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William A. Foster, Jr., papers

William A. Foster, Jr., papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William A. Foster, Jr., papers
Creator: Foster, William A., 1904-1990
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1988
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 7 boxes
Collection Number: ms3262
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William A. (Bud) Foster, Jr. was a lawyer, mayor of Dallas (Ga.), and judge, and lived in Paulding County, Georgia. He was the author of a book titled Paulding County: Its People and Places.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, financial papers and printed material. The correspondence of 1938-1939 deals with waterworks improvement and street paving projects when Foster was mayor of Dallas, Georgia. From 1984-1988 there are handwritten and typed copies of a column, "Here comes the Judge," which Foster wrote for the Dallas New Era. In the columns, Foster described his friends, family, and Paulding County history. There are typed copies of several chapters of his book "Paulding County: Its People and Places." There is both correspondence and printed material for the Georgia Sesquicentenary Commission, 1981-1984; the Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee, 1975-1976; and several items concerning financial and voter information of Dallas and Paulding County, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William A. Foster, Jr., papers, ms3262, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
Dallas (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Dallas (Ga.) -- Records and correspondence.
Dallas new era.
Dwellings -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Financial records.
Foster family -- Photographs
Foster, William A., 1904-1990 -- Correspondence
Mayors -- Georgia -- Dallas -- Correspondence.
Newspaper columns.
Paulding County (Ga.)
Schools -- Georgia -- Dallas -- Photographs.
Streets -- Maintenance and repair -- Georgia -- Dallas.
Waterworks -- Georgia -- Dallas.
Writings (document genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Correspondence-Family, 1939-1989
12Correspondence, 1938 January-June
13Correspondence, 1938 July
14Correspondence, 1938 August-October
15Correspondence, 1938 November-December
16Correspondence, 1939 January-March
17Correspondence, 1939 April-May
18Correspondence, 1939 June-July
19Correspondence, 1939 August-December
110Correspondence, 1940 January-May
111Correspondence, 1940, 1945-1949
112Correspondence, 1955-1959
113Correspondence, 1960-1964
114Correspondence, 1965
115Correspondence, 1966-1969
21Correspondence, 1970-1977
22Correspondence, 1978-1979
23Correspondence, 1980-1982
24Correspondence, 1983-1987
25Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1981
26Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1982
27Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1983 January-February
28Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1983-1984
29Correspondence - undated

2. Writings

210"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1984
211"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1985
31"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 January-May
32"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 June-July
33"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 August-September
34"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 October-December
35"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 January-February
36"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 March-April
37"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 May-July
38"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 August-September
39"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 October-December
310"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1988 January-March
311"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1988 April-August
312Paulding County-Its People and Places advertisement, chapter on education
313Speech notes
61Paulding County - Its People and Places - Dedication, Resolution
62Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter II - Antebellum Era
63Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter III Part I - Civil War
64Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter III Part II - Civil War
65Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII World War I to the Present
66Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII - World War I to the Present - Captions for Photographs
67Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII - Paulding County Memorial Hospital
68Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VIII - Towns and Communities - Dallas
69Paulding County - Its People and Places - Appendix B - Marriage Records
610Paulding County - Its People and Places - Apprendix H - Clubs, Societies, and Organizations - Rural Beauty Garden Club
611List of Ex-Confederate Soldiers' Widows

3. Personal Materials

41Military service papers, 1943
42Military service papers, 1944-1946
45Civil War exhibit-inventory of items
46Georgia Bar Association ledger, 1934-1952
47Petition (GA) re: sale of liquor, undated
48Appointment books, 1952, 1955
49Biographical information - Foster family

4. Dallas, Georgia

410Dallas (GA) Audit Report, 1933
411Dallas (GA) financial papers, 1914, 1924, 1937
412Dallas (GA) Hosiery Mills-deed of trust, 1913

5. Paulding County

51Paulding County (GA) ledger-list of registered voters, 1898, 1900, 1902
52Paulding County (GA)-Map of Voter's Districts, 1947
53Paulding County (GA)-Presidential election results, 1840-1980
54Paulding County (GA)-S. W. Ragsdale correspondence and financial papers, 1921-1940
55Paulding County (GA)- Chamber of Commerce membership , 1974

6. Printed material

56Printed material
57Printed material-Authentic List of all Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia, 1966
58Printed material-clippings re: the Foster family
59Printed material-First Baptist Church (Dallas, GA)
510Printed material-Georgia Semiquincentenary, 1983
511Printed material-Paulding County (GA) High School, 1976
512Printed material-University of Georgia commencement program, 1937

7. American Revolution Bicentennial

71-2Correspondence, 1974-1976
73Schedules of Events in Georgia, 1975-1976
74Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee, 1975-1976
75Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - Minutes and Reports, 1975-1976
76Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - List of Citizens Rededicating Their Lives to Principles of Declaration of Independence, 1976
77Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - Vault Contents, 1976
78The Heritage Special - Traveling Rail Exhibit
79Printed Material , 1976
710Printed Material - Published by the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration, 1976