Irene Berry papers

Irene Berry papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Berry, Irene
Title: Irene Berry papers
Dates: 1915-1952
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2770

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Irene Berry from 1915-1952. The papers mainly include correspondence to Berry, of Sparta (Ga.), from her children, grandchildren, and relatives. Of particular interest are letters from her son Meredith W. Berry concerning his search for work during the Depression in Atlanta (Ga.) and New Orleans (La.) and his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Because of censors, the WWII letters contain little war news, but do contain news of family and friends.

Box 1 contains folders 1:1-9. These folders contain correspondence to Irene Berry from the following: her children, her daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren. Folders 1:1-1:3 contains letters to Irene Berry from her son Meredith concerning his search for work in Louisiana in the 1930s, his marriage, and his service in the Navy during World War II. In folder 1:3, his letters mention his naval training at Dartmouth, New Hampshire; in Princeton, New Jersey; and in California where he served as lieutenant and later executive officer on the U.S.S. Gladiator.

Box 2 contains folders 2:1-2 which include letters and cards to Irene Berry from other relatives. Folder 2:2 also contains several photographs.


Arranged by correspondent, then in chronological order.

Index Terms

Berry, Meredith W.
Depressions, 1929--Georgia.
Depressions, 1929--Louisiana.
Soldiers--United States.
Sparta (Ga.)
United States. Navy.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Irene Berry papers. MS 2770. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection of Irene Berry was acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library in June 1991. The collection was contributed by Monty Pound and was not organized into any order.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence from M.W. Berry (Meredith), 1931-1934
2Correspondence from M.W. Berry (Meredith), 1935-1939
3Correspondence from M.W. Berry (Meredith), 1940-1951, undated
4Correspondence from H.A. Berry (Holland), 1915-1946
5Correspondence from W.M. Berry (Wilfred), 1928-1943
6Correspondence from Mrs. W.M. Berry (Esther), 1933-1944
7Correspondence from Mrs. M.W. Berry (Adele), 1943
8Correspondence from Irene Pound, 1938-1947
9Correspondence from Marnie Pound, 1946-1947
21Miscellaneous letters
2Photographs, gretting cards, miscellaneous