Papers, 1868-1968.


Papers, 1868-1968.

The Durr family papers contain genealogical materials, legal documents, maps, correspondence, letters, clippings, photographs, writings, and printed materials. Almost three-quarters of the collection is composed of the John W. (1863-1941) and Lucy J. Durr (1865-1959) papers, 1904-1959. Among the subjects discussed in those papers are: Brazil-emigration and immigration; Ala.-economic conditions; Ala.-politics and government; the University of Ala.; the University of Va.; Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Ala.; Typhoid fever; Oscar W. Underwood; Race relations; and European War, 1914-1918, especially John W. Durr's (1893-1978) experiences in France and Germany on the front line. Other subjects discussed: Clifford J. Durr's experience as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, including his travels all over Europe and in Morocco; Durr Drug Co.; Practice of law-Milwaukee; Clifford J. Durr's experiences in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the Defense Plant Corporation, and the Federal Communications Commission; Hugo L. Black; World War, 1939-1945; Loyalty-security programs, 1947-; Henry A. Wallace; Lister Hill; John H. Bankhead; Harry S. Truman; USSR-description and travel; National Lawyers Guild; and National Farmers Union. The primary correspondents are the Durr children, particularly Clifford J. and his wife, Virginia F., and all correspondence between the elder Durrs and their children is contained herein. The bulk of the rest of the collection contains the correspondence and letters received by the children of John W. (1863-1941) and Lucy J. (1865-1959) Durr, especially each of their correspondence with Clifford J. Durr. The letters are primarily to one sibling from another sibling, and in them are discussed the same subjects as listed above. All of their correspondence with Clifford J. Durr is contained herein.

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