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Tommie LaCavera papers

Tommie LaCavera papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tommie LaCavera papers
Creator: LaCavera, Tommie Phillips
Inclusive Dates: 1808-2016
Bulk Dates: 1896-2008
Language(s): English
Extent: 16 Linear Feet 12 boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms4184
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Tommie Anne Phillips LaCavera, 1938-2016, was a writer, historian, and genealogist who published numerous articles for historical and genealogical publications, and in the Athens Observer newspaper throughout the 1980s. She received a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Georgia in 1990. Ms. LaCavera was an active member of many hereditary and service organizations, including the United Daughters of the Confederacy (President General, 1992-1994), Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, Southern Dames of America, First Families of Georgia, National League of American Pen Women and many more.

Scope and Content

This collection contains meeting notes, membership ledgers, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and business documents from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Laura Rutherford Chapter and the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, Elijah Clarke Chapter. A large portion of the collection documents Ms. LaCavera's time with these organizations. It also contains notes, genealogy, and writing produced by Tommie LaCavera and her contemporary, Beth Abney. Documents and printed material from other hereditary and service organizations that Ms. LaCavera was involved with are also included. Another component of this collection is historical documents from the early Nineteeth Century, including deeds, correspondence, receipts, checks and land documents from the Kunze and Johnson families of Georgia, as well as the Ballister family from Kentucky, among others.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tommie LaCavera papers, ms4184, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Abney, Annie Beth Mobley
Daughters of the American Revolution. Elijah Clarke Chapter (Athens, Ga.)
Deeds -- Georgia.
Families of military personnel -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Historians -- Georgia.
Land grants -- Georgia -- Twiggs County.
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records)
National League of American Pen Women
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Athens Chapter
Proceedings (reports)
Research notes.
Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Laura Rutherford Chapter No. 88 (Athens, Ga.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Veterans -- Confederate States of America.
Women -- Georgia -- Athens -- Societies and clubs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Personal

14Writing - Heroines of Georgia
15Education scrapbook
16Genealogy - Phillips family
17Genealogy - Phillips family photographs
18Genealogy - Phillips family - Tate connection
19Genealogy - Thomas Monroe Phillips and Jennie Beatrice Tate family
11Genealogy - buond notebook - Joel Phillips and Sylvanus Walker - Revolutionary soldiers - Book 1 - Lucile Pierson
12Genealogy - bound notebook - Phillips - Mary Gresham - Book 3 - Lucile Pierson
110Genealogy - Decker, McKell, Nason, Montgomery
111Genealogy - Jinks family
112-13Genealogy - South Carolina
21-2Photograph scrapbook
23-4Writing scrapbook, 1981-1982
25Writing scrapbook, 1984-1987
2Family tree

2. United Daughters of the Confederacy

26Notes - Tommie LaCavera
27Correspondence - Tommie LaCavera
28Scrapbook - Tommie LaCavera reception, 1988
29-10Scrapbook, 1978-1979
211-12Scrapbook, 1979-1980
31-3Scrapbook, 1980-1981
34-5Scrapbook, 1981-1982
36-7Scrapbook - National Salute to Vietnam Veterans, 1982
38-9Scrapbook, 1982-1983
11Scrapbook, 1992-1993
12Scrapbook, 1993-1994
41-3Business, history, awards
45Meeting minutes, 1941
46Meeting minutes, 1948
47Meeting minutes, 1978-1980
48Meeting minutes, 1992-1993
49State Conference planning, 2008
410Financial statements, 2005-2009
412Photographs - historic reporoductions
413Records of Medals Awarded, 2008-2009
414Membership petitions, 1896-1899
415Membership petitions, 1900-1915
416Membership petitions, 1916-1929
51Membership petitions, 1930-1939
52Membership petitions, 1940-1960
53Membership petitions, 1960-1981
54Petitions - World War record, 1919
55Petitions - Cross of Honor
57Millie Rutherford
58Lucy Redwine
59Sarah Dunaway memorial
510West Hill Cemetery list of Confederate Veterans
511Marietta Cemetery
512Winnie Davis Memorial Hall scrapbook
513Writing - various and unknown authors
514Speaking notes
515Stone Mountain
516Educational material for 3rd and 4th graders
517Printed material
61Printed material
62Historic newspaper clippings
63First minute book of Athens Chapter U.D.C., 1897-1913
64Meeting minute book, 1917-1924
65Meeting minute book, 1936-1939
66Meeting minute book, 1949-1954
67Meeting minute book, 1954-1961
68Meeting minute book, 1961-1968
69Meeting minute book, 1968-1978
610Membership scrapbook, 1934-1939
611Membership book, 1969-1982
612Laura Rutherford Chapter yearbooks, 1937, 1946, 1981
613Laura Rutherford Chapter yearbooks, 1995-2010
71Convention programs, 1907-1942
72Convention programs, 2000-2005
73Convention programs, 2006-2012
74Historical Studies pamphlets
75Calendar, 1930-1933
76Announcements - elections
77Beth Abney - personal, correspondence, first day stamps
78Beth Abney - writing
79Beth Abney - pension application for Fannie B. Scott - Thomas Allen Scott
710-11Children of the Confederacy - petitions
712Children of the Confederacy - programs, certificates
713Children of the Confederacy - Sons of Confederate Veterans - programs
714Printed material - Confederate Veteran organizations
1Brown, Curtis Lee, Jr. - family tree
1Talmadge, May Erwin - UDC membership certificate, 1919
1Georgia State Capitol Building print - Huey Joe Theus
2Photograph - UDC Convention - Nashville, Tennessee, 1987
2Historic newspapers
1Exhibit material
1Moina Michael letter with paper poppy, 1943
2Confederate calendar, 1901

3. Daughters of the American Revolution

715Business and correspondence, 1930-1949
81-3Business and correspondence
84Business, 2001-2002
85Business, 2001-2004
86State Conference planning, 2001-2002
87Business and correspondence, 2003
88Chapter minutes, 2002-2005
89Board meeting, 2005
810State conference, 2008
811Scrapbook, 2004
812Newsletters - Elijah Clarke Chapter, 2008-2009
813Medal of Honor, Americanism Medal
816Printed material - Georgia
817Printed material - national
91-8Yearbooks, directories, membership lists, handbooks, 1930-2007
910Conference proceedings, 2002-2003
2Proclamation - Athens-Clarke County - Elijah Clarke Chapter, NSDAR Centennial Day, 2001

4. Other organizations

101Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century
102National League of Pen Women
103Club of Colonial Dames - yearbook, 1961-1963
104Georgia Women of Achievement
105National Society Daughters of American Colonists
106Odds and Ends Club - membership lists, 1952-1959
107Heritage Society newsletters - various
108Heritage society yearbooks, mebership lists - various
109Printed material - Athens schools
1010Printed material - U.S. presidential, 1937-1956
1011Printed material - various

5. Historic documents

1012Henry Shultz of Hamburg, South Carolina - correspondence on deed to John M. Kunze, 1823
1013John M. Kunze - documents, 1818-1853
3John M. Kunze - correspondence, 1829, 1846
3Indenture - John Kunze to John Haynes
1014Thomas A. Kunze - correspondence, 1853-1874
1015Kunze family - Johnson, George W., John L., L.M. - documents, 1811-1856
3Gatsey Kunzy - correspondence
1016Johnson family - John C., L.M., James, Patrick, Robert, W.L., Anne - documents, 1806-1864
1017Ballinger family - Richard, James F. - Knox County, Kentucky - documents, 1804-1848
3James Ballinger - correspondence, 1820
1018Documents - correspondence, checks, receipts, 1811-1927
1019Diary - Annie Hudgin - Athens, Georgia, 1889-1890
1020Music notebooks
3Plat map - District 28, Wilkinson, Twiggs County, Georgia
3Deed - Lott Warren to Harrison Jones, 1836
3Commission - A.Y. Culton as Police Judge - Barbourville, Kentucky, 1879
2Printed material - song book