, 1:6, 1:8, 1:9 (1937, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945)

Holyfield, Robert Hardin, 1:4, 1:5, 1:6, 1:7, 1:8, 1:9, 2:1, 4:1, 4:4 (1941, 1942, 1944, 1945)

Holyfield, Roy Lee, 1:5, 1:6 (1942)

Holyfield, Rush, 1:5 (1942)

Hook, Alonzo L., 1:4, 1:7 (1941, 1942)

Jacksonville, FL, 1:5 (1942)

Japan, 1:9 (1945)

Ladies Hall, 1:7 (1942)

Lawrence, Virginia, 1:9 (1945)

McCormick, Ralph, 1:6 (1942)

McCormick, Woodrow, 1:6 (1942)

Marianas Islands, 1:9 (1945)

Marks, Willa, 1:9 (1945)

Meredith College, 1:2, 1:3 (1937, 1939)

Moore, Fletcher, 4:3 (1941)

Morse code, 1:8 (1944)

Mt. Airy, NC, 1:9 (1945)

Music students, 4:1

New dining hall at Elon, 1:5 (1942)

North Dormitory, 1:7 (1942)

Oak Lodge, 1:7 (1942)

Okinawa Island, 1:9 (1945)

Practice rooms—regulations, 4:1

Pratt, Stuart, 4:1

Pyle, Ernie, 1:9 (1945)

Radios—circular, 1:8 (1944)

Raleigh, NC, 1:2, 1:3 (1937, 1939)

Reece, Nathan, 1:9 (1945)

Registrar—Elon College, 1:4 (1941)

Rockford, NC, 1:2, 1:3, 1:5, 1:6, 1:7, 1:8, 1:9 (1937, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945)

Secretary of State—NC, 1:3 (1939)

Simmerman, Clara M., 3:1

Smith, Leon Edgar, 1:7, 4:3 (1941, 1942)

South Dormitory (Publishing House), 1:7 (1942)

Stringer, Lew Winn Jr., 4:2 (1942)

Surry County Baptist Association, 1:9 (1945)

Troy, Ohio, 3:1

United States Army Air Forces, 1:8 (1944)

W.S.J.S.—radio station, 1:7 (1942)

War ration book, 4:2 (1942)

West Dormitory, 1:7 (1942)

Winston-Salem, NC, 1:5, 1:6, 1:7, 1:9 (1942, 1945)

Wood, Escar, 1:6 (1942)

World War II, 1:6, 1:7, 1:8, 1:9, 4:2 (1942, 1944, 1945)

Wylie, W. Dek., 1:9 (1945)
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

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