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Leyburn, James Graham



  • Existence: 1902 - 1993

A.B., 1920, A.M., 1921, LL.D., 1962, Duke; A.M., Princeton, 1922; Ph.D., Yale, 1927; Litt.D., W&L, 1974. Professor of sociology, 1947; dean university, 1947-56; dean and professor sociology emeritus, W&L, 1972-1993. Author: The Haitian People, 1941; The Scotch-Irish, 1962, etc. see Faculty Publications. See Who's Who, 1976-77. See also Leyburn's scrapbook, which includes some of his speeches.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

"A Child's Song of Christmas", 1935

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents This file consists of published copies of the piece as well as original copies made for James G. Leyburn and Mary Monroe Penick. The piece was written for The Children's Choir of The Presbyterian Church of Lexington, Va. It also contains copies for violin, violin II, viola, and cello.
Dates: 1935


 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Contains a copy of a memoir written by James Leyburn.
Dates: 1961 - 1993

Ben Sherman Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0623
Content Description The collection consists of materials preserved by former WLU student Ben Sherman (Class of 1975) related to his student years with a focus on the 1972 Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention. Ben Sherman participated in the 1972 Mock Convention as the floor leader for candidate Hubert Humphrey. Items include an autographed copy of Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter' s May 5, 1972 Mock Convention keynote address, a copy of Sherman's typescript nomination remarks for candidate Hubert...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1976; Event: 1972

"Descants and Fa-Burden: To Make Hymn-Singing More Interesting To All Concerned"

 File — Box: 6A, Folder: 160
Scope and Contents One of the copies is signed by James G. Leyburn and has a message from John A. Graham on it.
Dates: Inclusive 1910-1947; Majority of material found within Bulk 1915-1947

General, 1970-05 - 1981-10-19

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This file consists of materials related to the Historic Lexington Foundation, including the information on the property acquistion of the Jacob M. Ruff House, a pamphlet on the Historic Lexington Foundation and its work on the Alexander-Withrow house (corner of Main and Washington St), an invitation to the Historic Lexington Foundation's Parking Lot Party behind the Central Hotel, and remarks from the first annual Historic Lexington Foundation Dinner.
Dates: 1970-05 - 1981-10-19

"Gentle Mary Laid Her Child"

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents This file consists of one original and four copies. The piece was for the choir of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Dates: Inclusive 1910-1947; Majority of material found within Bulk 1915-1947

"Invocation", 1924-04-14

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 49
Scope and Contents Graham composed the work for Miss MacDonald, Mr. Leyburn, and two pianos.
Dates: 1924-04-14

James G. Leyburn Class Lecture

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0136
Scope and Contents This collection is an audiorecording of a class lecture given by James G. Leyburn to his Communications 202 class on May 18, 1966. Professor Leyburn talks about rhetoric and southern American writers, specifically women writers.
Dates: 1966-05-18