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Millard Grimes papers

Millard Grimes papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Millard Grimes papers
Creator: Grimes, Millard B., 1930-
Inclusive Dates: 1945-2015
Language(s): English
Extent: 11.25 Linear Feet (12 boxes and 3 oversize folders)
Collection Number: ms3938
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Journalist Millard Grimes, a Georgia native, wrote for a number of publications in the state, including the Athens Daily News, the Columbus Ledger, and the Red and Black, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia. As an editor and publisher, Millard Grimes produced print across the state. Grimes also twice owned the business magazine Georgia Trend, which he sold for the second time in 1999. He is author of the book The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers since World War II (1985).

For more information, see the article "Millard B. Grimes (1930-)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five series: administrative records, professional papers, agreements and transactions, correspondence, and other material. Administrative records include documents related to the operating and publishing of GA Trend, the Phenix Citizen, and the Rockdale Citizen among other Grimes Publications productions. Professional papers include material from the Georgia Press Association, which Millard Grimes headed in 1985-1986, drafts and photographs from The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers since World War II, as well as newspaper columns by Grimes and those about his career written by other newspapers. Agreements and transactions includes negotiations and legal documents created during business agreements and transactions between Grimes Publications and other entities. Professional correspondence and other material including photographs and civic engagement complete the collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

ms3938, Millard Grimes papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Newspaper editors -- Georgia.
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Publishers and publishing -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Administrative Records

11Advertising Rate Cards
12Athens Observer
13-4Barrow Eagle financial
15Columbus Ledger-Enquirer circulation
16Enterprise Ledger, Inc.
17Enterprise Ledger, Inc. legal
18Fayette Publishing Company, Inc.
19-11Georgia Trend
112Georgia Trend business plan , 1991
113Georgia Trend trademark
114Georgia Journal
115-16Grimes Publications
117Grimes Publications financial
118-19Grimes Publications financial reports, 1978
120-21Grimes Publications financial reports, 1980
122-23Grimes Publications financial reports, 1981
124Grimes Publications financial statements, 1986
125Grimes Publications financial statements , 1989
126Grimes Publications financial statements, 2005
127Grimes Publications financial statements, 2008
21-3Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1978-1986
24-5Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1986-1991
26-8Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1992-2011
29-11Henry County Newspapers Inc. Corporate Records, 1981-1988
212Henry County Newspapers Inc and Woodprint Inc dissolutions
213Phenix Citizen
214-15Rockdale Citizen
216Rockdale Citizen advertising
217Senoia Home News
218Star-Mercury Publications financial, 1999-2006
219Sun Newspapers Inc. Common Stock book, 1975
220Woodprint Inc.
221Woodprint financial statements, 1982
222Woodprint Inc. Minute book , 1967-1976
223-25Woodprint Inc. Minute book , 1979-1981
226-27Newtown Communications Inc. Stock and Minute book, 1978-1981
228Observer TV
229Oconee Enterprise, 1985


31Alabama Press Association
32Clippings regarding the Last Linotype, 1986-1992
33Clippings regarding Millard Grimes, 1956-2008
34Columns by Millard Grimes, "Recalling a Golden Age" Opelika-Auburn News , 2004
35-14Columns by Millard Grimes, 1958-2015
315Columns by Millard Grimes undated
316Columns by Millard Grimes, Newnan Times-Herald Anniversary Edition, 2015
317Consolidation research
318Georgia Magazine Association
319Georgia Newspaper Service
320Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame printed material
321Georgia Scholastic Press Association convention, 1986
322GPA Board of Managers meeting agendas, 1983-1991
323-24GPA Bulletin, 1986-1991
325GPA Bulletin Market Place, 1978-1982
326GPA Confidential Bulletin, 1975-1984
327GPA Constitution and by-laws
328GPA Educational Foundation
329GPA financial, 1983-1988
330GPA Hall of Fame, 1986
331GPA Minutes, 1981-1987; 2008
332GPA newspaper history
41-2GPA newspaper history
43GPA President's Biographies
44-6GPA printed material
47Grady Advisory Board
48Grady College Millard B. Grimes Laboratory
49Grady College printed material, 1990-1996
410Grady Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1984
411Grimes Publications employee handbooks and printed material
412-13Last Linotype material
414-17Last Linotype marked gallery proof
418Last Linotpye photographs
419Last Linotype photo captions
420Last Linotype unused photographs
421Mercer University Press "Imprint of Distinction" , 1986
422Millard Grimes biographies
423Newspaper sales research
425Opelika-Auburn News report by Rick Millians, 1975
426Plans for Daily
427Printing press information
428Royal Crown story
429-30Red and Black Board of Directors, 1990-1995
431Red and Black Centennial , 1993
51Red and Black independence, 1979-1980
52Red and Black Millard B. Grimes Awards, 1983
53Southern Newspapers Publishers Association
54Story ideas
55Suburban Newspapers of America printed material, 1977-1990
56United Press International
57-8Writing, drafts
59Writing, It's a Wonderful Bailout, 2009
510Writing, Jimmy Carter
511Writing, Jimmy Carter interview
512Writing, Kingwood
513Writing, lectures at UGA
514Writing, Last Linotype chapter one draft
515Writing, Last Linotype chapter two draft
516Writing, Last Linotype chapter four draft
517Writing, Last Linotype chapter five draft
518Writing, Last Linotype chapter six draft
519Writing, Last Linotype chapter seven draft
520Writing, Last Linotype chapter eight draft
521Writing, Last Linotype chapter nine draft
522Writing, Last Linotype chapter nine material
523Writing, Last Linotype draft fragments
524Writing, Last Linotype introduction
525Writing, notes
526Writing, speeches
527Writing, speeches, 1960s
528Writing, speech: University of Alabama, 1986

Agreements and Transactions

61Acquisition of Assets to Georgia Trend from Williams Communications (book), 1994
62Athens Observer , 1987-1991
63Barrow Eagle, 1999-2000
64Buford Weekly Illustrated , 2013
65Capital Endeavors, 1995
66Change of Corporate Ownership, Trend Magazines Inc. , 1990
67Chicken Dinner News Inc. , 2002
68Citizens Publishing Co. , 1977
69Classic City Live , 1988
610Cleburn News and Printing Co.
611DATAMATX, 1991
612Fayette Newspapers, 1980
613Georgia Journal, 1987
614Georgia Journal , 1994
615-16Georgia Trend, 1991
617-18Georgia Trend, 1992-1994
619Georgia Trend, 1993-1994
620Georgia Trend, 1998
621-23Georgia Trend, 1998-1999
624Gray Communications Agreement, 1994
625Gray Communications Agreement book, 1994
626Gray Communications Inc., 1993-1996
627Grimes Publications stock split plan , 1987
628Grimes Publications Inc. and Williams Communications Inc. joint venture, 1993-1994
629Harris County Herald, 1999
630Henry County Newspapers Inc. , 1985
631Houston Home Journal, 1979
71Loans, 1993
72The Meriwether Free Press, 1999
74Monroe County Reporter, 2007
75Non-Competition Agreement-Southern Crescent Newspapers, Woodprint Inc. Henry County Newspapers Inc. Grimes Publications of GA and Millard Grimes, 1988
76Opelika Daily News, 1947
77Opelike-Auburn Publishing Co. Enterprise Ledger, 1977
78Park Newspapers, 1980
79Perry Newspapers Inc., 1980
710Phenix Citizen and Smith Station News, 2003
711Purchase Assets to Georgia Trend , 1999
712Rockdale Citizen, 1977
713Rockdale Citizen, 1994
714Rockdale Citizen General Manager Agreement , 1977
715Smith Newspapers, 1977
716-17Southern Crescent and Woodprint Inc. , 1988
718South Magazine, 1998
719Star-Mercury, 2011
720St. Simon's Sun Stock Agreement, 1975
721Thomson Newspapers, 1981
722Thomaston Times , 1977
723Thomaston Times and Free Press Agreement
724Thomaston Publishing Co. Inc., 1977
725Trib Publications Inc. , 1999
726Woods, Hal, 1991
727Woodprint and Henry Herald sale , 1981-1990
728Woodprint Inc. , 1981-1984
729Woodprint Inc. , 1989
730Woodprint Inc. stock, 1981-1983
731Woodprint Inc. stock purchase book 1981


81-4Ashmore, Brad, 1969-1992
85Ashmore, Brad undated
86Athens Observer
87Atlanta Press Club
88Auburn Journalism Advisory Council
89Bean, Ed
810Carter, Jimmy , 1967-1985
811Columbus departure, 1969
813Cooper, Jackie
814Fain, Jim, 1988
815Georgia Journal contributors
816Georgia Journal letters to the editor, 1988-1991
817Georgia Press Association , 1981-1986
818Georgia Press Association , 1987-1989
819-20Georgia Trend, 1991-1999
821Georgia Trend letters to the editor, 1991-1995
822Georgia Trend letters to the editor, 1995-1996
823-32General, 1954-2013
91-13General, 1976-2013
914General Outgoing, 1971-2007
915-17General undated
918Grimes Publications memos , 1986
919-21Grimes Publications stockholders, 1975-2005
922Hudspeth, Ron, 1989-1994
923James, Fob
924Jefferson Standard
925Jenkins, Ray
926-27Correspondence regarding the Last Linotype, 1983-1996
928McCommons, Pete
929Melton, Quimby, Jr.
930Miller, Zell
101Nelson, Don, 1986-1990
102News Daily
103Newspaper Microfilm
104Opelika-Auburn memos
105Personal, 1943-1986
106-8Personal, 1990-2015
109Personal undated
1010Politicians, 1958-2015
1011Rockdale Citizen memos, 1986-1987
1012Staff, 1970-1999
1013Staples, Libby, 1989-1995
1014Wood, Jim, 1979-1989


1Historic newspaper clippings
1Chi Psi class photo, 1948; 1951
1Certificates and awards
1Editorial cartoon by Franco
125th Anniversary 'Best of the Cracker Crumble' poster, 1987
1Athens Daily News poster: 'Happy New Year, Neighbors!' , 1967
2Caricature of Millard Grimes (matted)
3Georgia Trend January 1997 enlarged cover - "Georgian of the Year"
3Blueprints of newspaper headquarters
1015Byline head sketch
1016-17Callaway Foundation Board of Visitors
1018Certificates, 1977-1981
1019Civic Causes
1020Columbus High School report card , 1945
1021Loose material from Grimes scrapbook
1022Loose material from Grimes scrapbook
1023Opelika, Alabama printed material
1024Opelika Public Library
1025Phenix Citizen cartoon by W. Taylor
1028Photographs, George Wallace and Fob James
1029Photographs, Millard Grimes presenting Georgia Trend CEO of the year, 1997
1030Photographs, Jimmy Carter
1031-32Photographs, Millard Grimes
1036Writing, Millard Grimes term paper, Journalism 30
11Photo Albums
12Company seal embossers
12Linotype 99th anniversary button