Thomas Eugene Avery papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains an unpublished autobiography about Avery's grade school years in Atlanta Public Schools during the Great Depression. The text is arranged as a collection of short stories. Avery wrote about studying in segregated school, church, and everyday life in the 1930s. The collection also includes two newspaper articles; one of them outlines Avery's academic successes, and in the other Avery describes his confusion and discomfort leading up to a metastatic prostate cancer diagnosis in Houston, Texas.
- 1944, 1996, undated
- Avery, Thomas Eugene, 1925-2002 (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Thomas Eugene Avery (1925-2002) was born in Thomson, Georgia, to Gladys Mae Smith (1901-1974) and Henry Thomas Avery (1900-1965). Avery studied in and graduated from the Atlanta Public Schools system, and served as an avaiation ordnanceman during World War II. He earned degrees in forestry and science from the University of Georgia in 1949, a master's degree in forestry from Duke University in 1950, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Avery married and divorced twice, Lucy Ferguson and Marianna Moore, respectively. Avery curated three university textbooks and published more than 60 technical articles in professional journals. In 1981, he retired to Columbus, Texas.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Thomas Eugene Avery papers
- Kristina Ford
- September 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.