The History of Georgia (manuscript)

The History of Georgia (manuscript)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bartley, Numan V.
Creator: Boney, F. N.
Creator: Coleman, Kenneth
Creator: Holmes, William F.
Creator: Spalding, Phinizy
Creator: Wynes, Charles E.
Title: The History of Georgia (manuscript)
Dates: 1975-1977
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (5 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of typescripts and holograph notes of the editor and contributors, including first and second drafts of the completed work, working notes, revisions, critical commentary, and much other relevant material. The collection shows the genesis of the work and its evolution into a major piece of historical scholarship.
Coll. Number: ms1265

Biographical/Historical Note

A monumental and lasting work of historical importance, the History of Georgia (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1977) was begun through the efforts of then-governor Jimmy Carter. Kenneth Coleman, professor emeritus of history, was named general editor with his colleagues Phinizy Spalding, F. N. Boney, Charles Wynes, William Holmes, and Numan Bartley supplying text in their areas of expertise.

Kenneth Coleman, professor of history at the University of Georgia in Athens was the preeminent authority of his generation on colonial and revolutionary Georgia. He wrote what is probably the most widely read history of the state, Georgia History in Outline (1955), which has been revised many times and remains in print. As the recommended text for students preparing for the University System's Georgia history and government exam, it has proven to be the all-time best-seller of the University of Georgia Press. An extraordinary editor, he spearheaded the most comprehensive state history to date, A History of Georgia (1977). Encouraged by Governor Jimmy Carter, who had expressed interest in the compilation of a modern history of the state, Coleman served as general editor of the work and as a contributor, along with several colleagues from the Department of History at the University of Georgia. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved February 9, 2009)

Index Terms

Holographs (autographs)
University of Georgia. Press.
University press publications--Georgia.
University presses--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The History of Georgia (manuscript), MS 1265. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the University of Georgia Main Library: History of Georgia, edited by Kenneth Coleman.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Text

2Spalding- working notes; revised typescript
3Spalding- Typescript
4Coleman- Revolution; corrected first draft
5Coleman- Revolution; comment, revisions
6Coleman- Revolution; typescript
7Coleman- Revolution; second copy typescript
8Coleman- 1782-1820, Corrected rough draft
9Coleman- 1782-1820, Comment, revisions
10Coleman- 1782-1820, Typescript
11Coleman- 1782-1820, Second copy, typescript
21Boney- Political
2Boney- Economic
3Boney- Culture
4Boney- War to defeat
5Boney- Bibliography
6Wynes- Corrected typescript
7Wynes- Revised Typescript
8Holmes- Politics
9Holmes- Economics
10Holmes- Typescript with full revisions
31-6First draft- Submitted to readers
41Second draft- Submitted
2-6Second draft- Submitted to readers

Series 2: Illustrations

51African American Farm Home
2Atlanta, Ga. Adult Ed. Group, WPA
3Atlanta, Ga: Aerial View (Showing stadium in foreground), ca. 1960s
4Atlanta, Ga. View. Old & New
5Atlanta, Ga. Western and Atlantic RR Depot etc.
6Broadside $100 Reward!
7Brown, Joseph E.
8Carter, Jimmy Speaking
9Child Labor in Ga., 1913
10Clarke, Elijah
11Cobb, Howell
12Cockspur Fort
13Columbus, Ga. Eagle Textile Mill
14Cotton gin scene
15Cotton Picking Machine
16Crawford, William H.
17Crawfordville, Ga. Stephens (Alexander) Home
18Georgia Five - Shilling note, 1761
19Georgia. Univ. Athletics. Football, cheerleaders leading team onto field
20Habersham, James
21Hitchhiking Family
22Jackson, James
23Jackson, Maynard Campaigning in Atlanta
24Jasper Co., Ga. County store, 1913
25Jones, Noble W.
26Jordan, Clarence Gathering eggs at Koinonia
27King, Martin Luther at his birthplace in Atlanta
28Lanier, Sidney
29Log cabin
30McIntosh, Lachlan
31Macon, Ga. Wesleyan College
32Marietta, Ga. Bell Bomber plant during WWII
33Marietta, Ga. Cotton Market Scene, 1908
34Migration to Ga. in 18 century. A whimisical view
35Mill worker family
36Newnan, Ga. Gordon- Blount- Banks house
37Oglethorpe, James
38Orr, Gustavius
39Ross, John
40Rushin, Thomas J.
41Savannah, Ga. Owens- Thomas House
42Savannah, Ga. View (Peter Gordon), 1734
43Savannah, Ga. View, 1855
44Savannah, Ga. Waterfront, 1950's
45Sharecropper's wife plowing
46Silkworm Cycle
47Slave family picking coton
48Talmadge, Eugene, Campaigning
49Thunderbolt, Ga. African American College
50Tomochichi & Toonahowi
51Troup, George M.
52Watson, Thomas E.
53Wright, James