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Philip Mason Collection

Identifier: MC-4
Community events and organizations artifacts, faculty and staff artifacts, financial records, Student Life artifacts, architecture artifacts, research institute artifacts, correspondence.


  • 1955 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


15 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Philip M. Mason gave a full decade of dedicated service [as of 1975] during which time the Huntsville Center was brought to the 332-acre campus that was to become The University of Alabama in Huntsville. His administration saw construction of the first permanent building, creation of the Research Institute, expansion of the undergraduate program, the beginning of the graduate level programs, and a student population that topped 2,000.

This sketch is taken from the 1975 "UAH Founders' Day Luncheon program," which may be viewed in its entirety here.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired 1974.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Emily Therrell
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America