Dorothy O. McClurg Papers
A Preliminary Inventory to the Collection
Dorothy Oliver McClurg was born on September 24, 1910, in Douglasville, Texas. She graduated from high school there, attended the University of Texas and East Texas Baptist College for her undergraduate degree and received her masters and counseling degrees from the University of Texas. She taught in the Maud, Marshall and Austin School Systems. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years. She taught English and Social Studies at T. N. Porter Middle School in Austin from 1960-1965 and English/Language Arts at Albert S. Johnson High School in Austin from 1966-1974. She retired from teaching in 1974. Dorothy McClurg died in Austin on December 21, 1997.
The bulk of the collection consists of papers documenting McClurg's final years as a teacher at Albert S. Johnston High School. It consists of a prospectus and development notes for a pilot project in the humanities which would be implemented in two phases: phase one involved development of a new humanities class to be team-taught by McClurg and two other instructors in the fall of 1972 called, "The Arts as a Living Experience: Exploring the Interrelationships of the Arts with Emphasis on English, Art and Music". The second phase of the project involved building a new humanities center for the arts at Johnston High School. The collection contains planning and proposal documents related to this phase of the project. A smaller portion of the collection includes papers written by McClurg (presumably as a student) and former students of McClurg. Also included is a 1966 writing submission by McClurg to Parents' Magazine on character formation in children, a small number of financial documents related to the McClurg family and one unidentified, undated group photograph.
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Materials were found at an estate sale and donated by Mike Cox.
Dorothy O. McClurg Papers (AR.2001.009) Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas
Donation Date: 2001 October 25
Final Processing and Finding Aid by Susan Rittereiser 2009/November.
Detailed Description of the Collection