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Andrew H. Sparks papers

Andrew H. Sparks papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Andrew H. Sparks papers
Creator: Sparks, Andrew Horace, 1919-1989
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1989
Language: English
Extent: 11.8 Linear Feet 24 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2777
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Andrew H. Sparks, Jr. (1919-1989) was a journalist and editor for the Atlanta Magazine. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1940, and served in the 8th U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. Sparks met and married Olive Ann Burns, author of Cold Sassy Tree, and had a son John A. Sparks, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a daughter Becky Sparks of Atlanta.

Scope and Content

This collection contains notes and finished stories researched by Sparks while writer for and editor of Atlanta Weekly magazine; together with correspondence, unpublished short stories, and a novel entitled Wild Islands.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of the estate of Mr. Sparks's wife, Olive Ann Burns Sparks, 1991.

Preferred Citation

Andrew H. Sparks papers, ms2777, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature -- Georgia.
Atlanta weekly.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Conservation of natural resources -- Georgia.
Fiction.
Historic preservation -- Georgia.
Journalists -- Georgia.
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Periodical editors -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Abbot, John
 
12Abbot, John
 
13Abbot, John; correspondence
 
14Abbot, John; McElveen family
 
15Abbot, John; Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
 
16Abbot, John; notes
 
17Abbot, John; notes, Lucien Harris
 
18Abbot, John; research material
 
19Abbot, John; research material
 
110Abbot, John; story
 
111Aiken, Conrad
 
112All Fools' Art Show-2nd annual
 
113 Antique Monthly
 
114Archives and History, Ga. Dept. of
 
boxfolder
21Asbury, Francis
 
22Atlanta Historical Society
 
23Atlanta Preservation Center
 
24Avary, Myrta L.
 
25Award; Ga. Business & Industry Assn.
 
26Azaleas
 
27Bath Gardens
 
28Baugh, Margaret
 
29Biography
 
210Bird islands
 
211Bird painter
 
212Birdsville (Jenskins Co.)
 
213Birth certificate
 
boxfolder
31Boy Scouts-Dahlonega
 
32Bradley, Burt
 
33Broad River
 
34Broad River house
 
35Brookgreen Gardens
 
36Camellias
 
37Campbell Co. Historical Society
 
38Caricatures
 
39Cemeteries-Washington Co.
 
310Certificates
 
311Chambers House (Madison)
 
312Chattahoochee River, mss.
 
313Cherokee Garden Club
 
boxfolder
41Chieftains house (Rome)
 
42Clippings
 
43College Park
 
44Collins, Major C.
 
45Correspondence, 1939-1940
 
46Correspondence, 1941-1943
 
47Correspondence, 1945
 
48Correspondence, 1946 January-September
 
49Correspondence, 1946 October-1947
 
410Correspondence, 1948
 
411Correspondence, 1949
 
412Correspondence, 1950
 
413Correspondence, 1953-1954
 
414Correspondence, 1955-1956
 
415Correspondence, 1957-1960
 
416Correspondence, 1962-1964
 
417Correspondence, 1965-1966
 
418Correspondence, 1967
 
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51Correspondence, 1968
 
52Correspondence, 1969
 
53Correspondence, 1971
 
54Correspondence, 1972-1975
 
55Correspondence, 1976-1977
 
56Correspondence, 1978
 
57Correspondence, 1979-1981
 
58Correspondence, 1982
 
59Correspondence, 1983 January-May
 
510Correspondence, 1983 June-December
 
511Correspondence, 1984
 
512Correspondence, 1985
 
513Correspondence - undated
 
514Cumberland Island
 
515Cumberland Island
 
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61Cumberland Island
 
62Cumberland Island
 
63Cumberland Island
 
64Cumberland Island Conservancy Inc.
 
65Cumberland Island, hearing
 
66Currents in Affective Illness; January 1984
 
67Dahlonega
 
68Dahlonega Revitalization Study
 
69Dahlonega stories
 
610Drama Club (North Georgia College)
 
611Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville)
 
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71 Early Architecture in Georgia
 
72Edisto Island
 
73Editorial conference, 26th
 
74Editorial conference, 27th
 
75Editorial conference, 28th
 
76Editorial conference, 29th
 
77 Editorial newsletter , March 1959
 
78Edwards, Anne
 
79Egg Island
 
710Elliotia (Metter Garden Club)
 
711Expressway model (Atlanta)
 
712Farming (in Georgia)
 
713Financial papers
 
714Flags of Five Nations (Golden Isles)
 
boxfolder
81 Ford Times
 
82Fort Frederica
 
83Foxfire, Vol. 1 No. 1
 
84Frog town
 
85"Future of the Marshlands & Islands of Georgia"; conference, 1968
 
86"Future..." conference
 
87"Future..." conference
 
88"Future..." conference
 
89"Future..." conference
 
810 Garden Gateways
 
811Gardening
 
812Garrett, Franklin
 
813Gatlinburg (Tennessee)
 
boxfolder
91Geese
 
92Genealogy
 
93Georgia furniture
 
94Georgia furniture
 
95Georgia Historical Commission
 
96 Georgia Historical Quarterly
 
97 Georgia Magazine , 1968
 
98Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
 
99Ghosts (South Carolina coast)
 
910Goldberg, Peggy Fox
 
911The Golden Isles of Georgia, mss.
 
912The Golden Isles of Georgia, draft
 
913"Goodbye My Lady", movie (Albany)
 
914Goosepond (Oglethorpe County)
 
915Great Hall house (Warrenton)
 
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101Green house (Madison)
 
102Gwinnett, Button
 
103Gwinnett, Button
 
104Hancock County history
 
105Hanks murder (Valdosta)
 
106Hatcher, George
 
107Hilton Head
 
108Historic preservation; notes
 
109Historical Societies & Agencies; conference, 1967
 
1010Ice age
 
1011Indian monument (Colquitt)
 
1012 Intracoastal Waterway: Atlantic Section
 
1013Islands; notes
 
1014Islands; notes
 
1015Islands; printed material
 
boxfolder
111Jarrett Manor (Toccoa)
 
112Jekyll Island
 
113Jennings, Sibley
 
114Kettle Creek Manor (Rayle)
 
115Key-Sparks' office
 
116Kiokee Church
 
117Lang, Powell
 
118"Last house on Peachtree"
 
119Lee, J.C.
 
1110Legal papers (WWII)
 
1111Lewis, Meriwether
 
1112Log house (Gainesville)
 
1113Log house (Lawrenceville)
 
1114Macfie house (Talliaferro County)
 
1115Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
 
1116Magazine, future of
 
1117Magazine, history
 
1118Magazine, history, 1944
 
1119Magazine, history, clippings
 
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121Magazine; history, notes
 
122Magazine; improvement
 
123Magazine; letters
 
124Magazine; outlines
 
125Magazine; printed material
 
126Magazine; special sections
 
127Magnolias
 
128Maps
 
129Maps
 
1210Marshes (McIntosh County)
 
1211McGehee house (Elbert County)
 
1212Medicine show
 
1213Medicine show
 
1214Mercer founder
 
1215Midway
 
1216Midway Church
 
1217Milledgeville
 
boxfolder
131Military papers/training
 
132Miscellaneous
 
133Mitchell, Margaret
 
134Mitchell, Margaret
 
135"Naked Hunt", movie (Hilton Head)
 
136Negatives
 
137North Ga. College; bulletin, directory
 
138Notes; misc.
 
139Notes; misc.
 
1310Office, plans
 
1311Ogburn, Charlton
 
1312Ogeechee River
 
boxfolder
141"Old road" (Washington County)
 
142Old Rock House (McDuffie County)
 
143Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
 
144Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
 
145Oney, Steve
 
146Ossabaw
 
147Ossabaw, notes
 
148Ossabaw Island Project
 
149Pamplets (historical/preservationist)
 
boxfolder
151Pamphlets (historical/preservationist)
 
152Perennials
 
153Parks, Benjamin
 
154Perkerson, Medora Field
 
155Perrow, Eber C.
 
156Photographs: Augusta, GA. White House
 
157Photographs: Birdsville, GA. Houses
 
158Photographs: Birdsville, Jones Plantation
 
159Photographs: Columbia County, GA. Unidentified house
 
1510Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA. (see also Wassaw Island)
 
1511Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1512Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1513Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1514Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1515Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1516Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1517Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
 
1518Photographs: Devereaux, GA. Pierson House
 
1519Photographs: Egg Island
 
1520Photographs: Elbert County, GA (?). Unidentified house
 
1521Photographs: Elberton, GA. Unidentified house. (negatives only)
 
1522Photographs: Goosepond, GA. Houses & views
 
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161Photographs: Hancock County, GA. Unidentified house
 
162Photographs: McDuffie County, GA. The Rock House
 
163Photographs: Madison, GA (vicinity). Chambers House
 
164Photographs: Maxeys, GA & vicinity, Houses & views relating to Pres. Johnson's family in Georgia
 
165Photographs: Milledgeville, GA. Scott-Carter-Furman-Smith House
 
1613Photographs: Sapelo Island
 
166Photographs: Morgan County, GA. Chambers House
 
167Photographs: Ogeechee River & vicinity
 
168Photographs: Ossabaw & St. Catherine's Islands
 
169Photographs: Ossabaw Island
 
1610Photographs: Ossabaw Island
 
1611Photographs: Raytown, GA (see also Sharon, GA). MacFie House
 
1612Photographs: St. Catherine's Island
 
1614Photographs: Sapelo Island
 
1615Photographs: Savannah Beach & Wassaw Island
 
1616Photographs: Savannah, GA. House where 1st Legislature met
 
1617Photographs: Screven Co, GA. Skinner House
 
1618Photographs: Sharon, GA. McKeen-McKeon House
 
1619Photographs: Sharon & Raytown, GA. Churches & houses
 
1620Photographs: Sparks & others
 
1621Photographs: Sparta, GA. The Old Dominion
 
1622Photographs: Stone Mountain, GA. Thornton House
 
1623Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. Bryson House
 
1624Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. McFie House
 
1625Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Quaker House
 
1626Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Rock House
 
1627Photographs: unidentified houses & locations
 
boxfolder
171Photographs: Great Hall House, Warrenton, GA
 
172Photographs: unidentified island
 
173Photographs: Union Point, GA. Thornton House
 
174Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses
 
175Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses (vicinity). Simons House
 
176Photographs: Washington, GA. Tolbert (John) House
 
177Photographs: Washington, GA. unidentified house
 
178Photographs: Washington County, GA. Houses & views
 
179Photographs: Wassaw Island
 
1710Photographs: Wassaw Island
 
1711Photographs: Wassaw Island & Cumberland Islands
 
1712Photographs: Watkinsville, GA. Eagle Tavern
 
1713Photographs: White Plains, GA. Unidentified house
 
1714Photographs: Wilkes County, GA. (negatives only)
 
1715Playbills
 
1716Plot Club
 
1717Plymouth Drama Festival
 
1718Poetry
 
1719"Pompey's Head", movie (Brunswick, GA)
 
1720"Pregnant possums"
 
1721Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
 
1722Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
 
boxfolder
181Prince Faisal's farm (Etowah)
 
182Restaurants (Middle Ga.)
 
183Retirement
 
184Riley, Harrison
 
185Rock Mill
 
186Roe-Harper House
 
187Sapelo Island
 
188Sapelo Island
 
189Savannah; Revolutionary battle site
 
1810Savannah; tours, pamphlets
 
1811Scott House (Wrightsboro, GA)
 
1812Sea Horse Key
 
1813Seeds
 
boxfolder
191Sharks & stingrays
 
192Sharon, GA
 
193Shortia
 
194Simons House (Washington, GA)
 
195Sketches
 
196Sketches
 
197Skidaway
 
198Skidaway
 
boxfolder
201Sparks, George M.
 
202Sparks, John
 
203 Sparks Quarterly
 
204 Spasmodical
 
205Speech: Millen, GA
 
206Speech: N. Georgia College
 
207Speech: Angus Perkerson's retirement
 
208Speeches
 
209St. Catherine's Island
 
2010Stephens, Alexander
 
2011Stone Mountain
 
2012 The Story of Sea Island
 
2013Story ideas
 
2014Story ideas
 
2015Tank, Bony
 
2016Tarheel Traveller, news releases
 
2017Tar Pit Recreation Area
 
2018Telephone directory (Atlanta Journal/ Constitution)
 
2019Thornton House (Union Point, GA-Stone Mountain)
 
2020Thornton House, garden
 
2021Transcripts (college)
 
boxfolder
211Trimble House (East Point, GA)
 
212Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
 
213Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
 
214Turtles
 
215Twenty-five Year Club (AJ/C)
 
216Univ. of Georgia, bulletin, 1935-36
 
217Univ. of Georgia Junior College, bulletins, 1935/36
 
218Walker House (Harris County)
 
219Walton House (Augusta, GA)
 
2110War diary/writings
 
2111War woman Mill
 
2112"Washington ate here..."
 
2113Washington County Tax Digest, 1825
 
boxfolder
221Washington, GA
 
222Washington, GA, restorations
 
223Washington-Wilkes County
 
224Wassaw Island
 
225Wassaw Island
 
226Webb, Jackson
 
227Webb, Jackson; Overland mss.
 
228White House (Augusta, GA)
 
229Wild heron
 
2210Wilkes County
 
2211Williams House (Savannah, GA)
 
2212Williams, Vinnie
 
2213Writings: "Auction in the Country"
 
2214Writings: "Bag and Baggage"
 
2215Writings: "The Big Bluff"
 
2216Writings: "Durward Sons"
 
2217Writings: "English lodgings"
 
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231Writings: "Ghosts and Us"
 
232Writings: "The Governor and the Mermaid"
 
233Writings: ideas (N. Ga. College)
 
234Writings: "In the Arms of Venus"
 
235Writings: "The Little Spinster"
 
236Writings: "Lonely Hearts"
 
237Writings: "Lord's Corner"
 
238Writings: "Melting Pot"
 
239Writings: "The Name of Richard Hunter"
 
2310Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2311Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2312Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2313Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2314Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2315Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2316Writings: "Old Lady"
 
2317Writings: "Out of Magnolias"
 
2318Writings: "The Paper Hanger's Tale"
 
2319Writings: "Provincial Portrait"
 
2320Writings: "Secrets of the Sea"
 
boxfolder
241Writings: "Send Me Love By V-Mail"
 
242Writings: short stories, fragments
 
243Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
 
244Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
 
245Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
 
246Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
 
247Writings: "Wild Islands"
 
248Writings: "Wild Islands"
 
249Writings: "Wild Islands" correspondence
 
2410Writings: "William Jay-Architect to Savannah"
 
2411Wrightsboro, GA
 
2412Yellow Jacket (Georgia Tech)
 
2413Zaleski, Philip
 
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25Card index; background for stories
 
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2A1ANewspapers, clippings, photos
 
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26Plaque- commemorating retirement of Andy Sparks, circa 1985