Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Robert McCann Collection
Series Number: MS95-04
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed by Keith M. Heim. Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich.
Date Listed: Originally listed in 1995. Relisted on April 9, 2010.
Date Span: 1811-1882 (bulk 1842-1882)
Size of Collection: 0.75 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size document case and 1 legal half sized document case.
Type of Material: Correspondence, legal documents and postcards.
Condition of Material: Fair with minor tears, foxing and fading of documents due to aging and improper storage.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Robert McCann was a professor of Computer Studies at Murray State University from 1965 until his death in 1983. His father-in-law, Brown Coy Tucker, donated family correspondence and records to the Murray State University Archives in his son-in-law’s name in 1986.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of correspondence and legal documents related to the Scott family of Calloway County, Kentucky from 1811 to 1882. The correspondence contains a small amount of Civil War letters, including one from a Union officer at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 2, 1863 and another from a woman at Louisville, Kentucky following the Battle of Fort Donelson. The collection also includes a letter describing a tornado that struck Elkland, Missouri in April of 1880. The bulk of the letters discuss family issues, crop prices, weather conditions and political issues of the day. Most of the letters were sent or received in the states of Kentucky, Missouri or Texas. Included with the correspondence are postcards of various sites in central Kentucky.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
McCann, Robert, 1930-1983.
Fair Grove (Mo.)
Greene County (Mo.)
Webster County (Mo.)
Kaufman County (Tex.)
Calloway County (Ky.)
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives.