Brief Overview of Collection, MC99

Name Rebecca Agnew Holt Papers
Dates 1925-1989
Extent 0.33 cubic foot
Historical Note

Rebecca Agnew “Rebie” Holt was born in Gordon (Houston County), Alabama, on March 15, 1903 to Edward Rowell and Lizzie Elliott (Agnew) Holt. She attended the Montgomery public schools of Bellinger Hill School and Sidney Lanier High School and from 1920 to 1921 she attended the Women’s College of Alabama (now known as Huntingdon College). From 1921 to 1923 she attended the University of Alabama. In 1925 she entered Johns Hopkins University and in 1929 received her master’s degree in bacteriology. Also in 1929, she became an instructor in bacteriology and pathology at the University of Alabama. In 1931 she accepted a position at Tulane University; she also later held teaching positions at the Medical College of Virginia and the Medical College of South Carolina. Because of health problems, she retired in 1962 and returned to her family home on Felder Avenue in Montgomery. She was active in several professional and social groups which included an appointment to the Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission. In 1988 she was inducted as an Honorary Member in the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Rebecca Holt died on November 1, 1990.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information, academic transcripts, correspondence, and publications.

Arrangement Arranged so that all related types of material are together. Folders are then alphabetized.
Accession Number M2008-01
Provenance In 1989 Holt donated the material in this collection to UAB, via a gift to the dean of the medical school. The dean sent the items to the president of UAB who sent the material to the Reynolds Historical Library. The collection remained in the library until transfer to the UAB Archives.
Copyright UAB maintains its proprietary rights to the item; the current holder of the copyrights to these materials is unknown.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Jennifer L. Beck available in repository.
Access Points

Alabama. b Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission.
Holt, Rebecca Agnew, d 1903-1990.
Microbiologists.

Document Types

Clippings, Correspondence, Magazines (periodicals), Reprints.

Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series

PMC99, Rebecca Agnew Holt Photographs

Physical Condition Acid-free folders in an acid-free box.

This page created 30 October 2008.

Copyright:  The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.