|Creator:||Andrea, Leonardo, b. 1888?|
|Title:||Leonardo Andrea collection|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
Leonardo Andrea served for a period in the early 1930's as superintendent of schools for Edgefield, South Carolina. Andrea apparently considered himself a socialist, was a South Carolina elector for the Socialist Party in 1932.
James Thomas Heflin "(9 Apr. 1869-22 Apr. 1951), U.S. congressman and senator, was born in Randolph County, Alabama, the son of Wilson Lumpkin Heflin, a physician, and Lavicie Catherine Phillips... After his admission to the bar in 1893, Heflin practiced in Lafayette, serving as the town's mayor (1893-1895), the county's register in chancery (1894-1896), and the county's state representative (1896-1899). In 1895 he married Minnie Kate Schuessler of Lafayette... In 1901 Heflin was elected to the state constitutional convention... The following year, Heflin became Alabama's secretary of state, and in 1904 he was elected to fill the seat of Congressman Charles W. Thompson, who had died... In 1920, following the death of John H. Bankhead, Sr., Heflin was elected to the Senate, and in 1924 he was elected without opposition to a full term... Heflin's defeat in 1930 effectively ended his political career. His attempts to regain a seat in the House of Representatives in 1934 and 1938 and in the Senate in a 1938 special election were all unsuccessful. During the 1930s he lived in part on New Deal patronage, serving as a special representative of the Federal Housing Administration from 1935 to 1936 and again from 1939 to 1942 and as special assistant U.S. attorney from 1936 to 1937... He died in Lafayette." -- "James Thomas Heflin." American Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.anb.org/ (Retrieved February 12, 2009)
George William Norris (11 July 1861-2 Sept. 1944) was a congressman and senator from Nebraska.
Newton Booth Tarkington (29 July 1869-19 May 1946) was a novelist and playwright.
Oswald Garrison Villard (13 Mar. 1872-1 Oct. 1949) was a journalist, author, and reformer. He was was the biographer of John Brown and editor of The nation.
"Patterson Wardlaw (1859-1948, Class of 1940 Honorary), served as dean of the [University of South Carolina] School of Education and professor of education. He was founding editor of South Carolina Education."--"Wardlaw College." http://www.sc.edu/uscmap/bldg/wardlaw.html (Retrieved February 3, 2008)
The collection consists of letters to Andrea or (di Andrea) from writers and political figures as diverse as Thomas Heflin and George W. Norris, Booth Tarkington and Vincenzo d'Aquila. He received occasional correspondence from New Masses and other similar publications. Although the majority of the collection consists of single letters from individuals, there are several letters to Andrea from Patterson Wardlaw concerning school business and an interesting group of letters from Oswald Garrison Villard.
Arranged in chronological order.
Leonardo Andrea collection, 1913-1966. MS 1221. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.