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George Abney scrapbooks

George Abney scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Abney scrapbooks
Creator: Abney, George M., 1930-2002
Inclusive Dates: 1930-2002
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (2 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms187
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Abney (1930-2002) was an Athens native and professor in the University of Georgia School of Journalism. He began his journalism career in high school covering local athletics. In 1945, he joined the Athens Banner-Herald as a sportswriter. He graduated journalism school in 1951 and took a job with the Associated Press. George served in the Korean War, and upon his return, completed a master's degree in journalism. He served as Grady College's Director of Undergraduate Services and Honors Advisor from 1957 to 1993.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two scrapbooks, one concerning Georgia in general and one on the Atlanta area in particular. Both books contain newspaper clippings and reproduced photographs. They both seem to herald from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Both scrapbooks contain information from the 1939-1940 time period about the Civil War.

Book 1 focuses on Georgia and numerous places within the state. It was badly deteriorated so it was dismantled and placed into two oversized folders within Oversized Box 1. The 107 pages of the scrapbook have persisted into its deconstructed form. Some of these are images drawn by George Abney, and a good number of others are newspaper articles about events and places in Georgia. Several seem to overlap with items found in Book 2.

Book 2 concentrates on Atlanta and Georgia materials. It is fully intact and in good condition. The clippings date from 1939 to 1940. Most focus on Atlanta and its commercial and residential areas. However, a good number are about other parts of Atlanta, such as vacations to parks, restored forts, the tornado that touched down in Albany, and many rural areas where farming was the main feature (cotton, tobacco, turpentine, and apples are the most prominent crops). Likewise, logging, mining and corn-shucking appear in the scrapbook. Images and articles about local entertainment and shopping are included. Several debutants and the Gone with the Wind Premier also feature in this scrapbook.

The rotograuvure set contains some pictures of World War II, a few of World War I, some clippings on Thomas Watson, and also some of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's visit to the University of Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Abney scrapbooks, ms187, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

The Atlanta scrapbook has been dismantled and its materials reassembled, with some photocopied. Originals are still in collection.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century.
Georgia -- Pictorial works.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Travel--Georgia
State universities and colleges.
University of Georgia -- History--20th century
Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922
World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography.
World Wars.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections are George Abney papers, ms3216; George Abney collection, ms2656; Beth Mobley Abney papers, ms3276.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Georgia scrapbook


1. Scrapbook Pages

State seal, hand drawn and painted
State of Georgia outline map
State of Georgia flag, hand drawn and painted
State bird and flower, hand drawn and painted
Pine tree, hand drawn and painted
Cotton Bolls
Settlement of Georgia by Abney
Georgia map
Georgia main crops by Abney
Use of Georgia pine by Abney
The Seven Wonders of Georgia by Abney
Famous Georgians by Abney
Georgia minerals by Abney
Picture of students from 5th grade visit Cyclorama /list of Students
Chase Street School articles
Chase Street Herald-cover by Abney
St Simons cards
Georgia facts
Lee's statue at Capitol
Post card of turpentine crop, tobacco, pine, quarrying marble
Pandora, an operetta-program / May Day Festival program, Pioneer Club
Youth at Work pamphlet / USN Machinists' School pamphlet
Georgia Facts
Chase Street School Variety Show program
Myrtle Harrell piano recital program/ The Royal Playmate program, '41, 1940
Myrtle Harrell piano recital program/ article & program for Chase Street Talent Show, 1941
Harry Stillwell Edwards article
Pictures-Edwards, Athens Fire Dept, Mary Harden home
Athens pictures-Henry Grady house, UGA 1895 team, Toombs Oak, Long Memorial, Ben Hill homeplace
Athens pictures-Fire Dept, Lumpkin residence, Southern Mutual Insurance, shoeing horses at Tuckers Shop, 1890 1890
Eli Whitney-photo of him and one of gin / verso is house where first gin built
Wilbur Kurtz drawing of Longstreet steamboat, 1806
Arch in mourning
Gen Howell Cobb
Alexander Stephens Memorial State Park
Alexander Stephens
Alexander Stephens 128th birthday article
James E. Oglethorpe picture
John B. Gordon article
Bellevue, LaGrange article
First airplane to Atlanta-picture
President Roosevelt visits Gainesville-article & pictures
President Roosevelt visits Gainesville-article & pictures
President visits Athens
Walter F. George
Gov. Rivers at World's Fair
Moina Michael
Hanna Bat Co.
Georgia architecture
Fred Birchmore
Florence Martus, 'Waving Girl' of Savannah / program
Tornado strikes Albany
Greene Monument, Savannah-picture
Savannah after a gale-picture
Georgians to World's Fair-pictures
Holy Land display
Fountain of Light-Atlanta
Stone Mountain
Cyclorama brochure / Georgia scenes
Georgia scenes
Georgia scenes
George Walton, St Simons cartoon and slave house, Ponce de Leon name
Emory University
Crawford W. Long
Crawford W. Long
Pimento canning-picture
Georgians to Pres. Roosevelt's inauguration [Gov. Talmadge]
Georgians to Pres. Roosevelt's inauguration [Gov. Talmadge]
McAdoo birthplace, Marietta
Mineral hunters
Governor's Mansion
Wren's nest pamphlet / photo of Joel Chandler Harris
Stone Mountain Pamphlet [ 1 loose] & post card folder of Mt
Magic Hill
Talmadge becomes governor; Sam Dale; Dr Sutton's Weekly Letter; 5th Grade at Chase Street School Ga Day article
Atlanta-pictures, 1836-64
Atlanta, 1836-64
General Sherman and Atlanta
General Sherman and Atlanta
Ga's oldest Bapt Church / Ga in Hall of Fame
Georgia the Empire State
Frank L. Stanton pamphlet [1st poet laureate]
Frank L. Stanton photo and poems [1 loose photo]
Atlanta fire dept/ Ernest Neal, 2d poet laureate, pamphlet
When Uncle Remus wrote with type
Methodist officials; photos of Free Joe's Cave, Eatonton; Cave Man's House; Ferry used by Joel Chandler Harris
Post card of Minnehaha Falls, Lake Rabun
75th Anniv of National Bank of Athens
Tributes to Ga from poets and statesmen
Atlanta Municipal Airport
Barnsley Gardens
Wesley picture at Emory
Oxford Home of LQC Lamar
Bulloch Hall
Mildred L. Rutherford
President's Home at Oxford College
Journal Home of Yesterday and today
Decay of Preaching-Bishop Candler
Georgia 1st tunnel / flying race at Candler Field
When the earth went crazy-Georgians in CA
Halloween favors

2. Loose Copies of Articles

Tree that owns itself-Athens
Double barrel cannon
UGA and David C Barrow
US Tank Busters in RAF
King Reviews US Officers
B-19 plane
Warren Chandler-End of Sin
Washington Relics in Marietta
Macon-Camp Wheeler
Eckford-Sell engagement
Statue of J. E. Brown
Ladies of the law
American Red Cross [2]
General Gamelin
Alabama-17 burned to death
Sara Delano Roosevelt, dead at 87
Rubinoff at Mell Auditorium
Gen. George Marshall in Atlanta
Thunderbolt-car by 'Chrysler
Jule Shields-Thomson
Arkansas traveler
Bulloch Hall
Mildred L. Rutherford
President's Home, Oxford College
Journal Home of Yesterday & Today
Decay of Preaching-Bishop Candler
Georgia's 1st Tunnel / Flying program @ Candler Field
When the earth when crazy-Georgians in CA
Halloween favors

Atlanta Scrapbook

2Atlanta and Georgia scrapbook , 1939-1940
Atlanta materials date around period & includes aerial views, Businesses, homes, entertainment, debutants, Gone With the Wind Premier Georgia materials includes information on crops-cotton, turpentine, tobacco, logging, mining, corn shucking
Parks-Vogel, Ft Pulaski, Ft McAllister, Grand Canyon, Tallulah Gorge Southern Gardens
Scrapbook is intact and in good condition