Calvin Kytle grew up in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. He graduated from Emory University and met his wife, Elizabeth, while working for the National Youth Administration. The two married shortly before Calvin entered the military and served in World War II. While he was abroad, Elizabeth continued to work for the National Youth Administration, followed by brief stints with the Citizens' Fact Finding Movement and then at the Bell Bomber Plant in public relations. In 1945, the two were reunited in Atlanta. Calvin taught at Emory University until 1949, when they moved to Ohio.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.