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The History of Georgia (manuscript)

The History of Georgia (manuscript)

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Title: The History of Georgia (manuscript)
Creator: Boney, F. N.
Creator: Coleman, Kenneth
Creator: Wynes, Charles E.
Creator: Holmes, William F.
Creator: Bartley, Numan V.
Creator: Spalding, Phinizy
Inclusive Dates: 1975-1977
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (5 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms1265
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of typescripts and holograph notes of the editor and contributors, including first and second drafts of the completed work, working notes, revisions, critical commentary, and much other relevant material. The collection shows the genesis of the work and its evolution into a major piece of historical scholarship.

Collection Description

Historical Note

A monumental and lasting work of historical importance, the History of Georgia (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1977) was begun through the efforts of then-governor Jimmy Carter. Kenneth Coleman, professor emeritus of history, was named general editor with his colleagues Phinizy Spalding, F. N. Boney, Charles Wynes, William Holmes, and Numan Bartley supplying text in their areas of expertise.

Kenneth Coleman, professor of history at the University of Georgia in Athens was the preeminent authority of his generation on colonial and revolutionary Georgia. He wrote what is probably the most widely read history of the state, Georgia History in Outline (1955), which has been revised many times and remains in print. As the recommended text for students preparing for the University System's Georgia history and government exam, it has proven to be the all-time best-seller of the University of Georgia Press. An extraordinary editor, he spearheaded the most comprehensive state history to date, A History of Georgia (1977). Encouraged by Governor Jimmy Carter, who had expressed interest in the compilation of a modern history of the state, Coleman served as general editor of the work and as a contributor, along with several colleagues from the Department of History at the University of Georgia. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved February 9, 2009)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The History of Georgia (manuscript), MS 1265. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History.
Holographs (autographs)
University of Georgia. Press
University press publications -- Georgia.
University presses -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the University of Georgia Main Library: History of Georgia, edited by Kenneth Coleman.

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12Spalding- working notes; revised typescript
13Spalding- Typescript
14Coleman- Revolution; corrected first draft
15Coleman- Revolution; comment, revisions
16Coleman- Revolution; typescript
17Coleman- Revolution; second copy typescript
18Coleman- 1782-1820, Corrected rough draft
19Coleman- 1782-1820, Comment, revisions
110Coleman- 1782-1820, Typescript
111Coleman- 1782-1820, Second copy, typescript
21Boney- Political
22Boney- Economic
23Boney- Culture
24Boney- War to defeat
25Boney- Bibliography
26Wynes- Corrected typescript
27Wynes- Revised Typescript
28Holmes- Politics
29Holmes- Economics
210Holmes- Typescript with full revisions
31-6First draft- Submitted to readers
41Second draft- Submitted
42-6Second draft- Submitted to readers


51African American Farm Home
52Atlanta, Ga. Adult Ed. Group, WPA
53Atlanta, Ga: Aerial View (Showing stadium in foreground), ca. 1960s
54Atlanta, Ga. View. Old & New
55Atlanta, Ga. Western and Atlantic RR Depot etc.
56Broadside $100 Reward!
57Brown, Joseph E.
58Carter, Jimmy Speaking
59Child Labor in Ga., 1913
510Clarke, Elijah
511Cobb, Howell
512Cockspur Fort
513Columbus, Ga. Eagle Textile Mill
514Cotton gin scene
515Cotton Picking Machine
516Crawford, William H.
517Crawfordville, Ga. Stephens (Alexander) Home
518Georgia Five - Shilling note, 1761
519Georgia. Univ. Athletics. Football, cheerleaders leading team onto field
520Habersham, James
521Hitchhiking Family
522Jackson, James
523Jackson, Maynard Campaigning in Atlanta
524Jasper Co., Ga. County store, 1913
525Jones, Noble W.
526Jordan, Clarence Gathering eggs at Koinonia
527King, Martin Luther at his birthplace in Atlanta
528Lanier, Sidney
529Log cabin
530McIntosh, Lachlan
531Macon, Ga. Wesleyan College
532Marietta, Ga. Bell Bomber plant during WWII
533Marietta, Ga. Cotton Market Scene, 1908
534Migration to Ga. in 18 century. A whimisical view
535Mill worker family
536Newnan, Ga. Gordon- Blount- Banks house
537Oglethorpe, James
538Orr, Gustavius
539Ross, John
540Rushin, Thomas J.
541Savannah, Ga. Owens- Thomas House
542Savannah, Ga. View (Peter Gordon), 1734
543Savannah, Ga. View, 1855
544Savannah, Ga. Waterfront, 1950's
545Sharecropper's wife plowing
546Silkworm Cycle
547Slave family picking coton
548Talmadge, Eugene, Campaigning
549Thunderbolt, Ga. African American College
550Tomochichi & Toonahowi
551Troup, George M.
552Watson, Thomas E.
553Wright, James