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McClellan, David M. (David Millard)


Biographical Note

David McClellan worked as a reporter, feature writer, and book reviewer for the Bristol Herald- Courier from 1947-1954. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Tennessee State College in 1955 and began working there the same year. The following year, he earned a Master of Arts degree from the college. He also completed coursework toward his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina, where he studied with poet and novelist James Dickey. McClellan initially worked in ETSU’s public relations department as a sports writer and later as director. In 1968, McClellan became an associate professor in ETSU’s Department of English. McClellan specialized in the writings of Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. McClellan brought out what may have been the first literary journal of the region, The Watauga Review. He was himself an active writer of poetry and fiction and published Leaves from the Legend of Luther Lamp: a Story in Verse (1972). McClellan died on April 8, 1977 from complications of a ruptured appendix. He was 47 at the time of his death.

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Herschel Grubb Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 100-UnivRec 545
Arrangement The collection covers the period of 1947-1999, with some undated materials. The collection is arranged into four series as follows, Series 1, Correspondence, 1951-1999 and undated; Series 2, David McClellan Papers, 1954-1977 and undated; Series 3, Subject Files, 1947-1995 and undated; and Series 4, Photographs and Negatives, 1977-1997 and undated.