Mrs. Paul Hodgson scrapbook

Mrs. Paul Hodgson scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hodgson, Paul, Mrs.
Title: Mrs. Paul Hodgson scrapbook
Dates: circa 1960s
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of 9 photos and 15 negatives. These are copies of prints from the original scrapbook. Portraits include Mrs. Robert Woodruff, Dr. Frederick Grady Hodgson and Nannette Gordon Hodgson. There are also images of interiors and group photographs of children.
Coll. Number: ms2079

Biographical/Historical Note

Woman of the Year in volunteer service is Mrs. Paul Hodgson, an outstanding woman in community affairs, who has been active on a nation-wide basis in Recording for the Blind, Inc. She will be honored along with the other Women of the Year and the Golden Award honoree at the Awards dinner March 23, 7 p.m. at the Athens Country Club. In addition to her work with Recording for the Blind, she is also a member of the club's activities. She was vice president for two years. She has served as community arts chairman, was the originator, editor and publisher of the "Reporter" monthly bulletin, and researched and wrote a history of the Athens Junior Assembly. This past year, she was co-chairman of production of a 350-page cookbook published by the Assembly. Other activities in the Athens Junior Assembly include working in the hospital shop and lab technician in the Heart Clinic. She has also been chairman of several of the club's fund-raising projects. "Mrs. Paul Hodgson WOTY In Volunteer Public Service." Athens Banner Herald, January 8, 1964.

The name Robert Woodruff is synonymous with the Coca-Cola Company. His leadership, which lasted five decades, moved the company, in financial straits when he took control, into the ranks of a world-renowned corporation and made Coca-Cola one of the best-known and most widely distributed products. Woodruff's impact extended beyond the company he led. He practiced a lifetime of civic-minded philanthropy, most of it anonymously, and exerted a powerful influence on Atlanta's business, cultural, and political development in the twentieth century. He left much of his personal wealth to a charitable foundation that today bears his name. Robert Winship Woodruff was born on December 6, 1889, in Columbus to Emily Winship and Ernest Woodruff. He was the first of four sons. Woodruff's father was a flour salesman for the family business in Columbus. In 1893 the family relocated to Atlanta, where Woodruff's father worked for Joel Hurt as vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company (later Georgia Power Company). A tough-minded businessman with negotiating skills and an eye for corporate development, Ernest Woodruff by 1904 was president of the Trust Company of Georgia, the predecessor of SunTrust Bank. In Atlanta Robert Woodruff enrolled in Atlanta Boys High School (later Grady High School), about two miles from the family's home on Edgewood Avenue and Waverly Way. He later attended Georgia Military Academy in College Park and after graduation entered Emory College (later Oxford College of Emory University). From an early age Woodruff showed an enthusiasm for sports and the outdoors, and was possessed of a competitive and independent spirit. Not happy in a classroom, Woodruff set out on his own in 1909 and worked for the next few years at odd jobs in Atlanta. In 1912 he married Nell Hodgson of Athens, and that same year he took a position with his father's concern, the Atlantic Ice and Coal Company. During a business trip to New York he caught the attention of Walter White, the president of the Cleveland, Ohio-based White Motor Company, who offered him a sales position. While with White's company, Woodruff traveled frequently from his Atlanta home to New York, Cleveland, and around the Southeast. His astounding sales record earned him a vice presidency in 1921 and election to White's board a year later. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 4/23/2009.

Index Terms

Hodgson family -- Photographs
Hodgson, Frederick Grady, 1878-1965 -- Photographs
Hodgson, Nannette Gordon -- Photographs
Interior architecture--Georgia--Athens--Photographs.
Negatives (photographic)
Woodruff, Nell Hodgson, 1892-1968 -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Paul Hodgson scrapbook, MS 2079. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Scrapbook (prints and negatives)