J. Howard Neisler photograph album and class of 1908 Sundial memorabili

J. Howard Neisler photograph album and class of 1908 Sundial memorabili

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Neisler, J. Howard
Title: J. Howard Neisler photograph album and class of 1908 Sundial memorabili
Dates: 1904-1909, 2008
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA08-037

Biographical/Historical Note

As president of the class of 1908, J. Howard Neisler delivered the dedicatory speech for a very special gift of from his class to the University; the sundial in front of the Chapel that marks the location of the Toombs oak. Supposedly this was the spot to which Robert Toombs, using his oratorical skills, drew away attendees of the commencement ceremony of 1828 when he had been expelled from the University. The sundial stood as a monument to both Toombs and the Class of 1908 for some 60 years until it was stolen by unknown thieves, leaving only the pedestal to mark the location. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the gift, descendents of Neisler commissioned a magnificent replacement for the sundial, presenting it to the University in memory of J. Howard Neisler and his classmates. In addition to many other accomplishment, Neisler was an enthusiastic photographer and assembled a rich collection of snapshots showing, among other things, Athens and University life during the 1904-1908 period. The family kindly loaned up Neisler's album for scanning so that his work could be shared with researchers.


Scope and Content Note

In addition to photographs and material commemorating the rededication of the sundial, this collection contains the original text of J. Howard Neisler's 1908 speech. There are also discs with scans of his photographic album and other student memorabilia plus a print index showing the images. The materials date from 1904 through 2008.


Index Terms

Neisler, J. Howard
Photographs.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Georgia--Athens.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens--Alumni and alumnae--Photographs.
University of Georgia. Sundial.

General Notes

RG 6


Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

J. Howard Neisler photograph album and class of 1908 Sundial memorabilia, UA08-037, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11"Presentation of Sun-Dial"-typescript of J. Howard Neisler's dedication speech, 1908
 
2Transcription of letter from Neisler regarding Sundial, 1909 April 28
 
3Photographs-original Sundial and fabrication of new Sundial, 1908, 2008
 
4Rededication speech by Senior V.P. for External Affairs Tom Landrum and notes for speech by Jamarl Glenn, (Class of 2008), 2008
 
5Photographs of dedication ceremony by UGA Public Relations, 2008
 
6Photographs of dedication ceremony by Gilbert Head of University Archives, 2008
 
7Publicity and invitations for dedication ceremony, 2008
 
8Visual index to J. Howard Neisler album and other scanned materials
 
9Compact data discs of scanned J. Howard Neisler materials