May Erwin Talmadge papers

May Erwin Talmadge papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Talmadge, May Erwin
Title: May Erwin Talmadge papers
Dates: 1864-1973
Quantity: 21.4 Linear feet 36 boxes, 1 oversized volume
Coll. Number: ms2299

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Erwin Talmadge, wife of Julius Talmadge of Athens, was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution for over fifty years (serving as President General from 1944-1948), and worked with the Georgia State Board of Education in the 1950's.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, receipts, photographs, and print material. The bulk of the material centers on Mrs. Talmadge's work with the D.A.R. and Board of Education, but the collection also includes personal correspondence and material relating to the Talmadge and Erwin families. The collections includes correspondence pertaining to the controversy which arose from DAR racial policies in the wake of the Marian Anderson incident, and material relating to issues facing the Georgia Board of Education during the 1950s including banning of textbooks and integration.


Index Terms

African Americans--Education--Georgia.
African Americans--Georgia.
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993
Daughters of the American Revolution. Henry Walton Chapter (Madison, Ga.).
Education--Georgia.
Georgia--Race relations.
Georgia. State Board of Education.
Patriotic societies--United States.
Race discrimination--United States.
Race relations.
School integration--Georgia.
Segregation--United States.
State boards of education--Georgia.
Talmadge family
Textbooks--Censorship--Georgia.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Societies, etc.
Women--United States--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Harry Talmadge through an arrangement with Lee Epting, 1980.

Preferred Citation note

May Erwin Talmadge Papers, ms2299, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1864-1973

BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 1864
2Correspondence, 1867
3Correspondence, 1874
4Correspondence, 1875
5Correspondence, 1882
6Correspondence, 1901
7Correspondence, 1905
8Correspondence, 1906
9Correspondence, 1907
10Correspondence, 1909
11Correspondence, 1910
12Correspondence, 1911
13Correspondence, 1912
14Correspondence, 1913
15Correspondence, 1914
16Correspondence, 1915
17Correspondence, 1917
18Correspondence, 1918
19Correspondence, 1919
20Correspondence, 1920
21Correspondence, 1921
22Correspondence, 1922
23Correspondence, 1923
24-25Correspondence, 1924
26Correspondence, 1925
27-28Correspondence, 1926
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1927
2Correspondence, 1928
3Correspondence, 1929
4-5Correspondence, 1930
6Correspondence, 1931
7Correspondence, 1932
8Correspondence, 1933
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1934
2Correspondence, 1934
3Correspondence, 1935
4Correspondence, 1935
5Correspondence, 1935
BoxFolder
41Correspondence, 1935
2Correspondence, 1935
3Correspondence, 1936
4Correspondence, 1937
5Correspondence, 1938
BoxFolder
51Correspondence, 1939
2Correspondence, 1940
3Correspondence, 1941
4Correspondence, 1942
5-6Correspondence, 1943
BoxFolder
61-3Correspondence, 1944
4-5Correspondence, 1945
BoxFolder
71-3Correspondence, 1946
4-5Correspondence, 1947
BoxFolder
81Correspondence, 1948
2Correspondence, 1949
3Correspondence, 1950
4Correspondence, 1951
5Correspondence, 1952
6Correspondence, 1953
7Correspondence, 1954
8Correspondence, 1955
BoxFolder
91Correspondence, 1955
2-3Correspondence, 1956
4Correspondence, 1957
BoxFolder
101Correspondence, 1958
2Correspondence, 1959
3Correspondence, 1960
4Correspondence, 1961
5Correspondence, 1962
6-7Correspondence, 1963
BoxFolder
111-4Correspondence, 1964
BoxFolder
121-3Correspondence, 1965-1967
BoxFolder
131-6Correspondence, 1968-1973
BoxFolder
141-8Correspondence - undated
BoxFolder
151-4Correspondence - undated
 

2. Georgia State Board of Education Files, 1950-1965

BoxFolder
281State Board of Education Report: Providing an Adequate Foundation Program of Education
2State Board of Education Report: Revised Budget, 1951-1953
3State Board of Education Report: Science for Georgia Schools Pt. I-II
4State Board of Education Report: Science for Georgia Schools Pt. III
5Georgia Supreme Court Brief: Collins vs. McPhail
BoxFolder
291Digest of Bills Passed by the Split Legislative Session, 1953
2State Board of Education Report: Joint Committee on Economy, 1955
3Federal Office of Education Annual Report
4Georgia Business Education Assn. Armchair Bulletin Meeting, 1954
5Organization of Georgia Dept. of Education, 1953
6Preliminary Brief: Calhoun County Controversy
7Official Opinion on Legality of Governors Order of February 1, 1954
8Padding of School Attendance: Johnson County, 1956
9Memorandum: The Present School Situation, 1959 January
10Recommendation of Teachers, 1954 April
11Program for State Supervision
12School Building Program, 1955
13Georgia School for the Deaf and Blind
14Educational Television
15Facts Concerning Proposal for School District Bonds
16Georgia Council on Human Relations
17New Georgia Teachers, 1955
18Poteet vs. Union County
18Board of Education
19Appeal of Edison School Against Consolidation with Morgan
20Tentative Statement of Allowable Instructional Space at Proposed White School Centers at Walton County
21Miscellaneous Board of Education Correspondence/Reports
BoxFolder
301Minutes of State Board of Education, 1960
2Minutes of State Board of Education, 1961
3Minutes of State Board of Education, 1962
4Minutes of State Board of Education, 1965
5Minutes of Athens Board of Education, 1954
6Minutes of Athens Board of Education, 1955
7Report of Trade School Committee
8Report on Vocational Education, 1951 August
9Policies Adopted by Georgia State Board of Education, 1951
10Report by Department of Education, 1955
11Recommendations (Teachers Retirement College System), 1955
12Banning of Textbooks in Georgia Schools
13Survey of Instruction for Math and Science
14Need for Black Schools in Chatham County
15Testing Programs in Georgia Schools, 1955
16Vocational Education
17Savannah Plan
BoxFolder
311Allotments of Teachers to School Systems
2Agendas of State Board of Education
3J. Wilkins Smith Case
4Programs Approved for Teacher Education in Georgia Colleges
5Charter Application; Birdwood Junior College
6Length of School Day and Year
7Report on John Marshall Law School
8Report on Traveling Science Teacher Program
9Program for Exceptional Children
10Certification Policies of the State Board of Education
11Resolutions
12Community Schools and Suburban Development
13Appeal from Jasper County Board of Education
14Curriculum for Georgia Schools
15Report on visit to Albany State College
16Bids on School Property
17Appeal from Grady County Board of Education
18Vocation Education Budget, 1956-1957
19Needs and Proposed Locations of Vocational Schools
BoxFolder
321-6Minutes of State Board of Education Meetings, 1950-1953
BoxFolder
331-8Minutes of State Board of Education Meetings, 1954-1959
BoxFolder
341Georgia State Board of Education: Budgets/Financial Reports
2School Lunch Policies
3Student Transportation
4Teacher and School Employees Salaries
5School Enrollment
6Southern Regional Conference of State Boards of Education
7Appeal from Geene County
BoxFolder
351-3Miscellaneous Business Papers
 

3. Appointment Books, 1944-1959

BoxFolder
361Appointments, 1944
2Appointments, 1945
3Appointments, 1946
4Appointments, 1947
5Appointments, 1948
BoxFolder
371Appointments, 1949
2Appointments, 1950
3Appointments, 1951
4Appointments, 1952
5Appointments, 1953
6Appointments, 1954
7Appointments, 1955
BoxFolder
381Appointments, 1956
2Appointments, 1957
3Appointments, 1958
4Appointments, 1959
 

4. Photographs

BoxFolder
391Photographs
2Photographs
3Photographs
4Photographs
5Photographs
BoxFolder
401Photographs
2Photographs
3Photographs
4Photographs
5Photographs
6Photographs
BoxFolder
411Photographs
2Photographs
3Photographs
4Photographs
5Photographs
6Photographs
7Photographs
 

5. Business files

BoxFolder
421Miscellaneous Business Papers
2Miscellaneous Business Papers
3Miscellaneous Business Papers
4Miscellaneous Business Papers
BoxFolder
431Miscellaneous Business Papers
2Miscellaneous Business Papers
3Miscellaneous Business Papers
4Miscellaneous Business Papers
5Miscellaneous Business Papers
6Tax Reports
BoxFolder
441Miscellaneous Business Papers
2Miscellaneous Business Papers
3Miscellaneous Business Papers
4Miscellaneous Business Papers
5Miscellaneous Business Papers
6Miscellaneous Business Papers
7Miscellaneous Business Papers
 

6. General Files

BoxFolder
451Miscellaneous
2Miscellaneous
3Miscellaneous
4Miscellaneous
5Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
461Talmadge Family History
2Certificates
3Maps
4Account Book
5Miscellaneous
6Miscellaneous
7Miscellaneous
 

7. Printed Material

BoxFolder
471Miscellaneous Print Material
2Miscellaneous Print Material
3Miscellaneous Print Material
4Miscellaneous Print Material
BoxFolder
501-13Newspaper Clippings
 

8. Oversized Material

Box
51Photographs, Record Book, Printing Blocks, Floor Plan
Volume
1Daughters of American Revolution scrapbook, 1930-1939