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Prater's Mill Foundation collection

Prater's Mill Foundation collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Prater's Mill Foundation collection
Creator: Prater's Mill Foundaton, Inc
Inclusive Dates: 1950-2000
Language: English
Extent: 0.53 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 folder, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms3668
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers, photographs, bags, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and historical documentation of the Prater's Mill Foundation, mostly concerning the foundation's involvement with the Library of Congress Local Legacies project, from the 1950s-2000. T-shirts and sweatshirts contain designs advertising Prater's Mill Country Fair. Paper and cloth bags are for grain, grits, corn meal, and flour manufactured by Prater's Mill (Dalton, Ga.), Prater's Mill (Varnell, Ga.), and Whitfield County Milling Company (Dalton, Ga.).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Prater's Mill Foundation collection, ms3668, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Color prints.
Mills and mill-work -- Georgia.
Posters.
Sweat shirts.
T-shirts.

Related Collections in this Repository

Published materials accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually and have an associated collection note.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Sweatshirts and t-shirts, 1970-1997
T-shirt with iron-on transfer print, design produced by Angie Jennings and Michael Sims; Sweatshirt with red ink silk screen print depicting Prater's Mill, design produced by Prater's Mill; Sweatshirt with iron-on transfer print in color ink depicting Prater's Mill, design produced by Prater's Mill Foundation; T-shirt with iron-on transfer print in black ink silhouette depicting a stagecoach pulled by a team of 12 horses, design produced by Prater's Mill Foundation
 
11Papers, 1997-2000
Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project ephemera; Tunnel Hill, Georgia Reenactment brochures; Photograph of the last hanging in Dalton, Georgia; Prater's Mill Foundation Country Fair and Library of Congress Local Legacy of American Traditions project flier; Prater's Mill Country Fair ephemera; "History of Busy Bee Club"; Prater's Mill festival slides; "Prater's Mill at the turn of the 20th century" postcard; photograph depicting decorated car, "1st Baptist Church, Martha Fite Wink" written on reverse side; A Sojourn in history: The Hawkins/Pitner Legacy; photocopy of advertisement for "Retirement Research Unlimited;" photocopy of newspaper article from The Daily Citizen-News
 
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1Posters and prints, 1970-2000
Photocopies of permission forms signed by artists who participated in the Local Legacies project; "Images of Prater's Mill" master list; Lithographed prints of original painting depicting Prater's Mill Country Fair, by Vivian Wykoff, accompanied by identification of people and events in the painting, and a pamphlet about Vivian Wykoff; Color print of original painting of Prater's Mill by Brooks Lansing; Computer-generated graphic paper lamination of sketch of Prater's Mill with a handwritten poem on the flip side, by Nicole Stuart; Poster montage of Peacock Alley, accompanied by text, advertisements, and sketch depicting the history of the tufted bedspread industry; Print of original painting of Prater's Mill by Larry Dodson; Print of original pencil sketch of Prater's Mill, by Bonnie Barrow; Print of original pencil sketch of machinery and other items found inside Pater's Mill, by Bob Meredith; Color print of original painting of Prater's Mill by J. Toland; lithograph color print of original painting of Prater's Mill by Bob Meredith; small color print of Prater's Mill, by Paul Perry; Reproduction of ""Sap-map" of Whitfield County, Georgia, 1908"
 
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2Cloth and paper bags, 1950-1989
Prater's Mill, Whole grain, stone ground by water power, cloth bag, 1 cup; Prater's Mill, Self-rising white corn meal, 2 lbs.; Prater's Mill, Stone ground grits, 2 lbs.; Prater's Mill, Stone ground, white corn meal, unbolted, 2 lbs.; Prater's Mill, Stone ground whole wheat flour, 2 lbs.; Whitfield County Milling Company, Bolted water ground meal, 10 lbs.; Whitfield County Milling Company, Pride of Georgia self-rising fourl, 25 lbs.; Whitfield County Milling Company, Prater's style self-rising unbleached flour, 25 lbs.; Whitfield County Milling Company, Bolted water ground meal, 25 lbs.