George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection

George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Slappey, George H., (George Hiley)
Creator: Slappey, Pansy Aiken
Title: George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection
Dates: 1851-1977
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet 5 boxes
Coll. Number: ms1015

Biographical/Historical Note

George and Pansy Slappey were distinguished Georgia educators and writers who throughout their careers amassed an interesting variety of material. Mrs. Slappey was named a fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in 1961.

Scope and Content Note

The collection highlights include manuscripts of both published and unpublished works relating directly to the problems facing Georgia education, educational reform, and the public school system operation. Also included are the scrapbook and notes made by the Slappeys when they served as Georgia delegates to the World Organization of the Teaching Profession in Glasgow, Scotland in August 1947. There are genealogical source materials on the Slappey, Aiken, Shi, Hollis, Singleton, Howard and allied families. Included are two miniatures of Mr. Slappey's maternal grandparents, painted in 1851 by William Frey. Mrs. Slappey's interest in Jimmy Carter's presidential aspirations is apparent in the detailed campaign scrapbooks kept by her, which are a part of this collection. In addition, the collection contains other clippings of articles on educational, political, and historical matters relating to the Slappeys. There is a small amount of correspondence with various educators and civic leaders. The first Japanese edition of Gone With the Wind (volume one only), presented by John Marsh to George Slappey (a former roommate in Kentucky) is housed with the Margaret Mitchell Marsh collection.


Organized into five series : Series 1. Biographical and genealogical material; Series 2. Correspondence, diaries and writings; Series 3. Printed material; Series 4. Photographs, scrapbooks and certificates; and Series 5. Artifacts.

Index Terms

Aiken family
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Civic leaders--Correspondence.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Frey, William
Hollis family
Howard family
Manuscripts (documents)
Miniatures (paintings)
Presidents--United States--Election--1976.
Shi family
Singleton family
Slappey family
World Organization of the Teaching Profession.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Hiley and Pansy Aiken Slappey collection, ms1015, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Mitchell-Marsh family papers, ms3060.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Biographical and Genealogical

11Biographical information
2Genealogy- Aiken Family
3Genealogy- Hollis Family
4Genealogy- Howard Family
5Genealogy- Kirby Family
6Genealogy- Lewis Family
7Genealogy- Shi Family
8Genealogy- Singleton Family

Series 2: Correspondence, Diaries, and Writings

19Correspondence, 1864, 1947-1976
10Correspondence, 1977-1981, undated
11"Diary" of Pansy Slappey, correspondence, and printed material, 1977
21Writings- Lanier Gardens Retirement Community- residents' diaries
2Writings by Pansy Slappey- Crawford Long
3Writings by Pansy Slappey- Crawford Long (bound volume)
4Writings by Pansy Slappey- articles and poem
5Writings by Pansy Slappey and Una Walker- "The Doll," "The Dress"
6Writings by George and Pansy Slappey
7Writings by George and Pansy Slappey- DeKalb County
8Writings by Fred G. Slappey, Sr.
9Writings by unknown author

Series 3: Printed Material

31Printed material re: Slappey Family
2Printed material- articles by George and Pansy Slappey
3Printed material re: Athens, Georgia
4Printed material- clippings re: Georgia
5Printed material- clippings- general
6Printed material
OS BoxItem
44 The Story of a Man and a Garden by Howard Callaway (book)
5 Hello There by Mary Locklear (book)
6 "Strolls Around Athens by William Tate (book)
7 Best in Books (book), 1957

Series 4: Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Certificates

8Photographs (framed)- Dr. Edmund James McGehee and Eliza Felder McGehee
OS BoxItem
2Clippings re: Jimmy Carter
3Magna Carta Barons certificate- George Slappey

Series 5: Artifacts

11-5Silver bowls, plates, etc.; wooden bowl and candlestick; Christening robe