Gaines W. Walter collection

Gaines W. Walter collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Walter, Gaines
Title: Gaines W. Walter collection
Dates: 1854-1924
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms174

Biographical/Historical Note

Gaines Winningham Walter received his AB degree from the University of Georgia in 1915; his MA in 1916, and did special graduate work in 1917. He later went to Yale University, earning his PhD in 1933. Walter taught at Boys High in Atlanta, eventually becoming Professor of History Emeritus at Georgia State College.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the college notebooks, research materials, and miscellanous class notes, and term papers of Dr. Gaines Winningham Walter, from his classes at the University of Georgia and Yale.

Series 1: College Notebooks is comprised of notebooks with class notes from Psychology, History, French, Economics, German, Georgia History, Ethics, Chemistry, English, Political Science, Greek, and Spanish.

Series 2: Maps is comprised mainly of photostats of maps that Walter used as minor aids in the preparation of his doctoral dissertation, The Commerce of Colonial Philadelphia, at Yale University. They are chiefly maps, views, and miscellaneous items concerning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Philadelphia (particularly street plans and environs), the Carolinas, New England, Virgina, and other regions, with special reference to the local trading area of Philadelphia.

Series 3: Clippings contains a book of clippings from the Georgia Alumni Record, and newspaper clippings concerning current events in the 19th century.


Arranged into three series: Series 1: College Notebooks; Series 2: Maps; Series 3: Clippings.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
College students--Georgia--Athens.
Georgia--Historical geography--Maps.
Lecture notes.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Gaines W. Walter collection, ms 174, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dr. Gaines Winngham Walter in October 1966; gift facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Coleman.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: College Notebooks

11-28Approximately 28 college notebooks on various subjects, 1912-1917
21Misc. notes- Sophomore class, 1912-1913
2History notes and term papers, circa 1915
3German notes (in English and German), 1896, 1914-1915

Series 2: Maps

24Index to maps in collection (by title and number), undated
5-9Maps (photostats), undated

Series 3: Clippings

210Clippings from GA Alumni Record, 1921-1924
11Clippings, 1865-1898