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Ollinger Crenshaw Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0262

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence to Robert McLean Jeter, Jr., an alumnus of the Washington and Lee University class of 1941. The letters cover issues regarding curricula, faculty, and faculty social life at Washington and Lee University, including curricular changes under Dean James Leyburn and the administration of University President Fred Carrington Cole (1959-1967). Other topics include integration, World War II and the Vietnam War, and publication of Crenshaw's General Lee's College.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1939-1969


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Biographical / Historical

Crenshaw was an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Class of 1925, faculty member in the history department at Washington and Lee University from 1926-1969, and author of: 'General Lee's College: the rise and growth of Washington and Lee University.'


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Related Materials

WLU Coll. 0320, Ollinger Crenshaw Papers

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WLU Coll. 0450, William D. Lewis account book, was removed from this collection.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (4/23/08)

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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