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Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Papers

Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Papers
Creator: Collins, Linton M.
Creator: Collins, Josephine H.
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1995
Language: English
Extent: 12 box(es) (7.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/398
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Josephine H. Collins was the daughter of Governor Lamartine Hardman. Her husband, Linton Collins, was appointed to the U.S. Court of Claims by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Judge Collins' papers document his work as a teacher, attorney, and judge, including material related to conscientious objectors during World War II. Ms. Collins' papers contain correspondence with family and friends, including letters from her father, and records related to the history of Sautee Nacoochee, GA.

Collection Description

Biography

Linton McGee Collins was born in Reidsville, Tattnall County, Georgia, on June 21, 1902. He received an A.B. and Master's from Mercer University and taught in Georgia and South Carolina. He entered private practice in Florida before becoming a professor at the University of Miami. He was the personnel director and division administrator of the National Recovery Administration before beginning his service with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was the first assistant to the Deputy Attorney General. Collins was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the U.S. Court of Claims in 1964 and served there until his death on April 12, 1972.

Josephine Staten Hardman was born September 30, 1910, the daughter of Georgia Governor Lamartine Griffin Hardman. She married Linton M. Collins in 1934. Josephine Collins served as the alternate delegate from Florida at the Democratic National Convention in 1936. She died on January 30, 1996.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the personal papers of Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins. The collection documents Linton Collins' time at the Department of Justice and at the U.S. Court of Claims, and his research on the conscientious objectors' movement during WWII. The papers also includes Josephine Collins' personal papers and compiled legal and real estate files concerning the Hardman family property and historical preservation in Sautee Nacoochee.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Linton M. Collins Materials Series II: Josephine H. Collins Materials Subseries A: Information on the Hardman family Properties in the Nacoochee Valley


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Preferred citation

Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Papers. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Preferred citation

Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Papers. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Conscientious Objection
Correspondence.
Georgia -- History, Local.
Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Linton M. Collins Materials

boxfolder
11Mercer University Graduation Invitations, 1921-1922, 1921-1922
12[Certificate of Merit awarded by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce], 1930-1933
13[Membership Card: Roosevelt-For-President Club, Miami, Florida], 1931
14Letters Endorsing Linton M. Collins of Miami, Florida, for Assistant Secretary of State in charge of Latin-American Affairs, 1933
15[Linton M. and Josephine H. Collins Wedding Invitation], January 30 1934
16Speech: Democracy and the New Deal , November 14 1934
17[Sunday School Sermons: Christian Missions; Liberty under Law; Moses; Naomi; David; Amos; Josiah; Daniel], June 23-August 11 1935
18[Sunday School Sermons: Martha; Barnabas; Paul; Lydia and Priscilla; Timothy; James; John], August 18-September 29 1935
19[Service Record Card, Linton M. Collins], 1935-1945
110[Roger Brooke Taney's "Notes Upon Judicial Self-Resraint"], July 4 1936
111[Invitation to the Democratic National Committee's Election Reading], December 3 1936
112[Letters regarding Commemorative Stamps], February-November 1937
113[Invitation to the Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt], January 20 1941
114[Newspaper cutout: Death of Mrs. Collins, Linton M. Collins' Mother], November 13 1941
115[Studies on the treatment of Conscientious Objectors], 1944
boxfolder
21Notice of Classification and Registration Certificate of Selective Service, 1942-1944
22Final Report on Selective Service and Conscientious Objectors , July 1 1944
23Memorandum to the Attorney General: Report on Conscientious Objectors , December 11 1945
24[The Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia Volume XII, No. 12], November 1945
25[Inauguration Invitation and program, Inauguration of Harry Truman], January 20 1949
boxfolder
31[Linton M. Collins Biography], 1962
32[Commencement Address of Judge Linton M. Collins at Gallaudet College], May 19 1963
33Clippings: Linton Collins Appointed to Court of Claims, 1964, 1964
34[Inauguration Invitation to the Inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson], January 20 1965
35Correspondence: Court of Claims, 1965
36The Rogers' Clan , July 10 1965
37Gallaudet Record, Vol. II, No. 8, April 1966
38[A Service for the Centennial Commemoration of the Birth of Anne Sullivan pamphlet; speech: "The Legacy of Anne Sullivan" by Linton M. Collins] , April 17 1966
39[Correspondence regarding information on the Colquitt family], 1969
310Speech: "Some Ideas about the United States Court of Claims" Athens Rotary Club, August 26 1970
311Speech at Washington City Breakfast Group, May 3 1971
312[Graduation Exercises, Mercer University], June 4 1972
313Identification Cards: United States Department; United States Court of Claims
314Clippings, Linton M. Collins
315[Christian Watchwords for Everyday Living, by Albert W. Palmer]
316Conscientious Objecters, by Linton M. Collins
317[Linton M. Collins' Correspondence]
318The Prosecution of Conscientious Objectors Under the Selective Service Act, by Nathan T. Elliff
319[Sunday School Sermon notes, folder 1/3]
320[Sunday School Sermon notes, folder 2/3]
321[Sunday School Sermon notes, folder 3/3]
322[Linton Collins notes: Anne Sullivan, Nacoochee Evening Star]
draweritem
Map Case drawer 1Box 4 Item 1 [Diploma from Mercer University, Earnest Collins], 1899
boxfolder
42[Photographs of Linton M. Collins]
43Photographs of the 'Collins Clan', 1920
44Photograph: Farewell Luncheon for Linton M. Collins, July 8 1944
45Photographs given to the Collins: Eleanor Roosevelt; Harry Truman; Franklin Roosevelt; J. Edgar Hoover
46[Unidentified photographs: portraits of a woman; family photograph]
47Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook, 1930
boxfolder
51Linton Collins Photographs
52Linton Collins Personal Photographs
53[Judge Collins nameplate]
 

Josephine H. Collins Materials

boxfolder
61100 Years of History: First Baptist Church, 1874
62[Newspaper Article: "Glimpses of North-Eastern Georgia"], July 20 1983
63Ninth International Medical Congress Banquet, September 1887
64[National Cyclopedia of Georgia and United States], 1888
65[Letters from L.G. Hardman], 1890
66The Sixty-Four Annual Session of the Medical Association of Georgia , April 20-21 1910
67Program: Inauguration of Lamartine G. Hardman, June 25 1927
68Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 1/8], 1930s
69Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 2/8], 1930s
610Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 3/8], 1930s
611Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 4/8], 1930s
612Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 5/8], 1930s
613Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 6/8], 1930s
614Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 7/8], 1930s
615Josephine H. Collins Correspondence [folder 8/8], 1930s
616'My Trip to Virginia' [notebook], April 22-28 1930
617Shorter College Diploma , 1932
618[Ticket to the Army Navy Game], December 1 1934
619[Notes: Geneological Records at the Library of Congress], 1934
620[Newspaper Clippings about the Collins Wedding], January 31 1934
621[Collins Correspondence about bills to be paid], 1937
622[Newspaper articles on the death of L.G. Hardman], February 18 1937
623[Information and Notes on] Governor Hardman's Funeral, February 18 1937
624[American Red Cross certification card], April 24 1942
boxfolder
71[pamphlet and reports for the General Federation of Women's Clubs], January 9 1953
72Funeral of Mrs. Lamartine Griffin Hardman, December 28 1953
73Georgia Magazine , June-July 1966
74[Correspondence about Mercer University Commencement], June 16 1972
75[Certificate: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation], 1974
76A Bicentennial event: Major Edward Williams Family Reunion, August 21 1976
77[Newspaper article about Leo Frank], March 7 1982
78North Georgia Journal Magazines , 1990-1995
79[Speech Transcripts]
710["Mother"]
711[News transcript: Josephine Collins and her mother, Mrs. L.G. Hardman]
712[Crawford W. Long Museum guide]
713[Notes from L.G. Hardman; Mother's Day book]
boxfolder
111J. Collins Photo Album, 1930-1932, 1930-1932
112The Bride, Her Book [wedding scrapbook], January 30 1984
113Graduation Memories [scrapbook], 1927
114Wedding Gifts [scrapbook], January 30 1934
115[Notebook: Poems and thoughts]
116[Wedding Photographs], 1934
117[Photographs of Josephine Collins]
118Hunnicutt Picture and House Inventory, 1980
119[Photographs of a church]
1110Dr. L.G. Hardman, Nacoochee GA, 1915, 1915
1111Photographs taken of Sautee-Nacoochee by Jean K. Buckley, Preservation Plannr, August 13 1973
1112Guide to Wagons
1113L.G. Hardman [Photographs: Hardman in 1877; Hardman's home in Valdosta, GA], 1877
1114[Map of] Hardman Property White County- 1927 Acres
1115Family Photos , 1933-
1116Photographs: Hardman [includes Hardman with Charles Lindbergh], 1927-
box
12[Box of Josephine H. Collins' Clothes]



Nacoochee History and Preservation [related to Hardman family property]

boxfolder
81[Civil suit: concerning Hardman family property in White County, Georgia; map included], May 27 1981
82['Life in the Valley' series, number six: The Daily Times, Gainesville, Georgia], March 11 1964
83[Order and map of L.G. Hardman's property]
84[Letter pertaining to Mercer University's records of the Hardman Library], January 8 1965
85[Indenture between L.G. Hardman and the Regents of the University System of Georgia], Spetember 28 1936
86[Letters pertaining to the Fort Lamar property sale], September-October 1972
87[Civil case pertaining to the sale of Hardman family acreage in White County, Georgia], March 22 1972
88[Order and Decree in case No. B 1733], October 23 1970
89Oglethorpe Power Company vs. Josephone Hardman Collins , March 8 1984
810Georgia Power Company Civil Action, 1984
811Petition to the court: Sue Colquitt Hardman Ivie, January 2 1985
812History of the Early Settlers of Nacoochee Valley
813Early History of White County, Georgia
814Hardman Family Profile
815Lake Alcyone Property , 1965-1966
816Five Farms: L.G.H. Estate
817Re: Division of 5 Farms
boxfolder
91Warranty Deed [between the Hardman family], 1942
92[Civil Action No. 4391: sales of stocks], July 11 1975
93Report on the Redistribution of Estate of Dr. L.G. Hardman, Commerce, Georgia, December 3 1942
94[Agreement reached for leasing land in Lowndes, Georgia and Hamilton and Madison, Florida], December 3 1965
95[Indenture between L.G. Hardman and Jackson County, Georgia], August 3 1925
96[Sheriff's Entry of Service: Civil Suit served to Cynthia and Elizabeth Randolph], December 15 1988
97Historic Preservation Legislation: A Survey of Federal and Georgia Legislation, June 1977
98Information on Trust for Public Land, May 25 1982
99"How to Use Historic District Zoning Ordinances and Preservation Easements in Georgia," by Robin N. Loeb, August 1977
910[Appraisal of the Hardman Property], 1982-1983
911[Guidelines for the Hardman Property]
912A Conceptual Plan for the Nichols-Hunnicutt-Hardman Property, Nacoochee Valley, Georgia, 1982
913Description and Preliminary Policy for Nichols-Hardman Property, Nachoochee Valley
914[Poem: Mountain Valley, Winter: by Anderson Scruggs, for L.G. Hardman], March 13 1934
915[Warranty Deed: Indenture between Emma Hardman and Josephine H. Collins], September 2 1950
916Listmode [list of trunks from L.G. Hardman's property], April 1955
917[Information on the Heritage Trust Act of 1975], June 18 1985
918Furniture Carried to Nacoochee, August 14 1954
919[White County News; The Times, Gainesville: 'Nacoochee Valley Listed on National Registry of Historic Places'], 1980
920Appraisal Report: Hardman and Ivey Properties Nacoochee Valley, White County, Georgia, January 28 1982
921[White County and Hardman family history]
boxfolder
101'Why This Property Should Be Preserved' [letters calling for the preservation of the Hardman Property], 1980
102'Memories of Helen;' 'The Nacoochee Mound in Georgia;' 'Nacoochee Valley;' 'A History of Helen;' 'Northeast Georgia;' 'History of Helen'
103[Will: Emma Griffin Hardman]
104Information on Commerce: Porperty and Bank Statements, 1971
105'"Easements [and other Legal Techniques to Protect Historic Houses in Private Ownership," by Thomas Coughlin], 1981
106Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings- Secretary of the Interior
107[Letters and information about the Hardman Property and historic places]