|Creator:||Jameson, Albert Allen, 1868-1944|
|Title:||A. Allen Jameson photo album|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (4 volumes housed with minor collections MS 1307 and MS 1308)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of four small photo albums which are dated 4 January, 1895 and 7 January, 1895. These albums were the property of A. Allen Jameson of Augusta, who was for many years the director of the Dixie Camp which was owned by Dr. Alfred Scott. These tintypes are of young men, most of which are identified with given names as well as nicknames.|
In 1868, Mr. A. A. Jameson was born in a small town in Kentucky. Growing up on a farm, he found there was not much time for leisure activities with all the chores, but he did have an opportunity to fall in love with nature and all the beauty around him. At the age of 22, he began working for the YMCA. Later in his career he was described by his colleagues as "cautiously progressive" in his thinking and was given credit for initiating many of the methods of Boys' Work that later came into vogue. While working with the YMCA, Pop J (as he was known to all who loved him) had an opportunity to develop summer camps throughout the country. In addition to his work with the YMCA, he was involved with the Big Brothers Movement. He was also instrumental in establishing the American Camping Association and was the first vice-president of the organization. While working in New York, Pop J made two trips aboard to study scouting and met with Sir Baden-Powell the founder of the Boy Scouts. Pop J's involvement with Scouting deepened when he was asked to be on the editorial board and help write the first Scout Handbook. He continued his work with the Boy Scouts of America and remained loyal to the YMCA until 1916. -- Camp Dixie website (http://www.campdixie.org/memories/history/) Retrieved 2/12/2009.
A. Allen Jameson photo album, MS 1308. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.