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McCoy, Ralph, 1915-2007


Biographical Note

Ralph Edward McCoy was born on October 1, 1915, in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Melba McKibben in 1940, and they had two sons named Robert Allan McCoy and David Lawrence McCoy. He received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1937, and a library degree in 1939 and a Ph.D. degree in 1956 from the University of Illinois. From 1943-1946, he served in the US Army. From 1955-1956, he was the Dean of Libraries at Southern Illinois University. In 1995, he and his wife moved to Blacksburg, Virginia. He died in September 2007.

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Ralph E. McCoy Collection

Identifier: Ms-2001-047

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and American Civil War memorabilia.

Dates: 1919-2001, n.d.