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Aspinwall family collection

Aspinwall family collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aspinwall family collection
Creator: Blake, Kathryn A.
Inclusive Dates: 1901-1993
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2813
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Aspinwall family came from Liverpool, England, about 1630. The original Aspinwall was Peter Aspinwall, who had eleven children. His eighth son, Joseph, was the one who had descendents who then went to Georgia in the 1800s. Sometime between 1824 and 1830, Elijah Aspinwall and his wife came to Pierce County, Georgia. They had five children, four of whom would marry and have children in the same county.

One such descendent, Kathryn A. Blake, came to the University of Georgia in 1959 as a young assistant professor of special education from Syracuse University. Her research was widely recognized as some of the most important work of its time. Blake became a Distinguished Alumni Professor, head of the Division of Exceptional Children.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of genealogies, family trees, pedigrees, newspaper clippings, articles, pictures, and other materials related to the Aspinwall family. These include copies of Peter Aspinwall and his Descendants, by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, 1901; The Aspinwall and Aspinall Families of Lancashire. A. D. 1189-1923, by Henry Oswald Aspinwall, 1923; and The Aspinwall Story, by Willie Mae Aspinwall Youmans.

There are also two unfinished manuscripts by Dr. Kathryn Blake, a descendant of the family: 1.) The Handbook of Research, Development and Evaluation in Special Education; and 2.) The Law and the Handicapped. There are numerous writings by Dr. Blake in the collection, as well as some other material, such a charts and a poster.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aspinwall family collection. ms2813, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Aspinwall family
Aspinwall family -- Photographs
Bible records.
Manuscripts (documents)
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Special education.
Youmans, Willie Mae Aspinwall -- Aspinwall story

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Aspinwall Family

12Genealogy - Family Bible record of John Mitchell, Sr.
13Biographical information
14Accounts - John Aspinwall, 1859-1860
15Pierce County (Ga.) documents, 1867-1928
16Correspondence, 1897-1996
17World War II material - Andrew Mershon Aspinwall Jr.
19Printed materials
110Writings by Andrew Mershon Apsinwall Jr.
111Writings by Trudie Pridgen Aspinwall
112Writings by Genevieve Aspinwall Shirley
113Writings by Barbara Aspinwall Snowden
114"The Aspinwall Collection - Prospectus"
115Writings - "To my sons William Humphrey Aspinwall and Clarence Aikin Aspinwall" by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall
116Writings - "The Aspinwall and Aspinall families..." by Henry Oswald Aspinall
117Writings - "The descendants of Frank Arnold Aspinwall I" by Betty Ann Aspinwall Titshaw
118"The Aspinwall story" by Willie Mae Aspinwall Youmans
1BGenealogical charts, 1400-2010

2. Kathryn Blake

21Writings - "Educating Exceptional Pupils" by Kathryn A. Blake
22Writings - "Handbook of Research Development, and Evaluation of Special Education" by Kathryn A. Blake
23Writings - "Handbook of Research, Development, and Evaluation of Special Education" by Kathryn A. Blake revisions
31Writings - "The Law and the Handicapped" by Kathryn A. Blake
32Writings - "Supported employment for persons with developmental disabilities" by Mit Arnold (student of Dr. Kathryn Blake)
1BPedigrees/Genealogical charts for Peter Aspinwall
1BCampaign poster - "Elect Barbara Aspinwall, Perece County Tobacco Queen"