Alford family papers

Alford family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Alford, Alice Gertrude
Creator: Alford, Celia Kelley, 1902-
Title: Alford family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1920-1922
Dates: 1911-1922
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0015

Biographical/Historical Note

Celia Kelley Alford was born in 1902 in Lilburn, Georgia. At the time Lilburn was rural and most people in the area were farmers so the school system didn't tend to prepare children for college. Celia's father was determined that all four of his children would graduate from college and, as a result, she was sent to the Fifth District A and M School in 1919, graduating in 1920. Then she attended the State Normal School, graduating in 1922, and went on to be a teacher. In addition to her teaching, Celia also raised 3 children.

Alice Gertrude Alford graduated from the State Normal School as part of the Class of 1911.

Scope and Content Note

The Alford family papers document both Celia Kelly Alford and Alice Gertrude. Celia Kelly Alford's papers date from the early 1920s and mostly include State Normal School photographs, memory books, and textbooks. The photographs were removed from the photo albums and placed into archival quality sleeves but the memory books were left intact in order to preserve their intrinsic value. Alice Gertrude's material includes a class photograph and an invitation to the 1911 State Normal School commencement ceremony.


The first seven folders belonged to Celia Kelly Alford and folders 8 and 9 were Alice Gertrude Alford's. Box 2 holds Celia's textbooks.

Index Terms

College students--Georgia--Athens.
College students--Georgia.
Commencement exercises--Georgia--Athens.
Georgia State Teachers College (Athens, Ga.).
Photograph albums.
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.).
Teachers colleges--Georgia--Athens.

General Notes


Administrative Information

Citation note

Alford Family papers, UA0015, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4Photo album, circa 1920
5Memory Book 5th District A and M, 1920 May
6Memory Book, 1922
7Class photos - Monroe 5th District School, 1920
8Class of 1911 - photo - Alice Alford, 1911
9Commencement Invitation- Alice Alford, 1911 June