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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
McLean, George, 1904-1983
George McLean Collection
Date [inclusive]
8.0 Linear feet 16 boxes (A-14)
Collection contains religious materials, education notes, speeches, and tapes related to the life and work of George McLean.

Prefered Citation

George McLean Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Born in Winona, Mississippi, in 1904, George Alonzo McLean attended Davidson College before receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi in 1926. In 1928 he earned a master's degree of divinity from the Boston Theological Seminary at Boston University. He did graduate work at Stanford University and the University of Chicago in psychology and sociology.

McLean served brief teaching tenures at Adrian College in Michigan and at Southwestern College (Rhodes) in Memphis, the later from which he was ousted after organizing black tenant farmers in the Arkansas delta.

On June 1, 1934, McLean bought the Tupelo Journal (later renamed the  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal), a publication which he headed until his death in 1983. From the  Journal's helm, McLean launched his career as an activist-publisher, playing an integral role in the transformation and development of Tupelo and communities within Lee County—pushing for economic progress, agricultural diversification, and general improvement of the lives of all local citizens.

McLean served during World War II in the United States Navy as a lieutenant, returning from the war only to return to his work with the paper, and increasingly, involvement in community development activities.

Tupelo’s success story can largely be credited to McLean’s vision that the prosperity of city bankers and business leaders was directly connected to the success of outlying rural areas. To achieve this end, McLean was instrumental in establishing several community development programs and organizations, including the Rural Community Development Program, Community Development Foundation, Lift Inc.—a local Community Action Agency that provided Head Start and other services, a reading aide program begun with Journal capital that evolved into a model for statewide teacher aide program, the CREATE Foundation, and the Tupelo IDEA Center.

In addition to programs and organization he created, McLean also served his community and the state on numerous boards and committees, including as chairman of HOPE (Highways Our Pressing Emergency), Governor Waller’s Quality Education Committee, the Board of the Journal Publishing Company, Community Enterprises Inc., and Community Warehouse Corporation; as director of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Authority; member of the board of directors of the Regional Rehabilitation Center; as a member of Governor Waller’s Highway Advisory Committee and the State Advisory Committees of the Small Business Administration, Farmer’s Home Administration, Planning Commission of the City of Tupelo.

McLean was recognized as Nation Magazine's Man of the Year 1937 with Supreme Court Justice Brandeis and Wisconsin's Robert LaFollett; Progressive Farmer's 1948 "Man of the Year" in Mississippi agriculture, as the first recipient of the Tennessee Valley Authority's "Distinguished Citizen" award, and as the first recipient of Tupelo Civilian Club's annual "Outstanding Citizen" award. He was selected for the University of Mississippi's Hall of Fame; The Old Miss Journalism Department also honored McLean by selecting him as the 1963 recipient of the "Silver Em" award for outstanding journalistic achievement; and Adrian College, awarded him an honorary doctorate for his lifetime accomplishments.

A deeply religious man, McLean was an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church, and as one biographer noted, he was known to include biblical scriptures in his lectures and speeches. The Journal's company policy statement exudes McLean's religious convictions and how they were translated into producing a quality newspaper.

During Mississippi’s controversial and troubled passage through the Civil Rights Movement, McLean is credited by historians and biographers as a voice of reason and progress. His focus to improve Tupelo’s education system and economy helped Tupelo escape many of the scars of racial conflict that marred so many Mississippi towns. McLean and his editor-in-chief Harry Rutherford used the pages of the Journal to take numerous stands in explosive issues during the period, including school integration and the Ole Miss/Meredith crisis, the summer of 1964, and the role of segregationist politicians of the era. Historians credit Tupelo’s relatively peaceable integration of the public schools in 1966 to the  Journal and McLean’s influence.

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This collection is arranged in 3 series according to donor.

Despite clear subject headings, McLean’s religious materials could also be considered community development materials. His faith and calling in his community (be it Tupelo or Mississippi) were one and the same in his eyes. Researchers seeking McLean’s views on seemingly secular community activities would be well-advised to examine his religious materials as well.

Many of the cards were scattered throughout the original boxes, held together by paper clips or rubber bands. Cards are arranged by date, title, or Undated/Untitled. The cards without date/title are arranged by the first words/sentences that appear on the first card.

  1. Series I. McLean Family Donation
  2. Series II. Harry Rutherford Donation
  3. Series III. Vaughn Grisham Donation

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The George McLean Collection is open for research.

Open reel audio tapes in this collection are stored in cold storage and restricted for preservation.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

The original collection (Boxes 1-7) was donated by the McLean family in 1984.

The first accretion (Boxes 8-11) was donated by Harry Rutherford in 1985.

The second accretion (Boxes 12-16) was donated by Vaughn Grisham in 1989.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more collections pertaining to religion housed in the Archives & Special Collections, see our Religion subject guide.

For more Civil Rights collections housed in the Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil Rights & Race Relations subject guide.

Small Manuscripts (95-2) Speech by George McLean "The Next 100 Years" (history of Tupelo 1970).

Fairley, Laura Nan, "George A. McLean and the Tupelo Journal" in Davies, David R., ed. The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. F350.N4 P74 2001

Grisham, Vaughn L., Jr. Tupelo: The Evolution of a Community. Dayton: Kettering Foundation Press, 1999. F349 .T8 G75 1999

Jackson, Deidra Faye. George A. McLean: Profile of a People's Newspaper Publisher. Thesis, University of Mississippi, 1995. LD3411.82 .J1231 1995

Separated Material

Photographs and Open Reel Audio Tapes have been removed to Cold Storage for preservation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lee County (Miss.) -- Economic conditions
  • Tupelo (Miss.) -- Economic conditions
  • Tupelo (Miss.) -- History
  • Tupelo (Miss.) -- Newspapers

Personal Name(s)

  • McLean, George, 1904-1983 -- Archives
  • McLean, George, 1904-1983 -- Religion


  • Civil Rights -- Mississippi
  • Community development -- Mississippi -- Tupelo
  • Journalism -- Mississippi
  • Newspaper publishing -- Mississippi -- Tupelo
  • Race relations -- Mississippi
  • Roads -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

McLean Family Donation 

Box 1 Religious Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Including Sunday School lessons, personal notes, talks, articles, and miscellaneous material

General note

Although this subseries is marked as "Religious Material", religious materials are included across the entire collection.

1.1 1950s 

1.2 1960s 

1.3 1970 

1.4 1971 

1.5 1972 

1.6 1973 

1.7 1974 

1.8 1980 

1.9 Miscellaneous materials, Undated, with titles. 

1.10 Miscellaneous materials, Undated, Untitled. 

Boxes 2-3 Miscellaneous 

General note

Includes: Miscellaneous Religious Materials ; Newspaper / staff related materials ( Tupelo Daily Journal and  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal), newspaper editorials ; Education notes and speeches, including information about Lee County Reading Aide Program (funds donated by McLean and the Journal) ; Hospitals ; Highways and roads (HOPE) ; Economic Development ; Dated Materials ; Items removed from McLean Tapes/Reels

2.1 Miscellaneous materials, Undated, Untitled. 

2.2 Religious related articles and printed materials. 

2.3 Notes on books, Undated 

2.4 Mission Statements – Tupelo Daily Journal 

2.5 Notes regarding newspaper management. 

2.6 Newspaper meeting notes. 

2.7 Newspaper Staff Materials. 

2.8 Tupelo Daily Journal Marketing Survey 1973 

2.9 Easter editorial 

2.10 Thanksgiving remarks/speeches (1978) 

2.11 Notes on education: Tupelo Public Schools 

2.12 Material concerning Lee County Schools 

2.13 Speech by George McLean on the future of the University of Mississippi "Pride in the Past, Promise for the Future." 

2.14 Untitled paper/speeches regarding the role of economic development as prerequisite to strong post-secondary education and a better state. 

2.15 Notes on speeches: colleges and universities 

2.16 Newspaper articles regarding McLean/ Journal donation to create Lee County Reading Aide Program (1979-1980) 

2.17 Miscellaneous notes on education 

2.18 Hospital Care 

2.19 Highways and roads 

2.20 Economic Development, dated materials: 1947 

2.21 Economic Development: Speech before Mississippi Legislators, March 1961. 

2.22 Economic Development, dated materials: 1963, 1968, and 1969. 

2.23 Economic Development, dated materials: 1973, 1974, 1976, and 1977. 

2.24 Economic Development, dated materials: 1982 

3.1 Economic Development, Tupelo Plan 

3.2 Economic Development, titled, Undated. 

3.3 Economic Development, Untitled, Undated 

3.4 Printed materials by McLean: "Mississippi Tomorrow—Laggard or Leader?" 

3.5 Speeches: 2 computer diskettes (SA 100 IBM Compatible) and speech regarding Dr. Elton Trueblood’s "The Life We Prize." 

3.6 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings 

3.7 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clipping Photocopies (Not the same as those contained in Folder 6) 

3.10 Agricultural Program, July 23, 1968 (Removed from McLean Tapes, Box 7, Reel 14) 

3.11 Handwritten list of names, October 24, 1960 (Removed from McLean Tapes, Box 7, Reel 20) 

Miscellaneous materials 

3.8.1 Blank dictating pad. 

3.8.2 Brochure for Industrial Education Center. 

3.8.3 "Essentials of Hinduism," by Swami Vivekananda. Inscribed to George McLean from Chandra 

3.8.4 Business card for H. Douglas Dorsey director of Urban Renewal Agency, Biloxi, Mississippi. 

3.8.5 Copied photograph of W. Lee Wood. 

Materials about George McLean 

3.9.1 Speech notes introducing McLean at CDF Centennial Meeting marked "CDF 5/7" 

3.9.2 Citation for George McLean from Adrian College, given at Adrian College Commencement, April 26, 1981. 

3.9.3 Speech written and given by Harry Rutherford (editor of Journal) on George McLean’s 65th Birthday, July 30, 1969. 

3.9.4 Speech notes of Dan Brasfield who introduced George McLean at the Rotary Banquet, December 17, 1979. 

3.9.5 Bibliographical information concerning an Interview with Mr. George McLean, publisher/owner of Tupelo Journal, by Dr. Kenneth McCarty, for the Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi. 

3.9.6 Notes regarding George McLean presented to the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, Memphis, TN, February 2, 1967. 

3.9.7 Article by Joe Dove, editor of the Mississippi Business Journal, from his column "The Marketplace," titled "George McLean: Good newspaperman, businessman. 

Box 4 Notecard Speech Notes and Speeches 

General note

Title/Untitled Dated and Titled Undated Notecard Speech Notes and Speeches−Dated

October 15, 1962 (9 pages) Freeman. Re: farmers increased productivity. 

October 15, 1962 (7 cards). I'm not talking impractical idealism... 

October 24, 1962 (26 cards) These are days of crisis...The Greatest Need in Mississippi. 

May 5, 1966 (5 cards) MSU Delta Sigma Pi "The Fundamental Economic Principles. 

Fall 1967 (16 cards) Untitled. Re: Outline of talk made by George McLean in Washington. 

May 7, 1968 (11 cards) Honor students banquet Tupelo Hi. 

June 11, 1976 (4 cards) Dr. Charles Holladay. 

September 16, 1969 (1 card) Survey on Ole Miss students in Community Development Class. 

September 16, 1969 (2 cards) Community Development in Mississippi, U of M. 

September 23, 1969 (3 cards) 1960 Census Family Poverty in Mississippi. 

September 23, 1969 (1 card) Oxford Rotary. 

November 17, 1969 (5 cards) Ole Miss "Y" 

November 17, 1969 (11 cards) Grenada. Board of Christian Concern 

June 1, 1970. (12 cards) New Alany. "The world is in trouble." 

April 29, 1971 (17 cards) The Development of Tomorrow’s Communities. 

May 7, 1971 (7 cards) What Should Be the Role of the Newspaper in Comm. Development? Re: speech at Blue Mountain College. 

May 16, 1971 and May 30, 1971 (4 cards) Untitled. 2 speeches. 

June 9, 1971 (8 cards) Two Attitudes to Life. Re: Memphis Kiwanis. 

September 5, 1971. (5 cards) SS Why is this lesson important? 

June 27, 1972 (5 cards) Untitled. Re: Lion's Club speech. 

July 26, 1972 (15 cards) Untitled. Re: CDF & HUD. 

September 27, 1972 (13 cards) Untitled. Re: Humphrey Co., TN group. 

January 16, 1973. (9 cards) Leadership Clinic in Community Development. 

January 14, 1973 (33 cards) SNPA (Southern Newspaper Publishers Association) Publishers, Memphis, TN. 

August 5, 1973 (8 cards) "SS Conviction and Compromise." 

December 2, 1973. (2 cards) Charge to the Congregation. Starkville. 

December 5, 1973 (5 cards) Untitled. Re: Remarks before a small group of Daily Journal Advertisers. 

February 4, 1974. (7 cards) Booneville—NEMJC. 

February 22, 1975 (10 cards) CRA Re: education. 

November 19, 1976. (10 cards) Hope Meeting, President’s Report. 

November 30, 1976 (12 cards) Laurel Rotary. 

1977 (11 cards) Untitled. Re: A Talk G.M. had with Pat Faubert. 

February 1977 (4 cards) Harold Burson—NY Ole Miss Grad at Chancellor’s Meeting. 

April 4, 1977 (6 cards) The Development of Mississippi Communities. Re: Starkville Rotary. 

April 18, 1977. (6 cards) Untitled. "Carter said that we should phase out the promotional rates." 

August 29, 1977 (15 cards) Credit Rating Conference. 

October 5, 1977. (15 cards) Leadership Mississippi: ME Re: Economic Development in Mississippi 

November 18, 1977 (15 cards) Community Growth and Development. Re: Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

January 2, 1978 (7 cards) Community, Common Unity 

July 14, 1978 (23 cards) Human Resource Development 

July 14, 1978 (15 cards) Pioneers in Community Development. 

April 27, 1979 (19 cards) Management Techniques/Principles at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

May 17, 1979 (3 cards) Talk to Vandy Students: The Tupelo Philosophy. 

June 9, 1980 (4 cards) Class ’80. 

May 7, 1981 (3 cards) Brief talk at CDF annual meeting relating to Harry Martin’s 25 years of service to this organization. 

December 2, 1981 (10 cards) Vaughn Grisham’s Seminar. 

1982 (7 cards) Tupelo 1945-1982. 

April 21, 1982 (17 cards) The Future of the South As You See It. 

May 10, 1982 (2 cards) A Nation of Illiterates from U.S. News and World Report

June 14, 1982 (7 cards) Talk to News Staff ( Daily Journal). 

June 17, 1982 (15 cards) Long Range Planning Commission of the CDF. 

August 3, 1982 (3 cards) GM Re: education. 

Notecard Speech notes and Speeches—Title, Not Dated (A-B) 

Archimedes. My Place to Stand. School-Church—Not full Answer. Reading Program. (11 cards) Undated. 

Alice Irene Little. Re: In appreciation for 29 years of service rendered (10 cards) Undated. 

Assets (7 cards) Undated. 

Barc on MK (9 cards) Undated. 

Herbert Butterfield-Christianity & History (3 cards) Undated. 

Buttrick-Christ and History/Arnold J. Toynbee "Civilization on Trial (21 cards) Undated. 

Buttrick-Christ and History/"This little book... (2 cards) Undated. 

Buttrick-Christ and History/"There is a further... (2 cards) Undated. 

Buttrick-Christ and History/"Man the creature cannot… 11 cards) Undated. 

Box 5 Notecard Speech Notes and Speeches 


Notecard Speech notes and Speeches—Title, Not Dated cont. (C-Z) 


Can We Afford To Take Any Step That Will Undermine Our Major Source of Jobs. (4 cards) Undated. 

Christian Decisions (9 cards) Undated. 

Community Development Is (10 cards/pages) Undated. 

Contrast Romans 12:2 with II Cor 5:17 (2 cards) Undated. 

D.D. Williams-The Spirit & Forms of Love. God’s Creativity and Man’s. (5 cards) Undated. 

Difference Between Function of Ministry & Laity (3 pages) Undated. 

Education Committee, Hospital Expansion, Nursing Home (6 cards) Undated. 

For Sale-What? My Life! For what will you sell your life? (6 cards) Undated. 

The Function of a Newspaper (1 page) Undated. 

The Function of a Newspaper (4 cards) Undated. 

The Greatest Need in Mississippi (2 cards) Undated. 

Hope: Highways Our Pressing Emergency (10 cards) Undated. 

In the Fall of 1953 (4 cards). 1953. 

How Can We Build the Economic Base of Miss. (5 cards) Undated. 

How Many of you Really Want to Go Back and Develop Your Community, Your Nation? (12 cards) Undated. 

How to Find Life-Life that is Real Life that is Satisfying Life that never grows Old. (2 cards) Undated. 

The Indispensable Key to Community Tupelo's Development (6 cards) Undated. 

Merchandising and Promoting A City (5 cards) Undated. 

Mississippi Manpower Development Training - Supervisors and Counselors (4 cards) Undated. 

Mott (3 cards) Undated. 

On Pi the past 100 years (20 cards) Undated. (MSU, Note: race relations) 

A Positive Program--Move Miss. Forward! (22 cards) Undated. 

Resurrection Belief (1 card) Undated. 

Retail Merchants Assn. 4-8 Jackson "Rejuv. in CBD." (10 cards) Undated. 

Son of Man (6 cards) Undated. 

Special Recognition, Pat and Velma Dougherty (4 cards, 1 page) Undated. 

Tupelo Rotary Talk (5 cards) Undated. 

What do We Mean By "Quality of Life." (9 cards) Undated. 

What do We Mean By "Quality of Life?" (10 cards) Undated. 

Where We Have Been, Where We Are, Where We are Going in Agriculture Industry (10 cards) Undated. 

Why we need membership support and why the budget of CDF is significant in '74. (9 cards) Undated. 

The Witnessing of Community-Suzanne de Dietrich (9 cards) Undated. 

Notecard Speech Notes and Speeches--Untitled, Undated 

Untitled "have failed to offer sacrifices" (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. Re: highway program "We are asking..." (7 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Service above self. He profits most who serves most..." (15 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "44 Years Ago we welcomed TVA...:" (16 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Since HOPE was organized…" (8 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "America must change her life style…" (5 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Are we willing to be truly responsible inhabitants of spaceship earth?" (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "American tendency to withdraw from world." (10 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Men are God’s method." (12 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "My first love is teaching" (5 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "p. 28 "The best place to start…" (5 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "The more impersonal and formal the information process…" (8 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "We must do away with idea of sacred-secular" (1 card) Undated. 

Untitled. "Was it John Locke Rousseau Jefferson…" (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "The People of God…" (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Mississippi." (13 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Mediocrity is a major goal in MS. (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "We are in an age of CRISIS." (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Mt 28:19 Great Comm" (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Charge to the Pastor" (7 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "State Roads are essential" (10 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Message – (cont)" (29 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Guthrie page 192." (9 cards). Undated. 

Untitled. "I Jn 4: 11 "Beloved" (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "My basic message—We must develop human beings to the highest possible extent," (8 cards). 

Untitled. "Mt. vol 10 p 429 Galatians" (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "I Thess 5:5 Mt VII p 309" (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Many years ago I began to really seriously examine the life and teaching of Jesus…" (19 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Mk 1: 14-15" (2 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Philip Leon’s Ethics of Power says" (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "1 John omits Faith, Repentance, Knowledge, Wisdom." (1 card) Undated. 

Untitled "Tonight Please develop your though we must be able to love ourselves." (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "In a society of truly free people each person must assent to the common goals and must accept his or her share of common tasks. (14 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. Tupelo - Lee County. (2 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "You have several Lee Co. leaders in this conference." (6 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "1. Every Person in this room is interested in this state and particularly in the county in which he resides or which he represents." (7 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "The home, the church, the school, Democratic Government, Free Enterprise System--these are foundation institutions on which our society has been based." (7 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "The CDF was incorporated over ¼ century ago (9-15-48) to provide one all inclusive civic service organization through which all of us working together could make a better community." (6 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Tupelo has one of the best rounded cultural programs to be found in any small city in the country." (5 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "1. What is unique about this area?" (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "Sledd Mark Antiochus IV called Epiphanes..." (4 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. "He whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad (angry)." (3 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. pages4, 6-10, 12, 14 and 15 of speech concerning Lee County and development. (9 cards) Undated. 

Untitled. Jamie Whitten's newest assignments effective this year... (3 cards) Undated. 

Box 6 Rolls of Speeches and Speech Notes 

General note

Items in each roll of paper are listed in the order in which they appear on the roll.

6.1 November 22, 1978 "Why I Am Thankful." 

6.2 Questions for System 1/19/81 

"Questions for a Systems Analysis of a Newspaper Newsroom Operation" by: Kenneth Edwards (Condensed from Editor & Publisher

6.3 "Reagan Reverses Roosevelt's Policies" 

6.4 " The Daily Journal Lee County Schools Reading-Aide Program" 

"What a Good Newspaper Should Be" Handwritten note: Harry Rutherford 

6.5 Questions for System 1/19/81. "Questions for a Systems Analysis of a Newspaper Newsroom Operation." By: Kenneth Edwards (Condensed from Editor & Publisher) 

"What a Good Newspaper Should Be" 

"George McLean: Good newspaperman, businessman" By: Joe Dove 

6.6 "Long Range Planning Commission of the CDF" 

"Items for Consideration at Asbill Conference 3-25-82 in Tupelo" 

"The Reading-Aide Program: A Statement of the Journal Publishing Company's Position." 

6.7 owned newspaper-January 17, 1979. "A Locally Owned Newspaper Dedicated to the Service of God and Mankind"by George McLean 

principles. 1-26-79. "Principles That Guide the Journal in its Service to the Community" by: George McLean 

5-17-79. Talk to Vandy Students. "The Tupelo Philosophy" 

Inc. Inc. Inc. February 21, 1979. "Trees Grow from the roots up--NOT from the top down. The same is true of a democracy." 

speech-Public Works and Transportation. April 4, 1979. Statement: George A. McLean, Owner Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal House Committee on Public Works and Transportation 

4-27-79. Management Techniques/Principles at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 

6.8 By-laws of the St. Andrew Senior Services, Incorporated. 

Minutes. St. Andrew Senior Services, Inc., May 21, 1981 

Appalachian Views - September-October 1981. A Mississippi Editor Speaks. George McLean - Executive Editor of Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 

General note

Appalachia has asked me to talk about my life and experiences. This requires me to use "I" far more than I would like.

"Peter wanted Jesus to be..." 

Jesus--Not Meek & Mild 

A. Bruce Curry. Kenneth Foreman on Mark 

6.9 Hope Meeting 11-19-76. President's Report 


Harold Burson-NY. Old Miss Grad. at Chancellor's Meeting 2-77 

Patterns for Lifelong Learning, West Point 

Gene Roberts 2-77 

Downward Communications Cannot Work 

"But we know about perception..." 

"Sound & Fury signifying nothing." 

West Point 3-3-77. Hi School Teachers 3:30pm. Dr. Leslie Johnson, student. Motivation Training Mississippi State University 

3-29-77. Indianola C of C. "The Development of Mississippi Communities" 

What Do We Mean By "Quality of Life...". 

Can We Afford To Take Any Step That Will Undermine Our Major Source of Jobs? 


Recommendations and Findings 

Tupelo Housing Commission Report. August 30, 1977. Preamble 

Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce 11-18-77. "Community Growth and Development" 


Program Emphasis for RCDC in Early Stages 

Statement by Dr. M.F. Miller,Dean and Director Emeritus, University of Missouri, College of Agriculture 


Christmas 1977 

Mr. McLean Speech 

Human Resource Development 

Speech July 13, 1978 

Tupelo, Miss., Project 

Department of Agriculture. Rural Development Program 


Background of Under Secretary Morse 

Box 7 Reel to Reel (notation on boxes : "12-23") 

Conditions Governing Access note

Open Reel Audio Tapes are housed in Cold Storage for preservation. These items are not available for access until further preservation measures can be taken.

General note

Material Considered Box 7

(12) 7 inch reel, boxed, unlabeled 

(13) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: unlabeled 

Side 2: Track #1, September 11, 1971, Staff Meeting 

(14) 7 inch reel, boxed, and reel labeled 

Side 1: July 23, 1969, P.M., Agricultural Meeting, Tracks 1 and 2, Typed program for this side in box (REMOVED TO Box 3, Folder 10) 

Side 2: June 20, 1969, A.M., Tracks 3 and 4 

(15) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: January ?, 1972, Staff Meeting with George McLean 

Side 2: unlabeled 

(16) 7 inch reel, boxed, box only labeled 

Side 1: McLean, January 6, 1970, Final Lecture at University of Mississippi Community Development Class, position 1 

Side 2: unlabeled 

(17) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: unlabeled 

Side 2: Reel label illegible; October 28, 1969, Harry Rutherford, Ole Miss, Track 4, 0-4888; November 18, 1969, Frank Smith, Track 3 

(18) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: June 19, 1969, A.M., Tracks 1 and 3, True Morse Conference 

Side 2: October 21, 1969, Ole Miss, B.F. Smith, Track 4, 0-450 

(19) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: unlabeled 

Side 2: June 19, 1969 P.M., Tracks 1 and 2 

(20) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: reel label illegible; Christian Service Trust, October 24, 1969, Track 1, 0-446, Handwritten list of names inside box (REMOVED to Box 3, Folder 11) 

Side 2: unlabelled 

(21) 7 inch reel, boxed, box only labeled 

Side 1: Lee Wood, January 11, 1969, Track 1, 0-990 

Side 2: unlabeled 

(22) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: unlabeled 

Side 2: June 20, 1969, P.M., Track #1 

(23) 7 inch reel, boxed, box and reel labeled 

Side 1: July 16, 1969, Lift Bd., Meeting; July 17, 1969, Hearing, Tracks 3 and 4 

Side 2: June 18, 1969, P.M., Tracks 1 and 2 

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Boxes 8-11 Harry Rutherford Donation 

Biographical Information 

8.1 Biographical Information 

8.2 Military Service 

8.3 Wedding Invitation 


8.4 “My Dear Friend” from Alexander L. Bondurant dated Jany 13, 1924 

8.5.1 George McLean from John Stennis postmarked April 1968, United States Senate stationary and envelope 

8.5.2 George McLean from D. Elton Trueblood dated January 24, 1969, no envelope 

8.6.1 George McLean from S.B.Wise of US Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, dated March 2, 1970 and includes TL reply from George McLean dated March 4, 1970 

8.6.2 George McLean from Russell H. Barrett of UM, Dept of Political Science, dated March 10, 1970 and includes TL reply from George McLean dated March 19, 1970 

8.6.3 George McLean from James O. Eastland, United States Senator, dated April 1, 1970 and includes TL reply from George McLean dated April 20, 1970 

8.6.4 George McClean from Stuart B. Angle of French Camp Academy, dated April 27, 1970 and includes AL and TL reply from George McLean dated May 21, 1970 

8.6.5 Cliff Eason, President of Peoples Bank & Trust Co. of Tupelo, dated May 4, 1970 

8.6.6 Dr. Kenneth Wagner, Mississippi Research and Development Center News, from George McLean dated May 21, 1970 

8.6.7 George F. Maynard III from George McLean dated May 21, 1970 

8.6.8 John Stennis, United States Senator, from George McClean dated May 21, 1970. 

8.6.9 Dr. C.E. Bishop, Vice President of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, from George McClean dated June 22, 1970 

8.6.10 John Stennis, United States Senator, from George McLean dated August 21, 1970 

8.6.11 Dr. Myres S. McDougal, Sterling Professor of Law Yale Law School, from George McLean dated November 4, 1970 

8.6.12 Chancellor Porter L. Fortune, Jr., University of Mississippi, from George McLean dated November 19, 1970 

8.7.1 Mr. E.G. Sellers, George County Times, Lucedale, MS, from George McLean dated August 30, 1971. 

8.7.2 George McLean from David Cottrell, Jr., re: HOPE, dated October 27, 1971, includes TL reply from George McLean dated October 30, 1971 

8.7.3 George McLean from David Cottrell, Jr., dated November 1, 1971, includes TL reply from George McLean dated November 2, 1971 

8.7.4 Paul M. White, Jr., of Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, from George McLean dated November 2, 1971 

8.7.5 George McLean from David Cottrell, Jr., dated November 12, 1971 

8.7.6 George McLean from Inez M. Davis, Executive Vice President of Mississippi Innkeepers Association, dated November 12, 1971 

8.8.1 George McLean from Sherwood W. Wise, re: HOPE, dated January 10, 1972 

8.8.2 George McLean from William King Self dated January 20, 1972, includes AL reply from George McLean 

8.8.3 George McLean from Perrin H. Grissom of Leland Chamber of Commerce, dated January 26, 1972, and includes AL and TL reply of George McLean dated February 7, 1972 

8.8.4 William King Self from George McLean dated February 7, 1972 

8.8.5 Dr. William R. Amberson from George McLean dated July 5, 1972 

8.8.6 Mrs. Mary Cosby from George McLean dated August 23, 1972 

8.9.1 Senator John Stennis, United States Senator, from George McLean dated April 12, 1973 

8.9.2 Michael Raoul-Duval, Domestic Counsel, White House, Washington, DC, from George McLean dated May 19, 1973. 

8.9.3 Will Irwin, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, Office of Secretary, US Dept. of Agriculture, from George McLean dated May 21, 1973. 

8.9.4 True Morse from George McLean dated May 24, 1973. 

8.9.5 Richard Twitty, Tupelo County Extension Leader, from Dorris W. Rivers Deputy Assistant Administrator, Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture, dated May 25, 1973. 

8.9.6 Keith Miller from George McLean dated May 31, 1973. 

8.9.7 Thomas H. Valdez Vice President Eljer Plumbing Division, from George McLean dated June 1, 1973. 

8.9.8 Dorris River, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Rural Development, US Dept. of Agriculture, from George McLean dated June 1, 1973. 

8.9.9 Glen Brock, Illinois Central and Gulf Railroad, from George McLean dated June 1, 1973. 

8.9.10 George McLean from Dr. Milton Baxter, Executive Director of Office of the Governor Education & Training, dated June 2, 1973, and includes AL and TL reply of George McLean, dated June 6, 1973. 

8.9.11 Mr. and Mrs. McLean from George M. Street, University of Mississippi, dated June 12, 1973, and includes AL and TL reply from George McLean dated June 22, 1973. 

8.9.12 Ed Meeks, Department of Publicity, University of Mississippi, from George McLean dated October 4, 1973. 

8.10.1 George McLean from Joe M. Childers, Dean of the Northeast Mississippi Junior College, dated January 15, 1974. 

8.10.2 George Noble, great nephew of George McLean, from George McLean dated January 25, 1974. 

8.10.3 Dean Karl Brenkert, Jr., School of Engineering, University of Mississippi, from George McLean dated January 26, 1974. 

8.10.4 Itawamba Junior College from George McLean dated January 29, 1974. 

8.10.5 Dr. Elton Trueblood, Yokefellow International, from George McLean dated March 18, 1974. 

8.10.6 Senator Ellis Bodron, Chairman Senate Finance Committee, Jackson, MS, from George McLean dated March 22, 1974. 

8.10.7 Ben Kline, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, from George McLean dated April 16, 1974. 

8.10.8 Dr. Elton Trueblood, Yokefellow Institute, from George McLean dated April 19, 1974. 

8.10.9 Senator John Stennis, United States Senator, from George McLean dated May 17, 1974. 

8.10.10 George McLean from C. Benton Kline, Jr., President of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, dated May 30, 1974. 

8.10.11 George McLean from Orley B. Caudill, Director of the Mississippi Oral History Program, dated September 10, 1974. 

8.10.12 Medal Awards Committee, Garden Club of America, from George McLean dated October 17, 1974. 

8.11.1 President Gerald Ford, White House, from George McLean dated February 27, 1975. 

8.11.2 George McLean from Elton Trueblood, Yokefellows International, dated February 27, 1975, and includes TL reply from George McLean dated March 10, 1975. 

8.11.3 Dr. Porter Fortune, Chancellor University of Mississippi; Dr. Arthur DeRosier, Academic Vice-President University of Mississippi; Mr. Maurice Inmon, Director Department of Continuing Education, and Mr. George McLean, Chairman Education Committee, Community Development Foundation, Tupelo MS, dated March 13, 1975. 

8.11.4 Dr. Gerald W. Walton, Associate Dean College of Liberal Arts, University of Mississippi, from James Hugh Ray, Marion Cagle, W.M. Beasley, Gene Berbette, Felix Black, Charles Causey, Jack Reed, Harry Rutherford, J.C. Whitehead, Harry Martin, dated March 26, 1975. 

8.11.5 Charles A. Kothe from George McLean dated April 16, 1975. TLS. George McLean from L.C. Michelon, Republic Education Institute, dated April 21, 1975, and includes invoice for books ordered and TL reply from George McLean dated May 6, 1975. 

8.11.6 George McLean from Dr. Milton Baxter, Office of Governor, Education and Training, dated April 28, 1975, and includes reply from George McLean, dated May 5, 1975. 

8.11.7 George McLean from Dr. Milton Baxter, Office of Governor, Education and Training, dated May 2, 1975. 

8.11.8 Kenneth Wagner, Mississippi Research and Development Center from George McLean dated August 29, 1975. 

8.11.9 George McLean from Joseph A. Gore, Mary Holmes College, dated November 18, 1975, and includes AL, copy TL, and TLS reply from George McLean dated November 28, 1975. 

8.12.1 George McLean from Felix Sutphin, President Wood Junior College, dated January 14, 1976. 

8.12.2 John R. Tabb, Assistant Director, Administration, Mississippi State Highway Department, from W. Spurgeon Briggs, Manager, Industry Analysis Branch, Research and Development Center, dated January 23, 1976. Includes Economic Impact of MS Highway Department Construction Contracts, Selected Fiscal Years (1976-1978) 

8.12.3 Copy Memo Signed to All State Department Heads from Mississippi Governor Cliff Finch dated February 6, 1976. Re: letter of introduction for George McLean 

8.12.4 George McLean from Guy Mitchell, Jr. of Mitchell, McNutt, Bush, Lagrone, & Sams, P.A., dated March 10, 1976. 

8.12.5 Max Hays, Sheller Globe Corp., from George McLean dated May 26, 1976. 

8.12.6 George McLean from Larry Hogue, Public Relations Coordinator, State of Mississippi, Department of Education, dated June 16, 1976. 

8.12.7 the Honorable C.B. Newman, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives from George McLean dated June 25, 1976. 

8.12.8 George McLean from Charles B. Ivy regarding attached editorial “Something smells in Tenn-Tom deal” dated August 3, 1976. 

8.12.9 George McLean from W.G. Poindexter, State House of Representatives, District 13, dated October 4, 1976. 

8.12.10 Dr. E.R. Jobe and cc’d to George McLean and Mendell Davis from Anse Dees dated October 5, 1976. 

8.12.11 George McLean from Thomas E. Carter, Executive Director, Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce dated October 15, 1976. 

8.12.12 George McLain from James L. Henderson, Vice President of Rotary Club of Oxford, MS, dated October 15, 1976. 

8.12.13 William G. Burgin, Jr., Chairman Mississippi Tennessee-Tombigbee Bridge Advisory Committee, from W.J. Wilkes, Director of Office of Engineering, US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, dated November 4, 1976. 

8.12.14 Stewart Vail, President Northeast Economic Development Association, and cc’d to George McLean from Wm. G. Burgin, Jr., State Senator 6th District, dated November 5, 1976. 

8.12.15 Mr. Clyde McLeod from George McLean dated November 15, 1976. 

8.12.16 George McLean from H. Campbell Stuckeman, President of Precise Corporation, dated November 15, 1976. 

8.12.17 Senator Bob Perry, Executive Assistant, Governor’s Office, from Stewart Vail, President Northeast Economic Development Association, dated November 26, 1976. 

8.12.18 Harry D. Owen, Executive Vice President, Ergon Inc., from George McLean dated December 16, 1976. 

8.12.19 W.O. Benjamin, President Itawamba Junior College, from George McLean dated December 31, 1976. 

8.13.1 Governor Cliff Finch from George McLean dated January 8, 1977. 

8.13.2 K.B. Keary, Jr., Petroleum Geologist, from Stewart J. Gilchrist dated January 11, 1977. 

8.13.3 Governor Cliff Finch from George McLean dated January 25, 1977. 

8.13.4 George McLean from Davenport Mosby dated January 27, 1977. 

8.13.5 TM to HOPE Board of Directors and Friends from George McLean dated January 28, 1977. 

8.13.6 Butch Lambert, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, from George McLean dated January 31, 1977. 

8.13.7 George McLean from Sherrill Nash, Starkville Daily News, dated February 1, 1977, and includes reply from George McLean dated February 15, 1977. 

8.13.8 George McLean from Governor Cliff Finch dated February 2, 1977. 

8.13.9 George McLean from James D. McComas, Mississippi State University, dated February 9, 1977. 

8.13.10 George McLean from Ed Meek, Director of Public Relations, University of Mississippi, dated February 15, 1977. 

8.13.11 Colonel Charlie Blalock, Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, dated March 28, 1977. 

8.13.12 Yokefellow from Elton Trueblood, Yokefellows International, dated June 30, 1977. 

8.13.13 George McLean from John C. Stennis, United States Senator, dated June 30, 1977. 

8.13.14 Al Rockwell, Rockwell International, from George McLean, dated July 5, 1977. 

8.13.15 Oliver [Emmerich] from George McLean, regarding McComb’s Oliver Emmerich Day on August 4, dated July 27, 1977, and includes AN from George McLean. 

8.13.16 C.H. Cain, President of Lee County Board of Supervisors, from George McLean dated August 3, 1977. 

8.13.17 Mayor Clyde Whitaker, Mayor of Tupelo, from George McLean dated September 15, 1977. 

8.13.18 George McLean from Malcolm D. McAuley, classmate of McLean, dated November 1, 1977, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

8.14.1 Governor Cliff Finch, Governor of Mississippi, from George McLean dated April 8, 1978. 

8.14.2 George McLean from James L. Knight, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc, dated April 28, 1978 

8.14.3 George McLean from Guy Mitchell, Mitchell, McNutt, Bush, Lagrone & Sams, P.A., dated July 28, 1978. 

8.14.4 George McLean from S. David Freeman dated September 2 and 25, 1978, includes TLS reply from George McLean dated October 3, 1978. 

8.15.1 George McLean from O. Pendleton Thomas, BF Goodrich Company, dated April 20, 1979, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

8.15.2 George McLean from John O. Leslie, Mayor of Oxford, dated May 24, 1979, and includes TLS reply from George McLean dated May 26, 1979. 

8.15.3 George McLean from Tom Allmond, Allmond Printing Company, dated September 20, 1979, and includes AL and TL reply from George McLean dated September 21, 1979. 

8.15.4 George McLean from James W. Strobel, President Mississippi University for Women, dated November 7, 1979, and includes TLS reply from George McLean dated November 15, 1979. 

8.15.5 Steve LeResche from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.6 Mike Bush from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.7 Dr. Dan Brasfield from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.8 Lewis Whitfield from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.9 Tom Robinson from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.10 Bill Carroll from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.15.11 Tom Bailey, Sr., South Central Bell, from George McLean dated December 20, 1979. 

8.16.1 George McLean from S.W. Papert, Jr., President Mid-South Mississippi Dailies, dated January 2, 1980. 

8.16.2 Mr. and Mrs. Lann A. Malesky, American Consulate General, from George McLean dated May 2, 1980, regarding reading aide program, CREATE, Palmetto schools 

8.16.3 George McLean from John C. Stanley, III, dated November 4, 1980. 

8.17.1 George McLean from G. Hite McLean dated January 2, 1981, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

8.17.2 David Freeman and Buddie Newman, dated January 13, 1981. 

8.17.3 Chairman S. David Freeman, Board of Directors Tennessee Valley Authority, from George McLean dated March 23, 1981. 

8.17.4 Mr. and Mrs. Lann Malesky, American Consulate General, from George McLean dated March 23, 1981. 

8.17.5 Senator Ellis Bodron, Vicksburg, from George McLean dated June 27, 1981. 

8.17.6 Dr. Donald Standon, Adrian College, from George McLean dated June 27, 1981. 

8.17.7 Mr. and Mrs. McLean from Minrose Gwin, Department of English, University of Tennessee, dated August 7, 1981, and includes AL and TLS. Seetha Srinivasan, editor of University Press of Mississippi, from George McLean dated September 2, 1981. 

8.17.8 George McLean from William F. Winter, Governor of Mississippi, dated September 21 and August 31, 1981, and includes TD schedule of events for Governor General Conference on Education – November 3-5, 1981. 

8.17.9 Mr. and Mrs. George McLean from Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman C.H. Dean, Jr., Directors S. David Freeman and Richard M. Freeman, dated October 7, 1981, regarding TVA Distinguished Citizen Award, and includes TL reply from George McLean dated October 19, 1981. 

8.17.10 Dr. Thomas H. Saterfiel from George McLean dated October 25, 1981. 

8.17.11 Rosie Walker, Downtown Magazine, from George McLean dated October 25, 1981. 

8.17.12 Governor William Winter from George McLean dated October 28, 1981. 

8.17.13 Andy Griffin from George McLean dated November 3, 1981. 

8.17.14 Hollis from George McLean dated November 30, 1981. 

8.18.1 Friends (George McLean) from Elton Trueblood, Yokefellows International, dated February 1, 1982, and includes ALS reply from George McLean dated February 10, 1982. 

8.18.2 Edward K. Crothers, Jr., Vice President, Personnel, from George McLean dated February 16, 1982. 

8.18.3 East/West Network, Inc., from George McLean dated February 22, 1982. 

8.18.4 George McLean from Dan DeBord dated March 12, 1982, and includes DeBord’s resume and TL reply from George McLean dated April 15, 1982. 

8.18.5 George McLean from C.E. Holladay dated May 19, 1982, includes TL reply from George McLean dated May 28, 1982. 

8.18.6 George McLean from James E. Lashley, Director of Communications, Duval County Public Schools, dated June 4, 1982, and includes AL and TL response from George McLean dated June 11, 1982. 

8.18.7 George McLean from James N. Butler, Director of Department of Alumni Activities, University of Mississippi, dated June 7, 1982, and includes TLS reply from George McLean dated June 17, 1982. 

8.18.8 Honorable C.B. Newman, Speaker of Mississippi House of Representatives, from George McLean dated June 30, 1982. 

8.18.9 George McLean from James N. Butler, Director of Alumni Activities University of Mississippi, dated July 2, 1982, and includes TL reply from George McLean dated September 17, 1982. 

8.18.10 George McLean from Albert T. O’Neil, regarding subscription, dated August 13, 1982, and includes TLS reply from George McLean dated August 27, 1982. 

8.18.11 Lt. Governor Brad Dye from George McLean dated August 19, 1982. 

8.18.12 Honorable C.B. Newman, Speaker of Mississippi House of Representatives, from George McLean dated August 19, 1982. 

8.18.13 Charles Deaton from George McLean dated August 25, 1982, regarding attached letter to Governor William Winter from George McLean dated August 24, 1982. 

8.18.14 George McLean from James N. Butler, Director of Alumni Activities University of Mississippi, dated September 21, 1982, and includes TD Schedule for Hall of Fame Recipients October 15-16, 1982. 

8.18.15 George McLean from James N. Butler, Director of Alumni Activities University of Mississippi, dated October 20, 1982. 

8.19.1 Undated. TL. Ms. Betty Kline, Lee County Child Development Program, from George McLean. 

8.19.2 Undated. AL. John H[illegible], Indianola, from George McLean 

8.19.3 Undated. AL and TL. Al Rockwell, Rockwell International, from George McLean 

8.19.4 Undated. TL. Governor Cliff Finch from George McLean 

Miscellaneous Meeting Minutes 

8.20.1 Minutes HOPE Board of Directors Meeting, December 20, 1971, and includes County Chairmen List, List of Officers and Directors, Highways and Pressing Emergency HOPE 

8.20.2 Typed Memo to Chairman R.G. Huggins, Subcommittee Studying H.B. No. 1174 from George McLean Chairman HOPE 

8.20.3 Minutes Meeting of representatives of University of Mississippi Administration, School of Engineering, Continuing Education Department, Tupelo Lee County Branch, State R&D Center and CDF, dated August 19, 1975. 

8.20.4 Minutes of HOPE meeting, December 8, 1976, attended by Governor Finch, Lt. Governor Gandy, Speaker Newman, Chairman Pierce, and includes Sales Tax on Highway Motor Fuels chart, AN, article “Money Surplus Worries’ Texas” by Nicholas C. Chriss, the Los Angeles Times. 

Legal Documents 

8.21.1 Statement by George McLean, Publisher of the Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi, before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives with respect to HR 4569, March 13, 1961. (2 copies) 

8.21.2 Affidavit of George McLean before the National Labor Relations Board, dated August 15, 1961 

8.21.3 Oral Testimony Before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty, dated April 10, 1967 


8.22 Community Development in Mississippi course, University of Mississippi 1969-1970 

Book Reviews 

8.23.1 George McLean review of Our God is Too Small by J.B. Phillips 

8.23.2 George McLean review of The Past That Would Not Die by Walter Lord, Three Lives For Mississippi by William Bradford, Integration at Ole Miss by Russell H. Barrett, “I Do So Politely:”A Voice from the South by Robert Canzoneri, Letters from Mississippi edited by Elizabeth Sutherland. 


8.24 Program for “Living Word—Living Issues” Conference, April 30-May 2, 1965. George McLean address May 1 

8.25 Photographs 

Sunday School & Bible Study Notes and Lessons 

8.26.1 A Faith to Proclaim, Stewart, Undated 

8.26.2 Bible Speaks To Me Today, Undated 

8.26.3 Bible Study as a Means to Christian Growth, Undated 

8.26.4 Central Emphasis of Christ, Undated 

8.26.5 Faith and Works, Undated 

8.26.6 How I Feel About God, Dan Wilford class in ’75 Summer Institute, Undated 

8.26.7 John on Filial Consciousness, Undated 

8.26.8 Know Your Bible, Undated 

8.26.9 Knowing God, Undated 

8.26.10 Love, Undated 

8.26.11 Miracles, Undated 

8.26.12 Miracles (Signs in John, Miracles in the Synoptics) Mission and Message, Undated 

8.26.13 New Creation, Undated 

8.26.14 An Outline of Mark for Study Purposes, Undated 

8.26.15 See A Man in Christ, Stewart, Undated 

8.26.16 Sin is a failure of man and a frustration to God. We are NOT what God intended us to become, Undated 

8.26.17 We are in an age of CRISIS. This can be a grave danger or great opportunity, Undated 

8.26.18 Why I am Thankful, Undated 

9.1.1 dated June 21, 1970, “S.S.” 

9.1.2 dated October 7, 1973, “I. Passion Announcement” 

9.1.3 dated October 14, 1973, “S.S.” 

9.1.4 dated January 13, 1974, “I John” 

9.1.5 dated May 19, 1974, “S.S.” 

9.1.6 dated May 1975 “Talk made to Basement Sunday School Class” 

9.1.7 dated March 5, 1978, “S.S. class” 

9.1.8 dated May 14, 1978, “use Mt 3: 7-10 as a start. Does this have a message for church people today?” 

9.1.9 dated May 26, 1978, “First we are going to spend approx ½ our time on the 3rd Chapter of Keck” 

9.1.10 dated January 24, 1982, “What is essential to being a Christian?” 

9.2 Bible Study Notes and notes on commentaries 

9.3 New Testament Times, I. The Greco-Roman World by S. Vernon McCasland 

Speeches Materials, Dated 

9.4.1 Document titled Rural Community Development, A program Originated by the Tupelo Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi. Speech delivered before the Memphis Agricultural Club, February 3, 1947. 

9.4.2 Speech Before Editor’s Short Course, University of Mississippi, November 15, 1947, by George McLean 

9.5.1 Pamphlet. Mississippi Tomorrow—Laggard or Leader? By George McLean, December 14, 1948. Original pamphlet speeches and photocopies 

9.5.2 Mississippi Tomorrow—Laggard or Leader? ODK Speech Delivered at University, December 14, 1948 

9.6 RCDC Annual Program, December 5, 1957 

9.7.1 “My Ties to the World Through My Vocation,” Decatur, Alabama Talk, March 27, 1962 

9.7.2 “How Can We Plan and Carry Out Economic Development in a Rural Area?” by George McLean, Conference on Land and People, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15-16, 1962 

9.8.1 Talk before the Soil Conservation District Commissioners, Jackson, Mississippi, January 15, 1963 

9.8.2 “How Can We Plan and Carry Out Economic Development in Our Rural Area?” Union Community Talk, February 4, 1963. 3 copies with notes by George McLean 

9.8.3 “Industrial Development Can Be Planned—Can be Carried Out,” Louisiana Industrial Development Conference, Monroe, Louisiana, March 21, 1963 

9.8.4 “Mobilizing Community Resources,” Talk made to National Rehabilitation Association, Region IV, Charleston, South Carolina, April 23, 1963 

9.9.1 "How Can We Plan and Carry Out Economic Development in Our Area?” Talk by George McLean made before Area Economic Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 21, 1964. 2 copies with notes by George McLean 

9.9.2 WCBITV 9-9:30 Monday November 2 (1964) “A Native Mississippian etc” 

9.10.1 “1965 Civil Rights Agitation in Mississippi” 

9.10.2 “1965 Civil Rights Agitation in Mississippi” 

9.11.1 “Affirming the Reality of Change, Social Change and Community Development” 

9.11.2 “Where are we now” 

9.11.3 Speech delivered by George McLean to Agricultural Committee, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America at St. Louis, Missouri, October 9, 1969 

9.11.4 “A Lifeless Religion Is Deadly,” Set to Presbyterian Outlook December 6, 1969 

9.12.1 Pamphlet “The Tupelo Story” by Mrs. Elizabeth Holcomb, Librarian Lee County Library. See last page for McLean and Daily Journal 

9.12.2 “Which Way Mississippi” Speech by George McLean, Mississippi Historical Society, March 7, 1970. 3 copies, 2 copies with AN 

9.12.3 “Notes for a Talk on the Early Days of Tupelo” by Anna Kursey McLean, April 12, 1970 

9.12.4 “Affirming the Reality of Change: Social Change and Community Development.” Speech given by George McLean at the Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare in Biloxi, Mississippi, April 29, 1970. 2 copies with AN 

9.12.5 “The Next 100 Years: First, A Brief Look Back—Then, A Long Look Forward—Finally, A Deep Look Within” speech given by George McLean, Tupelo, Mississippi, Centennial Year, before the Annual Meeting of the Community Development Foundation, May 7, 1970. 2 copies 

9.13.1 “People Power and Community Development” Humanities Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Mississippi March 30, 1971. Includes program March 30, 1971 

9.13.2 “Mississippi—A Self-Examination” speech by George McLean, MEC, Jackson, Mississippi, April 8, 1971. 2 copies 

9.13.3 “The Development of Tomorrow’s Communities” speech given by George McLean at Mississippi State University, April 29, 1971 

9.14 “What really is the future for small cities in areas such as North Mississippi…” written by George McLean for Engineering Magazine, May 1972 

9.15.1 Hugh Anderson (University of Edinburgh) Baccalaureate sermon at Duke N. in 1973, Duke N. Alumni Register 1973 

9.15.2 “The Tupelo Daily Journal is…” 

10.1 “President’s Report” Hope Meeting, November 19, 1976 

10.2.1 “TVA and Mississippi,” dated June 17, 1977, “TVA Activities in Mississippi,” and “The Tennessee Valley Authority...” dated January 18, 1977 

10.2.2 George McLean CRA Talk, July 27, 1977 

10.3.1“Tupelo Philosophy” speech given by George McLean to students at Vanderbilt, May 17, 1978 

10.3.2 “Why I Am Thankful,” November 22, 1978. 2 copies 

10.4 “A Locally Owned Newspaper Dedicated to the Service of God and Mankind.” January 17, 1979 

10.5.1 Speech to students at Vanderbilt, 1980 

10.5.2 “This community has…” attributed to 1980s 

10.6.1 “A Mississippi Editor Speaks.” 3 copies with notes. Published in Appalachia, Journal of the Appalachia Regional Commission, Volume 15, Number 1, September-October 1981, as part of Appalachian Views 

10.6.2 Copy of Appalachia, Journal of Appalachia Regional Commission, Vol. 15, No. 1, September-October 1981. Article by George McLean pages 20-23 

10.6.3 “ N.Y. Times 12 Nov 

10.6.4 Copy of article from Washington Journalism Review October 1981, “MMI—Nelson Poynter’s Anti-Chain Reaction,” attached to AN “CDF 5/7” by George McLean 

Speeches Materials, Undated by Subject 

African American community 

10.7 “Sometimes young people do not listen to older people” 


10.8.1 TD “When I was asked to talk…Reinhold Niebuhrson’s political philosophy in “Christian Realism and Political Problems…” 

10.8.2 “I have been asked to talk on “The Word, A Call to Discipleship” 

10.8.3 Women in Town and Rural Areas and the Gospel. 


10.9.1 Suggested draft of speech to Tupelo Kiwanis Club 

10.9.2 Miscellaneous material on education 


10.10 Miscellaneous material on CREATE 

Rural Development 

10.11.1 Pamphlet “Tupelo’s ‘Winning Prosperity Team’ Sets a New National Pattern for Increasing Rural Income.” 

10.11.2 “Proposed Training Program for Rural People.” 

Economic Development 

10.12.1 “The economic development of Mississippi…” 

10.12.2 “Economic Philosophy” 

10.12.3 “It has long been the objective…” 

Community Development Foundation (CDF) 

10.13.1 “Many people realize that the Community Development Foundation…” 2 copies. 

10.13.2 “The citizens in this community and particularly in this Community Development Foundation…” 

10.13.3 “The work that is being done in organized community work…” 

Human Resource Development 

10.14.1 “Human Resource Development” (5 copies) 

10.14.2 “Human Resources Development Institute” (10 copies) 

Speeches, titled, undated 

10.15.1 The Tupelo Story of Community Industry Cooperation 

10.15.2 “The Public Relations Needed by Mississippi” 

10.15.3 “The Implementation of Excellence or the Pursuit of Excellence in a Democracy.” 

10.15.4 “Is the Small Town Dead?” Article published by George McLean. 3 copies. 

10.15.5 “What Do We Mean by ‘Quality of Life?’” 4 copies. 

10.16.1 “Good Morning Young Ladies and Gentlemen…” 

10.16.2 “…development of industry…” 

10.16.3 “Too long have our people been self-satisfied and self-seeking…” 

10.17 “Mr. George McLean Speeches” 

Honors and Clippings 

Honors and Clippings 1940s-1950s 

10.18.1 Article from Commercial Appeal, March 13, 1947, “Ag-Industry Hears Tupelo Story,” with photo of McLean. 

10.18.2 Article from The Progressive Farmer, January 1949, “ ‘Man of the Year’ for Mississippi George McLean,” with photo of McLean. 

10.18.3 Article from French Camp Academy News, November 1950, “New Board Members,” includes picture of McLean. 

Honors and Clippings 1960s 

10.19.1 Articles “State Wide Honor Bestowed on Publisher of Journal,” “Depressed People, Not Areas, Says McLean,” and “Tupelo Editor Testifies on Depressed Areas Bill.” 

10.19.2 Article from May 23, 1968, “Developing People Best Way to Total Conservation---McLean,” includes picture of McLean, accepting Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club’s first annual Outstanding Citizen Award. 

10.19.3 Articles from Daily Journal, March 16-17, 1968, “George McLean is Named to Small Business Council,” and from Clarion Ledger March 4, 1970, Speakers Announced for State Historical Society,” includes picture of McLean. 

10.19.4 Portion of article from Look April 16, 1968 “Tupelo” p M8 

10.19.5 Article “McLean says development demands ‘total utilization.” 

10.19.6 Article from February 20-21, 1965, “George McLean Named ‘Outstanding Citizen,” includes picture of McLean. 

10.19.7 Article “Journal Publisher to Teach Community Course at UM,” and “Editor to Direct University Course,” dated September 12, 1969. 

Honors and clippings 1970s 

10.20.1 Articles “Principles Guide” by George McLean, attributed to 1970, republished; “Tupelo Publisher Wins Award, regarding his receipt of the 1979 Mississippi Medalist Award. 

10.20.2 Portion of article from Central: The Magazine of South Central Bell 1979/No.5, page 8-9 regarding Tupelo and George McLean 

10.20.3 Article from Poplar Bluff, Arkansas paper around November 18, 1979, “Newspaperman Does Something Other Than Complain.” 

10.20.4 Article from Alabama Development News, January 1979, “Work, Money Get Results in Tupelo.” 

10.20.5 Editorial and article from Construction News, July 19, 1972, “Mississippi Lights a Candle,” and “Mississippi Shows The Way.” 

10.20.6 Article from Commercial Appeal, December 8, 1971, “HOPE Wants Highway Study to be Fast.” 

10.20.7 Advertisement from Reed’s in Tupelo, happy birthday wishes to George McLean, dated 1979. 

Honors and Clippings 1980s 

10.21.1 Article from Memphis Press-Scimitar, January 21, 1980, “$1.5 Million Backs Publisher’s Belief in Reading, and article from Times Union November 13, 1980, “News executive gives schools $1.1 million to aid teaching.” 

10.21.2 Column “The Marketplace” by Joe Dove, “George McLean: good newspaperman, businessman,” published October 16, 1980. 

10.21.3 Article from Mississippi Business Journal, November 1980, “Tupelo and Journal inseparable to George McLean.” (2 copies). 

10.21.4 Article from Commercial Appeal, October 17, 1982, “Ole Miss Hall of Fame Receives Four Alumni 

10.21.5 “Leadership Mississippi….The Panelists,” includes George McLean on page 2. 

10.21.6 Article from The New York Times, November 12, 1980, “$1.1 Million Gift Helps Schools Teach Reading.” 

Honors and Clippings, Undated 

10.22.1 Picture “Your East Mississippi Council in Action.” 

10.22.2 Article from The Oxford Eagle, “A Day in the life of documentary,” regarding George McLean. 

10.22.3 Portion of article from NEA Journal, regarding education in Tupelo and George McLean. 

10.22.4 Photocopy of picture of George McLean in news office. 

10.22.5 Article from The Journal, “A Locally Owned Newspaper Dedicated to the Service of God and Mankind,” by George McLean. 

10.22.6 Article “A veteran newsman’s views on TVA.” 

Speeches and Letters Honoring George McLean 

10.23.1 Excerpts from “Songs by Morton Downey” Broadcast, Wednesday, May 29, 1946, regarding a Salute to Tupelo, MS and George McLean. 

10.23.2 Speech from Birthday party from Journal staff for George McLean, July 30, 1969. 

10.23.3 Group of speeches given for George McLean at dinner honoring the former on December 17, 1979, by Mike Bush, Dr. Dan Brasfield, Lewis Whitefield, Bill Carroll. (note: missing speech Steve LeResch) 

10.23.4 Letter to Jack Reed from William Winter, dated May 11, 1983, re: honors for George McLean. 

10.23.5 Introductory speech for George McLean for CDF. 

10.23.6 Letter of invitation to reception given by TVA Board of Directors to honor George McLean as the recipient of the 1980 Tennessee Valley Distinguished Citizen Award, to be held January 9, 1981. 

10.23.7 A Testimony to Mr. George McLean, by Robert Boynton Smith, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo. 

10.23.8 Note by Anna R. McLean accepting resolution honoring George McLean after his death. 

Correspondence Honoring & Congratulating George McLean 

10.24.1 Copied letter from Alfred Hume to Judge McLean (George’s father), dated January 14, 1924. 

10.24.2 letter from James W. Silver to the Faculty and Staff Members of the University of Mississippi, dated December 9, 1948. 

10.24.3 Copy of invitation to the Inaugural Ball of President Lyndon B. Johnson, dated January 20, 1965, and includes TLS note from the President regarding his support and help during the campaign, dated November 10, 1964. 

10.24.4 letter from Orville Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, to George McLean, dated July 5, 1967. 

10.24.5 letter from William G. Mockabee, Lieutenant, The Salvation Army, to George McLean, dated April 7, 1980. 

10.24.6 letter from the Office of the Board of Directors to the Honorable and Mrs. Perrin Purvis, dated December 19, 1980. 

10.24.7 letter from Sherrill Nash, Starkville Daily News, to George McLean, dated January 3, 1981. 

10.24.8 letter from Joseph F. Ellis, Jr., the Clarksdale Press Register, to George McLean, dated January 6, 1981. 

10.24.9 letter from Julia H. Barnes, Extension Specialist, Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service, to George McLean, dated January 7, 1981. 

10.24.10 letter from James B. Skewes to George McLean, dated December 22, 1980. 

10.24.11 letter from Tom Beatty, Vice President and General Manager of the Southern Division of United Press International, to George McLean, dated December 9, 1980. 

10.24.12 letter from Orbie L. Medders, Regional Executive of United Press International, to George McLean, dated December 10, 1980. 

10.24.13 letter from John C. Stennis, United States Senator, to the Honorable S. David Freeman, regarding George McLean’s receipt of the TVA’s Distinguished Citizen Award, dated December 23, 1980. 

10.24.14 letter from H.D. McGee, Mayor of City of Fulton, to George McLean, dated January 10, 1981. 

10.24.15 letter from Thomas R. War, President of the Phil Hardin Foundation, to George McLean, dated December 22, 1980, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

10.24.16 Western Union Mailgram from Porter L. Fortune, Chancellor of University of Mississippi, to George McLean, dated January 8, 1981, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

10.24.17 letter from C. Thompson Wacaster, Vice President for Educational Programs and Research for the Phil Hardin Foundation, to George McLean, dated December 22, 1980, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

10.24.18 Autographed card from staff at First Citizens National Bank 

10.24.19 note from [illegible name] to George McLean. 

10.24.20 letter from Kenneth C. Wagner, Director of Mississippi Research and Development Center, to George McLean dated January 12, 1981, and includes reply from George McLean. 

10.24.21 letter from Martha [illegible]ddie to George McLean, dated January 19, 1977. 

10.24.22 letter from Fr. Damian Gusmus, O.S.B., St. Michael’s Church in Florence, Alabama, to George McLean dated October 17, 1963. 

10.24.23 letter from W.M. Drower to George McLean, dated October 27, 1970. 

10.24.24 letter from Jamie L. Whitten, Congressman from the 1st District, Mississippi, United States House of Representatives, to George McLean, dated December 9, 1980. 

10.24.25 letter from William C. Keady, Chief Judge, United States District Court, to George McLean, dated December 11, 1980. 

10.24.26 Western Union Telegram from Baldwyn Elementary School, Teachers Reading Aids and Students, to George McLean, dated January 9, 1981. 

10.24.27 letter from Chauncey R. Godwin to George McLean dated January 11, 1981, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

10.24.28 letter from George Street, Office of University Relations, to George McLean dated January 12, 1981. 

10.24.29 letter from Reid Asche, Editor and Publisher of the Jackson Sun, to George McLean, dated January 12, 1981, and includes AL reply from George McLean. 

Honors: Programs & Printed Materials 

10.25.1 Program of Tupelo Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, February 19, 1965, where George McLean received 1965 Outstanding Citizen Award. 

10.24.2 Program of Tupelo Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, February 11, 1966, photo of George McLean, winner of 1965 Outstanding Citizen Award 

10.24.3 Citation for George A. McLean by Adrian College, from Commencement 1981, for a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree. 

10.24.4 Commencement program from Adrian College, April 26, 1981, George McLean’s receipt of Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. 

10.24.5 Program of CDF Annual Meeting, May 19, 1983, honoring George McLean. 

10.24.6 Ole Miss Alumni Review, December 1982, article regarding 1982 Hall of Fame recipients, George McLean p. 23. 

10.24.7 Newspaper photo of The Northeast Mississippi Junior College presentation of an award for contributions to education in the state to George McLean. 

Newspaper Clippings (Dated) 

11.1.1 “Only Through Foresight Are Cities Built” Tupelo Journal April 11, 1950. 

11.1.2 “Now-Famous ‘Tupelo Plan’ Praised in Recent Book: Work of McLean and Associates Termed Significant Development in U.S. Life.” By Tom Meanley, Press-Scimitar

11.1.3 “Better Farming: Tales of Tupelo Tells How it Pays, and How Townsfolk Can Boost It; Urban Rural Cooperation Is Big Dividend Source for Mississippi Community; ‘There is No Santa Claus.’” The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 1952. 

11.1.4 “Tupelo’s Dynamo To Speak at Farm-Home Week” The Cairo Evening Citizen (Cairo, Illinois) January 14, 1954. 

11.1.5 “McClain Views Responsibility of Citizenship,” The Daily Corinthian, June 10, 1960. 

11.1.6 “Tupelo Editor Named Outstanding Citizen,” re George McLean’s receipt of the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Junior Auxiliary at the annual Charity Ball. The Clarion Ledger February 23, 1965. 

11.1.7 “George McLean Named ‘Outstanding Citizen,’” includes picture of George McLean and president of Tupelo Junior Auxiliary. February 1965. 

11.1.8 “Two Panels Weighing Water Agency’s Fate,” Commercial Appeal, April 22, 1976. 

11.1.9 New York Times headline, November 12, 1979. 

11.1.10 “George McLean: Good newspaperman, businessman,” from The Marketplace by Joe Dove column of the Capitol Reporter, October 16, 1980. 

11.1.11 “Tupelo and Journal Inseparable to George McLean,” by Joe M. Dove in The Mississippi Business Journal, November 1980. 

11.1.12 “Judge Coleman Goes Back to the Farm,” The Star-Herald, June 18, 1981. 

11.1.13 “Day in life of documentary,” The Oxford Eagle, April 13, 1982. 

11.1.14 “McLean honored for contributions to education.” Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal August 3, 1983 

Newspaper Clippings (Not dated) 

11.2.1 “New Chamber of Commerce…” Commercial Appeal includes picture of George McLean and Arthur Rogers president of Chamber of Commerce looking at mountain of cotton seed. 

11.2.2 “Radio Tribute to Tupelo Publisher” by The Listener with picture of George McLean 

11.2.3 “Future of Workers and Community at Stake” Daily Journal 

11.2.4 “ Journal Purchases  The Daily News; Bigger, Better Paper for Readers.” 

11.2.5 “Publisher Warns…Better Education or Fewer Dollars.” By Edmund Noel Clarion Ledger

11.2.6 “Tupelo Journalist Speaks to Commerce Students Here, Cites Growing Business Opportunities in Mississippi: Stay-At-Home Advice Is Given by McLean,” includes picture of McLean speaking to students. 

11.2.7 “Speaker,” photo of George McLean in announcement of featured speaker at annual conference for Presbyterian men of the Synod of Mississippi. 

11.2.8 “Journal Publisher to Present Talks to Illinois Group,” re George McLean speaking in Illinois to Franklin County Teachers’ Institute, community development division of Southern Illinois University, Franklin County agricultural workers, and University of Illinois Farm and Home week program. 

11.2.9 “McLean to Speak,” re George McLean speaking to the Greenwood Lions Club. 

11.2.10 “Auxiliary Hears Talk by Editor,” re George McLean speaking to Woman’s Auxiliary of Presbyterian Church. 

11.2.11 “Soil Commissioners Coming for Meeting,” re George McLean as featured speaker of the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Soil Conservation District Commissioners in Jackson, Mississippi. 

11.2.12 “McLean to receive honorary degree,” re honorary degree from Adrian College. 

11.2.13 “McLean to receive honorary doctorate from Adrian College.” 

11.2.14 “HOPE Wants Highway Study to be Fast,” Commercial Appeal. 

11.2.15 “A Locally Owned Newspaper Dedicated to the Service of God and Mankind,” by George McLean. 

TVA Distinguished Citizen Award articles 

11.3.1 “Honoring an honorable man,” Inside TVA January 13, 1981, Vol 2, No. 1. 

11.3.2 “In honor of George McLean,” The Capital Reporter, January 15, 1981. 

11.3.3 “McLean Named TVA Distinguished Citizen.” 

11.3.4 “McLean to Get First TVA Award;” “Tupelo Publisher Receives TVA Award,” from The Commercial Appeal, January 11, 1981; “George McLean Receives Award,” from the Mississippi EPA News, January 1981. 

11.3.5 “McLean honored,” The Mississippi Press. 

11.3.6 "That’s funny, beyond a shadow of a doubt,” Inside TVA, January 27, 1981. 

11.3.7 “Citizen Honored,” from People in the News column of unknown paper and unknown fragment “McLean.” 

TVA Distinguished Citizen Award photographs 

11.4.1 Letter to George McLean from S. David Freeman, Chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors, dated March 10, 1981. Re: TVA Award photograph album 

11.4.2 Photocopies of photograph album. 

TVA Distinguished Citizen Award congratulatory letters 

11.5.1 Copy of reception card for Reception and Banquet honoring George McLean Recipient of the 1980 TVA Distinguished Citizen Award, January 9, 1981. 

11.5.2 letter to George McLean from William F. Winter, Governor of the State of Mississippi, dated January 26, 1981. 

11.5.3 letter to George McLean from James W. Strobel, President of the Mississippi University for Women, dated January 20, 1981. 

11.5.4 letter to George McLean from Brad Dye, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi, dated January 20, 1981. 

11.5.5 letter to Mrs. George McLean from John C. Stennis, Senator of the State of Mississippi, dated January 14, 1981. 

11.5.6 letter to George McLean from John C. Stennis, Senator of the State of Mississippi, dated January 14, 1981. 

11.5.7 letter to George McLean from S. David Freeman, Chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, dated January 19, 1981. 

11.5.8 letter to George McLean from Stewart J. Gilchrist. 

11.5.9 letter to George McLean from S.W. Papert, Jr., dated January 15, 1981. 

11.5.10 letter to George McLean from Charles W. Pickering, dated January 14, 1981. 

11.5.11 letter to George McLean from Orma R. Smith, Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, dated January 16, 1981. 

11.5.12 letter to George McLean from Mike H. Gunner, Corporate Secretary for Purnell’s Pride, Inc., dated January 16, 1981. 

11.5.13 letter to George McLean from Jack L. Bouchillon, Jr., General Manager of The Meridian Star, dated December 9, 1980. 

Oral History 

11.6 McLean Oral History Interview (1972) 


11.7 Scrapbook (Photocopies from George McLean’s sister’s scrapbook) 

Funeral Service for George McLean 

11.8.1 Card. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Information for Funeral and Graveside Services and Visitation for George A. McLean. 

11.8.2 Funeral Service for George A. McLean, First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo, Mississippi, March 3, 1983. 

11.8.3 Grave Service for George A. McLean. 


11.9.1 “George McLean, veteran state newspaperman, dies after illness,” Greenwood, Mississippi, March 1, 1983. 

11.9.2 “George McLean—Development Leader, Journalist—Dies” and “State, National Leaders Praise McLean’s Service to Region,” Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.3 “Tupelo Editor, Leader George McLean dies,” The Clarion Ledger, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.4 “Death Claims George McLean,” The Oxford Eagle, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.5 “Daily Journal Editor George McLean Dies at 78,” The Daily Mississippian, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.6 “George McLean,” The Greenwood Commonwealth, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.7 “Tupelo editor, leader George McLean dies,” The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.8 “Reading Crusader George McLean Dies,” The Commercial Appeal, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.9 “George McLean Dead: A Mississippi Publisher,” The New York Times, March 2, 1983. 

11.9.10 “George McLean A Leader for Tupelo and Mississippi,” The Star Herald, Kosciusko, Mississippi, March 3, 1983. 

11.9.11 “Education has lost a true friend,” The Sun, March 3, 1983. 

11.9.12 “George McLean Civic Leader Was A Thinker and a Doer,” The Clarion Ledger, March 3, 1983. 

11.9.13 Column on George McLean by Jim Abbott in The Editor Comments column in the Enterprise-Tocsin, March 3, 1983. 

11.9.14 “George McLean,” Tupelo Daily Journal, March 3, 1983. 

11.9.15 “George McLean Dies, A Great Voice Stilled,” Vicksburg Evening Post, March 4, 1983. 

11.9.16 “George McLean” The Decatur Daily, March 10, 1983. 

11.9.17 “George McLean: Tupelo’s Story of Success,” The Sun/  The Daily Herald, March 13, 1983. 

11.9.18 “Geo. McLean, Publisher,” Laurel Leader, no date. 

11.9.19 note: Give to Mrs. McLean, re. Mississippi Legislature resolutions. 

11.9.20 “McLean Worked for Public Improvement,” by Joe Dove, no date or publication citation. 

11.9.21 “Veteran Mississippi Newspaper Owner Dies,” no date or publication information, Associated Press story. 

11.9.22 “Publisher and Tenn-Tom director McLean dies,” credited to Birmingham newspaper. 

11.9.23 Short note on George McLean’s death, USA Today, no date. 

11.10.1 “Veteran Newspaper Publisher Praised,” McComb Enterprise-Journal, March 2, 1983. 

11.10.2 “Veteran Tupelo Newspaper Publisher Praised,” Daily Times Leader, West Point, Mississippi. 

11.10.3 “George McLean Praised,” Commonwealth, Greenwood, Mississippi, March 2, 1983. 

11.10.4 “Tupelo publisher George McLean,” Jackson Daily News, March 1, 1983. 

11.10.5 “McLean, 78, newsman, dies,” Inside TVA, March 8, 1983. 

11.10.6 “George McLean, Journalist, Dies,” from Commercial Appeal, 1983. 

11.10.7 “Special Appreciation…For a Special Friend,” from French Camp Academy News, October 1982. 

11.10.8 “City can learn from Chamber,” Leland Progress, March 3, 1983. 

11.10.9 Obituary for George McLean, The Summit Sun

11.10.10 “Mississippians pay tribute to Journal executive editor,” Associated Press Story in the Daily Journal, March 4, 1983. 

11.10.11 “McLean dies at 78,” The Oxford Eagle, March 1, 1983. 

11.10.12 “Childhood honors come from heart,” Daily Journal, week of March 6-13, 1983. 

11.10.13 “State Leaders Offer Tribute to Journalist,” Commercial Appeal, March 4, 1983. 

11.10.14 “Mississippians Pay Final Tribute to George McLean,” Associated Press, no date. 

11.10.15 “George McLean Beat the Odds, He’ll be Missed,” unknown source. 

11.10.16 “Thoughts on McLean and Changed Era,” Enterprise-Journal, March 6, 1983. 

11.10.17 “Veteran Mississippi Newspaper Owner Praised,” The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi, March 2, 1983. 

11.10.18 “McLean Valuable to State,” The Oxford Eagle, June 30, 1983. 

11.10.19 “George McLean,” Decatur Daily, March 10, 1983. 


11.11 Service of Retirement for Dr. Horace L. Villee 

11.12 Manuscript for talk on “Let’s Talk Mississippi,” not attributed to McLean. 

11.13 “What CREATE is not,” by Harry Martin 

11.14 Donald Colmer Remarks for HOPE, September 9, 1976. 

11.15 Col. Barney Oldfield Remarks to Mississippi Broadcasters Association, June 13, 1969. 

11.16 Lyndon B. Johnson souvenir invitation to Inaugural, includes calendar of Events, January 18-20, 1965. 

11.17 1976 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 1040A 

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Notecards (Titled & Dated). Box 12 

“Speech before Columbus Exchange Club and Farmers,” November 24, 1948, 7 cards. 

"Oxford Men of the Church,” November 1, 1949, 1 card. 

“Methodist Rural Life Conference at New Chapel,” November 10, 1949, 2 cards. 

“Presbyterian cc talk for Session,” September 17, 1950, 1 card. 

“Brewer talk,” September 28, 1950, 11 cards. 

“Perfection is by what Jesus revealed by His Life and His Teaching,” October 6, 1950, 2 cards. 

“…Windham said,” October 22, 1950, 1 card. 

“RCDC speech at Cedar Hill,” October 26, 1950, 6 cards. 

“Pleasant Valley Methodist Church,” November 19, 1950, 2 cards. 

“SS Lesson,” December 10, 1950, 16 cards. 

SS Lesson,” December 10, 1950, 7 cards. 

“Men of the Church Xms Program,” December 15, 1950, 4 cards. 

Misc. material from 1950, 13 cards. 

“SS,” January 7, 1951, 2 cards. 

“SS lesson,” January 21, 1951, 4 cards. 

“SS,” January 28, 1951, 13 cards. 

“Tupelo Rotary Club Speech,” February 26, 1951, 4 cards. 

“Okolona Church,” August 4, 1951, 2 cards. 

“Rotary and community leaders at New Albany,” August 17, 1951, 4 cards. 

“Rotary Club Tupelo,” November 5, 1951, 1 card. 

“Okolona,” December 21, 1951, 1 card. 

“Statement by Dr. M.F. Miller Dean and Director Emeritis, University of Missouri, College of Agriculture,” 1951 evaluation – 5 years, 1 card. 

“Okolona, Methodist cc,” September 28, 1952, 12 cards. 

“Discussion group on Mk, each person has read Mk,” October 16, 1952, 23 cards. 

“SS,” April 5, 1953, 6 cards. 

“Talk to Pentecostal Bible Institute,” April 28, 1953, 6 cards. 

“AA talk,” October 30, 1953, 11 cards. 

“Responsibilities of Young Adults to the Church,” November 1, 1953, 1 card. 

“Today (Nov. 1, 1953) we are talking about Christ’s…” November 1, 1953, 7 cards. 

“SS 11-15-53,” November 15, 1953, 1 card. 

“Men of CC, Loyalty is an Important Topic in America Today,” November 19, 1953, 6 cards. 

“For the X-Mas lesson 1953,” 2 cards. 

“What the Tupelo Journal has meant to the people of this area,” May 8, 1954, 10 cards. 

“SS Growth in Christian Citizenship & Cooperation,” September 12, 1954, 1 card. 

“SS Good Citizenship,” September 14, 1954, 12 cards. 

“Presbyterian Fellowship,” March 4-5, 1955, 13 cards. 

“II talk Christian Citizenship,” March 5, 1955, 

“Why—motives of action…” November 6, 1955, 1 card. 

“1-6-56,” January 6, 1956, 5 cards. 

“SS,” January 15, 1956, 10 cards. 

“1-29-56,” January 29, 1956, 2 cards. 

“1-30-56,” January 30, 1956, 1 card. 

“SS,” February 5, 1956, 1 card. 

“Later I wanted to talk about Philip Evangelist and Ephesians,” February 19, 1956, 4 cards. 

“At Fulton,” March 17, 1956, 4 cards. 

“SS,” March 18, 1956, 1 card. 

“Gus Ballard…” March 20, 1956, 1 card. 

“1-20-57 Andalusina,” January 20, 1957, 3 cards. 

“Consider Your Call, Aliceville, Ala.,” April 13, 1957, 10 cards. 

“God could not explain the Nature with ideas or words or wonders,” July 7, 1957, 6 pieces. 

“Men of Church,” August 28, 1958, 4 cards. 

“Columbia Seminary,” March 8, 1961, 5 cards. 

“Houston Co. Development Foundation,” August 28, 1961, 12 cards. 

“Talk at New Albany Kiwanis Club,” March 9, 1964, 5 cards. 

“Area Co. Supervisors,” January 26, 1965, 10 cards/pages. 

“Pearl Harbor Day—The Day of Infamy,” December 7, 1965, 2 cards. 

“Catholic Students,” May 19, 1968, 10 cards. 

“Batesville Chamber of Commerce,” May 28, 1970, 30 cards. 

“Mayer’s dinner at Rex Plaza,” July 20, 1970, 8 cards. 

“CDF 1970,” 

“SS,” May 23, 1971, 3 cards. 

“Jan Wilson,” March 9, 1972, 20 pages. 

“1973,” 8 cards. 

“I want you to understand that I believe in the teaching profession,” October 1, 1974, 20 pages. 

“When I got Dr. Rouse’s letter inviting me to speak,” October 8, 1974, 8 cards. 

“B. Glass Crusade breakfast,” June 25, 1975, 5 cards. 

“Rotary Talk,” June 21, 1976, 8 cards. 

“10-24-76 talk,” October 24, 1976, 25 cards. 

“Farm Bureau Bd of Directors,” February 16, 1977, 19 cards. 

“West Point Hi School Teachers, Dr. Leslie Johnson Student Motivation Training Institute of Mississippi State University,” March 3, 1977, 14 cards. 

“Indianola C of C ‘The Development of Mississippi Communities,’” 16 cards. 

“Ole Miss Journalism Classes,” November 14-15, 1977, 25 cards/pages. 

“1950 talk by GM,” December 8, 1977, 1 card. 

“II Committees of CDF,” 1977, 1 card. 

“Bankrupt biweekly,” January 31, 1978, 1 card. 

“Prayer Breakfast,” March 2, 1978, 4 cards. 

“Bi-racial Committee,” May 18, 1978, 2 cards. 

“Class ’80 What are the Basic Ways,” 1980, 13 cards/pages. 

“What God has done,” April 20, 1980, 7 cards. 

“SS Talk,” August 10, 1980, 46 cards. 

“SS talk,” August 10, 1980, 3 cards. 

“News Dept. meeting,” January 6, 1981, 6 cards. 

Notecards (Titled & Undated). Box 13 

“Winning Whole Families for Christ,” 1 card. 

“How did Christ Build,” 9 pages. (regarding race relations, Klan) 

“For What Will You Sell Your Life?” 5 cards. 

“The First RCDC Programs Laid Foundations,” 4 cards. 

“Stewardship,” 5 cards. 

“What is the Purpose of the Church,” 1 page. 

“Community Service,” 1 card. 

“Downward Communications Cannot Work,” 23 cards. 

“Talk made at Extension Dept. on “The Tupelo Story” for Asst. Sec. and Rural Development, William Walker,” 13 cards. 

“How to Keep in Step with Growth in N.E. Mississippi,” 3 cards. 

“Community Crops Harvested for Community Purposes,” 10 cards. 

“Original HOPE meeting in Jackson,” 13 cards. 

“Herbert Butterfield-Christianity and History...and Buttrick Christ and History,” 21 cards. 

“Where Do We Go From Here?” 15 cards. 

“Bruwer (sp?) 1960 booth at the Miss. Ala. Fair,” 4 cards. 

“Vandy Group,” 5 pages. 

“Mississippi’s Greatest Resource is her Human Resource,” 23 cards. 

“Buttrick-Christ and History,” 9 cards. 

“The Bible talks not of wisdom or speculation but of trust-faith, grace, repentance,” 13 cards. 

“Indianapolis,”4 cards. 

“Jn 12:27,” 10 cards. 

“I want to talk to myself and to you about our present responsibility before God,” 5 cards. 

“We need to be educated,” 3 cards. 

“We face serious problems,” 15 cards. 

“E.F. Scott, The Epistle to the Ephesians,” 15 cards. 

“Tom Allan The Face of My Parish,” 4 cards. 

“We have the promise that…” 14 cards. 

“Mac Furnage…” 2 cards. 

“Word,” 62 cards. 

“Mistakes made by famous Christians,” 23 cards. 

“80 H.S. Class,” 20 cards. 

“H/W Petroleum Marketers Assn.,” 2 pages. 

“The Tupelo of Tomorrow,” 2 cards. 

“4 Tgs in ACTS on evangelism,” 5 cards. 

“Paul Scherer “For We Have This Treasure,” 1 card. 

“This organization,” 17 cards. 

“April Ole Miss Talk,” 7 pages/cards. 

“What do we mean when we say we are Christians?” 29 cards. 

“The Next 100 Years,” 28 cards. 

“Economic Impact of $100 Million Per Year in Highway Construction,” 6 cards. 

“The Challenge of the Next Ten Years,” 15 cards. 

“Trueblood Wed,” 5 cards. 

“Monday Night,” 1 card. 

“Review discussion groups,” 1 card. 

“Cedar Hill CC,” 18 cards. 

“Belief,” 1 card. 

“Description for a good speech,” 10 cards. 

“The Greatest Need of This Hour is Not Professing Xns but Practicing Christians,” 2 cards. 

“Leavell Soul Minded,” 1 card. 

“The Pre-prophetic 1200-750,” 12 cards. 

“All of Life is sacred,” 28 cards. 

“What more are you doing than others,” 22 cards. 

“Our Heritage,” 7 cards. 

“How can you develop the character traits, the attitudes of mind that are needed today?” 17 cards. 

“Superiority is not a badge-not external-It is an earned attribute,”7 cards. 

“The challenge of a Dedicated Life,” 6 cards. 

“Are we going to rely for progress on:” 3 cards. 

“The Dismal Science of the Factory System,” 3 cards. 

“The Fourth Objective of Kiwanis International for the Current Year is:” 5 pages/cards. 

“The Course of American Democratic Faith by Gabriel,” 4 cards. 

Notecards (Untitled & Undated). Box 14 

“The continuous recruiting, training and involvement of more of our people in every type of civic endeavor…” 2 cards. 

“I was asked to speak for all the Ruling Elders of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly…” 6 cards. 

“Herman Kuhn and the Hudson Institute staff write about THE NEXT 200 YEARS…” 3 cards. 

“If you will take the time…” 1 card. 

“Common-unity…A Basic Principle…” 3 cards. 

“Good people make Good Communities,” 5 cards. 

“ Although as just seen, Senator Goldwater…” re TVA, Education etc., fragment of speech, 9 cards. 

“II Cor 5:17,” 3 cards. 

“To whom much is committed of him will more be required,” 2 cards. 

“& God said, let us make man in our image…,” 2 cards. 

“Perhaps the reason for this is found in a report…” 6 cards. 

“John L. Ferguson…our God is able…,” 3 cards. 

“G.A. Smith…” 9 cards. 

“All for one and one for all…” 2 cards. 

“Copy the statement on cover…” 9 cards. 

“John 12: 20-21,” 10 cards. 

“Some years ago I studied at length the life,” 16 cards. 

“By nature I am an optimist,” 8 cards. 

“I want to make four points today--,” 8 cards. 

“Man does not live by bread alone…,” 9 cards. 

“Roys state—” 13 cards. 

“True Morse used our program as the pattern for Ashville and the national rural development program…” 7 cards. 

“Truman Brooks came in January 1951” 19 cards. 

“Congrast you have tourist trade at Myrtle Beach that we do not have…” 4 cards. 

“Oklahoma talk,” 52 cards. 

“I appreciate what has been said here tonight…” 4 cards. 

“The future depends on:” 3 pages. 

“I Cor 10: 31, Col 3:17 whatever we do,” 2 pages. 

“A tree is known by its fruits,” 3 pages (McLean’s writing?) 

“Summary of Recommendations by the national Manpower Council” 7 pages/cards. 

“The dropout is a failure of society,” 4 cards. 

“1 The modern mythical Santa Claus came from a real person—Saint Nicholas.,” 8 cards. 

“We must closely consider how we in our cities and in our state can best make a contribution that will increase the income of our people…” 7 cards. 

“Tupelo has something over 25 thousand in population and Lee Co. over twice that,” 9 cards. 

“Let me speak to you personally as a businessman and as a citizen,” 3 cards. 

“My conviction is that this is the work of God and not of nature,” 4 cards. 

“I wish I could individually thank each person here tonight,” (TVA), 3 cards. 

“Show jobs to be created under the Tenn. Tombigbee, the Nuclear plant, and the corrider program,” 2 cards. 

“Mrs. McLean and I are happy to be with you tonight,” 10 pages. 

“$100 million in highway construction produces 6400 jobs $7,180 in taxes,” 9 cards. 

“We have been selling O. comp. for 20% less than standard,” 8 pages. 

“1. Good Community Support, 2. Strong Interconnected Staff, 3. School Bd. Sensitive, and 4. Broad Curriculum,” 4 cards. 

“What Chester Makes…” 10 cards. 

“Love is a person’s concern for another’s actual good…” 5 cards. 

“A Lot of people have just enough Christianity to make them miserable.” 

“The three foundation stones of your society have been the home, the church, the school, do I need to point out the extent to which all three are endangered?” 6 cards. 

“I am here because Charlie Deaton asked me to come,” 12 pages. 

“Our #1 priority in 1948 was agriculture,” 6 cards. 

“GM Too many of us are seeking abstractions…” 30 cards. 

“3. There is new temptation at every stage of the Christian experience.” 13 cards. 

“Rowley, the Relevance of the Bible…” 13 cards. 

“Every individual finds himself some unique situation where he has something unique to contribute,” 2 cards. 

“M&M of Jesus,” 3 cards. 

“1. How many members in your cc?” 1 card. 

“Nothing is more essential in our attempt to escape from the bondage…” 5 cards. 

“Can the individual and the individual community achieve these goals?” 30 cards. 

“Starting next Sun. Oct 1 we are inaugurating a special series of studies for mature Christians,” 21 cards. 

“These are serious times,” 17 cards. 

“to strive for it,” fragment of speech 7 cards. 

“Whatever helps Tupelo grow stronger and better is the business of your CDF,” 3 cards. 

“Unless you turn and become as a little child,” 5 cards. 

“As I see the picture there are three essential foundation on which Miss. Must build her future program of progress,” 11 cards. 

“…the Bible, the book of the spoken word…,” 7 cards. 

“1. Look at where you are…,” 10 cards. 

“Dr. Overton—when your children have not heard you pray they have been cheated,” 3 cards. 

“How would you answer that question?” 3 cards. 

“Woe to you scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites.” 9 cards. 

“Moslems, on entering a mosque, remove their shoes and leave them outside; Christians, all too often, entering the church remove their brains and leave them outside.” 27 cards. 

“But you say, yes but that is just our strength, for we stress the Spirit,” 6 cards. 

“Read Col. 2: 20-3:5,” 6 cards. 

“Mark 7: 22-23,” 4 cards. 

“I want to read you some scripture about get you to think about what God is saying to us here today,” 12 cards. 

“Agricultural worker told me about taking a man and his son over Western part of Itawamba county,” 7 cards. 

“Peace can be Won,” 11 cards. 

Notecards (Miscellaneous). Box 15 

General note

Cards in this box are in no particular order. The linen tape holds them together to preserve the ‘order’ of the cards when they arrived in shoeboxes.

Dated Materials Box 16 

16.1.1 “Scripture for Baptist cc talk,” dated October 2, 1949. 

16.1.2 “SS class,” dated July 8, 1951. 

16.1.3 “SS lesson,” dated July 22, 1951. 

16.1.4 No title. Dated 1925/1953 re: Communicants, Foreign Missions, Total Benevolences, Other Funds. 

16.1.5 “Tupelo Industries-1955,” dated 1955. 

16.1.6 “SS,” dated March 18, 1956. 

16.1.7 No title, dated November 25, 1956. 

16.1.8 “SS,” dated April 20, 1958. 

16.1.9 “The Revolutionary—Christ Allan Knight Chalmers,” dated June 22, 1958. 

16.1.10 “We v bn talking ab…” dated May 25, 1958. 

16.1.11 “Hopewell Camp Men of Church,” dated September 25, 1960. 

16.1.12 “RAD was announced by Freeman underemploy & low income problems,” dated June 16, 1961. 

16.1.13 “Readers digest,” dated January 1963. 

16.1.14 “Building the Better Tupelo of 1965,” dated 1965. 

16.1.15 “Agenda,” dated August 6, 1974. 

Titled Materials Box 16 

16.2.1 “New Albany Sermon,” 1 page. 

16.2.2 “4th of July we got to adolescence level,” 5 pages. 

16.2.3 “Negro WK Contribution,” 5 pages 

16.2.4 “Jesus call us for what?” 1 page. 

16.2.5 “Holly Springs What More Do We Need to do to Build Mississippi?” 2 pages. 

16.2.6 “What is Most People are Basic Adam-Atom,” 9 pages. 

16.2.7 “Football men-“ 3 pages. 

16.2.8 “Bishop Gerald Kenneldy at Methodist Church Writing in Int. Bible…” on back of Citizens State Bank checks, 3 pages. 

16.2.9 “In Christ,” 4 pages. 

16.2.10 “NEM Community Relations Association,” 1 page. 

16.2.11“The Basic Differences between ch. & religion,” 4 pages. 

16.2.12 “The Governors Quality Education Committee ,” 8 pages. 

16.2.13 “What is the greatest need in the world today,” 3 pages. 

16.2.14 “The paradox of Love of God,” 4 pages. 

16.2.15 “Dynamics of Faith,” 1 page. 

16.2.16 “What does salvation mean to me?” 1 page. 

16.2.17 “The Greatest Need in Tupelo,” 1 page. 

16.2.18 “Daily Journal Talks To Department’s,” 1 page 

16.2.19 “This is an informal, non-official meeting to think together about our Vocational Technical Junior College Program.” 1 page. 

16.2.20 “Honoring Our Senior Citizens,” 3 pages. 

16.2.21 “Comments on What the Monday Night Discussion Group Has Meant,” 2 pages. 

16.2.22 “Central Emphasis of Christ,” 3 pages. 

16.2.23 No title “look after the physical needs of your children…” 2 pages. 

16.2.24 “Commandments” 4 pages. 

16.2.25 No title “On the 20th of this month Eisenhower will be inaugurated President of the United States,” 3 pages. 

16.2.26 “The Bible Speaks to Me Today,” 3 pages. 

16.2.27 “Community Development- A Challenge to Churchmen,” 1 page. 

16.2.28 “Dedicating not just a building—the E.L. Siggers High School,” 3 pages. 

16.2.29 “Suggested Questions for Discussion,” 2 pages. 

16.2.30 No title. “For the last three days I have seen enough war to last a lifetime…” 2 pages. 


16.3 Miscellaneous Notes, Untitled & Undated 


16.4.1 letter to George McLean from W.W. Hollowell, First National Bank, Greenville, Mississippi, dated March 7, 1951. 

16.4.2 letter to George McLean from John E. Gregg, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, dated August 5, 1957. 

16.4.3 letter to Member from A.R. Aycock, Secretary of City of Tupelo Zoning and Planning Commission, dated August 15, 1962. 

16.4.4 letter to Member from A.R. Aycock, Secretary of City of Tupelo Zoning and Planning Commission, dated August 25, 1964. 


16.5.1 “Bankers Challenged to Seek Farm Goals.” 

16.5.2 “Must Take Lead in Helping Work, Undersecretary of Agriculture Says Here.” 

16.5.3 “Nobody Demonstrates or Marches for Rights of Non-Union Workers.” 

16.5.4 “Bedridden Child Searching Mail for Yule Cards.” 

16.5.5 Abraham Lincoln clipping. 

16.5.6 “Facts Giving Perspective to Southern Progress.” 

16.5.7 Thomas Alva Edison quote. 

Printed Materials 

16.6.1 “Christian Stewardship.” 

16.6.2 Mississippi Community Fellowship membership interest card. 4 cards. 

16.6.3 Leaders Courtesy Card. Ole Miss Religious Emphasis Week, February 28-March 3, 1954. 

16.6.4 Daily Work Report. Dated December 6, 1950. 

16.6.5 Mississippi Community Conference Joint Dinner Meeting with the Social Science Roundtable card. 

16.6.6 Eastern Air Lines confirmation reminder. 

16.6.7 Business card. L.E. Smith, Printing Press Service, Nashville, TN. 

16.6.8 1951 Calendar cards. Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc., New Orleans, LA; Lamar Life Insurance Company, Jackson, MS; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio. 

16.6.9 Picture cards of Jesus. “Christ in Every Purse,” 5 cards. 

16.6.10 Community Development Foundation pledge card dated October 1, 1950-September 30, 1951, with notes from GM. 1 card. 

16.6.11 Pamphlet. “A Christian Mission to Men: A Three Day Revival for Men in Local Congregations. 

16.6.12 Leaflet. “Rural Community Development,” printed by Tupelo Daily Journal. Contains George McLean’s notes. 

16.6.13 Pamphlet. “Rural Community Development Contest, 1953.” Sponsored by the Community Development Foundation, Tupelo, Mississippi. 

16.6.14 Pamphlet and member pin. “The Order of the Yoke.” Yokefellow Associates, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana. 

Personal materials 

16.7.1 George McLean’s membership card for The Mississippi Christian Community Fellowship, 1960. 

16.7.2 Medicine prescription for George McLean from the Oklahoma Allergy Clinic. 

16.7.3 Southern Airways Flight Coupon issued to passenger George McLean from Atlanta to Raleigh to Charlotte to Atlanta. Dated 2/6-2/8 1961. 


16.8 Miscellaneous Notebooks 

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