Bessie Smith papers

Bessie Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smith, Bessie
Title: Bessie Smith papers
Dates: 1904-1905
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1432 to MS 1437)
Coll. Number: ms1432(m)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a scrapbook, entitled "Memories of 1905," filled with memorabilia and remembrances of time spent at the State Normal School in Athens. There are notes to and from a young Bessie Smith and her classmates with chatty comments on boyfriends, social events, fashions, and sports. Two fine broadsides advertising University of Georgia baseball contests are pasted in the scrapbook. In addition, accompanying the scrapbook is a photograph labeled "Sophomore class of 1904 S.N.S."


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Broadsides (notices).
Gossip--Georgia--Athens--20th century.
Smith, Bessie
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.). -- Students
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.). -- Students--Pictorial works
University of Georgia. -- Baseball

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bessie Smith papers, MS 1432. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1904-1905