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William Humphrey Foy III papers

William Humphrey Foy III papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Humphrey Foy III papers
Creator: Mitchell, David Yoakley
Inclusive Dates: 1880-2015
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms4068
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Humphrey Foy III (1952-2015) was born in Eufaula, Alabama and studied art at The University of Georgia (1974) and was an artist, collector, and antiques dealer. His parents were Humphrey and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Foy, and sister was Mary Delia Foy Estes (James).

Admiral Thomas Moorer was a U.S. Navy aviator during WWII, and rose through the ranks to finally serve as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1970 to 1974.

Scope and Content

This collection contains family history and photographs, scrapbooks and photo albums, land records, and ephemera collected by William H. Foy III.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Humphrey Foy III papers, ms4068, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection forms part of the Jule Carnes Mitchell, Jr. Archive of Southern Record.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Pictorial works
Deeds -- Alabama
Eufaula (Ala.)
Families -- Correspondence
Family records.
Foy family
Foy, William Humphrey, III
Moorer, Thomas H. (Thomas Hinman), 1912-2004

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Family history
12Photo album - William, Delia Foy
13-4Scrapbook - William H. Foy III
15Scrapbook - Humphrey Foy, Elizabeth Johnson
16-9Photographs - family
110Tintype photograph
111Photographs - military
112Photo album - unidentified
113Admiral Thomas Moorer
114Nixon inauguration, 1973
115Mary E. Foy - Teachers' retirement, Faulk estate
116Bill Foy III - postcards, photographs, ephemera
117Photograph - Opalotype - William Foy, II
An opalotype is a photographic technique using a tinted image on opalescent white glass.
22Emphemera documenting the African American experience
23Correspondence from Frank to someone in Eufaula, Alabama, 1944
24Celebrity autographs
25Weight machine fortune cards, cigarette cards
26Real estate, rental agreement - Emma Foy
27-11Land deeds, legal documents
21Diploma - William Foy - Eufaula High School, 1970
22Yearbook - Norma Foy - Hollis College, 1929
23Yearbook - Delia Foy - Huntingdon College, 1968
24Yearbook - Delia Foy - Huntingdon College, 1969
1Photo album - MacUmber, Stoner, Longacre families
1Mary Ross Foy - United Daughters of the Confederacy certificate, 1946
1Photographs - for Bill Foy (2)
1Mounted photograph - R.D. Johnson, 1970
1Unit photograph - Company 883 B-5, U.S. Navy - Camp Perry, Virginia, 1944 September
1Humphrey Foy family tree