|Creator:||Mize, Leila Ritchie, 1879-1958|
|Title:||Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
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)
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.
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Leila Ritchie and Jessie Julia Mize papers, circa 1900-1960. MS 2870. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.