Vann family collection

Vann family collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Vann family collection
Creator: Vann family
Inclusive Dates: 1890-1980
Language(s): English
Extent: 5.25 Linear Feet 6 boxes, 2 16mm films, and 12 8mm films
Collection Number: ms3763
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Heyward Vann (d. 1995) of Thomasville, Georgia, son of Thomas King Vann and Eugenia Ethelinda Switzer, married Mildred Victoria Jackson (d. 2003), daughter of John Andrew Jackson and Lena Franklin Duke, in 1938. Thomas H. Vann graduated from the Univerisity of Georgia with an L.L.B. degree, was a member of Kappa Alpha, and practiced law with the firm of Alexander and Vann. Mildred Jackson Vann graduated from the University of Georgia with an A. B. (1937) and B. S. in home economics (1938). During World War II, the couple lived in El Paso, Texas, where Thomas H. Vann served as Base Intelligence Officer for the Army Air Corps at Biggs Field. They had two sons, Thomas H. Vann Jr. and John Andrew Jackson Vann.

Mildred Jackson Vann had two sisters, Jeanette Jackson and Cleone Jackson, a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The Vann family collection consists primarily of scrapbooks and photographs documenting three generations of the Vann family. The scrapbooks include photographs, clippings, and correspondence. Additionally, there are two 16mm and 12 8mm home movies housed in the Brown Media Archive.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings. Please visit the Brown Media Archive,, for additional details.

Preferred Citation

Vann family collection, ms3763, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Vann family genealogy; scrapbooks including photographs, clippings, and correspondence about the Vann, Jackson, and Browning families; scrapbooks of trip to South America (1953), 1940-1979
2Photo albums and scrapbooks including Cleone Jackson's UGA scrapbook (1930s); photos of trips to Europe, Egypt, and Japan; and Vann family photos , 1930-1959
3Photographs, 1890-1989
5Photographs (cased), 1860-1869
6Photographs and certificates, 1930-1976

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