Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers

Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Mize, Leila Ritchie, 1879-1958
Title: Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers
Dates: circa 1900-1960
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms2870

Biographical/Historical Note

Leila Ritchie Mize, born in Banks County (Georgia), was the wife of Charles Allen Mize (1873-1940). She attended Georgia Normal and Industrial College, Milledgeville, recieved a BSHE, University of Georgia, 1924, and a Masters in Home Economics in 1930. She was active as a home demonstration agent and belonged to many societies and clubs. Charles A. Mize was a University of Georgia graduate of 1898, Sigma Chi, and a mason and engineer.

Jessie Julia Mize (1910-2001), only child of Leila and Charles Mize, was a teacher and author. She recieved her undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Georgia, a PhD at Cornell University, and taught in public schools before coming to the University Home Economics Dedepartment where she taught for many years.

"A commemorative stamp honoring Moina B. Michael, a Walton County [Georgia] native and the founder of Poppy Day, was first issued in November 1948. Beginning around 1915, paper poppies were sold and worn on Memorial Day in both the United States and Europe to raise money for the rehabilitation of soldiers wounded in combat." - "Walton County." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 16, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of scrapbook material kept by Leila Mize pertaining to her activities in school and as a teacher and home demonstrating agent and the Cooperative Extension Service, genealogical materials on the Telford, Mize, Ritchie, and Tuck families, Moina Michael, Lurline Collier, the Old Greenville Presbyterian Church, S.C., Hebron Presbyterian Church, and information about her daughter, Jessie Julia Mize. Included are report cards, programs, photographs, and correspondence, chiefly between Leila Ritchie Mize and Jessie Julia Mize but including a letter from Richard B. Russell to Charles Mize.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Collier, Lurline
Greenvale Church (Abbeville, S.C.).
Hebron Presbyterian Church (Banks County, Ga.).
Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944
Mize family
Mize, Jessie Julia, 1910-
Mize, Jessie Julia, 1910- -- Correspondence
Mize, Leila Ritchie, 1879-1958 -- Correspondence
Mize, Leila Ritchie, 1879-1958 -- Photographs
Programs (documents)
Report cards.
Ritchie family
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971 -- Correspondence
Telford family
Turk family
University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension Service.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers, circa 1900-1960. MS 2870. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Leila Ritchie Mize materials
2Mize family materials
3Charles A. Mize
Letter from Richard B. Russell, obituary, etc.
4Jessie Julia Mize
School report cards, etc.
5Ritchie family
6Turk family
7Lurline Collier
8Moina Michael
9Genealogical notes, mostly Ritchie family
Old Greenville Presbyterian Church (S.C.) and Wyatt family; Hebron Presbyterian Church, Banks County (Ga.)
11University of Georgia material
Dr. M.P. Jarnagin; Glee Club program; AAUW; Georgia Alumni Society, 1944; Commencement program, 1938; Program when President Roosevelt was the speaker, 1944; Phi Upsilon Omicron; David L. Earnest; and extension agents.
12General items
Atlanta Journal 200th anniversary edition; Coca Cola; Georgia attorneys photos
Tom Butler, Mrs. L.C. Mize, and Winnie House
14Birth announcements
15Correspondence of Leila and Jessie
Cards, letters, programs