Aspinwall family collection

Aspinwall family collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Blake, Kathryn A.
Title: Aspinwall family collection
Dates: 1901-1993
Quantity: 1.1 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder B)
Abstract:The collection consists of genealogies, family trees, pedigrees, newspaper clippings, articles, pictures, and other materials related to the Aspinwall family. These include copies of Peter Aspinwall and his Descendants, by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, 1901; The Aspinwall and Aspinall Families of Lancashire. A. D. 1189-1923, by Henry Oswald Aspinwall, 1923; and The Aspinwall Story, by Willie Mae Aspinwall Youmans. There are also two unfinished manuscripts by Dr. Kathryn Blake, a descendant of the family: 1.) The Handbook of Research, Development and Evaluation in Special Education; and 2.) The Law and the Handicapped. There are numerous writings by Dr. Blake in the collection, as well as some other material, such a charts and a poster.
Coll. Number: ms2813

Biographical/Historical Note

The Aspinwall family came from Liverpool, England, about 1630. The original Aspinwall was Peter Aspinwall, who had eleven children. His eighth son, Joseph, was the one who had descendents who then went to Georgia in the 1800s. Sometime between 1824 and 1830, Elijah Aspinwall and his wife came to Pierce County, Georgia. They had five children, four of whom would marry and have children in the same county. Since then, descendents have continued to live and reside in the South.

One such descendent, Kathryn A. Blake, is a remarkable example of the Aspinwall family. She came to the University of Georgia in 1959 as a young assistant professor of special education from Syracuse University. In fall 1961, she received a grant of nearly $40,000 to study efficient learning conditions for children of those same three levels of intelligence. Several publications and other grants developed out of this work, and her research was widely recognized as some of the most important work of its time. In 1965, Blake and Marion Rice secured a contract for the federally funded Research and Development Center in Educational Stimulation. Its annual budget was $400,000. The funds that came to the center allowed the hiring of a considerable number of new faculty members and provided support for many graduate assistants. Blake became a Distinguished Alumni Professor, head of the Division of Exceptional Children. She was one of the most successful grant writers in the history of the College.


Arranged in by record type.

Index Terms

Aspinwall family
Aspinwall family -- Photographs
Aspinwall, Algernon Aikin -- Peter Aspinwall and his descendants
Aspinwall, Henry Oswald -- Aspinwall and Aspinall families of Lancashire, A. D. 1189-1923
Aspinwall, Peter
Aspinwall, Peter -- Family
Bible records.
Genealogical tables.
Manuscripts (document genre)
People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.
Special education.
Youmans, Willie Mae Aspinwall -- Aspinwall story

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aspinwall family collection. MS 2813. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Aspinwall Family

11Genealogy, undated
2Genealogy - Family Bible record of John Mitchell, Sr., undated
3Biographical information, undated
4Accounts - John Aspinwall, 1859-1860
5Pierce County (GA) documents, 1867-1928
6Correspondence, 1897-1996
7World War II material - Andrew Mershon Aspinwall Jr.
9Printed materials
10Writings by Andrew Mershon Apsinwall Jr.
11Writings by Trudie Pridgen Aspinwall
12Writings by Genevieve Aspinwall Shirley
13Writings by Barbara Aspinwall Snowden
14"The Aspinwall Collection - Prospectus"
15Writings - "To my sons William Humphrey Aspinwall and Clarence Aikin Aspinwall" by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall
16Writings - "The Aspinwall and Aspinall families..." by Henry Oswald Aspinall
17Writings - "The descendants of Frank Arnold Aspinwall I" by Betty Ann Aspinwall Titshaw
18"The Aspinwall story" by Willie Mae Aspinwall Youmans
OS Folder
1BGenealogical charts, 1400s-2010

Kathryn Blake

21Writings - "Educating Exceptional Pupils" by Kathryn A. Blake
2Writings - "Handbook of Research Development, and Evaluation of Special Education" by Kathryn A. Blake
3Writings - "Handbook of Research, Development, and Evaluation of Special Education" by Kathryn A. Blake revisions
31Writings - "The Law and the Handicapped" by Kathryn A. Blake
2Writings - "Supported employment for persons with developmental disabilities" by Mit Arnold (student of Dr. Kathryn Blake)
OS Folder
1BPedigrees/Genealogical charts for Peter Aspinwall
Campaign poster - "Elect Barbara Aspinwall, Perece County Tobacco Queen"