Andrew H. Sparks papers

Andrew H. Sparks papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Sparks, Andrew Horace, 1919-1989
Title: Andrew H. Sparks papers
Dates: 1930-1989
Quantity: 11.8 Linear feet 24 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms2777

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew H. Sparks, Jr. (1919-1989) was a journalist and editor for the Atlanta Magazine. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1940, and served in the 8th U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. Sparks met and married Olive Ann Burns, author of Cold Sassy Tree, and had a son John A. Sparks, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a daughter Becky Sparks of Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains notes and finished stories researched by Sparks while writer for and editor of Atlanta Weekly magazine; together with correspondence, unpublished short stories, and a novel entitled Wild Islands.

Index Terms

American literature--Georgia.
Atlanta weekly.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Conservation of natural resources--Georgia.
Historic preservation--Georgia.
Periodical editors--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of the estate of Mr. Sparks's wife, Olive Ann Burns Sparks, 1991.

Preferred Citation note

Andrew H. Sparks papers, ms2777, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abbot, John
2Abbot, John
3Abbot, John; correspondence
4Abbot, John; McElveen family
5Abbot, John; Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
6Abbot, John; notes
7Abbot, John; notes, Lucien Harris
8Abbot, John; research material
9Abbot, John; research material
10Abbot, John; story
11Aiken, Conrad
12All Fools' Art Show-2nd annual
13 Antique Monthly
14Archives and History, Ga. Dept. of
21Asbury, Francis
2Atlanta Historical Society
3Atlanta Preservation Center
4Avary, Myrta L.
5Award; Ga. Business & Industry Assn.
7Bath Gardens
8Baugh, Margaret
10Bird islands
11Bird painter
12Birdsville (Jenskins Co.)
13Birth certificate
31Boy Scouts-Dahlonega
2Bradley, Burt
3Broad River
4Broad River house
5Brookgreen Gardens
7Campbell Co. Historical Society
9Cemeteries-Washington Co.
11Chambers House (Madison)
12 Chattahoochee River, mss.
13Cherokee Garden Club
41Chieftains house (Rome)
3College Park
4Collins, Major C.
5Correspondence, 1939-1940
6Correspondence, 1941-1943
7Correspondence, 1945
8Correspondence, 1946 January-September
9Correspondence, 1946 October-1947
10Correspondence, 1948
11Correspondence, 1949
12Correspondence, 1950
13Correspondence, 1953-1954
14Correspondence, 1955-1956
15Correspondence, 1957-1960
16Correspondence, 1962-1964
17Correspondence, 1965-1966
18Correspondence, 1967
51Correspondence, 1968
2Correspondence, 1969
3Correspondence, 1971
4Correspondence, 1972-1975
5Correspondence, 1976-1977
6Correspondence, 1978
7Correspondence, 1979-1981
8Correspondence, 1982
9Correspondence, 1983 January-May
10Correspondence, 1983 June-December
11Correspondence, 1984
12Correspondence, 1985
13Correspondence - undated
14Cumberland Island
15Cumberland Island
61Cumberland Island
2Cumberland Island
3Cumberland Island
4Cumberland Island Conservancy Inc.
5Cumberland Island, hearing
6 Currents in Affective Illness; January 1984
8Dahlonega Revitalization Study
9Dahlonega stories
10Drama Club (North Georgia College)
11Eagle Tavern (Watkinsville)
71 Early Architecture in Georgia
2Edisto Island
3Editorial conference, 26th
4Editorial conference, 27th
5Editorial conference, 28th
6Editorial conference, 29th
7 Editorial newsletter, March 1959
8Edwards, Anne
9Egg Island
10Elliotia (Metter Garden Club)
11Expressway model (Atlanta)
12Farming (in Georgia)
13Financial papers
14 Flags of Five Nations (Golden Isles)
81 Ford Times
2Fort Frederica
3 Foxfire, Vol. 1 No. 1
4Frog town
5"Future of the Marshlands & Islands of Georgia"; conference, 1968
6"Future..." conference
7"Future..." conference
8"Future..." conference
9"Future..." conference
10 Garden Gateways
12Garrett, Franklin
13Gatlinburg (Tennessee)
3Georgia furniture
4Georgia furniture
5Georgia Historical Commission
6 Georgia Historical Quarterly
7 Georgia Magazine, 1968
8Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
9Ghosts (South Carolina coast)
10Goldberg, Peggy Fox
11 The Golden Isles of Georgia, mss.
12 The Golden Isles of Georgia, draft
13"Goodbye My Lady", movie (Albany)
14Goosepond (Oglethorpe County)
15Great Hall house (Warrenton)
101Green house (Madison)
2Gwinnett, Button
3Gwinnett, Button
4Hancock County history
5Hanks murder (Valdosta)
6Hatcher, George
7Hilton Head
8Historic preservation; notes
9Historical Societies & Agencies; conference, 1967
10Ice age
11Indian monument (Colquitt)
12 Intracoastal Waterway: Atlantic Section
13Islands; notes
14Islands; notes
15Islands; printed material
111Jarrett Manor (Toccoa)
2Jekyll Island
3Jennings, Sibley
4Kettle Creek Manor (Rayle)
5Key-Sparks' office
6Kiokee Church
7Lang, Powell
8"Last house on Peachtree"
9Lee, J.C.
10Legal papers (WWII)
11Lewis, Meriwether
12Log house (Gainesville)
13Log house (Lawrenceville)
14Macfie house (Talliaferro County)
15Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
16Magazine, future of
17Magazine, history
18Magazine, history, 1944
19Magazine, history, clippings
121Magazine; history, notes
2Magazine; improvement
3Magazine; letters
4Magazine; outlines
5Magazine; printed material
6Magazine; special sections
10Marshes (McIntosh County)
11McGehee house (Elbert County)
12Medicine show
13Medicine show
14Mercer founder
16Midway Church
131Military papers/training
3Mitchell, Margaret
4Mitchell, Margaret
5"Naked Hunt", movie (Hilton Head)
7North Ga. College; bulletin, directory
8Notes; misc.
9Notes; misc.
10Office, plans
11Ogburn, Charlton
12Ogeechee River
141"Old road" (Washington County)
2Old Rock House (McDuffie County)
3Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
4Oldest house in Ga. (Union Pt./Atlanta)
5Oney, Steve
7Ossabaw, notes
8Ossabaw Island Project
9Pamplets (historical/preservationist)
151Pamphlets (historical/preservationist)
3Parks, Benjamin
4Perkerson, Medora Field
5Perrow, Eber C.
6Photographs: Augusta, GA. White House
7Photographs: Birdsville, GA. Houses
8Photographs: Birdsville, Jones Plantation
9Photographs: Columbia County, GA. Unidentified house
10Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA. (see also Wassaw Island)
11Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
12Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
13Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
14Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
15Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
16Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
17Photographs: Cumberland Island, GA.
18Photographs: Devereaux, GA. Pierson House
19Photographs: Egg Island
20Photographs: Elbert County, GA (?). Unidentified house
21Photographs: Elberton, GA. Unidentified house. (negatives only)
22Photographs: Goosepond, GA. Houses & views
161Photographs: Hancock County, GA. Unidentified house
2Photographs: McDuffie County, GA. The Rock House
3Photographs: Madison, GA (vicinity). Chambers House
4Photographs: Maxeys, GA & vicinity, Houses & views relating to Pres. Johnson's family in Georgia
5Photographs: Milledgeville, GA. Scott-Carter-Furman-Smith House
13Photographs: Sapelo Island
6Photographs: Morgan County, GA. Chambers House
7Photographs: Ogeechee River & vicinity
8Photographs: Ossabaw & St. Catherine's Islands
9Photographs: Ossabaw Island
10Photographs: Ossabaw Island
11Photographs: Raytown, GA (see also Sharon, GA). MacFie House
12Photographs: St. Catherine's Island
14Photographs: Sapelo Island
15Photographs: Savannah Beach & Wassaw Island
16Photographs: Savannah, GA. House where 1st Legislature met
17Photographs: Screven Co, GA. Skinner House
18Photographs: Sharon, GA. McKeen-McKeon House
19Photographs: Sharon & Raytown, GA. Churches & houses
20Photographs: Sparks & others
21Photographs: Sparta, GA. The Old Dominion
22Photographs: Stone Mountain, GA. Thornton House
23Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. Bryson House
24Photographs: Taliaferro County, GA. McFie House
25Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Quaker House
26Photographs: Thomson, GA (vicinity). Old Rock House
27Photographs: unidentified houses & locations
171Photographs: Great Hall House, Warrenton, GA
2Photographs: unidentified island
3Photographs: Union Point, GA. Thornton House
4Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses
5Photographs: Washington, GA. Houses (vicinity). Simons House
6Photographs: Washington, GA. Tolbert (John) House
7Photographs: Washington, GA. unidentified house
8Photographs: Washington County, GA. Houses & views
9Photographs: Wassaw Island
10Photographs: Wassaw Island
11Photographs: Wassaw Island & Cumberland Islands
12Photographs: Watkinsville, GA. Eagle Tavern
13Photographs: White Plains, GA. Unidentified house
14Photographs: Wilkes County, GA. (negatives only)
16Plot Club
17Plymouth Drama Festival
19"Pompey's Head", movie (Brunswick, GA)
20"Pregnant possums"
21Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
22Pres. Lyndon Johnson's ancestors in Ga.
181Prince Faisal's farm (Etowah)
2Restaurants (Middle Ga.)
4Riley, Harrison
5Rock Mill
6Roe-Harper House
7Sapelo Island
8Sapelo Island
9Savannah; Revolutionary battle site
10Savannah; tours, pamphlets
11Scott House (Wrightsboro, GA)
12Sea Horse Key
191Sharks & stingrays
2Sharon, GA
4Simons House (Washington, GA)
201Sparks, George M.
2Sparks, John
3 Sparks Quarterly
4 Spasmodical
5Speech: Millen, GA
6Speech: N. Georgia College
7Speech: Angus Perkerson's retirement
9St. Catherine's Island
10Stephens, Alexander
11Stone Mountain
12 The Story of Sea Island
13Story ideas
14Story ideas
15Tank, Bony
16 Tarheel Traveller, news releases
17Tar Pit Recreation Area
18Telephone directory (Atlanta Journal/ Constitution)
19Thornton House (Union Point, GA-Stone Mountain)
20Thornton House, garden
21Transcripts (college)
211Trimble House (East Point, GA)
2Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
3Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, GA)
5Twenty-five Year Club (AJ/C)
6Univ. of Georgia, bulletin, 1935-36
7Univ. of Georgia Junior College, bulletins, 1935/36
8Walker House (Harris County)
9Walton House (Augusta, GA)
10War diary/writings
11War woman Mill
12"Washington ate here..."
13Washington County Tax Digest, 1825
221Washington, GA
2Washington, GA, restorations
3Washington-Wilkes County
4Wassaw Island
5Wassaw Island
6Webb, Jackson
7Webb, Jackson; Overland mss.
8White House (Augusta, GA)
9Wild heron
10Wilkes County
11Williams House (Savannah, GA)
12Williams, Vinnie
13Writings: "Auction in the Country"
14Writings: "Bag and Baggage"
15Writings: "The Big Bluff"
16Writings: "Durward Sons"
17Writings: "English lodgings"
231Writings: "Ghosts and Us"
2Writings: "The Governor and the Mermaid"
3Writings: ideas (N. Ga. College)
4Writings: "In the Arms of Venus"
5Writings: "The Little Spinster"
6Writings: "Lonely Hearts"
7Writings: "Lord's Corner"
8Writings: "Melting Pot"
9Writings: "The Name of Richard Hunter"
10Writings: "Old Lady"
11Writings: "Old Lady"
12Writings: "Old Lady"
13Writings: "Old Lady"
14Writings: "Old Lady"
15Writings: "Old Lady"
16Writings: "Old Lady"
17Writings: "Out of Magnolias"
18Writings: "The Paper Hanger's Tale"
19Writings: "Provincial Portrait"
20Writings: "Secrets of the Sea"
241Writings: "Send Me Love By V-Mail"
2Writings: short stories, fragments
3Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
4Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
5Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
6Writings: "Swan Song for Love"
7Writings: "Wild Islands"
8Writings: "Wild Islands"
9Writings: "Wild Islands" correspondence
10Writings: "William Jay-Architect to Savannah"
11Wrightsboro, GA
12 Yellow Jacket (Georgia Tech)
13Zaleski, Philip
25Card index; background for stories
OS FolderOS Folder
1A2ANewspapers, clippings, photos
OS Box
26Plaque- commemorating retirement of Andy Sparks, circa 1985