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E. Merton Coulter personal papers

E. Merton Coulter personal papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: E. Merton Coulter personal papers
Creator: Coulter, E. Merton (Ellis Merton), 1890-1981
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1981
Bulk Dates: 1912-1979
Language: English
Extent: 55.15 Linear Feet (113 document boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 carton, 1 oversized folder B, 2 oversized folders A)
Collection Number: ms1710
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ellis Merton Coulter (1890-1981), was an author, educator at the University of Georgia (1919-1958) and head of the History Dept. (1941-1958).

For more information, see the article "E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of personal papers of E. Merton Coulter from 1898-1981. The papers include correspondence, clippings, diaries, financial records (1920-1977), lecture notes, student papers, grade books (1914-1958), and writings of others, as well as printed material, photographs, and slides pertaining to Georgia or Coulter's travels abroad. The correspondence (1898-1981) includes carbons (1946-1979) of Coulter's outgoing letters and incoming correspondence to Coulter from scholars, publishers, and former students. The correspondence reflects Coulter's activities at the University of Georgia (1919-1958); the publication of his books and articles; his activities with the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission; and his association with various historians. The most extensive group of correspondence (1929-1965) is with Roland M. Harper of the University of Alabama.

The diaries (1910-1981, with gaps) contain often lengthy but sporadic entries describing Coulter's travels, his writings, his opinion of Georgia politics, and his daily activities. After 1952, the entries become very brief and focus on his daily activities.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. Merton Coulter personal papers, ms 1710. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American Historical Association
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Diaries.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission
Harper, Roland M. (Roland McMillan), 1878-1966
Historians -- Georgia.
History -- Research -- Georgia.
Southern Historical Association
United States -- History -- Societies, etc.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Alabama
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical Information

boxfolder
11Biography, 1898-1911
12-4Genealogy, 1898-1911
 

2. Correspondence



Incoming Correspondence

boxfolder
15Family
161898
17undated, 1900's
181903
191904-1907
1101908
1111909
1121910
113University of North Carolina, 1910-1912
114A-M, 1911
115N-Z, 1911
boxfolder
21-18A-Z, 1912-1913
boxfolder
31-19A-Z, 1915-1916
boxfolder
41-22A-Z, 1917-1918
boxfolder
51-20A-Z, 1919-1920
boxfolder
61-22A-Z, 1921-1922
boxfolder
71-20A-Z, 1923-1924
boxfolder
81-24A-Z, 1925-1926
boxfolder
91-25A-Z, 1927-1928
boxfolder
101-22A-Z, 1929-1930
boxfolder
111-23A-Z, 1931-1932
boxfolder
121-12A-Z, 1933
1213-18A-J, 1934
boxfolder
131-7K-Z, 1934
138-19A-O, 1935
boxfolder
141-6P-Z, 1935
147-19A-Z, 1936
boxfolder
151-15A-Z, 1937
boxfolder
161-15A-Z, 1938
boxfolder
171-19A-Z, 1939
boxfolder
181-12A-Z, 1940
boxfolder
191-12A-Z, 1941
boxfolder
201-12A-Z, 1942
2013-14A-D, 1943
boxfolder
211-7E-Z, 1943
218-16A-Z, 1944
boxfolder
221-15A-Z, 1945
boxfolder
231-12A-Z, 1946
2313-16A-F, 1947
boxfolder
241-8G-Z, 1947
249-16A-O, 1948
boxfolder
251-4P-Z, 1948
255-15A-Z, 1949
boxfolder
261-13A-Z, 1950
boxfolder
271-14A-Z, 1951
2715-17A-F, 1952
boxfolder
281-7G-Z, 1952
288-12A-J, 1953
boxfolder
291-7K-Z, 1953
298-20A-Z, 1954
boxfolder
301-8A-Z, 1955
309-13A-J, 1956
boxfolder
311-4K-Z, 1956
315-12A-Z, 1957
boxfolder
321-8A-Z, 1958
329-14A-Q, 1959
boxfolder
331-2R-Z, 1959
333-11A-Z, 1960
3312-13A-D, 1961
boxfolder
341-7E-Z, 1961
348-14A-Z, 1962
boxfolder
351-10A-Z, 1963
3511-17A-O, 1964
boxfolder
361-3P-Z, 1964
364-13A-Z, 1965
3614-17A-J, 1966
boxfolder
371-4K-Z, 1966
375-13A-Z, 1967
3714-15A-D, 1968
boxfolder
381-7E-Z, 1968
388-12A-M, 1969
boxfolder
391-3N-Z, 1969
394-11A-Z, 1970
3912-13A-E, 1971
boxfolder
401-5F-Z, 1971
406-13A-Z, 1972
boxfolder
411-10A-Z, 1973
4111-14A-G, 1974
boxfolder
421-7H-Z, 1974
428-15A-Z, 1975
boxfolder
431-8A-Z, 1976
439-11A-G, 1977
boxfolder
441-4H-Z, 1977
445-12A-Z, 1978
boxfolder
451-7A-Z, 1979
4581980-1981
459Christmas cards
4510undated



Outgoing Correspondence

boxfolder
461-51946-1950
boxfolder
471-61951-1956
boxfolder
481-81957-1964
boxfolder
491-151965-1979
 

3. Subject and General Files (including diaries)

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501Abramov, S.V.
502Address book
503Addresses
504Agricultural Historical Society; chairman, Nominating Committee, 1933
505Allen manuscript
506Alumni Foundation Committee
507American Historical Association: Endowment Fund Committee, 1927
508American Historical Association: Meeting, 1940
509American Historical Association: Mississippi Valley Association Program, 1935
5010American Historical Association: Nominations, Committee on, 1930
5011American Historical Association: Nominations, 1950
5012-13American Historical Association: Preference Ballots, 1930
boxfolder
511American Historical Association: Program, 1960
512American Historical Association: Research in the Colleges, Committee on, 1928
513American Historical Association: Survey of Historical Activities, Committee on, 1929
514Answers to Inquiries
515Archives Advocate
516-8Asbury, Samuel E.; Reconstruction Project
519Astronomy
5110-12Athens Historical Society
boxfolder
521Atlas of American History; correspondence, 1942
522Automobile, 1949
523Automobile, 1953
524Awards
boxfolder
531Bachelors of History
532Bank Book
533Baruch Prize; correspondence, 1951
534-8Birthday (90th), cards
539Birthday (90th), guest book
5310Birthday (90th), miscellaneous
5311Blue Cross
5312"Boners" by students
5313Bookplate
5314Books (in Coulter's office)
5315Boone Family Association
5316Brooks, R.P.
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541Caldwell, Harmon and Stephenson, W.H.; correspondence
542Calling cards
543Catalogues
544Chamber Music Society
545Check, 1st birthday
546Chickamauga; photos
547-10Civil War Centennial Commission
boxfolder
551Civil War History
552Civil War newspaper list
553-10Civil War; printed material
boxfolder
561-8Clippings
boxfolder
571-8Clippings
boxfolder
581-6Clippings
boxfolder
591Clock; University library
592Cobb (Howell) papers
593Coca-Cola
594Columbia Record Club
595Concordia College (Conover, N.C.); Pro-German controversy
596Connelly, William E.; correspondence
597Conway, Alan; The Reconstruction of Georgia, correspondence
598Counties of Georgia
599County archives
5910County records
5911Couper, James H.; correspondence: R.P. Brooks and Caroline Lovell
5912-14Curiosa
boxfolder
601Dabney, Virginius; U.S. Bicentennial Society
602"Damyankee"
603Decals
604Diary, 1910 March 6 - September 2
605Diary, 1910 September 2 - November 30
606Diary, 1910 December 1 - 1911 February 22
607Diary, 1911 February 23 - March 23
608Diary, 1911 March 23 - May 24
609Diary, 1911 May 25 - August 27
6010Diary, 1911 August 27 - December 7
6011Diary, 1911 December 8 - 1912 March 9
6012Diary, 1912 March 10 - August 18
6013Diary, 1913
6014Diary, 1905-1917
6015Diary, 1923
boxfolder
611Diary, 1925
612Diary, 1947
613Diary, 1948
614Diary, 1952-1955
615Diary, 1956-1959
616Diary, 1960-1963
617Diary, 1964-1967
boxfolder
621Diary, 1968-1971
622Diary, 1972
623Diary, 1973-1976
624Diary, 1977-1978
625Diary, 1980-1981
626Dixie
627Dreams
628Duplicates (periodicals)
boxfolder
631East Texas Engraving Company
632Editorials
633Educational leaflets
634Egmont manuscript project
635Elections
636-7Emory Hospital
638-9Empty envelopes
6310Encyclopedia Britannica, 1969
6311Epitaphs
6312Fields-Christensen correspondence; Atlanta Constitution stories
6313Finding list
6314Flags of the U.S.
6315Folk, Walton; correspondence re. Joe E. Scott
6316Ford Foundation
6317Foreign service
6318Frank, Leo M. case; Georgia Supreme Court
boxfolder
641-9Financial Material, 1920-1947
boxfolder
651-10Financial Material, 1948-1958
boxfolder
661-7Financial Material, 1959-1965
boxfolder
671-6Financial Material, 1966-1977
boxfolder
681Georgia Department of Archives and History
682Georgia Historical Association
683Georgia Historical Commission
684Georgia Historical Society
685Georgia history
686Georgia land laws
687Georgia Review, 1946-1963
688Georgia statistics
689Georgia University Center
6810Georgia University Library
6811Georgia University Press
6812Gift list
6813-14Gifts to the library
boxfolder
691-5Gifts to the library
696Gillette, William
697Glen Alpine State High School (N.C.)
698Greer, Cecil
boxfolder
701-9Grade books, 1914-1931
boxfolder
711-9Grade books, 1931-1958, undated
boxfolder
721-7Harper, Roland M., correspondence, 1924-1965
728-9Harper, Roland M., miscellaneous
boxfolder
731Harper, Roland M., miscellaneous
732-5Harper, Roland M., writings
736Hart, Nancy; correspondence
boxfolder
741Harvard University, lectureship, 1940
742-3Hayes memorial Library Committee
744Hicks, John D., correspondence, 1915-1916
745Historical correspondence
746Historical markers
747Historical Records Survey material
748History Club
749History Department
7410-11Houghton Mifflin Company
boxfolder
751I, miscellaneous
752-4Insurance material
755Jacob's Pharmacy (Atlanta)
756-9Jerusalem assignment
boxfolder
761Jerusalem assignment
762Jones, Noble; poetry
763-4Jones, George Fenwick
765Journal of Southern History, editorship
766Kentucky State documents
767Kings Mountain, battle of
768Kodak
769Krebs, A.; correspondence
boxfolder
771Lamar genealogy
772Lane, Mills B. IV
773Lewis Historical Publishing Co.
774License plates
775Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
776Mackall, Leonard L.
777Maddox, Lester



Manuscripts by others

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778Allen, Penelope J.
779Anderson, J.R.
7710Anonymous
7711Bailey, Marion D.
7712Beeson, J.L.
7713Benet, Stephen Vincent
7714Benson, Lee
7715Bogle, Walter S.
7716Charleton, Mrs. Walter G.
boxfolder
781-10Clark, Thomas D., ed.; Travels in the Old South
boxfolder
791Clifton, James M.
792Connelley, William E.
793Corbitt, D.C.
794Cox, Roberta
795Dewey, Chester
796Doster, Gray
797Ellington, J. Britt
798Floyd
799Genovese, Eugene
7910Goyle, G.A.R.
7911Harn, Julia
7912Hollingsworth, R.R.
7913Lawrence, Alexander A.
7914Mackall
7915Mahaffey, Joseph
7916McPherson, Milton M.
7917Miscellaneous
7918Phillips, Ulrich B.
7919Spalding, Jack J.
7920Standard, Diffee W.
7921Williams, Walter L.
7922McCarthy, Joseph R.; obituaries
7923McPherson, Dr. J.H.T.
boxfolder
801Medals
802Memorial service
803Memory book
804-5Miscellaneous
806Mississippi Valley Historical Association
807Murdoch, Richard K.
808Music clubs
809National Endowment for the Humanities
8010Nesbitt, Hugh O'Keefe
8011North Carolina, University of; class of 1913
boxfolder
811-3North Carolina, University
814Notebooks, 1904 and 1921
815Notebooks, 1913-1933, undated
816Notebooks, 1969-1972
817-8Obituaries, Confederate
819Old Guard Judging Contest
8110Osborn, Stellanova
box
81APamphlets
boxfolder
821Passports
822Peabody, George
823Periodicals, list
824-5Phi Beta Kappa
826Phi Eta
827Poetry
828-9Pollin, Burton R.
8210Postage rates
8211Printed material; Avery, I.W.
8212-13Printed material; miscellaneous
8214Publishers
boxfolder
831-5Photographs
836Photographs (Coulter)
837Photographs (Coulter with others)
838Photographs (Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama border)
box
84Photo album and plaques
boxfolder
839-10Negatives
boxfolder
851-2Receipts
853Retirement
854Review hints
855Ricketts, Sir Robert
856Sesquicentennial, UGA
857Scrapbook
858Slaton
box
86Slides: Alaska, Big Bend National Park, Cincinnati-St. Paul, Dry Tortugas
box
87Slides: Delta Queen, Europe/Middle East
box
88Slides: Florida, Fort Churchill, Guatemala, House (Coulter's), Indians
box
89Slides: Georgia: Athens and Clarke County, Broad River County, Catawa County, Churches and cemeteries, Courthouses
box
90Slides: Georgia: Miscellaneous, Oconee Hill Cemetary, Oconee River, South Georgia
box
91Slides: Georgia: UGA, Waters and mountains
box
92Slides: Mountain trips, North Carolina
box
93Slides: North Carolina-Coulter's home, Parkways, People, Signs
box
94Slides: South Seas
box
95Slides: Sky and clouds, South Carolina, Virginia, West Indies
boxfolder
961Social Science Research Committee, 1930
962Southern Historical Association, 1958
963Southern Historical Association, 1967
964State Rights Association of Clake County
965Stephens County
966-7Stocks and bonds
968Stone Mountain
969Student handbook
9610Sumner, Ellen Louise
boxfolder
971-8Student lecture notes
979-12Student notebooks
boxfolder
981-8Student notebooks
boxfolder
991-9Student notebooks
boxfolder
1001-4Student notebooks
1005-13Student papers
boxfolder
1011Texas, University of
1012Tallulah
1013Tanner, Joe
1014Traveler's Rest
1015-6Turning Points in Georgia History



Travels

boxfolder
1017Alabama, 1967
1018Alaska, 1925 and 1963
1019Big Bend Nartional Park, 1966
10110-11Canada, 1955
boxfolder
1021-4Carribean, 1934 and 1939
1025Cuba
1026Cuba and Guatemala, 1955
1027Delta Queen, 1964
1028-10Europe, 1926
boxfolder
1031-2Europe, 1926 and 1933
1033Florida, 1965
1034Guatemala, 1955
1035Holland, 1971
1036-8Mexico, 1937, 1944 and undated
1039Nassau, 1956
10310National University of Mexico, 1944
10311New Orleans
10312New York's World Fair, 1939
10313Pittsburg, 1964
10314Princess Cruises
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1041St. Paul, 1959
1042-3West Indies Cruise, 1972
1044United States-Georgia History Project
1045University Center in Georgia
1046War bonds
1047War ration books
1048Webb, Walter Prescott
1049Whitehill, Walter M.
10410Will
10411Woodblock of Coulter
10412-13Wormsloe Foundation
boxfolder
1051-2Wormsloe Foundation
box
106Book Lists
box
107Book Lists
box
108Book Lists
box
109Book Lists; slide index
box
110Book Lists; copies
box
111Books, to be distributed; notes, graduate work
box
112Notes; master's thesis, etc.
box
113Periodical lists
oversized_box
114Photographs
 

4. Artifacts

cartonitem
11Brick from UGA Chancellor's house (torn down in 1950).
12End of joist from Demosthenian Hall, 1962
13Stone axe
14Gold cord
15Fake stone idol (bought in Mexico city)
16Small sword in wooden sheath
16Small sword in wooden sheath
 

5. Degrees, Honors, and Certificates

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1BBlueprints for Coulter Estate in North Carolina
oversized_folder
2ADegrees, Honorary Degrees, Awards, etc.
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3ACertificates, Honors, etc.