Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Rosser Lynn Malone, Jr.:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1912-1979 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Malone, Ross L., Jr. (Rosser Lynn), 1910-1974
Title: Rosser Lynn Malone, Jr., Papers,
Dates: 1912-1979 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of attorney and civic leader Ross L. Malone, Jr.
Collection # S658.3
Quantity: 5 boxes and 7 packages (7.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

An attorney and civic leader, Malone was born in 1910 in Roswell, New Mexico. He received a B.A. in law (1932) from Washington and Lee University. He established a private law practice in Roswell and formed the partnership of Atwood and Malone in 1937. His professional activities included: Deputy Attorney General of the United States for 1952-1953, 82nd president of the American Bar Association for 1958-1959, member of the second Hoover Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government for 1953-1955, service on the President's Commission on Law Enforcement for 1965-1967, and vice-president and General Counsel of General Motors for 1967-1974. Malone died in 1974.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, legal material, U. S. Naval service records, memorial records, scrapbook material, and memorabilia pertaining to the personal, business, legal, and civic affairs of Ross L. Malone.


The collection is organized into the following series: Legal Affairs, Awards and Memorabilia, U.S. Naval Service records, and Washington and Lee University records.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Malone, Ross L., Jr. (Rosser Lynn), 1910-1974
Malone, Ross L., Jr. (Rosser Lynn), 1910-1974- --Archives
Malone, Ross L., Jr. (Rosser Lynn), 1910-1974- --Manuscripts
Civic leaders--New Mexico--Roswell
Lawyers--New Mexico--Roswell
New Mexico--Politics and government
Roswell (N.M.)--History

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Waggoner Carr Papers, 1945-1985
  • George Mahon Papers, 1934-1983

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosser Lynn Malone, Jr., Papers, 1912-1979 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1987

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2002.

Collection Inventory

General Files, 1945-1976 and undated

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1945-1961
2 Death of Ross L. Malone, August 12, 1974, (Includes Correspondence, Announcements and Obituaries, Newspaper Clippings, and Printed Material), 1974-1976 and undated
3 Democratic National Convention and 1953 Presidential Inauguration, 1952-1960 and undated
4 General Motors Records, 1970-1973
5 General Motors Executive Directory, 1972
6 General Motors Executive Directory, 1974

Legal Affairs, 1945-1976 and undated

box folder
1 7 Miscellaneous, 1952-1976
8 News Clippings, 1950-1961 and undated
9 Printed Material: General, 1945-1968
10 Printed Material: Commemoration Program, Advent of English Common Law, Jamestown, VA, May 1959
box folder
2 1 Printed Material: American Bar Association, 1951-1966
2 Printed Material: State Legal Journals, 1951-1967
3 Printed Material: U.S. Supreme Court Journals, 1951-1955
4 Miscellaneous, 1912-1959 and undated
5 Mrs. Ross Malone (Elizabeth Amis), 1921-1979 and undated
6 Newspaper Clippings, 1934-1974 and undated
7 Papers and Addresses, 1939-1971 and undated
8 Speeches, 1959 and undated

U.S. Navy Service, 1943-1945 and undated

box folder
2 9 Correspondence, 1944-1945
10 Newspaper Clippings, 1943-1945
11 Printed Material, 1944-1945 and undated
12 U.S.S. Cape Esperance Records, 1944-1945

Washington and Lee University, 1928-1975 and undated

box folder
3 1 General, 1928-1975 and undated
2 Dedication of Lewis Hall, 1977
3 Newspapers, 1928-1932

Memoriam, 1974-1975

box folder
3 4 In Memoriam, (Including General Motors Memorial Resolution Scroll, American Bar Endowment Memorial Resolution Scroll, American Bar Association Memoriam, Washington and Lee Memoriam), 1974-1975

Awards and Memorabilia, 1927-1961 and undated

box folder
3 5 Trophy, Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1961
6 Gavel, American Bar Association, President, 1959
7 Gavel, Roswell Women’s Club, 1958
8 Trophy, Scholarship Cup, Sigma Nu, 1927-1928
9 Medal, De Molay Legion of Honor, undated
10 War Rotation Books (Stamps), Elizabeth and Ross L. Malone, 1940s
Collegiate Awards, 1928-1968
box folder
4 1 Certificate, Sigma Nu, Washington and Lee, February 1928
2 Certificate, Omicron Delta Kappa, Washington and Lee, 1930
3 Certificate Executive Committeeman, Student Body, Washington and Lee, 1930-1931
4 Certificate, Vice President, Student Body, Washington and Lee, 1931-1932
5 Certificate, Law Degree, Missouri Valley College, 1959
6 Certificate, Robert E. Lee Associate for the Year, Washington and Lee, 1968
7 Law Degree, Oklahoma City University, 1959
Military Awards, 1942-1946
box folder
4 8 Certificate, Second Lieutenant Appointment, New Mexico State Guard, 1942
9 Certificate, Completion of Instruction, Naval Reserve Officers’ School of Indoctrination at Fort Schuyler, New York, 1942
10 Certificate, World War II Certificate of Satisfactory Service, 1946
Civic Awards, 1940-1959
box folder
4 11 Plaque, Roswell Chamber of Commerce, President, 1940-1941
12 Plaque, Continental Air Lines, Presidents Club Membership, 1962
13 Certificate, State Bar Association of North Dakota Honorary Member, 1959
14 Certificate, Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, Legal Services and Procedure, 1955
Miscellaneous Memorabilia, 1958-1974 and undated
box folder
4 15 Figurines, undated
16 Medals, Naval, undated
17 Patches, American Bar Association Golf Team (2); American Volunteer Group (“Flying Tigers”), WWII Insignia, undated
18 Paperweight, Lee Chapel Nail, Washington and Lee University, undated
19 Paperweight, Vice President and General Counsel, General Motors, Nameplate, 1967-1974
20 Assorted Paperweights and Medals (Including, American Law Institute, ACTL Excellence Award, Columbia Law School, National Legal Aid Association, Pittsburgh Bicentennial, GMAC, New York University Hall of Fame, National Industrial Conference Board), 1958-1969 and undated
21 Name Placards, Military, Bar Association, Roswell Chamber of Commerce, General Motors, and Unknown, undated
22 Democratic Party Material, (Including 1958 and 1960 National Conference Delegate Pins, Stevenson Memorabilia, Kennedy Memorabilia, and LBJ Memorabilia), 1958-1964 and undated
23 Postcards, U.S., Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, undated
24 Business Cards and Addresses, undated
25 Medallion, Bar Golfing Society, undated
box folder
5 1 Trophy, Southwestern Legal Foundation, Trustee, 1947-1967
2 Academic Hoods, University of New Mexico, undated
3 Academic Hood, Washington and Lee University, 1932

General Files, 1952-1974 and undated

wallet folder
1 1 Correspondence, Various, 1952-1974
2 Financial Material, Handwritten receipts, undated
3 Report of the 62nd General Motors Shareholders Meeting, 1970
4 Memorabilia, Roswell Rotary, undated
5 News Clippings, Various, 1959-1970
6 Press Material, 1967-1968 and undated
7 Programs, 1970-1973
8 Ross Malone Tributes and Citations, 1970-1974 and undated

Scrapbook Material and Memorabilia

Package #1 Scrapbook, 1952
Package #2 Scrapbook, 1952
Package #3 I.J.A. Certificate, undated
Package #4 Certificate and Awards Framed, undated
Package #5 New Mexico Bar Association signs, undated
Package #6 Mexican, Canadian, and American Bar Association Law Certificates, undated
Package #7 Certificate, License to Practice before New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, 1968