Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers

Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Towns, Joseph M., Jr.
Title: Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers
Dates: circa 1920-2001
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA08-043

Biographical/Historical Note

Joe M. Towns, Jr., a multitalented musican and athlete, was a student at the University of Georgia from 1930 until his graduation in 1934. Young Joe's numerous activities included being a championship golfer and a member of the UGA track team and school band. Joe was also active in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. After graduation, Joe was employed for many years with General Motors. In addition, he was a member of the Conyers Board of Education and also served that city as a councilman and mayor. On top of that, Joe played in a band called "Sorta Forty".

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the lives of Joe Jr. and his parents (who lived in Conyers, Georgia) during the early years of the Great Depression. Their experiences are detailed through 250 letters plus assorted scrapbooks, photographs, certificates, and clippings.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
General Motors Corporation. -- Employees
Georgia Bulldogs (Golf team).
Georgia Bulldogs (Track and field team).
Pi Kappa Phi.
Redcoat Marching Band.
Towns, Joseph M., Sr. -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

General Notes

RG 2-1-1

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Towns, Jr. papers, UA08-043, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Correspondence, circa 1930 ((10 Items))
3-12Correspondence, 1931 ((15 Items))
13-20Correspondence, 1932 ((12 Items))
21-23Correspondence, 1933 ((13 Items))
24Correspondence, 1934 ((19 Items))
21Photographs, 1930s-1940s ((5 Items))
2[Certificate - Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity], 1931 ((1 Item))
3The Students' Handbook Of The University, 1931-1932 ((1 Item))
4"Joe's Stuff - UGA" [Contains Photographs, Booklets, Commencement Programs], 1930-1934 ((17 Items))
5Newspaper Clippings [Photocopies - Contain Information About Joe Towns Sr And Jr.] ((3 Items))
6-7Contents Of Scrapbook, 1920s-1930s ((19 Items))
8Contents Of Scrapbook [Clippings], 1920s-1930s ((37 Items))