George Foster Peabody collection

George Foster Peabody collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938 -- Photographs
Title: George Foster Peabody collection
Dates: 1850-1950
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1144

Biographical/Historical Note

"George Foster Peabody, noted banker and businessman, left his mark on American society through his philanthropic work ... after Peabody joined the Episcopal Church in 1880, he became concerned with promoting education both within the church and in the South. He was a member of the board of trustees for the American Church Institute for Negroes, which funded Episcopal schools in the South; the Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School in St. Helena, South Carolina; Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia; Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama; and the University of Georgia in Athens. Peabody gave money for new buildings and also for the development of new programs and schools at these institutions ... An interest in the education system of his native state led Peabody to become one of the University of Georgia's main benefactors. The Peabody Awards, the most prestigious awards given in broadcasting, are awarded by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and bear not only Peabody's name but also his likeness on the medals." - "George Foster Peabody." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 25, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of mainly unidentified photographs and a scrapbook, including some photographs of the George Foster Peabody family. An addendum was added in 1984 from the Georgia Room Vertical file consisting of correspondence and printed material relating to George Foster Peabody, Katrina Trask (Mrs. G.F. Peabody), and other Peabody family members.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Foster Peabody collection, MS 1144. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Photographic material, 1850-1920

11Photo album

Series 2: Addendum: Papers transferred from the Georgia Room Vertical Files, 1910-1950

12Correspondence, notes, printed material, and photographs