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</