War Memorial Fund records

War Memorial Fund records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Hodgson, Harry, 1874-1971
Creator: University of Georgia. -- History
Title: War Memorial Fund records
Dates: 1919-1933
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet
Coll. Number: UA0018

Biographical/Historical Note

At the close of World War I, Harry Hodgson, an Athens businessman and a 1893 graduate of the university, spearheaded an ambitious War Memorial Fund drive among alumni and others to raise a fund for the completion of a hall on campus to honor the University of Georgia men who died in World War I. Considered the university's first major capital campaign, the War Memorial Fund drive eventually raised nearly one million dollars, including contributions from the Rockefeller Foundation and a $60,000 donation from the university's wealthy friend and benefactor George Foster Peabody of New York. By 1925, the recreational facility building that was begun on Lucas Hill 15 years earlier was completed and renamed War Memorial Hall. A bronze plaque, inscribed with the names of the university alumni who lost their lives in the war, was installed in the hall's majestic rotunda. Chancellor David C. Barrow composed the words that rim the rotunda: "In loyal love we set apart this house, a memorial to those lovers of peace who took arms, left home and dear ones and gave life that all men might be free." War Memorial Hall, later known simply as Memorial Hall, served as the official student recreation center for the University of Georgia for nearly 60 years, until the completion in 1984 of the Dean William Tate Student Center.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of documents (1919-1933) relating to the establishment and maintenance of the War Memorial Fund at the University of Georgia. The fund financed the building of War Memorial Hall (now known as Memorial Hall).


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Barrow, David C., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Documents.
Financial records.
Fund raising--Georgia--Athens.
Hodgson, Harry, 1874-1971
Memorials--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
War memorials--Georgia--Athens.
World War, 1914-1918.

General Notes

RG 1-6


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

War Memorial Fund records, UA0018, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related material: War memorial fund : report of the Campaign Committee to the Society, Ga Room LXH1 .A4 1922.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund Miscellaneous
 
2Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1921-1924
 
3Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1925 January-June
 
4Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1925 July-December
 
5Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1926 January-June
 
6Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1926 July-December
 
7Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 January-May
 
8Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 July
 
9Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 August
 
10Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 September
 
11Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 November-December
 
12Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 January-February
 
BoxFolder
21Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 March
 
2Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 April-May
 
3Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1927 June
 
4Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 June-July
 
5Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 August-September
 
6Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1928 October-December
 
7Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 January-February
 
8Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 March
 
9Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 March
 
10Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 April
 
11Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 May
 
12Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 May
 
13Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 June
 
14Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 June
 
15Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 July
 
16Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 August
 
17Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 September
 
18Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 October
 
19Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 December
 
20Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1929 November
 
BoxFolder
31Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund (records), 1929
 
2Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund (records), 1930
 
3Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund (records), 1931
 
4Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund (records), 1932
 
5Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund (records), 1933
 
6Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 January
 
7Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 January
 
8Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 February
 
9Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 March
 
10Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 April
 
11Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 May
 
12Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 July
 
13Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 June
 
14Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 August
 
15Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 September
 
16Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 October
 
17Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 November
 
18Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1930 December
 
19Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1931 January-March
 
20Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1931 April-October
 
21Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1931 November-December
 
22Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1932 January-March
 
23Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1932 April-June
 
24Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1932 July-September
 
25Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1932 October-December
 
26Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1933 January-April
 
27Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1933 May-July
 
28Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1933 August-October
 
29Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1933 November-December
 
30Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund, 1934 January-October
 
31Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund
 
32Georgia. University. War Memorial Fund
 
BoxFolder
41War Memorial Fund U. Of Ga. General File
 
2War Memorial Fund U. Of Ga. A Thru I
 
3War Memorial Fund U. Of Ga. J Thru Y