Gaines W. Walter Collection

Gaines W. Walter Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Gaines W. Walter Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1912-1917
Dates: 1854-1960s
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms174.TEMP

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 miscellenous class notes, term papers, and clippings of Dr. Gaines Winningham Walter, who was a student of UGA as both an undergraduate and graduate student from 1912-1917 before going onto Yale for his PhD.

Series 1: College Notebooks is comprised of approximately 28 college notebooks with notes on a wide variety of classes and subjects, and a few folders of miscellaneous class notes.

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. An item-level listing of the maps is available with the maps inside box 2.

Series 3: Clippings is comprised mainly of a book of clippings from the Georgia Alumni Record 1921-1924, and a small number of printed newsclippings about nineteenth century events 1850s-1890s. (Clippings regarding UGA football from 1935-1968 were transferred to the University vertical files.)


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

Index Terms

College students--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Sources.
Georgia--Historical geography--Maps.
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Gaines W. Walter Collection, MS 174. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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
21Misc. notes- Sophomore class, 1912-1913
2History notes and term papers, circa 1915
3German notes (in English and German), 1914-1915

Series 2: Maps

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

Series 3: Clippings

210Clippings from GA Alumni Record, 1921-1924
11Misc. printed material (clippings regarding current events)