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George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection

George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection
Creator: Slappey, George H. (George Hiley)
Creator: Slappey, Pansy Aiken
Inclusive Dates: 1851-1977
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 5 boxes
Collection Number: ms1015
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George and Pansy Slappey were distinguished Georgia educators and writers who throughout their careers amassed an interesting variety of material. Mrs. Slappey was named a fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in 1961.

Scope and Content

The collection highlights include manuscripts of both published and unpublished works relating directly to the problems facing Georgia education, educational reform, and the public school system operation. Also included are the scrapbook and notes made by the Slappeys when they served as Georgia delegates to the World Organization of the Teaching Profession in Glasgow, Scotland in August 1947. There are genealogical source materials on the Slappey, Aiken, Shi, Hollis, Singleton, Howard and allied families. Included are two miniatures of Mr. Slappey's maternal grandparents, painted in 1851 by William Frey. Mrs. Slappey's interest in Jimmy Carter's presidential aspirations is apparent in the detailed campaign scrapbooks kept by her, which are a part of this collection. In addition, the collection contains other clippings of articles on educational, political, and historical matters relating to the Slappeys. There is a small amount of correspondence with various educators and civic leaders. The first Japanese edition of Gone With the Wind (volume one only), presented by John Marsh to George Slappey (a former roommate in Kentucky) is housed with the Margaret Mitchell Marsh collection.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into five series : Series 1. Biographical and genealogical material; Series 2. Correspondence, diaries and writings; Series 3. Printed material; Series 4. Photographs, scrapbooks and certificates; and Series 5. Artifacts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection, ms1015, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Aiken family
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Civic leaders -- Correspondence.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Education -- Georgia.
Educators -- Correspondence.
Frey, William
Hollis family
Howard family
Manuscripts (documents)
Miniatures (paintings)
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1976.
Shi family
Singleton family
Slappey family
World Organization of the Teaching Profession

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Mitchell-Marsh family papers, ms3060.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Biographical and Genealogical

11Biographical information
12Genealogy- Aiken Family
13Genealogy- Hollis Family
14Genealogy- Howard Family
15Genealogy- Kirby Family
16Genealogy- Lewis Family
17Genealogy- Shi Family
18Genealogy- Singleton Family

Correspondence, Diaries, and Writings

19Correspondence, 1864, 1947-1976
110Correspondence, 1977-1981, undated
111"Diary" of Pansy Slappey, correspondence, and printed material, 1977
21Writings- Lanier Gardens Retirement Community- residents' diaries
22Writings by Pansy Slappey- Crawford Long
23Writings by Pansy Slappey- Crawford Long (bound volume)
24Writings by Pansy Slappey- articles and poem
25Writings by Pansy Slappey and Una Walker- "The Doll," "The Dress"
26Writings by George and Pansy Slappey
27Writings by George and Pansy Slappey- DeKalb County
28Writings by Fred G. Slappey, Sr.
29Writings by unknown author

Printed Material

31Printed material re: Slappey Family
32Printed material- articles by George and Pansy Slappey
33Printed material re: Athens, Georgia
34Printed material- clippings re: Georgia
35Printed material- clippings- general
36Printed material
44The Story of a Man and a Garden by Howard Callaway (book)
45Hello There by Mary Locklear (book)
46"Strolls Around Athens by William Tate (book)
47Best in Books (book), 1957

Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Certificates

38Photographs (framed)- Dr. Edmund James McGehee and Eliza Felder McGehee
42Clippings re: Jimmy Carter
43Magna Carta Barons certificate- George Slappey


11-5Silver bowls, plates, etc.; wooden bowl and candlestick; Christening robe