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John and Marie Koenig papers

John and Marie Koenig papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John and Marie Koenig papers
Creator: Koenig, John, Jr., 1916-2018
Creator: Koenig, Marie Hodgson, 1934-2019
Inclusive Dates: 1865-2004
Bulk Dates: 1939-2004
Language: English
Extent: 21 Linear Feet (21 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 3 oversize boxes)
Collection Number: ms4351
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marie Hodgson Koenig was born in Montgomery, Alabama to Harry Lowe Hodgson and Jamie Sconyers Hodgson and was raised in Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor's and master's degrees in Journalism and moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a researcher for National Geographic. She then joined the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) where she wrote foreign policy articles as a diplomatic correspondent for nineteen years. In 1987, she returned to Athens, Georgia with her husband John Koenig, Jr.

John Koenig, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Alice and John Koenig, Sr. He received degrees in Journalism from Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania while working as the Temple campus sports correspondent. After graduating in 1941, he worked for the Philadelphia Bulletin. The following year, he joined the U.S. Nineth Air Force and wrote two official Air Force Weather Service histories, as well as journals about his travels through Europe during the war. Upon his return to the U.S., he continued his work at the Philadelphia Bulletin before joining the Associated Press in Harrisburg in 1949. In 1956, he moved to Washington, D.C. to report on the federal government and retired as Director of Government Affairs Information and editor of association national publications at the National Forest Products Association in 1985. Additionally, Koenig published numerous freelance travel articles over the years, many of which featured the homes of renown American and European writers. After retiring, He moved to Athens, Georgia with his wife Marie.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of John and Marie Koenig related to their careers as journalists, genealogical research, and traveling. The collection includes newspaper clippings of their articles, correspondence, notes, journals, notebooks, postcards, and numerous photograph albums documenting Marie's work as a diplomatic correspondent, John's military service in Europe during World War II, and his work as a reporter and travel writer. The genealogical research included relates to the Hodgson family of Athens, Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John and Marie Koenig papers, ms4351, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cased photographs.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Genealogy.
Hodgson family
Hodgson, Harry Lowe, 1902-1980
Journalism.
Journalists -- Diaries.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Sports.
Newspapers.
Photograph albums.
Photographic postcards.
Photographs.
Reporters and reporting -- United States.
Travel journalism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs

Related Collections in this Repository

Published materials accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually and have an associated collection note.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Affairs
 
oversized_box
1Affairs
 
boxfolder
12Appalachia, May 1967
 
13Art
 
oversized_box
1Art
 
boxfolder
14Assateague
 
15-6Athens People
 
oversized_box
1Athens People
 
boxfolder
17Barbados
 
oversized_box
1Barbados
 
boxfolder
18Ben I French
 
19-10Bermuda
 
oversized_box
1Bermuda
 
boxfolder
111-12Biffer
 
113College Stuff: Writings by John Koenig, Jr.
 
114Depressed Areas
 
115Dickens Shrines
 
116Diplomas
 
117Dominica
 
oversized_box
1Dominica
 
boxfolder
118Elections
 
oversized_box
1Elections
 
boxfolder
119England, 1980
 
120England, 1976
 
oversized_box
1England, 1976
 
boxfolder
121Eng. - Belg. - France, 1980
 
122Extra Pix
 
123-24Favorite Newstories and Others by John Koenig, Jr.
 
125Favorite Pieces
 
boxfolder
21FFPC newsletter
 
22Forestry (& environmental) laws
 
23Forest Service
 
oversized_folder
1German maps, 1944
 
boxfolder
24Germantown 300th
 
oversized_box
1Germantown 300th
 
boxfolder
25Ellen Glasgow
 
26-9Hodgson Family
 
oversized_box
1Hodgson Family
 
boxfolder
210Hodgson Family photographs
 
211Harry Hodgson, Sr.
 
212Josephine Hodgson
 
213Indiana Dunes
 
oversized_box
1Indiana Dunes
 
boxfolder
214Irvington, VA
 
oversized_box
1Irvington, VA
 
boxfolder
215Italy
 
216Journal (Chronology)
 
217-19Kinzua Dam
 
oversized_box
1Kinzua Dam
 
boxfolder
220John Koenig
 
221J. K. Clips , 1938-1942
 
222J. K. Clips, 1940-1952
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1940-1952
 
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223J. K. Clips, 1953-1954
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1953-1954
 
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224J. K. Clips, 1954-1955
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1954-1955
 
boxfolder
225J. K. Clips, 1956-1957
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1956-1957
 
boxfolder
226J. K. Clips, 1958-1959
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1958-1959
 
boxfolder
227J. K. Clips, 1959-1960
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1959-1960
 
boxfolder
228J. K. Clips, 1961
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1961
 
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229J. K. Clips, 1962
 
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1J. K. Clips, 1962
 
boxfolder
31J. K. Clips, 1963-1965
 
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2J. K. Clips, 1963-1965
 
boxfolder
32J. K. Clips, 1966
 
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2J. K. Clips, 1966
 
boxfolder
33J. K. Clips, 1967
 
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2J. K. Clips, 1967
 
boxfolder
34-6J. K. Column - Pennsylvanians in Washington
 
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2J. K. Column - Pennsylvanians in Washington
 
boxfolder
720John Koenig correspondence scrapbook
 
719John Koenig, Sr.
 
boxfolder
37J. K. Writings
 
38-10Marie Hodgson Koenig
 
oversized_box
2Marie Hodgson Koenig
 
boxfolder
312Marie Hodgson Koenig thesis
 
313-20Letters
 
boxfolder
41-2Letters
 
43Literature
 
oversized_box
2Literature
 
boxfolder
44Long Beach Island, N.J.
 
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2Long Beach Island, N.J.
 
boxfolder
45Martinique
 
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2Martinique
 
boxfolder
46Miscellaneous
 
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2Miscellaneous
 
boxfolder
47NCPC
 
48New Eng - N.Y. State, 1991
 
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2New Eng. - N.Y. State, 1991
 
boxfolder
49New Haven
 
oversized_box
2New Haven
 
boxfolder
410Newsletter (Correspondence)
 
411-12Newspaper Life, and More by John Koenig, Jr.
 
413The "New Yorker"
 
414-15NFPA
 
oversized_box
2NFPA
 
boxfolder
416Nothern Penna. Trip
 
417-18John O'Hara
 
419Old Town Bath & Raquet Club
 
oversized_box
2Old Town Bath & Raquet Club
 
boxfolder
420Paris - Montematre
 
oversized_box
2Paris - Montematre
 
boxfolder
421Pennsylvanians in Washington : J. K., Jr. column
 
box
8Photograph albums, 1865-1944
 
box
9Photograph albums, 1945-1957
 
box
10Photograph albums, 1958-1963
 
box
11Photograph albums, 1962-1969
 
box
12Photograph albums, 1969-1973
 
box
13Photograph albums, 1975-1976
 
box
14Photograph albums, 1977-1982
 
box
15Photograph albums, 1982-1991
 
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16Photograph albums, 1990-1994
 
box
17Photograph albums, 1995-1998
 
box
18Photograph albums, 1998-2004, 1975, 1979
 
item
1Photograph
Framed photograph of Marie Hodgson Koenig with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
 
boxfolder
311Photographs
Photographs of Marie Hodgson Koenig.
 
boxfolder
191-9Photographs, 1939-1945, undated
Photographs taken by John Koenig.
 
1910Photographs
Photographs of the Hodgson family.
 
oversized_box
3Photographs
Photographs of the Hodgson family.
 
box
21Photographs
Framed and cased photographs of the Hodgson family.
 
boxfolder
1912Photographs
Souvenir photographs from Europe.
 
1913Photographs
 
boxfolder
422Portugal
 
oversized_box
2Portugal
 
boxfolder
1914Postcards
Postcards sent to and from John and Marie Koenig.
 
1915Postcards
Blank postcards from Canada.
 
1916Postcards
Blank postcards from France.
 
boxfolder
201Postcards
Blank postcards from France.
 
202Postcards
Blank postcards from different countries in Europe.
 
203Postcards
Blank postcards from Germany.
 
204-6Postcards
Blank postcards from the United Kingdom.
 
207-8Postcards
Blank postcards from the United States.
 
boxfolder
423Postwar journals
 
424Propose Luther Trip , 1983
 
oversized_box
2Propose Luther Trip, 1983
 
boxfolder
425Puerto Rico
 
oversized_box
2Puerto Rico
 
boxfolder
51Princeton, N.J.
 
52Rowing
 
53R.P.I.
 
54"RPI Report"
 
55St. Lucia
 
56St. Martin & Environs
 
57George Bernard Shaw
 
58Statia (St. Eustatius)
 
59-20Swimming , 1968-1995
 
oversized_box
2Swimming
 
boxfolder
521Travel
 
oversized_box
2Travel
 
boxfolder
522Travel correspondence
 
523-26Travel journals
 
boxfolder
61-7Travel journals
 
68-18Travel manuscripts
 
oversized_box
2Travel manuscripts
 
boxfolder
209Travel notebooks, 1964-1975
 
2010Travel notebooks, 1976-1980
 
2011Travel notebooks, 1980-1989
 
2013Travel notebooks, 1994-2001
 
2014Travel notebooks, 2002-2003
 
boxfolder
71-5Travel stories copies
 
76-7Virginia Politics
 
oversized_box
3Virginia Politics
 
boxfolder
78Vrigin Islands
 
oversized_box
3Virgin Islands
 
boxfolder
79Edith Wharton
 
oversized_box
3Edith Wharton
 
boxfolder
710G. Washington and Barbados
 
711WWII printed material
 
712-14WWII travel journals
 
715WWII weather squadron histories
 
716Washingtons - England
 
717Woodrow Wilson Houses
 
oversized_box
3Woodrow Wilson Houses
 
boxfolder
718Wood - General