Dictionary of Georgia Biography collection

Dictionary of Georgia Biography collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Coleman, Kenneth
Title: Dictionary of Georgia Biography collection
Dates: 1980-1983
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet (12 document boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, manuscripts and edited manuscripts of the Dictionary of Georgia Biography, information on authors of the biographies and correspondence with them, lists of persons included, student papers, and other papers, relating to the planning, editing, and publication of the dictionary, edited by Coleman and Charles Stephen Gurr and published by University of Georgia Press to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms2307

Biographical/Historical Note

"Kenneth Coleman, professor of history at the University of Georgia in Athens was the preeminent authority of his generation on colonial and revolutionary Georgia. He wrote what is probably the most widely read history of the state, Georgia History in Outline (1955), which has been revised many times and remains in print." -- "Kenneth Coleman (1916-1999)" New Georgia Encyclopedia.

For more information, see the article "Kenneth Coleman (1916-1999)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The Kenneth Coleman: Dictionary of Georgia Biography collection consists of papers relating to the planning, editing, publication, etc. of the Dictionary of Georgia Biography. Published in 1983 by the University of Georgia Press, the Dictionary was the idea of Mills B. Lane IV as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the state of Georgia. Kenneth Coleman and Charles Stephen Gurr of the University of Georgia became editors and worked on the project until its publication. This collection includes Dr. Coleman's papers, correspondence and a manuscript of the dictionary.

Series 1. Authors contains information on authors of the biographies as well as correspondence between Dr. Coleman and the authors.

Series 2. Manuscript contains a complete manuscript of the Dictionary which was edited further by Coleman and Gurr.

Series 3. Subject Files contains lists of persons included in the Dictionary divided into categories such as politicians, women, blacks, etc. Also in this section are a few student papers submitted in Dr. Coleman's history classes.


Arrangement

Arranged into three series: Series 1. Authors; Series 2. Manuscript; Series 3. Subject files


Index Terms

Anniversaries--Georgia.
Biographies.
Biography--Dictionaries.
College teachers--Georgia.
Dictionaries.
Editing.
Editors--Georgia.
Georgia--Anniversaries, etc.
Georgia--Biography.
Georgia--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Gurr, Charles Stephen
Historians--Georgia.
Lane, Mills
Publishers and publishing--Georgia
Publishers and publishing--Georgia.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Personal and professional papers
University of Georgia. -- Students' notes
University of Georgia. Press.
University press publications--Georgia.
University presses--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Dr. Coleman, 1985.

Preferred Citation note

Dictionary of Georgia Biography collection, MS 2307. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Authors

BoxFolder
11A
2A-Ak
3Al-Ar
4B-Barn
5Bart-Bon
6Bonn-Brad
7Braw-By
8C-Clan
9Clar-Cope
10Copp-Cu
11D-Det
12Dev-Dy
BoxFolder
21E
2F-Fr
3G-Gif
4Gil-Gu
5H-Hei
6Hen-Hi
7Ho-Hy
8I-J
9K
10L-Le
BoxFolder
31Ll-Lv
2M-Mar
3Mat-Mil
4Mim-Mor
5Mos-My
6N-O
7P-Q
8R-Rob
9Roq-Ru
BoxFolder
41S-Shan
2Shar-sn
3So-Steg
4Step-Sw
5T
6U-V
7W-We
8Wh-Wi
9Wo-Wy
10Y-Z
 

2. Manuscript

BoxFolder
51Preface
2A-Al
3Am-Ar
4At-Ax
5B-Barn
6Barr-Ber
7Bet-Bl
8Bo
9Br-Brooks
10Brown-Bry
11Bu-By
12C-Cam
13Can-Car
14Cas-Ch
15Cl
16Co-Col
17Com-Cox
BoxFolder
61Cr-Cu
2D-De
3Di-Do
4Du
5E-El
6Em-Ev
7F-Fi
8Fl-Fos
9Fou-Fu
10G-Ga
11Ge-Gol
12Goo-Gra
13Gre-Gw
14H-Harm
15Harp-Has
16Hat-Hay
BoxFolder
71He-Hew
2Hi-Hin
3Ho-Hop
4Hou-Hug
5Hul-Hy
6I
7J-Jen
8Jew-Joh
9Jon-Jor
10K-Kim
11King
12Kn-Ku
13L-Lam
14Lan-Lee
15Lee-Lip
16Lit-Lon
BoxFolder
81Lov-Ly
2M-McC
3McI-Man
4Mar-Meh
5Mei-Mill
6Milt-Mus
7N
8O
9P-Pem
10Pen-Pi
11Pl-Pr
12R-Re
13Ri-Ru
14S-Sha
BoxFolder
91She-Sl
2Sm-Sn
3So-Sta
4Ste
5Sti-Sy
6T-Ta
7Te-Th
8Ti-To
9Tr-Tw
10V
11W-Wa
12We-Wh
13Wi-Woodl
14Woodr-Wr
15Y-Z
 

3. Subject files

BoxFolder
101Agriculture
2Architects
3Atlanta
4Augusta
5Bantists
6Blacks
7Boards, Editorial and Advising
8Business-industry
9Contributors (deadline)
10Contributors
11Editing
12Editing
13Editing
14Editing
15Educators
16Expenses
17Financing
18Fine Arts
19Government-Military
BoxFolder
111Indians
2Individual information
3Kibler, James
4Lists (contributors)
5Lists (cont.)
6Lists - additions & deletions
7Lists - authors assigned
8Lists - special
9Lists - unassigned/delayed
10Lists - unassigned
11Macon
12Medicine
13Newspaper
14Others
BoxFolder
121Planning
2Politicians
3Possible authors
4Post-publication
5Preface notes
6Reject responses
7Religion
8Reviews
9Science/Technology
10Student paper - Cates
11Student paper - Davis
12Student paper - Harper
13Student paper - O'Neal
14Student paper - Rowland
15Student paper - West
16Suggestions, authors
17Thomas, Kenneth A.
18Women