McDonald Valentine papers
Collection number: 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
- Valentine, McDonald (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in July 2017.
- McDonald Valentine papers
- Edward Wiggins
- July 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.