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Elva Bell McLin, American archivist. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Emporia State University, 1991; named Outstanding Teacher, Athens State Alumni Association, 1987, Teacher of the Year, Phi Mu, 1972, 80. Member American Association of University Women, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, College English Association (officer) Shakespeare Association, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Museum.

Background

McLin, Elva Bell was born on June 5, 1917 in Norcatur, Kansas, United States. Daughter of James Shirley and Ruth Inez (Diefendorf) Bell.

Education

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science in Education, Emporia (Kansas) State University, 1940. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Peabody of Vanderbilt, 1971.

Career

Teacher, United States Army Dependent Schoolshistorian, public information officer, United States Army Ordnanceteacher, Brooke Hill School for Girls, Birmingham, Alabama, 1962-1964;Professor of English, Athens (Alabama) State College, 1965-1987;archivist, Athens (Alabama) State College, since 1987.

Works

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, College English Association (officer) Shakespeare Association, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Museum.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history, genealogy.

Connections

Married Paul Edward McLin Senior, October 18, 1940. Children: Jan Ellen Bexhoeft, Paul Junior, Carl Whitfield, Sheila Endres.

father:
James Shirley Bell

mother:
Ruth Inez (Diefendorf) Bell

spouse:
Paul Edward McLin Senior

child:
Jan Ellen Bexhoeft McLin

child:
Paul Junior McLin

child:
Carl Whitfield McLin

child:
Sheila Endres McLin