Rayburn Moore family papers

Rayburn Moore family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Moore, Rayburn S., 1920-
Title: Rayburn Moore family papers
Dates: 1914-1988
Quantity: 8.6 Linear feet (8 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 carton, 1 XL oversized box, 1 custom box, 1 wooden box)
Coll. Number: ms3345

Biographical/Historical Note

Rayburn Moore (1920-2006), son of Max Sabatsky Moore next hit (1895-1979) and Sammie Lou Rayburn Moore, was born in Helena, Arkansas. He attended Hendrix College (Conway, Arkansas), Vanderbilt University, and Duke University. He was inducted into the Army in 1942 and stationed at several camps including Camp Ellis (IL). In 1943 he graduated from an officer candidate school (Army Administration School No. 3 in Gainesville, Florida) and was sent to the Philippines in 1945. Rayburn Moore was a Captain in the Adjuant General's Department. He married Margaret Bear in 1947. He was later a professor of English at the University of Georgia and the author/editor of several books.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence from family and friends, Army papers, printed material, photographs, and artifacts. The correspondence includes World War II letters to Rayburn Moore from his family and friends and World War I letters from previous hitMax Moore next hit in England to his wife. Max was a sergeant in the American Expeditionary Forces, Hospital Unit T, Medical Department. The artifacts include a World War II Army uniform, a World War I blue star banner, dog tags, medals, a man's watch, and an American flag.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Banners--United States--Specimens.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Military uniforms.
previous hitMoore, Max next hit, soldier -- Correspondence
Moore, Rayburn S., 1920- -- Correspondence
Moore, Rayburn S., 1920- -- Family--Photographs
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States. Army. -- Uniforms--Specimens
United States. Army. -- Veterans
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
United States. Army. Hospital Unit T.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945--Medals--Specimens.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rayburn Moore family papers. MS 3345. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: King Biscuit papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Genealogy, Biographical information, and Personal Papers

2Biographical information-Irene Herman Sabatsky Moore
3Biographical information-previous hitMax Sabatsky Moore next hit
4Biographical information-Rayburn Sabatsky Moore
5Biographical information-W. W. Moore, Sr.
6Biographical information-Oscar Collier Rayburn, Jr.
7School papers-Rayburn Moore
8School papers-Rayburn Moore-Helena High School 50 th reunion, 1988
9Army papers-Rayburn Moore-Army Administration School, 1942-1943
10Army papers-Rayburn Moore, 1942-1944
11Army papers-Rayburn Moore, 1944-1955 & nd
12Army papers-previous hitMax Moore next hit, 1917-1918 & nd
13Writings-previous hitMax Moore next hit-diary, 1918
14Writings-Rayburn Moore
15Writings-unknown author

Series 2: Correspondence

Subseries 2a: Family Correspondence

211938 September-October
21938 November-December
31939 January-March
41939 April-May
81944 January-June
91944 July-October
101944 November