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Robert M. Heard papers

Robert M. Heard papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert M. Heard papers
Inclusive Dates: 1940-2003
Language: English
Extent: 16 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4044
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Judge Robert M. Heard practiced law for over 60 years. After graduating from the University of Georgia Law School, he was elected to the State Legislature in 1939. He served as Judge of the State Court for 25 years. Judge Heard passed away at the age of 88 on June 12, 2003.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, legal documents, notes, and the family history of Robert M. Heard. The correspondence relates to the Heard family's property, business matters, personal letters, and personal endeavors. The collection ranges from approximately 1940 to around the time of Robert Heard's death in 2003. Some notable items include awards, degrees, and honors earned by Robert M. Heard.


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.

Preferred Citation

Robert M. Heard papers, ms4044, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Elbert County (Ga.)
Families -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Family records -- Georgia.
Galis, Peggy
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Heard, Robert Middleton, 1914-2003
Heard, Stephen
Judges -- Georgia.
Law schools.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Lawyers.
Political candidates -- Georgia -- Elberton -- Correspondence.
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae -- Georgia -- Athens.

Related Collections in Other Repositories

The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

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11-9Correspondence
110-12Letters from Martin Heard
113-14Letters regarding Martin Heard's death
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21-6Letters from Robert Heard to others
27-11Letters from Robert Heard to family members
212-16Letters to Robert Heard
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31Olive Patten's business letters
32Olive Patten's personal letters
33Letters to Peggy Galis
34Letters to Peggy Heard
35Correspondence regarding Peggy Heard Galis' education
36Correspondence regarding Mamie Heard estate
37Correspondence regarding Heard portrait
38-9Correspondence regarding sale of Belton property
310Correspondence regarding the Sons of the American Revolution
311Correspondence regarding the Elbert County Historical Society
312-13Correspondence regarding the Heardmont Cemetery and Park
314Correspondence regarding Rotary Club
315Correspondence regarding the Treasure Island Trust
317Letters from others to others
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101Transcriptions of conversations
 

2. Photographs

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318Photographs and post cards
319-21Cards and post cards
322Photographs
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41-7Photographs
48Photographs of GA Law School 50th reunion, 1940
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13Photographs
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2Photographs
 

3. Notes

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49-11Writings, speeches, and notes
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51-2Speeches and notes
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105-7Appointment Books
 

4. Legal Documents

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53-6Leases, warranties, and contracts
57-12Heard property papers
 

5. Family History

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61-7Heard family history
68Robert Heard's biographical sketch
69Maps
610Awards
611Souvenirs
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109-10Heard genealogy
103Memories of Robert M. Heard
102Latimer memorial
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9Thronateeska, Albany High School yearbook, 1934-1937
 

6. Scrapbooks

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71Scrapbook 1
72Scrapbook 2
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83Scrapbook 3
84Scrapbook 4
85Scrapbook 5
86Scrapbook 6
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12Scrapbook 7
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9Binders and scrapbooks
 

7. Printed Materials

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104Programs and reports
108Elbert and Heard County
1011Church
 

8. Awards and Certificates

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14Awards
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11Awards
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3Certificates
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4Awards and certificates
 

9. Maps

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1Maps
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15Property maps
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16Elberton County plats
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5Maps
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6Maps
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7Maps
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8Maps