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W. Frank Barron Papers

W. Frank Barron Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: W. Frank Barron Papers
Creator: Barron, W. Frank
Inclusive Dates: 1953, 1970-1996
Language: English
Extent: 1 box(es) (1 linear foot), including 272 slides and 3 photographs
Collection Number: RBRL/202/WFB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The W. Frank Barron Papers document his central role in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce (and locally, the Rome Chamber of Commerce) and Georgia Business and Industry Association. Both groups promote business and its interests in local and state government in Georgia. The papers document the various activities of these organizations, particularly, their merger in 1982. The Rome Chamber of Commerce files reflect Barron's involvement with the organization that includes his hometown. There is also a file about the development of the Interstate 75 (I-75) and Lake Allatoona and the commissioning of a Trident submarine as the U.S.S. Georgia (SSBN 729). There are 272 color slides of Korea in 1953.

Collection Description

Biographical Statement

W. Frank Barron was born in Rome, Georgia and he graduated from Darlington School in 1948. In 1952, he graduated from Washington and Lee and enlisted in the Navy, serving on the USS Eversole DD789. Barron began his career at the Rome Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1956, later retiring as an officer and director of seven local Coca-Cola Bottling Companies (Rome, Dalton, Cedartown, Fort Valley, Carrollton, Valdosta, and Cartersville). He married Anne West, in 1957, and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Throughout his life Barron has been heavily engaged in civic activities. He served as president of the Rome Rotary Club, Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Baptist Foundation, and Georgia Chamber of Commerce; on the board of directors for Coosa County Club, Boys' Club, Redmont Park Hospital, National Soft Drink Association, Century Bank of Bartow County, and First Union National Bank of Rome; and as a member of the Governor's Human Relations Commission, Governor's Growth Strategy Commission, and Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Teaching and Learning Task Force.

Scope and Content

The W. Frank Barron Papers document his central role in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce (and locally, the Rome Chamber of Commerce) and Georgia Business and Industry Association. Both groups promote business and its interests in local and state government in Georgia. The papers document the various activities of these organizations, particularly, their merger in 1982. The Rome Chamber of Commerce files reflect Barron's involvement with the organization that includes his hometown. There is also a file about the development of the Interstate 75 (I-75) and Lake Allatoona and the commissioning of a Trident submarine as the U.S.S. Georgia (SSBN 729). There are 272 color slides of Korea in 1953. Several films record Barron's leisure activities and everyday family life (click here for the papers finding aid).

Organization and Arrangement

The files are grouped by topic (to view the Audiovisual inventory, click here).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. Frank Barron Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2012.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia Business and Industry Association.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Highway planning -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Interstate 75.
Interstate Highway System.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Rome Chamber of Commerce
Slides (Photography).
Submarines (Ships).

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11I-75 (Interstate 75) and Lake Allatoona development, 1970-1971
 
box
OS 1I-75 (Interstate 75) clippings and maps
 
boxfolder
12USS Georgia SSBN 729 correspondence, 1983-1985
 
13USS Georgia SSBN 729, 1984
 
14Rome Area Chamber of Commerce (folder 1 of 2), 1978-1980
 
15Rome Area Chamber of Commerce (folder 2 of 2), 1978-1980
 
16Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, 1995-1996
 
17Georgia Chamber of Commerce - Red Carpet Tour, 1974-1992
 
18Georgia Chamber of Commerce [includes women's concerns], 1981-1983
 
19Georgia Chamber of Commerce (folder 1 of 2), 1982
 
110Georgia Chamber of Commerce (folder 2 of 2), 1982
 
111Georgia Chamber of Commerce - Red Carpet Tour, 1982-1984
 
112Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Business and Industry Association merger, 1982-1983
 
box
OS 1Berry Quarterly [includes interview with Frank Barron]
 
boxfolder
113Photographs
 
114Slides, Korea, 1953