E. Merton Coulter personal papers

E. Merton Coulter personal papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Coulter, E. Merton, (Ellis Merton), 1890-
Title: E. Merton Coulter personal papers
Dates: Bulk, 1912-1979
Dates: 1898-1981
Quantity: 55.15 Linear feet (113 document boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 carton, 1 oversized folder B, 2 oversized folders A)
Coll. Number: ms1710

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellis Merton Coulter (1890-1981), author, educator at the University of Georgia (1919-1958) and head of the History Dept. (1941-1958), resided in Athens, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal papers of E. Merton Coulter from 1898-1981. The papers include correspondence, clippings, diaries, financial records (1920-1977), lecture notes, student papers, grade books (1914-1958), and writings of others, as well as printed material, photographs, and slides pertaining to Georgia or Coulter's travels abroad. The correspondence (1898-1981) includes carbons (1946-1979) of Coulter's outgoing letters and incoming correspondence to Coulter from scholars, publishers, and former students. The correspondence reflects Coulter's activities at the University of Georgia (1919-1958); the publication of his books and articles; his activities with the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission; and his association with various historians. The most extensive group of correspondence (1929-1965) is with Roland M. Harper of the University of Alabama.

The diaries (1910-1981, with gaps) contain often lengthy but sporadic entries describing Coulter's travels, his writings, his opinion of Georgia politics, and his daily activities. After 1952, the entries become very brief and focus on his daily activities.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

American Historical Association.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Diaries.
Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Harper, Roland M., (Roland McMillan), 1878-1966
Historians--Georgia.
History--Research--Georgia.
Southern Historical Association.
United States--History--Societies, etc.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
University of Alabama.
University of Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. Merton Coulter personal papers, MS 1710. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Biographical Information

BoxFolder
11Biography, 1898-1911
2-4Genealogy, 1898-1911
 

Series 2: Correspondence



Subseries 2.1: Incoming Correspondence

BoxFolder
15Family
61898
7undated, 1900's
81903
91904-1907
101908
111909
121910
13University of North Carolina, 1910-1912
14A-M, 1911
15N-Z, 1911
BoxFolder
21-18A-Z, 1912-1913
BoxFolder
31-19A-Z, 1915-1916
BoxFolder
41-22A-Z, 1917-1918
BoxFolder
51-20A-Z, 1919-1920
BoxFolder
61-22A-Z, 1921-1922
BoxFolder
71-20A-Z, 1923-1924
BoxFolder
81-24A-Z, 1925-1926
BoxFolder
91-25A-Z, 1927-1928
BoxFolder
101-22A-Z, 1929-1930
BoxFolder
111-23A-Z, 1931-1932
BoxFolder
121-12A-Z, 1933
13-18A-J, 1934
BoxFolder
131-7K-Z, 1934
8-19A-O, 1935
BoxFolder
141-6P-Z, 1935
7-19A-Z, 1936
BoxFolder
151-15A-Z, 1937
BoxFolder
161-15A-Z, 1938
BoxFolder
171-19A-Z, 1939
BoxFolder
181-12A-Z, 1940
BoxFolder
191-12A-Z, 1941
BoxFolder
201-12A-Z, 1942
13-14A-D, 1943
BoxFolder
211-7E-Z, 1943
8-16A-Z, 1944
BoxFolder
221-15A-Z, 1945
BoxFolder
231-12A-Z, 1946
13-16A-F, 1947
BoxFolder
241-8G-Z, 1947
9-16A-O, 1948
BoxFolder
251-4P-Z, 1948
5-15A-Z, 1949
BoxFolder
261-13A-Z, 1950
BoxFolder
271-14A-Z, 1951
15-17A-F, 1952
BoxFolder
281-7G-Z, 1952
8-12A-J, 1953
BoxFolder
291-7K-Z, 1953
8-20A-Z, 1954
BoxFolder
301-8A-Z, 1955
9-13A-J, 1956
BoxFolder
311-4K-Z, 1956
5-12A-Z, 1957
BoxFolder
321-8A-Z, 1958
9-14A-Q, 1959
BoxFolder
331-2R-Z, 1959
3-11A-Z, 1960
12-13A-D, 1961
BoxFolder
341-7E-Z, 1961
8-14A-Z, 1962
BoxFolder
351-10A-Z, 1963
11-17A-O, 1964
BoxFolder
361-3P-Z, 1964
4-13A-Z, 1965
14-17A-J, 1966
BoxFolder
371-4K-Z, 1966
5-13A-Z, 1967
14-15A-D, 1968
BoxFolder
381-7E-Z, 1968
8-12A-M, 1969
BoxFolder
391-3N-Z, 1969
4-11A-Z, 1970
12-13A-E, 1971
BoxFolder
401-5F-Z, 1971
6-13A-Z, 1972
BoxFolder
411-10A-Z, 1973
11-14A-G, 1974
BoxFolder
421-7H-Z, 1974
8-15A-Z, 1975
BoxFolder
431-8A-Z, 1976
9-11A-G, 1977
BoxFolder
441-4H-Z, 1977
5-12A-Z, 1978
BoxFolder
451-7A-Z, 1979
81980-1981
9Christmas cards
10undated



Subseries 2.2: Outgoing Correspondence

BoxFolder
461-51946-1950
BoxFolder
471-61951-1956
BoxFolder
481-81957-1964
BoxFolder
491-151965-1979
 

Series 3: Subject and General Files (including diaries)

BoxFolder
501Abramov, S.V.
2Address book
3Addresses
4Agricultural Historical Society; chairman, Nominating Committee, 1933
5Allen manuscript
6Alumni Foundation Committee
7American Historical Association: Endowment Fund Committee, 1927
8American Historical Association: Meeting, 1940
9American Historical Association: Mississippi Valley Association Program, 1935
10American Historical Association: Nominations, Committee on, 1930
11American Historical Association: Nominations, 1950
12-13American Historical Association: Preference Ballots, 1930
BoxFolder
511American Historical Association: Program, 1960
2American Historical Association: Research in the Colleges, Committee on, 1928
3American Historical Association: Survey of Historical Activities, Committee on, 1929
4Answers to Inquiries
5Archives Advocate
6-8Asbury, Samuel E.; Reconstruction Project
9Astronomy
10-12Athens Historical Society
BoxFolder
521Atlas of American History; correspondence, 1942
2Automobile, 1949
3Automobile, 1953
4Awards
BoxFolder
531Bachelors of History
2Bank Book
3Baruch Prize; correspondence, 1951
4-8Birthday (90th), cards
9Birthday (90th), guest book
10Birthday (90th), miscellaneous
11Blue Cross
12"Boners" by students
13Bookplate
14Books (in Coulter's office)
15Boone Family Association
16Brooks, R.P.
BoxFolder
541Caldwell, Harmon and Stephenson, W.H.; correspondence
2Calling cards
3Catalogues
4Chamber Music Society
5Check, 1st birthday
6Chickamauga; photos
7-10Civil War Centennial Commission
BoxFolder
551Civil War History
2Civil War newspaper list
3-10Civil War; printed material
BoxFolder
561-8Clippings
BoxFolder
571-8Clippings
BoxFolder
581-6Clippings
BoxFolder
591Clock; University library
2Cobb (Howell) papers
3Coca-Cola
4Columbia Record Club
5Concordia College (Conover, N.C.); Pro-German controversy
6Connelly, William E.; correspondence
7Conway, Alan; The Reconstruction of Georgia, correspondence
8Counties of Georgia
9County archives
10County records
11Couper, James H.; correspondence: R.P. Brooks and Caroline Lovell
12-14Curiosa
BoxFolder
601Dabney, Virginius; U.S. Bicentennial Society
2"Damyankee"
3Decals
4Diary, 1910 March 6 - September 2
5Diary, 1910 September 2 - November 30
6Diary, 1910 December 1 - 1911 February 22
7Diary, 1911 February 23 - March 23
8Diary, 1911 March 23 - May 24
9Diary, 1911 May 25 - August 27
10Diary, 1911 August 27 - December 7
11Diary, 1911 December 8 - 1912 March 9
12Diary, 1912 March 10 - August 18
13Diary, 1913
14Diary, 1905-1917
15Diary, 1923
BoxFolder
611Diary, 1925
2Diary, 1947
3Diary, 1948
4Diary, 1952-1955
5Diary, 1956-1959
6Diary, 1960-1963
7Diary, 1964-1967
BoxFolder
621Diary, 1968-1971
2Diary, 1972
3Diary, 1973-1976
4Diary, 1977-1978
5Diary, 1980-1981
6Dixie
7Dreams
8Duplicates (periodicals)
BoxFolder
631East Texas Engraving Company
2Editorials
3Educational leaflets
4Egmont manuscript project
5Elections
6-7Emory Hospital
8-9Empty envelopes
10Encyclopedia Britannica, 1969
11Epitaphs
12Fields-Christensen correspondence; Atlanta Constitution stories
13Finding list
14Flags of the U.S.
15Folk, Walton; correspondence re. Joe E. Scott
16Ford Foundation
17Foreign service
18Frank, Leo M. case; Georgia Supreme Court
BoxFolder
641-9Financial Material, 1920-1947
BoxFolder
651-10Financial Material, 1948-1958
BoxFolder
661-7Financial Material, 1959-1965
BoxFolder
671-6Financial Material, 1966-1977
BoxFolder
681Georgia Department of Archives and History
2Georgia Historical Association
3Georgia Historical Commission
4Georgia Historical Society
5Georgia history
6Georgia land laws
7Georgia Review, 1946-1963
8Georgia statistics
9Georgia University Center
10Georgia University Library
11Georgia University Press
12Gift list
13-14Gifts to the library
BoxFolder
691-5Gifts to the library
6Gillette, William
7Glen Alpine State High School (N.C.)
8Greer, Cecil
BoxFolder
701-9Grade books, 1914-1931
BoxFolder
711-9Grade books, 1931-1958, undated
BoxFolder
721-7Harper, Roland M., correspondence, 1924-1965
8-9Harper, Roland M., miscellaneous
BoxFolder
731Harper, Roland M., miscellaneous
2-5Harper, Roland M., writings
6Hart, Nancy; correspondence
BoxFolder
741Harvard University, lectureship, 1940
2-3Hayes memorial Library Committee
4Hicks, John D., correspondence, 1915-1916
5Historical correspondence
6Historical markers
7Historical Records Survey material
8History Club
9History Department
10-11Houghton Mifflin Company
BoxFolder
751I, miscellaneous
2-4Insurance material
5Jacob's Pharmacy (Atlanta)
6-9Jerusalem assignment
BoxFolder
761Jerusalem assignment
2Jones, Noble; poetry
3-4Jones, George Fenwick
5Journal of Southern History, editorship
6Kentucky State documents
7Kings Mountain, battle of
8Kodak
9Krebs, A.; correspondence
BoxFolder
771Lamar genealogy
2Lane, Mills B. IV
3Lewis Historical Publishing Co.
4License plates
5Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
6Mackall, Leonard L.
7Maddox, Lester



Subseries 3.1: Manuscripts by others

BoxFolder
778Allen, Penelope J.
9Anderson, J.R.
10Anonymous
11Bailey, Marion D.
12Beeson, J.L.
13Benson, Lee
14Bogle, Walter S.
15Charleton, Mrs. Walter G.
BoxFolder
781-10Clark, Thomas D., ed.; Travels in the Old South
BoxFolder
791Clifton, James M.
2Connelley, William E.
3Corbitt, D.C.
4Cox, Roberta
5Dewey, Chester
6Doster, Gray
7Ellington, J. Britt
8Floyd
9Genovese, Eugene
10Goyle, G.A.R.
11Harn, Julia
12Hollingsworth, R.R.
13Lawrence, Alexander A.
14Mackall
15Mahaffey, Joseph
16McPherson, Milton M.
17Miscellaneous
18Phillips, Ulrich B.
19Spalding, Jack J.
20Standard, Diffee W.
21Williams, Walter L.
22McCarthy, Joseph R.; obituaries
23McPherson, Dr. J.H.T.
BoxFolder
801Medals
2Memorial service
3Memory book
4-5Miscellaneous
6Mississippi Valley Historical Association
7Murdoch, Richard K.
8Music clubs
9National Endowment for the Humanities
10Nesbitt, Hugh O'Keefe
11North Carolina, University of; class of 1913
BoxFolder
811-3North Carolina, University
4Notebooks, 1904 and 1921
5Notebooks, 1913-1933, undated
6Notebooks, 1969-1972
7-8Obituaries, Confederate
9Old Guard Judging Contest
10Osborn, Stellanova
Box
81APamphlets
BoxFolder
821Passports
2Peabody, George
3Periodicals, list
4-5Phi Beta Kappa
6Phi Eta
7Poetry
8-9Pollin, Burton R.
10Postage rates
11Printed material; Avery, I.W.
12-13Printed material; miscellaneous
14Publishers
BoxFolder
831-5Photographs
6Photographs (Coulter)
7Photographs (Coulter with others)
8Photographs (Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama border)
Box
84Photo album and plaques
BoxFolder
839-10Negatives
BoxFolder
851-2Receipts
3Retirement
4Review hints
5Ricketts, Sir Robert
6Sesquicentennial, UGA
7Scrapbook
8Slaton
Box
86Slides: Alaska, Big Bend National Park, Cincinnati-St. Paul, Dry Tortugas
Box
87Slides: Delta Queen, Europe/Middle East
Box
88Slides: Florida, Fort Churchill, Guatemala, House (Coulter's), Indians
Box
89Slides: Georgia: Athens and Clarke County, Broad River County, Catawa County, Churches and cemeteries, Courthouses
Box
90Slides: Georgia: Miscellaneous, Oconee Hill Cemetary, Oconee River, South Georgia
Box
91Slides: Georgia: UGA, Waters and mountains
Box
92Slides: Mountain trips, North Carolina
Box
93Slides: North Carolina-Coulter's home, Parkways, People, Signs
Box
94Slides: South Seas
Box
95Slides: Sky and clouds, South Carolina, Virginia, West Indies
BoxFolder
961Social Science Research Committee, 1930
2Southern Historical Association, 1958
3Southern Historical Association, 1967
4State Rights Association of Clake County
5Stephens County
6-7Stocks and bonds
8Stone Mountain
9Student handbook
10Sumner, Ellen Louise
BoxFolder
971-8Student lecture notes
9-12Student notebooks
BoxFolder
981-8Student notebooks
BoxFolder
991-9Student notebooks
BoxFolder
1001-4Student notebooks
5-13Student papers
BoxFolder
1011Texas, University of
2Tallulah
3Tanner, Joe
4Traveler's Rest
5-6Turning Points in Georgia History



Subseries 3.2: Travels

BoxFolder
1017Alabama, 1967
8Alaska, 1925 and 1963
9Big Bend Nartional Park, 1966
10-11Canada, 1955
BoxFolder
1021-4Carribean, 1934 and 1939
5Cuba
6Cuba and Guatemala, 1955
7Delta Queen, 1964
8-10Europe, 1926
BoxFolder
1031-2Europe, 1926 and 1933
3Florida, 1965
4Guatemala, 1955
5Holland, 1971
6-8Mexico, 1937, 1944 and undated
9Nassau, 1956
10National University of Mexico, 1944
11New Orleans
12New York's World Fair, 1939
13Pittsburg, 1964
14Princess Cruises
BoxFolder
1041St. Paul, 1959
2-3West Indies Cruise, 1972
4United States-Georgia History Project
5University Center in Georgia
6War bonds
7War ration books
8Webb, Walter Prescott
9Whitehill, Walter M.
10Will
11Woodblock of Coulter
12-13Wormsloe Foundation
BoxFolder
1051-2Wormsloe Foundation
Box
106Book Lists
Box
107Book Lists
Box
108Book Lists
Box
109Book Lists; slide index
Box
110Book Lists; copies
Box
111Books, to be distributed; notes, graduate work
Box
112Notes; master's thesis, etc.
Box
113Periodical lists
OS Box
114Photographs
 

Series 4: Artifacts

CartonItem
11Brick from UGA Chancellor's house (torn down in 1950).
2End of joist from Demosthenian Hall, 1962
3Stone axe
4Gold cord
5Fake stone idol (bought in Mexico city)
6Small sword in wooden sheath
6Small sword in wooden sheath
 

Series 5: Degrees, Honors, and Certificates

OS Folder
1BBlueprints for Coulter Estate in North Carolina
OS Folder
2ADegrees, Honorary Degrees, Awards, etc.
OS Folder
3ACertificates, Honors, etc.