Leila R. Mize log cabin notes

Leila R. Mize log cabin notes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mize, Leila Ritchie, 1879-1958
Title: Leila R. Mize log cabin notes
Dates: circa 1934
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1591 in MS 1607)
Coll. Number: ms1595(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Leila R. Mize was a teacher in Georgia, who apparently built a log cabin in Banks County in the 1930s. Leila Ritchie Mize earned her bachelor’s degree from UGA in home economics in 1924 and went on to complete her masters in 1930.

Leila Mize was a pioneer Extension leader in Georgia, having been appointed the first home demonstration agent in Jackson County in 1916. She was also one of the first four district home demonstration agents, a state home demonstration agent and a state Extension specialist. She was also a charter member of the Georgia Home Economics Association.

Her daughter, Jessie Mize, a graduate and longtime instructor at UGA, established two funds in her name: the Leila Alberta Ritchie Mize endowment, which supports College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty; and the Mize-Ritchie endowment, which supports the FACS Legislative Aide program, a program Jessie was instrumental in establishing.

For more information see: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/alumni/facs_mag_07fall/development.php

Banks County, in northeast Georgia, comprises 233 square miles. The county was created from portions of Franklin and Habersham counties in 1858 and was named for Richard E. Banks (1794-1856), a circuit-riding surgeon who treated white settlers and Indians in the area, developing a good reputation among the Cherokees for treating smallpox. The land that became Banks County was originally held by the Cherokees, forming a border territory between the Cherokee Indian Nation and the newly formed United States of America. For more information see "Banks County," New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2291&hl=y (Accessed April 6, 2009)

Bushville Farm was located near present day Commerce, GA.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the notes and clippings used by Mrs. Leila R. Mize when she built her log house on Bushville Farm in Banks County.

Index Terms

Bushville Farm (Banks County, Ga.). -- History--Sources
Clippings (information artifacts)
Farms--Georgia--Banks County--History--Sources.
Log houses.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Leila R. Mize log cabin notes, MS 1595. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1log cabin notes and clippings