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Andrew H. Sparks papers

Andrew H. Sparks papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Andrew H. Sparks papers
Creator: Sparks, Andrew Horace, 1919-1989
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1989
Language(s): English
Extent: 11.8 Linear Feet 24 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2777
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Andrew H. Sparks, Jr. (1919-1989) was a journalist and editor for the Atlanta Magazine. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1940, and served in the 8th U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. Sparks met and married Olive Ann Burns, author of Cold Sassy Tree, and had a son John A. Sparks, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a daughter Becky Sparks of Atlanta.

Scope and Content

This collection contains notes and finished stories researched by Sparks while writer for and editor of Atlanta Weekly magazine; together with correspondence, unpublished short stories, and a novel entitled Wild Islands.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of the estate of Mr. Sparks's wife, Olive Ann Burns Sparks, 1991.

Preferred Citation

Andrew H. Sparks papers, ms2777, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature -- Georgia.
Atlanta weekly
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Conservation of natural resources -- Georgia.
Historic preservation -- Georgia.
Journalists -- Georgia.
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Periodical editors -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abbot, John
12Abbot, John
13Abbot, John; correspondence
14Abbot, John; McElveen family
15Abbot, John; Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
16Abbot, John; notes
17Abbot, John; notes, Lucien Harris
18Abbot, John; research material
19Abbot, John; research material
110Abbot, John; story
111Aiken, Conrad
112All Fools' Art Show-2nd annual
113 Antique Monthly
114Archives and History, Ga. Dept. of
21Asbury, Francis
22Atlanta Historical Society
23Atlanta Preservation Center
24Avary, Myrta L.
25Award; Ga. Business & Industry Assn.
27Bath Gardens
28Baugh, Margaret
210Bird islands
211Bird painter
212Birdsville (Jenskins Co.)
213Birth certificate
31Boy Scouts-Dahlonega
32Bradley, Burt
33Broad River
34Broad River house
35Brookgreen Gardens
37Campbell Co. Historical Society
39Cemeteries-Washington Co.
311Chambers House (Madison)
312Chattahoochee River, mss.
313Cherokee Garden Club
41Chieftains house (Rome)
43College Park
44Collins, Major C.
45Correspondence, 1939-1940
46Correspondence, 1941-1943
47Correspondence, 1945
48Correspondence, 1946 January-September
49Correspondence, 1946 October-1947
410Correspondence, 1948
411Correspondence, 1949
412Correspondence, 1950
413Correspondence, 1953-1954
414Correspondence, 1955-1956
415Correspondence, 1957-1960
416Correspondence, 1962-1964
417Correspondence, 1965-1966
418Correspondence, 1967
51Correspondence, 1968
52Correspondence, 1969
53Correspondence, 1971
54Correspondence, 1972-1975
55Correspondence, 1976-1977
56Correspondence, 1978
57Correspondence, 1979-1981
58Correspondence, 1982
59Correspondence, 1983 January-May
510Correspondence, 1983 June-December
511Correspondence, 1984
512Correspondence, 1985
513Correspondence - undated
514Cumberland Island
515Cumberland Island
61Cumberland Island
62Cumberland Island
63Cumberland Island
64Cumberland Island Conservancy Inc.
65Cumberland Island, hearing
66Currents in Affective Illness; January 1984
68Dahlonega Revitalization Study
69Dahlonega stories
610Drama Club (North Georgia College)
611Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville)
71 Early Architecture in Georgia
72Edisto Island
73Editorial conference, 26th
74Editorial conference, 27th
75Editorial conference, 28th
76Editorial conference, 29th
77 Editorial newsletter , March 1959
78Edwards, Anne
79Egg Island
710Elliotia (Metter Garden Club)
711Expressway model (Atlanta)
712Farming (in Georgia)
713Financial papers
714Flags of Five Nations (Golden Isles)
81 Ford Times
82Fort Frederica
83Foxfire, Vol. 1 No. 1
84Frog town
85"Future of the Marshlands & Islands of Georgia"; conference, 1968
86"Future..." conference
87"Future..." conference
88"Future..." conference
89"Future..." conference
810 Garden Gateways
812Garrett, Franklin
813Gatlinburg (Tennessee)
93Georgia furniture
94Georgia furniture
95Georgia Historical Commission
96 Georgia Historical Quarterly
97 Georgia Magazine , 1968
98Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
99Ghosts (South Carolina coast)
910Goldberg, Peggy Fox
911The Golden Isles of Georgia, mss.
912The Golden Isles of Georgia, draft
913"Goodbye My Lady", movie (Albany)
914Goosepond (Oglethorpe County)
915Great Hall house (Warrenton)
101Green house (Madison)
102Gwinnett, Button
103Gwinnett, Button
104Hancock County history
105Hanks murder (Valdosta)
106Hatcher, George
107Hilton Head
108Historic preservation; notes
109Historical Societies & Agencies; conference, 1967
1010Ice age
1011Indian monument (Colquitt)
1012 Intracoastal Waterway: Atlantic Section
1013Islands; notes
1014Islands; notes
1015Islands; printed material
111Jarrett Manor (Toccoa)
112Jekyll Island
113Jennings, Sibley
114Kettle Creek Manor (Rayle)
115Key-Sparks' office
116Kiokee Church
117Lang, Powell
118"Last house on Peachtree"
119Lee, J.C.
1110Legal papers (WWII)
1111Lewis, Meriwether
1112Log house (Gainesville)
1113Log house (Lawrenceville)
1114Macfie house (Talliaferro County)
1115Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
1116Magazine, future of
1117Magazine, history
1118Magazine, history, 1944
1119Magazine, history, clippings
121Magazine; history, notes
122Magazine; improvement
123Magazine; letters
124Magazine; outlines
125Magazine; printed material
126Magazine; special sections
1210Marshes (McIntosh County)
1211McGehee house (Elbert County)
1212Medicine show
1213Medicine show
1214Mercer founder
1216Midway Church
131Military papers/training
133Mitchell, Margaret
134Mitchell, Margaret
135"Naked Hunt", movie (Hilton Head)
137North Ga. College; bulletin, directory
138Notes; misc.
139Notes; misc.
1310Office, plans
1311Ogburn, Charlton
1312Ogeechee River
141"Old road" (Washington County)
142Old Rock House (McDuffie County)
143Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
144Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
145Oney, Steve
147Ossabaw, notes
148Ossabaw Island Project
149Pamplets (historical/preservationist)
151Pamphlets (historical/preservationist)
153Parks, Benjamin
154Perkerson, Medora Field
155Perrow, Eber C.
156Photographs: Augusta, GA. White House
157Photographs: Birdsville, GA. Houses
158Photographs: Birdsville, Jones Plantation
159Photographs: Columbia County, GA. Unidentified house
1510Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA. (see also Wassaw Island)
1511Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1512Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1513Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1514Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1515Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1516Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1517Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
1518Photographs: Devereaux, GA. Pierson House
1519Photographs: Egg Island
1520Photographs: Elbert County, GA (?). Unidentified house
1521Photographs: Elberton, GA. Unidentified house. (negatives only)
1522Photographs: Goosepond, GA. Houses & views
161Photographs: Hancock County, GA. Unidentified house
162Photographs: McDuffie County, GA. The Rock House
163Photographs: Madison, GA (vicinity). Chambers House
164Photographs: Maxeys, GA & vicinity, Houses & views relating to Pres. Johnson's family in Georgia
165Photographs: Milledgeville, GA. Scott-Carter-Furman-Smith House
1613Photographs: Sapelo Island
166Photographs: Morgan County, GA. Chambers House
167Photographs: Ogeechee River & vicinity
168Photographs: Ossabaw & St. Catherine's Islands
169Photographs: Ossabaw Island
1610Photographs: Ossabaw Island
1611Photographs: Raytown, GA (see also Sharon, GA). MacFie House
1612Photographs: St. Catherine's Island
1614Photographs: Sapelo Island
1615Photographs: Savannah Beach & Wassaw Island
1616Photographs: Savannah, GA. House where 1st Legislature met
1617Photographs: Screven Co, GA. Skinner House
1618Photographs: Sharon, GA. McKeen-McKeon House
1619Photographs: Sharon & Raytown, GA. Churches & houses
1620Photographs: Sparks & others
1621Photographs: Sparta, GA. The Old Dominion
1622Photographs: Stone Mountain, GA. Thornton House
1623Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. Bryson House
1624Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. McFie House
1625Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Quaker House
1626Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Rock House
1627Photographs: unidentified houses & locations
171Photographs: Great Hall House, Warrenton, GA
172Photographs: unidentified island
173Photographs: Union Point, GA. Thornton House
174Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses
175Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses (vicinity). Simons House
176Photographs: Washington, GA. Tolbert (John) House
177Photographs: Washington, GA. unidentified house
178Photographs: Washington County, GA. Houses & views
179Photographs: Wassaw Island
1710Photographs: Wassaw Island
1711Photographs: Wassaw Island & Cumberland Islands
1712Photographs: Watkinsville, GA. Eagle Tavern
1713Photographs: White Plains, GA. Unidentified house
1714Photographs: Wilkes County, GA. (negatives only)
1716Plot Club
1717Plymouth Drama Festival
1719"Pompey's Head", movie (Brunswick, GA)
1720"Pregnant possums"
1721Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
1722Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
181Prince Faisal's farm (Etowah)
182Restaurants (Middle Ga.)
184Riley, Harrison
185Rock Mill
186Roe-Harper House
187Sapelo Island
188Sapelo Island
189Savannah; Revolutionary battle site
1810Savannah; tours, pamphlets
1811Scott House (Wrightsboro, GA)
1812Sea Horse Key
191Sharks & stingrays
192Sharon, GA
194Simons House (Washington, GA)
201Sparks, George M.
202Sparks, John
203 Sparks Quarterly
204 Spasmodical
205Speech: Millen, GA
206Speech: N. Georgia College
207Speech: Angus Perkerson's retirement
209St. Catherine's Island
2010Stephens, Alexander
2011Stone Mountain
2012 The Story of Sea Island
2013Story ideas
2014Story ideas
2015Tank, Bony
2016Tarheel Traveller, news releases
2017Tar Pit Recreation Area
2018Telephone directory (Atlanta Journal/ Constitution)
2019Thornton House (Union Point, GA-Stone Mountain)
2020Thornton House, garden
2021Transcripts (college)
211Trimble House (East Point, GA)
212Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
213Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
215Twenty-five Year Club (AJ/C)
216Univ. of Georgia, bulletin, 1935-36
217Univ. of Georgia Junior College, bulletins, 1935/36
218Walker House (Harris County)
219Walton House (Augusta, GA)
2110War diary/writings
2111War woman Mill
2112"Washington ate here..."
2113Washington County Tax Digest, 1825
221Washington, GA
222Washington, GA, restorations
223Washington-Wilkes County
224Wassaw Island
225Wassaw Island
226Webb, Jackson
227Webb, Jackson; Overland mss.
228White House (Augusta, GA)
229Wild heron
2210Wilkes County
2211Williams House (Savannah, GA)
2212Williams, Vinnie
2213Writings: "Auction in the Country"
2214Writings: "Bag and Baggage"
2215Writings: "The Big Bluff"
2216Writings: "Durward Sons"
2217Writings: "English lodgings"
231Writings: "Ghosts and Us"
232Writings: "The Governor and the Mermaid"
233Writings: ideas (N. Ga. College)
234Writings: "In the Arms of Venus"
235Writings: "The Little Spinster"
236Writings: "Lonely Hearts"
237Writings: "Lord's Corner"
238Writings: "Melting Pot"
239Writings: "The Name of Richard Hunter"
2310Writings: "Old Lady"
2311Writings: "Old Lady"
2312Writings: "Old Lady"
2313Writings: "Old Lady"
2314Writings: "Old Lady"
2315Writings: "Old Lady"
2316Writings: "Old Lady"
2317Writings: "Out of Magnolias"
2318Writings: "The Paper Hanger's Tale"
2319Writings: "Provincial Portrait"
2320Writings: "Secrets of the Sea"
241Writings: "Send Me Love By V-Mail"
242Writings: short stories, fragments
243Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
244Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
245Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
246Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
247Writings: "Wild Islands"
248Writings: "Wild Islands"
249Writings: "Wild Islands" correspondence
2410Writings: "William Jay-Architect to Savannah"
2411Wrightsboro, GA
2412Yellow Jacket (Georgia Tech)
2413Zaleski, Philip
25Card index; background for stories
1ANewspapers, clippings, photos
2ANewspapers, clippings, photos
26Plaque- commemorating retirement of Andy Sparks, circa 1985