This collection includes McElroy family correspondence, family photographs and scrapbooks, and McElroy's WWII military records. Some of the correspondence includes McElroy's wartime correspondence to his wife, Alma Millican McElroy. The papers of McElroy's father, Samuel Addison McElroy, comprise a small portion of the collection and relate life as a Presbyterian minister in small towns of the South. Genealogical material of the McElroy and Pinckney families of South Carolina (family of S.A. McElroy's wife, Eloise Richter McElroy, is also included.
Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via email@example.com or call 713-348-2586.
Permission to publish material from the William Addison McElroy family collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.
Biographical / Historical
William Addison McElroy (1897-1911), Rice alumnus '22, was a Houston architect whose works included private residences and area churches. McElroy served in the armed forces during both World Wars. During World War II, McElroy acted as military governor for the Allies in Aachen, Germany.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
William Addison McElroy family collection, 1877-1994 (bulk 1900-1945), MS 428, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/967 Accessed October 04, 2022.