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Gus York papers

Gus York papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gus York papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1906-1953
Bulk Dates: 1906-1916
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3034
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Gus York (1888-1956) was the sixth of thirteen children born in Rabun County, Georgia to William Hillyer York (1858-1918) and Sarah Malinda Dickerson York (1858-1935). After graduating from the University of Georgia, he attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. In 1920 he married Louise Miller Carswell and they had four children. York had various jobs including mule-driver with 17th Infantry expeditionary forces in Camaguey, Cuba; teacher and coach at Ninth District Agricultural and Mechanical school in Clarkesville, Georgia; county agent with the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Georgia; and agronomist with the U. S. Soil Conservation Service.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, school papers and writings, financial items, printed material, diplomas and photographs. The correspondence includes letters from York's siblings and friends. Much of the correspondence is written on humorous postcards of that time period. A 1913 letter from W. A. Cunningham (head coach at the University of Georgia) contains diagrams of football plays. The school papers include a University of Georgia football banquet program (1910) with signatures by coaches and players, and two compositions describing York's trip from Fort McPherson (Ga.) to Cuba in 1906. There are photographs of houses where Gus York lived, a wagon train in Cuba, county extension work, and a panorama view of the University of Georgia class of 1912-1913.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gus York papers, ms3034. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agricultural extension work -- Georgia
Cuba -- Description and travel.
Cuba -- Photographs.
Cunningham, W. A. (William Alexander), 1886-1968
Football coaches -- Georgia -- Athens -- Autographs.
Football coaches -- Georgia -- Athens -- Correspondence.
Football players -- Georgia -- Athens -- Autographs.
Fort McPherson (Ga.)
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team)
Signatures (names)
University of Georgia. Alumni and alumnae
University of Georgia. Demosthenian Society
University of Georgia. Students
York family
York, Gus

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical information
12Family correspondence, 1906-1908
13Family correspondence, 1909-1914
14Correspondence, 1907-1911
15Correspondence, 1912-1916
117Correspondence, 1953
16Correspondence, empty envelopes
17School papers - report cards, notes, program, 1909-1914
18School papers, 1908
19Financial papers, 1906-1915
110Printed material
118Printed material - football
119Printed material - soil conservation
111Printed material - postcards
112Estate papers
113Troop Artillery research by William Smedlund
114York family research
115The Life of Lavinia York Barron
120Photograph - Gus York and others
21Photographs - people, houses
22Photographs - Agricultural Extension Service
23Photograph - Cuba, wagon train, 1907
24Photograph - football team at Ninth District A-M School Clarkesville, Georgia
25Photographs - University of Georgia
26Rat cap worn by Orlean York as a freshman at the University of Georgia
1CPhotograph - panorama view of class of 1912-1913, University of Georgia
1CDemosthenian Society certificate - Gus York, University of Georgia, 1913
1CDiploma - Orlean Walton York, University of Georgia, 1944
1CDiploma - Gus York, University of Georgia, 1916
1CDiploma - Louise Miller Carswell, Richmond County High School, 1910