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Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers

Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers
Creator: Flanigen, Cameron Douglas, 1854-1942
Inclusive Dates: 1867-1941
Language: English
Extent: 2.4 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms3
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The C. D. Flanigen Collection contains letters, speeches, committee reports, bills, receipts, and manuscripts of articles of Flanigen who was a prominent Athens businessman. The material on the Athens City School system is particularly valuable, as is the part of the collection which concerns the Athens, Street Railway. This collection offers material relating to local problems of transportation and education.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Cameron Douglas Flanigen (1854-1942), businessman, President of the Athens Electric Railway Company and publisher of the Athens Banner. Resided in Athens, Georgia.

Cameron Douglas Flanigen (1854-1942) born Philadelphia, moved to Athens, Ga. in 1879, was a businessman associated with Athens Gas Light Co., was President of its successor, the Athens Electric Railway Co., and its successor, the Athens Railway and Electric Co., and Vice President of Georgia Power Company. He organized and was president of Northeast Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Member of Board of Education, Director of Georgia Manufacturer's Assoc., and publisher of theAthens Banner.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Cameron Douglas Flanigen from 1867-1941. The bulk of the materials (1897-1924) document Flanigen's activities as a member of the Athens Board of Education and pertain to Athens city schools. These materials include correspondence, financial records, speeches, reports, and writings documenting the conditions of both white and black schools in Athens, teacher and board member salaries, scores of teacher and principal examinations, educational requirements, and teacher appointments.

Another substantial portion of the collection (1894-1936) pertains to Flanigen's involvement with the Athens Gas Light Company, as president of its successors the Athens Electric Railway Company and the Athens Railway and Electric Company, as well as vice-president of the Georgia Power Company. These materials include correspondence, reports, financial records, and speeches documenting the problems and development of local transportation systems in Athens. The collection also contains postcards, indentures, printed materials, and newspaper clippings.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers. MS 3. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 March 18.

General Notes

Donated by the Flanigan Estate in 1942 and Col. Barrington Flanigen in 1958.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Education -- Georgia.
Athens (Ga.)
Athens (Ga.). Board of Education
Education -- Georgia.
Georgia Power Company
Public schools -- Georgia.
Public utilities -- Georgia.
School boards -- Georgia.
School management and organization -- Georgia.
Speeches (documents)
Transportation -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence, 1867-1924

boxfolder
111867-1899
121900
131901
141902
151903
161904
171905
181906
191907
1101908-1910
1111911
1121912
1131913
1141914
1151915
1161916
boxfolder
211917
221918 January-May
231918 June-December
241919
251920
261921
271922
281923
291924 January-September
2101924 October-December
211Postcards
 

Georgia Power Company

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31Athens Railway & Electric Co.
321925
331926
341927
351928-1933
361934-1936
37Electric Power Section, 1894-1902
38Electric Power Section, 1903-1905
39Electric Power Section, 1906-1913
310Electric Power Section, 1914-1918
311Electric Power Section, 1923-1936
312Speeches - Electric Power Conventions
 

Athens Board of Education

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411937-1938
421939
431940-1941
44Athens City Planning, n.d.
45Athens City Schools
46Athens City Schools
47Athens City Schools
boxfolder
51Athens City Schools
52Athens City Schools
53Athens City Schools
54Athens City Schools
55Athens City Schools
56Athens City Schools
 

Speeches

boxfolder
61Speeches - Chamber of Commerce
62Speeches - Rotary & Boy Scouts
63Speeches - General
 

Clippings

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64Newspaper clippings - Athens Chamber of Commerce
65Newspaper clippings - Boy Scouts
66Newspaper clippings - electrical power
67Newspaper clippings - schools
68Newspaper clippings - war bonds
69Newspaper clippings - Athens, misc.
 

Printed Materials

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610Printed Material
611Miscellaneous