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Joseph Riggs Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2008-07

Content Description

12 boxes of personal papers, correspondence, and research papers of published and unpublished material, SRU class projects, oral history projects and oral history transcripts as well as 2 DVD’s. The collection also includes material from his years in Memphis, TN as well as his time as Professor of the Speech Department (later Communications Department) at SRSC.

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Joseph Riggs, retired Professor Emeritus

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13.5 Cubic Feet (Collection of Joseph Riggs’ research materials including interviews and transcripts on audiotape for Mr. Mac, by Michael Osborn and Joseph Riggs. Book is in Special Collections. [Osborn, Michael, and Riggs Joseph, ed.s, "Mr. Mac:" William P. MacCracken, Jr., on Aviation, Law, Optometry, (Memphis: Southern College of Optometry, 1970). The authors used oral history to produce this first-person narrative of the life of the first head of FAA's earliest predecessor agency.] The collections also includes personal correspondence with various people associated with Prof. Riggs various oral history projects including, but not limited to, Kasper “Kap” Monahan a noted movie & theater critic. 2 DVD’s: E.H Crump former U.S. Congressman from Memphis, TN and the first university production of the musical “Hair” which he directed.)