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Brock family papers

Brock family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brock family papers
Creator: Brock family
Inclusive Dates: 1921-1997
Bulk Dates: 1921-1941
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4335
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Brock family of Cedartown and Rome, Georgia owned Brock's Jewelry in Rome. Martha Harriet Hunt Brock (1875-1832) married Riley W. Brock and their children included Para Lee Brock (1905-1994), Bonnie Bell Brock (1903-1999), and Macon Alva Brock (1902-1992). Macon married Florence Carolyn Decker Brock (1903-1997) of Peoria, Illinois. Para Lee Brock worked as the Educational Director for the WATL radio station in Atlanta and went on to become an amateur historian and author.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera of the Brock family, as well as a few photographs of the Sutton family. Some of the Sutton family photographs are contemporary photographs of early to mid 20th century photographs. Much of the correspondence is comprised of letters to Macon and Florence Brock from Macon's mother and sisters Para and Bonnie. Other items relating to Para Lee Brock include some genealogical notes, research notes for an article on Robert E. Lee published in the 1965 "Georgia Review", and an extensive photograph album of the 1941 WATL Travel Scholarship Tour including some photographs of the 1942 tour, a 1941 trip to Mexico with friends, and a trip to the mountains of Northern Georgia with her sister Bonnie.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brock family papers, ms4335, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brock, Bonnie Bell, 1903-1999
Cedartown (Ga.)
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Families -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Florence Carolyn Decker Brock, 1903-1997
Macon Alva Brock, 1902-1992
Para Lee Brock, 1905-1994
Peoria (Ill.)
Rome (Ga.)
Sutton family
WATL (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Brock family photographs, 1932-1953
12Correspondence from Macon Alva Brock, 1921-1922
13Correspondence to Macon and Florence Brock, 1921-1936
14Ephemera, 1922-1926
15Lock of hair - Alva M. Brock
16Para Lee Brock correspondence and notes, 1940-1986
17Other correspondence, 1957-1988
18Sutton family photographs, 1996-1997
19WATL Travel Scholarship Tour scrapbook , 1941
110-11WATL Travel Scholarship Tour scrapbook pages, 1941