UNC Charlotte Special Collections J. Murrey Atkins Library - Special Collections & University Archives

Alexander (John Henry and Evelyn Galloway) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS0445
Finding Aid Author
Stacy Rue
Finding Aid Date
2012 November
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Collection guide is in English.

Dates

  • 1938 – 1946 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.75 Linear Feet (Whole)
    10 boxes

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The collection consists primarily of personal letters written between John A. Alexander and Evelyn G. Galloway while Alexander served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Also included are correspondence written to both of them by family and friends during the same time period.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased April 2012 from Christianne Moyers DBA Funkijunk and her husband, Michael Moyers.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The John Henry and Evelyn Galloway Papers is the physical property of the J. Murrey Atkings Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into two series (with some subseries): Series I. John H. Alexander correspondence, 1941-1945. Series II. Evelyn Galloway Alexander correspondence, 1938-1946. Series I contains John Alexander's personal correspondence. Subseries A contains Alexander's letters to Evelyn Galloway and Subseries B contains letters written to Alexander by family and friends. Series II contains Evelyn Galloway Alexander's personal correspondence. Subseries A contains Galloway's letters to John Alexander. Subseries B contains letters written to Galloway by members of the armed forces and Subseries C contains letters written to Galloway by family and friends.

  • Biographical note

    John Henry Alexander was born to Thomas Taylor and Mary Joye Alexander on April 20, 1920 in Mecklenburg County, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1945, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant with the 2077th Engineering Aviation Utility Detachment. He married Evelyn Galloway in June 1945 and returned to the Mallard Creek area of Mecklenburg County after being discharged from the army. Alexander was a member of the Derita Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Mallard Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He died in Charlotte, N.C. on March 16, 2006 at the age of 86.

    Evelyn Gywn Galloway Alexander was born to Harry Young and Laura Query Galloway on May 1, 1923 in Charlotte, N.C. Galloway graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Education and went on to teach for 39 years in the Cabarrus County School System. She died in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 1995 at the age of 72.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were acquired by Christianne and Michael Moyers through purchase of the John Henry and Evelyn Galloway house and its contents.

  • Scope and Contents

    Papers found in the home of John H. and Evelyn G. Alexander (Intersection of Mallard Creek and Mallard Creek Church Rds.). Moyers had purchased the house and all its contents. The collection consists primarily of personal letters written between John A. Alexander and Evelyn G. Galloway while Alexander served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Also included are correspondence written to both of them by family and friends during the same time period.

  • Preferred Citation

    John Henry and Evelyn Galloway papers, Mss 0445, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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