Bernice Brown McCullar Collection
Processed by Charlotte Bare and Penny Howard,1999.
Bernice Brown McCullar was born in Richland, Georgia in 1905. She attended Georgia State College for Women where she was graduated in 1924 with a diploma and soon began her teaching career. She was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association in 1929, but only practiced law for a very short time with her husband before returning to her career in education. From 1943 to 1946 McCullar worked at GSCW as an Associate Professor of English and Journalism, Director of Public Relations, and was editor of the GSCW Alumnae Journal. While working for the college, McCullar also edited the Milledgeville Times.
McCullar later received her MA from Mercer University (1944) and did doctoral work at Columbia University from 1949 to 1950. In the 1950s and 1960s McCullar was Information Director for the Georgia State Department of Education in Atlanta. While working for the State Department of Education, McCullar wrote and hosted an educational television show entitled, "This is your Georgia." In the 1960s she also began writing a column related to education and learning, as a freelance writer for the Atlanta Journal.
In 1975 her alma mater, Georgia College, honored McCullar with a scholarship fund established in her name. Soon after the establishment of the scholarship, McCullar died in Decatur, Georgia on May 31, 1975.
The McCullar Collection contains papers dating from 1935 to 1981, with most of the papers in the collection being related to her career as a journalist and freelance writer. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1950 and 1976. The collection contains a nearly complete run of the columns she wrote for the Atlanta Journal as well as scrapbooks devoted to her writing career. The collection contains some personal correspondence as well as manuscript material related to her books, articles, and television shows.