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John Parnell Bondurant papers

John Parnell Bondurant papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Parnell Bondurant papers
Creator: Bondurant, John P. (John Parnell), 1907-
Creator: Warren, Mary Bondurant
Inclusive Dates: 1882-2002
Language(s): English
Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet 12 boxes, 6 oversized folders, 2 rolls
Collection Number: ms3192
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John P. Bondurant was a native of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, one of five children of Emmett Jopling and Martha Strong "Birdie" Moss Bondurant. He married Mary Claire Brannon (d. 26 April 2001) and they were parents of three children. Mr. Bondurant received a civil engineering degree from the University of Georgia and owned Athens Lumber Company for forty years. He served with the 54th Air Service Group, U.S. Air Force, in World War II in the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of personal papers including materials from World War II used in his book, History of the 54th Air Service Group and the BIVA. Another book, History of the First Methodist Church, Athens, includes extensive biographical information of trustees and members of the church and there is some information about long time friends, UGA Dean William Tate and writer Wylly Folk St. John. Other materials include cash books and records from the R. L. Moss estate and minutes and cash book for Georgia Flow and Foundry Co., Inc., 1910-1931, which E. J. and John Boundurant were part of during this period.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Parnell Bondurant papers, ms3192, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 21.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Athens (Ga.) -- Church history.
Business records.
Businessmen -- Georgia.
Estate records.
First United Methodist Church (Athens, Ga.) -- Records and correspondence
Moss, Rufus Lafayette -- Estate
Personal papers.
St. John, Wylly Folk
Tate, William, 1903-1980
United States. Army. Air Service, 54th
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae
Warren, Mary Bondurant
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

including 54th ASG correspondence.
11Correspondence, 1905-1937
12Correspondence, 1940-1949
13Correspondence, 1950-1959
14Correspondence, 1960-1969
includes 1965 list of Air Commandos
15Correspondence, 1976-1977
16Correspondence, 1978-1979
17Correspondence, 1980-1982
18Correspondence, 1983-1985
19Correspondence, 1990-2002
11054th ASG correspondence, 1974-1978
11154th ASG correspondence, 1979-1981
112Correspondence to veterans, 1967-1986
44Correspondence with Dean William Tate
44Typed letter, signed, to friends, 1971 June 29
44Correspondence with Georgia Alumni Record, 1971 March
44Programs for Dean Tate's appreciation dinner, 1971 April
45Correspondence with Wylly Folk St. John
45Cards, post card from Germany, issue of The Georgia Cracker, obit, Celestine Sibley article

2. UGA and Military

21University of Georgia
21L. L. Hendren contributions to UGA
21KA fraternity-membership, 2001
21Booklet-The Community and UGA
21Jonathan Clark Rogers portrait presentation
211940-41 Student/Faculty directory
21The Next Step Forward of the University of Georgia, 1908
21Owl Blinks, 1928
21UGA Red Book, 1928
21Christmas card from the Sanfords
2185th Anniversary Demosthenian Society invitation, 1888
22Headquarters, Daniel Field, Augusta manual, 1943
23Daniel Field adjutant
23Special orders - Important memoranda Court Martial Guide

3. 54th Air Service Group research

2454th ASG
24Historical Data
24Diary of the Greely
24Various unit information
2554th ASG
2654th ASG
26Historical record of ordnance operations
26Photos-Burma [2], negatives [no ID]
31Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia
319th unit gas officer's course, 1942 (photo)
31Chemical warfare school, Maryland
31Certificate of Appreciation
31Photos of drawings of Col. and Mrs. Hopkins
32Warner Robins Command and Staff School, 1943
33China, Burma, India
33Adjutant's individual records [Bondurant was adjutant]
33Historical data
33SO 79
34Historical data-Headquarters, Headquarters Sqdn.
35WWII maps
36Chinese items, Burma booklet, LIFE with the 30th; The Chindits
37Bondurant's 201 file
3854th history for 1943
41CBI roundup, 1955, 1957, 2003
41CBIVA [China-Burma-India Vets Assn]- various issues, 1970-1979
41Pilgrimage to India brochure
42Basha Blabber [publication of lst Air Command Group]
43Teacher Placement UGA [Mrs Bondurant], 1930-1939

4. History of 54th Air Service Group book

61A Short History-54th ASG
61Battle participation credit, 54th
61Roster of Officers, 54th
61Support of combat units
61Signal history
61Historical record of air corps supply
61Historical data, engineering section
61History of chemical section
61Accomplishments of quartermaster activities
61Summary of group movements operations
61Ordnance activities
61Automotive activities
61Personnel rosters
62Plane crash on Molak River
62Salvage trip (2)
62Hunting trip to Garo hills-SSgt Dudley Soper
62Historical record of a big game hunt in the Garo Hills-T4 Gerald Ostrom
62The Magic of the Hunt-Jerome V McGillicuddy
62Over the Hump-SSgt. James F. Summers and Sgt. Francis Dietterle
63History of the 54th Air Service Group-typescript with inserts, photos
64History of the 54th
65History of the 54th
7Uniform service hats (5)

5. First Methodist Church research

46Hard Labor Creek master plan with maps, 1930-1939
47First Methodist Church, Athens-history
48FMC member list, 1903
49FMC records of lst Methodist Episcopal Church Society, 1825-1884
51FMC board of trustees
52Typed history
53Typed history
54Typed bios, with some notes-Akins-Deadwyler
James I Akins; H. Edsel Benson; John P Bondurant; James R. Carlton Thomas F J Comer; J. Ross Crane; Carter W. Daniel; Arthur F. Darden; George E. Deadwyler
55Bios, Dozier-Holt
Augustus W. Dozier; Thomas Howard Dozier; Eugene A. Epting; Thomas F. Greene; Louis T. Griffith; Edward R. Hodgson; Cicero Holt
56Bios Hudson-Nickerson
William E. Hudson; Percy L. Huggins; Hope Hull; J. A. Hunnicutt; Manasseh B. McGinty; David F. Miller; John W. Nicholson; Reubn Nickerson
57Bios, Patrick-Rogers
J. K. Patrick; Robert L. Patterson; Lee Pierson; Rufus K. Reaves; Right Rogers
58Bios, Slaughter-Summey
Nathaniel Garrett Slaughter; E. D. Sledge; Peter A. Summey
59Bios, Thurmond-Whitehead, Wolfe
Samuel P. Thurmond; Henry Haynes West; Jenkins Whitehead; J. Smiley Wolfe
510Bios, Robert Cumming Wilson

6. First Methodist Church, Athens, Ga. history

Mr. Bondurant wrote a history of the church but did a lot of research prior to doing so and this material is in the following folders, esp. the lst three.
81Chronology, historical narrative, drawings, list of pastors
82Continued above; Beacham property; Robert C. Wilson; Bishop George Foster Pierce by Zach C. Hayes
83Continued history; The Tuck Class; Methodism in Athens; Dr. Marion H. Day
84Photographs-various photos, esp. of interior; church decorated for Birdie Moss and E J Bondurant marriage
85Correspondence and short histories by other authors
86Membership lists, The Land
87Women's groups [Circles] member lists
94League of Women Voters- Mary Bondurant, 1951-1953
91Proofs of book, p 1-157
92Proofs of book, p 157-325
93Proofs of book, p 326-410

7. Family

101Autograph album- Birdie Moss Bondurant, 1882-1886
102School notebook- University of Georgia- Emmett Jopling Bondurant, 1885
103Autograph Album- Emmett Joping Bondurant, 1886-1889
104School exams- Mary Claire Brannon, 1926-1928
105School information- Mary Brannon Bondurant, 1933-1934
106School notebooks, account book, 1944-1965
107Diary- Birdie Moss Bondurant, 1954-1956
108Presbyterian Church Auxiliary minutes, 1937-1938
109Photograph- Birdie Moss Bondurant
1010School and military materials
1011Lucy Cobb Institute commencement program, 1875 July 7
1012Lucy Cobb Institute musical program, 1886 February 20
3Lucy Cobb diploma letterhead portrait
3Lucy Cobb Institute diploma - Birdie Strong Moss, 1886 June 9
3Lucy Cobb Institute diploma - Elizabeth Moss Bondurant, 1921 May 31

8. Lumber Company and R. L. Moss Estate

112Athens Lumber Company- materials notebook
113Athens Lumber Company- materials notebook
114Athens Lumber Company- paintings inventory
6Athens Lumber Company- aerial photographs
115Hardwood Timber Company- stock certificates
116R. L. Moss estate- accounts ledger
121R. L. Moss estate- ledger, journal, insurance
122R. L. Moss estate- check register, 1923-1929
123R. L. Moss estate- cash book, 1926-1951
111Georgia Plow & Implement Co., Inc., 1910-1929
Includes minutes of Board of Directors and cash book John Bondurant's typed recollections of being around the company

9. Drawings and maps

1AHardware items
1ABaker with oven-signed
1A2 drawings of houses, one with 4 columns [Liberty Hall at Alexander Stephens residence] (2 drawings)
1AMilitary plane, boxes, train car
1AMilitary tire, launcher, gun
1AMilitary plane dropping packages
1AMilitary truck with 54 ASG & jeep; truck-signed Cartz
1AMilitary bombs and gas mask
1AMilitary gas truck
2BMilitary photos [6 pages] & drawing of Hdqtrs Bldg-Cartz
2BMap of Burma
2BAthens highway map
1Athens - large aerial photograph, 1960
2Layout for Windsor Place and Waverly Court
4Large drawings - 175 Waverly Court
5Drawings - 161 Windsor Place, 1950-1951
5Lynwood Park plans
6Drawings - 175 Waverly Court, 1956