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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

Access

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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