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McDonald Valentine papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS781f

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents relating to Valentine's military and baseball coaching careers. Of particular note are newspaper articles about his tutoring programs and his former students.


  • 1973-1989, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

McDonald Valentine (1945-2009) was a Stone Mountain resident who served in the United States Army as advisor to the 52nd and 31st Vietnamese Ranger Battalions during the Vietnam War. Additionally, he was a collector of Vietnam-era militaria, coins, and medals and founded the historic preservation group the Society of Vietnamese Rangers. After returning to civilian life, Valentine served as a scout for the Chicago White Sox baseball team. During the 1980s, he became the batting coach for the North Atlanta Mustangs, an amateur baseball team. In addition to coaching, Valentine served as a private baseball tutor in DeKalb County. Many of his students earned athletic college scholarships and Major League Baseball contracts after undergoing his training regimen.


4 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in July 2017.
McDonald Valentine papers
Edward Wiggins
July 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305