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A Guide to the Wilbert Alva Little Manuscript

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Little, Wilbert Alva
Title: Wilbert Alva Little Manuscript
Dates: circa 1938
Abstract: Typescript entitled "Reminiscences: Fifty Years in the Schoolroom" detailing Little's experience as an educator in Georgia and Florida.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 277 pages.
Identification: Ms Coll. 27
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilbert Alva Little was a professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Florida from 1922 until 1945. In 1938, Professor Little was placed on Special Status and was assigned non-classroom duties. As part of those duties, he was asked to write a book detailing his many years as a teacher and professor.

Scope and Content

Typescript entitled "Reminiscences: Fifty Years in the Schoolroom." The work unfolds as a series of brief reminiscences reflecting on his experiences as a youth, as a classroom teacher in rural schools in several southern states, as a normal school instructor in Georgia and Florida, and as a professor at the University of Florida. The work also includes parables which convey Little's homespun philosophy.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wilbert Alva Little Manuscript, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

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