Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated
Creator: Overholser, Grace McSpadden, d. 1971.
Collection number: 5424-z
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Abstract: Before her marriage to Dub White, Grace McSpadden Overholser was married to James Overholser and, at some point, worked as a reporter. Later in life, she taught English and African American studies and served as dean at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. The collection contains memoranda, letters, notes, writings, course syllabi, and other items chiefly relating to Grace McSpadden Overholser’s tenure at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian College. Materials include an article that Overholser wrote regarding Richard Wright; letters to the editor of New Letters, a journal at the University of Missouri in which Overholser’s Richard Wright article was published; a schedule and participant list of the 1971 Afro-American Institute at the University of Iowa; letters to the director of the Afro-American Institute; an essay regarding the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University; several pages of Overholser’s notes and course syllabi; and other materials.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Folder 1 contains items related to Overholser’s tenure at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian College as well as letters, memos, and other materials. Included is a University of Missouri journal article Overholser wrote on novelist Richard Right, and correspondence from the Afro-American Institute at the University of Iowa.