William B. Hartsfield collection

William B. Hartsfield collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hartsfield, William Berry
Title: William B. Hartsfield collection
Dates: 1893-1981
Quantity: 4.2 Linear feet 1 document box, 2 half boxes, 2 oversized boxes
Coll. Number: ms2303

Biographical/Historical Note

William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971) was a six- term mayor of Atlanta. His parents were Charles Green Hartsfield and Victoria Dagnall Hartsfield of Atlanta. He was educated in the public school system but did not finish high school or attend college. He married Pearl Williams and had two children, William Berry Jr. and Mildred. In 1962 they divorced and hemarried Tollie Bedenbaugh Tolan of Athens, adopting her son, Carl. Hartsfield was elected to the Atlanta City Council and helped establish Atlanta's first airport, which was renamed the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and later Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For more information, see the article William B. Hartsfield in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographic material, books and magazines, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, literary productions, legal documents, and awards related to and authored by William B. Hartsfield. Some of the items included are a series of Airport papers, Hartsfield genealogy, Gone With the Wind movie premiere videotape and film, campaign stickers, birth records, campaign posters, and a collection of William B. Hartsfield's annual messages.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government.
Campaign paraphernalia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Correspondence
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Family
Hartsfield, William Berry -- Photographs
Legal documents.
William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport. -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William B. Hartsfield collection, ms2303, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Removed Materials, 1962
Two biographies (one signed) of Robert W. Winfield and one map of metropolitan Atlanta.
1aHartsfield Genealogy, 1700
Two birth affidavits, letters, and lineage charts.
2Correspondence, 1925-1970
3Correspondence, 1971-1981
4Miscellaneous Papers, 1953-1971
5Annual Messages, 1922-1962
6Atlanta Race Relations, 1964-1968
7Airport Papers, 1970
8Airport Papers, 1970-1975
Includes a 1970 "Summary Report on Feasibility of Transportation Center at Existing Airport to Serve Second Atlanta Air Carrier Field."
9Banquet Programs, 1960-1980
10Atlanta\Georgia Election Year Printed Material
21Magazines, 1950-1962
2Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1946-1959
3Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1964-1969
31Family photograph
2Photographs - Political Engagements, friends, 1940-1976
3Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
4Southeastern Fair Association, 1963-1970
OS Box
4Commemorative Brochure of the 1969 Apollo XI moon mission, and various newspapers
OS Box
5Various printed printed materials-books, brochures, pamphlets, surveys, 1952
including the collected speeches of Adlai Stevenson