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John Y. Coffee scrapbooks

John Y. Coffee scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Y. Coffee scrapbooks
Creator: Coffee, John Y.
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1945
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: UA0073
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Y. Coffee was a well known pharmacist in Athens, Georgia. He also served as the Chairman of the Clarke County Welfare Board and was an Athens City Councilman. Although not a professional photographer, Mr. Coffee contributed many photographs to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Athens Banner Herald and other area publications.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three scrapbooks containing articles from the Atlanta Constitution/Atlanta Journal featuring photographs taken by John Y. Coffee from 1940-1945. Photographs capture historic and everyday events at the University of Georgia, including sports, military, fraternities, sororities, team coaches, participants, and spectators. Some of the articles concern Coffee's nomination to City Council in 1945. The collection also contains a few photographs, one depicting Wally Butts.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Elizabeth Coffee Downs.

Preferred Citation

John Y. Coffee scrapbooks, UA0073, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

University of Georgia. History
University of Georgia. Sports

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-3Scrapbooks, 1940-1945
21Photographs, 1940s