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Gaines W. Walter collection

Gaines W. Walter collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gaines W. Walter collection
Creator: Walter, Gaines
Inclusive Dates: 1854-1924
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms174
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Gaines Winningham Walter received his AB degree from the University of Georgia in 1915; his MA in 1916, and did special graduate work in 1917. He later went to Yale University, earning his PhD in 1933. Walter taught at Boys High in Atlanta, eventually becoming Professor of History Emeritus at Georgia State College.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the college notebooks, research materials, and miscellanous class notes, and term papers of Dr. Gaines Winningham Walter, from his classes at the University of Georgia and Yale.

Series 1: College Notebooks is comprised of notebooks with class notes from Psychology, History, French, Economics, German, Georgia History, Ethics, Chemistry, English, Political Science, Greek, and Spanish.

Series 2: Maps is comprised mainly of photostats of maps that Walter used as minor aids in the preparation of his doctoral dissertation, The Commerce of Colonial Philadelphia, at Yale University. They are chiefly maps, views, and miscellaneous items concerning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Philadelphia (particularly street plans and environs), the Carolinas, New England, Virgina, and other regions, with special reference to the local trading area of Philadelphia.

Series 3: Clippings contains a book of clippings from the Georgia Alumni Record, and newspaper clippings concerning current events in the 19th century.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into three series: Series 1: College Notebooks; Series 2: Maps; Series 3: Clippings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gaines W. Walter collection, ms 174, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Gaines Winngham Walter in October 1966; gift facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Coleman.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
College students -- Georgia -- Athens.
Georgia -- Historical geography -- Maps.
Lecture notes.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


College Notebooks

11-28Approximately 28 college notebooks on various subjects, 1912-1917
21Misc. notes- Sophomore class, 1912-1913
22History notes and term papers, circa 1915
23German notes (in English and German), 1896, 1914-1915


24Index to maps in collection (by title and number), undated
25-9Maps (photostats), undated


210Clippings from GA Alumni Record, 1921-1924
211Clippings, 1865-1898