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May Erwin Talmadge papers

May Erwin Talmadge papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: May Erwin Talmadge papers
Creator: Talmadge, May Erwin
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1973
Language: English
Extent: 21.4 Linear Feet 36 boxes, 1 oversized volume
Collection Number: ms2299
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mary Erwin Talmadge, wife of Julius Talmadge of Athens, was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution for over fifty years (serving as President General from 1944-1948), and worked with the Georgia State Board of Education in the 1950's.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, receipts, photographs, and print material. The bulk of the material centers on Mrs. Talmadge's work with the D.A.R. and Board of Education, but the collection also includes personal correspondence and material relating to the Talmadge and Erwin families. The collections includes correspondence pertaining to the controversy which arose from DAR racial policies in the wake of the Marian Anderson incident, and material relating to issues facing the Georgia Board of Education during the 1950s including banning of textbooks and integration.


Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Harry Talmadge through an arrangement with Lee Epting, 1980.

Preferred Citation

May Erwin Talmadge Papers, ms2299, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Education -- Georgia.
African Americans -- Georgia.
Anderson, Marian
Daughters of the American Revolution. Henry Walton Chapter (Madison, Ga.)
Education -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Race relations.
Georgia. State Board of Education
Patriotic societies -- United States.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Race relations.
School integration -- Georgia.
Segregation -- United States.
State boards of education -- Georgia.
Talmadge family
Textbooks -- Censorship -- Georgia.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Societies, etc.
Women -- United States -- Societies and clubs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1864-1973

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11Correspondence, 1864
12Correspondence, 1867
13Correspondence, 1874
14Correspondence, 1875
15Correspondence, 1882
16Correspondence, 1901
17Correspondence, 1905
18Correspondence, 1906
19Correspondence, 1907
110Correspondence, 1909
111Correspondence, 1910
112Correspondence, 1911
113Correspondence, 1912
114Correspondence, 1913
115Correspondence, 1914
116Correspondence, 1915
117Correspondence, 1917
118Correspondence, 1918
119Correspondence, 1919
120Correspondence, 1920
121Correspondence, 1921
122Correspondence, 1922
123Correspondence, 1923
124-25Correspondence, 1924
126Correspondence, 1925
127-28Correspondence, 1926
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21Correspondence, 1927
22Correspondence, 1928
23Correspondence, 1929
24-5Correspondence, 1930
26Correspondence, 1931
27Correspondence, 1932
28Correspondence, 1933
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31Correspondence, 1934
32Correspondence, 1934
33Correspondence, 1935
34Correspondence, 1935
35Correspondence, 1935
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41Correspondence, 1935
42Correspondence, 1935
43Correspondence, 1936
44Correspondence, 1937
45Correspondence, 1938
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51Correspondence, 1939
52Correspondence, 1940
53Correspondence, 1941
54Correspondence, 1942
55-6Correspondence, 1943
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61-3Correspondence, 1944
64-5Correspondence, 1945
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71-3Correspondence, 1946
74-5Correspondence, 1947
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81Correspondence, 1948
82Correspondence, 1949
83Correspondence, 1950
84Correspondence, 1951
85Correspondence, 1952
86Correspondence, 1953
87Correspondence, 1954
88Correspondence, 1955
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91Correspondence, 1955
92-3Correspondence, 1956
94Correspondence, 1957
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101Correspondence, 1958
102Correspondence, 1959
103Correspondence, 1960
104Correspondence, 1961
105Correspondence, 1962
106-7Correspondence, 1963
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111-4Correspondence, 1964
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121-3Correspondence, 1965-1967
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131-6Correspondence, 1968-1973
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141-8Correspondence - undated
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151-4Correspondence - undated
 

2. Georgia State Board of Education Files, 1950-1965

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281State Board of Education Report: Providing an Adequate Foundation Program of Education
282State Board of Education Report: Revised Budget, 1951-1953
283State Board of Education Report: Science for Georgia Schools Pt. I-II
284State Board of Education Report: Science for Georgia Schools Pt. III
285Georgia Supreme Court Brief: Collins vs. McPhail
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291Digest of Bills Passed by the Split Legislative Session, 1953
292State Board of Education Report: Joint Committee on Economy, 1955
293Federal Office of Education Annual Report
294Georgia Business Education Assn. Armchair Bulletin Meeting, 1954
295Organization of Georgia Dept. of Education, 1953
296Preliminary Brief: Calhoun County Controversy
297Official Opinion on Legality of Governors Order of February 1, 1954
298Padding of School Attendance: Johnson County, 1956
299Memorandum: The Present School Situation, 1959 January
2910Recommendation of Teachers, 1954 April
2911Program for State Supervision
2912School Building Program, 1955
2913Georgia School for the Deaf and Blind
2914Educational Television
2915Facts Concerning Proposal for School District Bonds
2916Georgia Council on Human Relations
2917New Georgia Teachers, 1955
2918Poteet vs. Union County
2918Board of Education
2919Appeal of Edison School Against Consolidation with Morgan
2920Tentative Statement of Allowable Instructional Space at Proposed White School Centers at Walton County
2921Miscellaneous Board of Education Correspondence/Reports
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301Minutes of State Board of Education, 1960
302Minutes of State Board of Education, 1961
303Minutes of State Board of Education, 1962
304Minutes of State Board of Education, 1965
305Minutes of Athens Board of Education, 1954
306Minutes of Athens Board of Education, 1955
307Report of Trade School Committee
308Report on Vocational Education, 1951 August
309Policies Adopted by Georgia State Board of Education, 1951
3010Report by Department of Education, 1955
3011Recommendations (Teachers Retirement College System), 1955
3012Banning of Textbooks in Georgia Schools
3013Survey of Instruction for Math and Science
3014Need for Black Schools in Chatham County
3015Testing Programs in Georgia Schools, 1955
3016Vocational Education
3017Savannah Plan
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311Allotments of Teachers to School Systems
312Agendas of State Board of Education
313J. Wilkins Smith Case
314Programs Approved for Teacher Education in Georgia Colleges
315Charter Application; Birdwood Junior College
316Length of School Day and Year
317Report on John Marshall Law School
318Report on Traveling Science Teacher Program
319Program for Exceptional Children
3110Certification Policies of the State Board of Education
3111Resolutions
3112Community Schools and Suburban Development
3113Appeal from Jasper County Board of Education
3114Curriculum for Georgia Schools
3115Report on visit to Albany State College
3116Bids on School Property
3117Appeal from Grady County Board of Education
3118Vocation Education Budget, 1956-1957
3119Needs and Proposed Locations of Vocational Schools
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321-6Minutes of State Board of Education Meetings, 1950-1953
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331-8Minutes of State Board of Education Meetings, 1954-1959
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341Georgia State Board of Education: Budgets/Financial Reports
342School Lunch Policies
343Student Transportation
344Teacher and School Employees Salaries
345School Enrollment
346Southern Regional Conference of State Boards of Education
347Appeal from Geene County
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351-3Miscellaneous Business Papers
 

3. Appointment Books

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361Appointments, 1944
362Appointments, 1945
363Appointments, 1946
364Appointments, 1947
365Appointments, 1948
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371Appointments, 1949
372Appointments, 1950
373Appointments, 1951
374Appointments, 1952
375Appointments, 1953
376Appointments, 1954
377Appointments, 1955
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381Appointments, 1956
382Appointments, 1957
383Appointments, 1958
384Appointments, 1959
 

4. Photographs

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391Photographs
392Photographs
393Photographs
394Photographs
395Photographs
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401Photographs
402Photographs
403Photographs
404Photographs
405Photographs
406Photographs
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411Photographs
412Photographs
413Photographs
414Photographs
415Photographs
416Photographs
417Photographs
 

5. Business files

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421Miscellaneous Business Papers
422Miscellaneous Business Papers
423Miscellaneous Business Papers
424Miscellaneous Business Papers
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431Miscellaneous Business Papers
432Miscellaneous Business Papers
433Miscellaneous Business Papers
434Miscellaneous Business Papers
435Miscellaneous Business Papers
436Tax Reports
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441Miscellaneous Business Papers
442Miscellaneous Business Papers
443Miscellaneous Business Papers
444Miscellaneous Business Papers
445Miscellaneous Business Papers
446Miscellaneous Business Papers
447Miscellaneous Business Papers
 

6. General Files

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451Miscellaneous
452Miscellaneous
453Miscellaneous
454Miscellaneous
455Miscellaneous
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461Talmadge Family History
462Certificates
463Maps
464Account Book
465Miscellaneous
466Miscellaneous
467Miscellaneous
 

7. Printed Material

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471Miscellaneous Print Material
472Miscellaneous Print Material
473Miscellaneous Print Material
474Miscellaneous Print Material
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501-13Newspaper Clippings
 

8. Oversized Material

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51Photographs, Record Book, Printing Blocks, Floor Plan
volume
1Daughters of American Revolution scrapbook, 1930-1939