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1 Title:   George Wagner papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wagner, George, 1841-1906  
  Dates:   1862-1868  
The collection consists of papers of George Wagner from 1862-1868 and includes diaries, correspondence, official reports, and military documents. The bulk of the material pertains to Wagner's service in the Veteran Reserve Corps with the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia from 1866-1868. Written during this period, the diaries describe Wagner's daily duties as an officer with the Bureau, political activities in Georgia during Reconstruction, and problems between the freedmen and whites. The collection also includes monthly reports sent from Americus, Columbus, and Griffin, Georgia by Wagner to Bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. detailing supplies and clothing issued to Freedman. Additional materials pertain to Wagner's service with the 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, the Invalid Corps, and the Indiana Confederate prison, Camp Morton.
  Identifier:   ms895  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Melissa Fay Greene papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Greene, Melissa Fay  
  Dates:   1954-2011  
The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and media. The correspondence includes letters from family, fans, and publishers and letters regarding awards and speaking engagements. Writings include articles, short stories, reviews, and books. Greene has written five books: Praying for Sheetrock (1991), politics and civil rights in McIntosh County (Ga.); Last Man Out (1996), a mine disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia; The Temple Bombing (2003), the bombing of a synagogue in Atlanta in 1958; There is No Me Without You (2006), AIDS and orphans in Ethiopia; and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet (2011), a humorous look at life with nine childlren. Research for these books includes interviews with the various persons in the books. Also included are manuscript drafts, both handwritten and typed. There are several editions of Greene's books in the printed material and magazines containing her articles. There are photographs of Melissa Fay Greene, but most are of Ethiopian children photographed while researching for There is No Me Without You. Audiovisual material consists mainly of cassette tapes of interviews.
  Identifier:   ms3646  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   May Erwin Talmadge papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Talmadge, May Erwin, 1885-1973  
  Dates:   1864-1973  
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 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 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.
  Identifier:   ms2299  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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