Andrew Charles Moore papers, 1882-1941; (bulk, 1890-1926).


Moore, Andrew Charles, 1866-1928. Andrew Charles Moore papers, 1882-1941; (bulk, 1890-1926).

Andrew Charles Moore papers, 1882-1941; (bulk, 1890-1926).

Correspondence with faculty and administrators at USC and elsewhere, zoological notes, and botanical drawings documenting the life of A.C. Moore (1866-1928), and his long association with the University of South Carolina and higher education, including correspondence and drawings from the period of his graduate and post-graduate studies (1898-1900 and 1925) in botany and genetics at the University of Chicago, and research (1901) in marine biology at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Materials dating from Moore's years as professor at U.S.C. include letters, 1909, from his father describing the purchase of a generator and the electrification of the family farm in Spartanburg County, S.C.; and letters pertaining to University matters, including the disbanding of secret fraternities on the campus, a resolution by U.S.C. students to prohibit hazing, a coordination plan between the College for Women in Columbia, S.C., and USC, and the inaugration of a program for the study of South Carolina history. Extensive correspondence from educators around S.C. and elsewhere includes letter, 9 May 1908, from Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute, thanking Moore for having visited Tuskegee and sending along a copy of his new book, Up From Slavery. Moore's tenure as editor of the "Alumni Record" is documented by original survey forms used to research and compile the 1905 volume listing students of South Carolina College, 1805-1905, published for the USC centennial; collection also includes correspondence from Martin Frederick Ansel, Coleman Livingston Blease, James Henry Carlisle, David Robert Coker, Robert Means Davis, John McLaren McBryde, Euphemia McClintock, J. Rion McKissick, William Gaillard Mazyck, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, and others. Also includes letters, 1925, Chicago, primarily to Moore's wife, Vivian May Moore, during ACM's return to University of Chicago for postgraduate study of botany and genetics, re the "Scopes monkey trials" and the religion versus evolution controversy, including his beliefs favoring evolution as a geneticist and a Presbyterian; and 27 July 1925, re those who denounce scientific discoveries "have too little faith in God ... [and] place limitations upon Him." Eight volumes, 1890-1916 (Box 5), re Agricultural Experiement Station in S.C.; botanical drawings; zoological notes; botany lectures; class notes for study of Latin and Greek; and undated scrapbook volume of clippings of lists of alumni of South Carolina College; and list of members of the Clariosophic Society.

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