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Thomas G. Cousins papers

Thomas G. Cousins papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas G. Cousins papers
Inclusive Dates: 1962-2008
Language: English
Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet 17 boxes
Collection Number: ms4433
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas G. (Tom) Cousins, (1931-) is a real estate developer and philanthropist. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Finance, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and has been associated with real estate all of his career. Serving as President, Chief Executive Officer, or Chairman of the Board, Atlanta based Cousins Properties Incorporated is a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is involved in developing and managing office buildings, retail centers and residential subdivisions. Some of Cousins Properties Inc.'s most notable Atlanta landmarks include the CNN Center, the Omni Coliseum, Georgia World Congress Center, Pinnacle Building, Bank of America Building, Wildwood Office Park, and 191 Peachtree.

In addition, Cousins has served as the President of the High Museum and Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Research Alliance. He has also served on the Board of Directors or Trustees of NationsBank, Shaw Industries, Governor's Economic Development Council, Emory University, Carter Center, Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, and others. He has been an active member of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church of Atlanta for many years. The CF Foundation, the Cousins's Family Foundation, has been awarding grants to Atlanta's worthy causes since 1988. Cousins's most notable philanthropic venture has been the restoration of the East Lake Golf Club and Community through his East Lake Community Foundation. Cousins purchased the struggling East Lake Golf Club, the home course of Bobby Jones, in 1993. The club and course went through extensive renovations in order to restore East Lake to its former glory and create a fitting tribute to Bobby Jones. The surrounding neighborhood, once one of the most dangerous in Atlanta, has also been restored. The East Lake Meadows public housing unit has been replaced by the Villages of East Lake, a mixed income community. The Charlie Yates Public course has opened complete with a Junior Golf Academy for the children of East Lake. The East Lake Community Foundation also oversaw the creation of Atlanta's first charter school, Drew School, and the East Lake Family YMCA.

Mr. Cousins has won numerous awards for real estate development and philanthropy, including the USGA Bobby Jones Award, UGA's Hartman Award, and NAIOP's Developer of the Year. Mr. Cousins married the former Ann Draughon of Auburn, Alabama in 1946 and they have three children and four grandchildren

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, subject files, and records regarding Cousins Properties, Incorporated.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Thomas G. Cousins papers, ms4433, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Business -- Correspondence
Real estate business -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Cousins Properties, Inc.

11Atlanta Colluseum, 1970
12Atlanta Fulton County Arena, 1972
13The Avenue
14Big Canoe, 1972-1977
15Blue Grass Golf Course, 1988
16Burlington Square, Burlington, Vermont, 1971-1972
17Cambridge Square
18Cities Service Building, 1972-1976
192Countryside Properties, 1979
110Cousins Retail Planning Corporation, 1971-1975
111The Decks Shopping Mall, 1976
112First Union Tower, Greensboro, South Carolina, 1988
113Gateway Village Technology Center, 2001
114Haynes Bridge Road Golf Course, 1984-1989
21-2Haynes Bridge Road Golf Course - Research material, 1984-1989
23Haywood Mall, Greenville, South Carolina, 1976-1980
24Indian Hills, 1971-1974
25Interstate north, 1971-1976
26The Ivys, 1972-1973
27NationsBank Plaza, 1989-2000
28NationsBank Plaza, 1992
29NationsBank Plaza - Margaret Mitchell House, 1996
210NationsBank Plaza - Art exhibits, 1993-1994
211NationsBank Plaza - Wendell Castle clock, 1993-1994
212North Point, 1993
213Omni International of Norfolk, 1974
214Omni International of Norfolk, 1991
31Omni of Miami, 1975-1977
32101 Second Street grand opening, 2000
33191 Peachtree Tower, 1989
34Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, Florida, 1976
35-6Paulding County Airport plans, 1972-1975
37Rivergate Mall, Nashville, Tennessee, 1972
38Wildwood Office Park, 1987-1988
39Wildwood - Atlanta History Center's Native Lands, Indians in Georgia, 1999
310Wildwood - Atlanta History Center's Native Lands, Indians in Georgia, 2000
311Wildwood - Nisga's Clan Totem Pole dedication, 1995
312Wildwood promotional material
41Alabama proposals, 1971-1973
42Ariail tract, 1971
43Bear Paw Mountain, 1971-1975
44California proposals, 1969-1971
45Calloway Gardens, 2000
46China visit and opportunities, 1991-1993
47Colorado proposals, 1972
48European opportunities, 1989-1990
49European opportunities, 1991
410Georgia proposals, 1971-1977
411Houston proposals, 1972-1973
412Land Development Associates, 1971-1975
413Land Development Division, 1980
51Management meeting, 1976
52Land development memorandums, 1974-1977
53New Mexico proposals, 1972-1973
54New York City proposals, 1970-1973
55New York state proposals, 1972
56Resort proposals, 1973-1974
57-8Russia opportunities, 1991
59Russia opportunities, 1992
510Russia opportunities
61Sibley Property, 1970-1975
62Southeastern land investment proposals, 1972-1974
63Texas properties, 1971-1977
64Atlanta Coliseum, Inc., 1974-1975
65Atlanta Flames - team photograph, 1972-1980
66Atlanta Flames - Hawks, 1972-1977
67Omni International Complex - Atlanta Hawks - Flames schedule, 1972-1973
68Atlanta - Fulton County Coliseum Management Company, Inc., 1971
69Atlanta Hockey, Inc., 1975-1977
610Coca-Cola lease, 1976-1977
611Omni International Atlanta - Correspondence, 1975-1987
612Georgia World Congress Center, 1971-1974
613Georgia World Congress Center, 1975-1976
614Omni International Complex - Georgia World Congress Center annual report, 1991
71International City Corporation, 1972-1978
72Omni International Atlanta - Leasing, 1974-1977
73Marta, 1974
74Omni International Complex - Democratic Convention, 1988
75National Hockey League, 1972-1980
76NCAA Tournament, 1977
77Omni International Offices, 1972
78Omni International of Atlanta - Parking, 1975-1976
79Partnership, 1975
710Omni International of Atlanta - Project meeting, 1976
711St. Louis Blues, 1971-1975
712The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, 1975
81ADCO, 1992
82ADVESCO, 1991
83American Express Company, 1974
84Atlantic Realty Company, 1965
85Atlantic Steel, 1996
86Beta West, 1988
87The Cates Company, 1987
88The Charles Skinner Company, 1995
89Columbia Square Company, 1974-1976
810Commonwealth Partners, Inc, 1996
811Continental Capital Partners, 1992
812Corporate Property Investors, 1993
813Coudert Freres, 1972
814Dain Corporation, 1974
815Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1971-1975
816The Friendship Force, 1990
817Gulf Oil Corporation, 1974-1975
818Hickory Hollow, 1974
819Mobile Oil Corporation, 1974-1975
820NationsBank partnership, 1988-1995
91Office planning associates, 1971-1976
92P&O, 1990-1991
93Patten & Byrne, 1988-1989
94Perini Investment Properties, Inc., 1986-1987
95Public-Private Joint Development Institutions, 1973
96Scott Hudgens Company, 1994
97SF Enterprises Joint Venture, Inc., 1992-1993
98Tenneco Oil Corporation, 1971
99TR Property Investment Trust, PLC, 1989
910Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, 1972-1975
911Wilma, 1989-1991
912American International Group, Inc. (AIG), 1991-1992
913Commerce Union, 1972-1973
914Consulates, 1971-1972
915Equifax, 1991
916Manpower, 1973
917MCI, 1993
918American Instutute of Certified Public Accountants, 1973
101-9Annual reports, 1972-2007
111Annual report correspondence, 1973-1994
112Banks, 1972
113Bond offering, 1993
114Brokerage houses, 1972-1973
115Comparison study
116Employee reimbursement, 1989
117Finance committee, 1971-1981
118Financial correspondence, 1972-1974
119Financial information, 1995
1110Goldman-Sachs report, 1998
1111Goldman-Sachs report, 1999
1112Interim report, 1971
1113Land holding summary, 1975
1114Merrill Lynch analysis, 1996
1115Merrill Lynch analysis, 2009
121Morgan Stanley study, 1994
122Offering circular, 1964
123Profit sharing trust, 1971-1976
124Prospectus, 1962
125Prospectus, 1969
126Prospectus, 1992-1993
127Richard A. Plehn, Inc., 1973
128Securities and Exchange Commission - Form 10-K, 1994-1998
129Securities and Exchange Commission - Form 10-Q, 1994-1999
1210Southeastern Films, 1976
1211Vector Vest stock analysis, 1999
1212Venture capital, 1972-1976
1213Warrants, 1972
1214Warrants, 1974-1988
132Asbestos abatement
133Catering, 1988
134Christmas card, 2000
135Company Day, 1986-1994
136Company Day, 1987-1988
137Computer information, 1999
138Employee memos - Personnel changes, 1970-2000
139Employee memos - Miscellaneous, 1970-1996
1310Invitations, 1991-1992
1312Mescon Group
1313Opening party, 1986-1988
141Policy and Procedure, 1972-1974
142Prayer breakfast, 2001
143Public relations, 1970-1972
144Retreats, 1991-1995
145Stop At Nothing, Inc, 1995
146Annual meeting, 2002
147-18Board meetings, 1994-2000
151Board meeting, 2000 August 22
152Management planning meeting, 1972
153Shareholders' meetings, 1988-1989
154Annual shareholders' meeting, 1989-1994
155Annual shareholders' meeting - proxy minutes, 1994-2001
156Shareholders' meeting, 1996
157Alpert, Maurice, 1972-1976
158Andrews, Jim, 1995
159Arndt, John, 1971-1980
1510Berry, George, 1975
1511Cates, George, 1993-1995
1512Conlee, Cecil, 1971-1975
1513Cowee, Jr., George, 1988
1514Dickson, Herbert, 1973-1976
1515Dodge, David, 1972-1975
1516Fischer, Manfred, 1983-1986
1517Fletcher, John, 1991-1993
161Grigg, Bill, 1995
162Harvey, William V., 1969-1972
163Hunter, R.P., 1971-1975
164Hutchings, D.W. , 1971-1976
165Hutchings, Ralph, 1971
166Kemme, Susan, 1973-1979
167Mack, Larry, 1993
168Patel, Vipin, 1995
169Rockefeller, David, 1971-1977
1610Tift, Richard, 1974
1611Woodruff, Lewis, 1971-1976
1612Yushchik, Vladimir, 1997-1999
1613Arthur Anderson-David Birch seminar on America's office needs, 1985-1995
1614Biographical sketches, 1961-1994
1615Biographical sketches - Tom Charlesworth
1616Case studies, 1996
1617CEO leadership workshop IX, 1995
1618CSIS Seven Revolutions presentation, 1994
1619Fairlie Poplar Affair, 1980
1620The Genesis Building, 1995
1621Government correspondence, 1972-1973
171Historical information, 1995
172Leide Associates, 1975
173Lower downtown planning study, 1975
174Metropolitan Atlanta's Developments Potentials, 1975
175New York Stock Exchange listing, 1972
176Personal correspondence, 1972-2001
177Personal goals, 1990
178Plane crash, 1971
179REIT's 2000 - Into the Next Century conference, 1995
1710Retirement, 2007
1711Road Show, 1993
1712Robinson-Humphries Institutional conference, 1995
1713Shareholder correspondence, 1973-1997
1714Trip files - Business travel itineraries, 1986-1995
1715Trip files - California, 1999
1716Trip files - China, 1994
1717Trip files - China
1718Jacksonville, Florida - Seminar-retreat for business executives, 1989
1719New York - Morgan-Stanley meeting, 1996