6 letters between T. Edward Temple, City Manager for the City of Danville, Va. and Elmer T. Crowson, Historian and Professor at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Temple and Crowson were friends and roomates who attended William and Mary together. In the letters, Temple informs Crowson of events at William and Mary, including his appointment to the board, health issues for Professor Pate and comments regarding his effectiveness as a professor, state funding for a library on the campus because of the rising national importance of the institution, the naming of Davis Y. Paschal as President of the College, and the formation of two junior colleges to be placed under the auspices of William and Mary. One in Newport News, to be named Christopher Newport College and the other in Petersburg, not yet named, but would become Richard Bland College. Another letter comments extensively about the reports of racially inspired protests and demonstrations in his city of Danville. Temple is displeased with the media covereage of the protests and in the Democratic party in general, especially the Kennedy's.
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T. Edward Temple Letters to Elmer T. Crowson, 1956-1983, Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8334 Accessed November 27, 2020.