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Hubert McNeill Poteat Papers

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Hubert McNeill Poteat (1886-1958) was an alumnus of (1906) and Wake Forest College professor of Latin and head of the Classics Department (1912-1956). He was also an author, organist, and a member of the Sudan Temple of the Shrine. This collection reflects Poteat's personal and professional interests, including copies of his writings and speeches, a photograph, a notebook (circa 1907), and excerpts of Mrs. Wilma Parrish's journal describing Poteat's funeral in 1958.

Biographical and Historical Note

Hubert McNeill Poteat was born on 1886 December 12, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, to William Louis Poteat and Emma James Poteat; he died 1958 January 29. Poteat was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (1906), of which his father became president in 1905, and a Wake Forest College professor of Latin and head of the Classics Department (1912-1956). He was also an author, organist, and Grand Master of the North Carolina Lodge and Past Potentate of the Sudan Temple of the Shrine. He was married to Essie Moore Morgan; together they had two sons, Hubert McNeill Poteat, Jr., and William Morgan Poteat.

Collection Overview

This collection reflects Poteat's personal and professional interests. Materials include reprints of his writings, a notebook (circa 1907), a bibliography, a copy of sheet music for "Gentle Mother" and the  "Sudan Temple March" , newspaper clippings, a photograph, a typescript copy of his commencement address  "Foundation Stones" delivered at Wake Forest College, May 21, 1956, and excerpts of Mrs. Wilma Parrish's journal describing Poteat's funeral in 1958.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Poteat, Hubert McNeill, 1886-1958
Title
Hubert McNeill Poteat Papers
ID
MS92
Date [inclusive]
1907-1958
Extent
2.6 linear feet  2 record cartons
Mixed materials [Box]
1
Mixed materials [Box]
2

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett 2019
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
Hubert McNeill Poteat Papers (MS92), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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Related collections in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives' holdings include the Poteat-Gunter Family Scrapbook (M0023) and William Louis Poteat Papers (MS91).

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