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William B. Hartsfield collection

William B. Hartsfield collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: William B. Hartsfield collection
Creator: Hartsfield, William Berry
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1981
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.2 Linear Feet 1 document box, 2 half boxes, 2 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms2303
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971) was a six- term mayor of Atlanta. His parents were Charles Green Hartsfield and Victoria Dagnall Hartsfield of Atlanta. He was educated in the public school system but did not finish high school or attend college. He married Pearl Williams and had two children, William Berry Jr. and Mildred. In 1962 they divorced and hemarried Tollie Bedenbaugh Tolan of Athens, adopting her son, Carl. Hartsfield was elected to the Atlanta City Council and helped establish Atlanta's first airport, which was renamed the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and later Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For more information, see the article William B. Hartsfield in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographic material, books and magazines, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, literary productions, legal documents, and awards related to and authored by William B. Hartsfield. Some of the items included are a series of Airport papers, Hartsfield genealogy, Gone With the Wind movie premiere videotape and film, campaign stickers, birth records, campaign posters, and a collection of William B. Hartsfield's annual messages.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William B. Hartsfield collection, ms2303, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 June 17.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Politics and government.
Campaign paraphernalia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Correspondence
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Family
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Photographs
Legal documents.
Mayors -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport -- History

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Removed Materials, 1962
Two biographies (one signed) of Robert W. Winfield and one map of metropolitan Atlanta.
11aHartsfield Genealogy, 1700
Two birth affidavits, letters, and lineage charts.
12Correspondence, 1925-1970
13Correspondence, 1971-1981
14Miscellaneous Papers, 1953-1971
15Annual Messages, 1922-1962
16Atlanta Race Relations, 1964-1968
17Airport Papers, 1970
18Airport Papers, 1970-1975
Includes a 1970 "Summary Report on Feasibility of Transportation Center at Existing Airport to Serve Second Atlanta Air Carrier Field."
19Banquet Programs, 1960-1980
110Atlanta\Georgia Election Year Printed Material
21Magazines, 1950-1962
22Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1946-1959
23Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1964-1969
31Family photograph
32Photographs - Political Engagements, friends, 1940-1976
33Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
34Southeastern Fair Association, 1963-1970
4Commemorative Brochure of the 1969 Apollo XI moon mission, and various newspapers
5Various printed printed materials-books, brochures, pamphlets, surveys, 1952
including the collected speeches of Adlai Stevenson