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Hubert McAlexander papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MSS-009

Scope and Contents

The Hubert McAlexander Papers contain reproductions of genealogical source materials and original correspondence with family descendants and historical organizations around Athens.


  • 1974-2016


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Hubert McAlexander was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1939. He attended the University of Mississippi, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1961 and his Master of Arts in 1966. His doctorate degree was completed at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. After teaching one year at Texas A & M, he and his wife Patricia joined the University of Georgia faculty in 1974. He retired from a distinguished teaching career at UGA in 2010.

Dr. McAlexander is a noted southern literature expert. His professional publications have included numerous journal articles, biographies of Sherwood Bonner and Peter Taylor, and two additional books on Peter Taylor.

Dr. McAlexander is a member of the Athens Historical Society, researching family histories and Athens locations. His work has helped with local history publications and placing historical markers.


6.92 Linear Feet (Seven boxes measuring 15 by 7.5 by 10, two full letter document boxes, and one box measuring 24 by 20.5 by 3)


Genealogical and historical research conducted by Dr. Hubert McAlexander, related to Athens families and locations. Researched topics cover the dates 1671 to 1960.


The Hubert McAlexander papers are organized into two series: Genealogical Research and Local History Research. The Genealogical Research series is broken into subseries in alphabetical order by surname.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Hubert McAlexander, August 2009-February 2016. Hubert McAlexander, May 2018,


Additional accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Thomas, Frances Taliaferro. Historic Dearing Street. Athens, Georgia: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 1999. Call No. GR 975.818 Clarke THOMAS

Related Materials - External Collection

MS 3424 McAlexander collection of Fontaine family research, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA


Bartunek, C. J. “Dr. Mac is back.” Flagpole website. Flagpole, Inc., 6 March 2013. 27 January 2016.

Hall, Robert L. “A Biographer’s Biographer: Hubert H. McAlexander.” Southern Scribe: Our Culture of Storytelling. n.p., 2001. 27 January 2016. ;

Who's Who in the South and Southwest. 23rd ed. Chicago, Illinois: A. N. Marquis Co., 1993.

Materials Specific Details

Poster, published book, photographs

Hubert McAlexander papers
Jennifer Sirotkin, Beth Whitlock
February 2016, May 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library Repository

2025 Baxter Street
Athens GA 30606