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George Abney collection

George Abney collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Abney collection
Creator: Abney, George M., 1930-2002
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1951
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2656
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 a Gone With the Wind scrapbook, booklet, and Atlanta Journal newspapers, as well as two small photograph albums relating to the Gerald and Scott families of Augusta and Thompson, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Abney collection, ms2656, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Genealogy.
Gerald family
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Photograph albums.
Scott family

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials are available in the following collections of this repository are the George Abney scrapbooks, ms187; George Abney papers, ms3216; and the Beth Mobley Abney papers, ms3276.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Gone With the Wind - premier photos, 1939
12Gone With the Wind - booklet, 1939
13Atlanta Journal Magazine - Margaret Mitchell memorial issue, 1949
14 Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine , 1951
15-7Gone With the Wind - scrapbook
1Atlanta Journal - Gone With the Wind souvenir issue, 1939 December 15
2Gerald family photograph album
2Scott family photograph album