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Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers

Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers
Creator: Towns, Joseph M., Jr.
Inclusive Dates: circa 1920-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: UA08-043
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joe M. Towns, Jr., a multitalented musican and athlete, was a student at the University of Georgia from 1930 until his graduation in 1934. Young Joe's numerous activities included being a championship golfer and a member of the UGA track team and school band. Joe was also active in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. After graduation, Joe was employed for many years with General Motors. In addition, he was a member of the Conyers Board of Education and also served that city as a councilman and mayor. On top of that, Joe played in a band called "Sorta Forty".

Scope and Content

The collection documents the lives of Joe Jr. and his parents (who lived in Conyers, Georgia) during the early years of the Great Depression. Their experiences are detailed through 250 letters plus assorted scrapbooks, photographs, certificates, and clippings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers, UA08-043, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-1-1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
General Motors Corporation -- Employees
Georgia Bulldogs (Golf team)
Georgia Bulldogs (Track and field team)
Mayors -- Georgia -- Conyers.
Pi Kappa Phi
Redcoat Marching Band
Towns, Joseph M., Sr. -- Correspondence
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Correspondence , circa 1930 ((10 Items))
13-12Correspondence , 1931 ((15 Items))
113-20Correspondence , 1932 ((12 Items))
121-23Correspondence , 1933 ((13 Items))
124Correspondence, 1934 ((19 Items))
21Photographs , 1930s-1940s ((5 Items))
22[Certificate - Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity], 1931 ((1 Item))
23The Students' Handbook Of The University , 1931-1932 ((1 Item))
24"Joe's Stuff - UGA" [Contains Photographs, Booklets, Commencement Programs] , 1930-1934 ((17 Items))
25Newspaper Clippings [Photocopies - Contain Information About Joe Towns Sr And Jr.] ((3 Items))
26-7Contents Of Scrapbook, 1920s-1930s ((19 Items))
28Contents Of Scrapbook [Clippings], 1920s-1930s ((37 Items))