George Abney collection

George Abney collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Abney, George M., 1930-2002
Title: George Abney collection
Dates: 1939-1951
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Coll. Number: ms2656

Biographical/Historical Note

George Abney (1930-2002) was an Athens native and professor in the University of Georgia School of Journalism. He began his journalism career in high school covering local athletics. In 1945, he joined the Athens Banner-Herald as a sportswriter. He graduated journalism school in 1951 and took a job with the Associated Press. George served in the Korean War, and upon his return, completed a master's degree in journalism. He served as Grady College's Director of Undergraduate Services and Honors Advisor from 1957 to 1993.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a Gone With the Wind scrapbook, booklet, and Atlanta Journal newspapers, as well as two small photograph albums relating to the Gerald and Scott families of Augusta and Thompson, Georgia.

Index Terms

American newspapers--Georgia--Atlanta.
Augusta (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Gerald family
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)--Photographs.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 -- Gone with the wind
Photograph albums.
Scott family -- Photographs
Thompson (Ga.)--Genealogy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Abney collection, ms2656, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials are available in the following collections of this repository are the George Abney scrapbooks, ms187; George Abney papers, ms3216; and the Beth Mobley Abney papers, ms3276.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Gone With the Wind - premier photos, 1939
2Gone With the Wind - booklet, 1939
3Atlanta Journal Magazine - Margaret Mitchell memorial issue, 1949
4Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 1951
5-7Gone With the Wind - scrapbook
OS Folder
1Atlanta Journal - Gone With the Wind souvenir issue, 1939 December 15
2Gerald family photograph album
Scott family photograph album