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Jefferson McRee "Mac" Elrod papers

Jefferson McRee "Mac" Elrod papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jefferson McRee "Mac" Elrod papers
Creator: Elrod, J. McRee, 1932-2016
Inclusive Dates: 1950-1952, 2016
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: UA17-006
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jefferson McRee "Mac" Elrod was a student at the University of Georgia in the early 1950s and graduated in 1952 with an AB degree. He never used his first name and always went by the name Mac. After graduation he married Norma Cummins and moved to South Korea where he taught the first generation of modern Korean Librarians at Yonsei University. He later moved back to the United States and became involved in the Civil Rights Movement. During the Vietnam War Mac and his wife moved to Canada and eventually founded his own company, Special Libraries Cataloguing, which provided remote cataloging services to Special Libraries around the world. In later years, among other things, he was very active in LGBT activities.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from S. Walter Martin, University of Georgia, to Mr. Jefferson M. Elrod, dated May 29, 1950, and correspondence between Mac Elrod and Norma Cummins (mostly from Mac to Norma) in 1952. The collection also includes Mac's obituary printed in the Metchosin Muse, and two pages filled with family history, from Lona Manning in 2016.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jefferson McRee "Mac" Elrod papers, UA17-006, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

General Notes

RG: 6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Civil rights movements -- Georgia.
Elrod, Lona McRee
Gay rights.
University of Georgia. Alumni and alumnae

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1950-1952
12Obituary and correspondence, 2016