Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers

Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Flanigen, Cameron Douglas, 1854-1942
Title: Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers
Dates: 1867-1941
Quantity: 2.4 Linear feet (6 document boxes)
Abstract:The C. D. Flanigen Collection contains letters, speeches, committee reports, bills, receipts, and manuscripts of articles of Flanigen who was a prominent Athens businessman. The material on the Athens City School system is particularly valuable, as is the part of the collection which concerns the Athens, Street Railway. This collection offers material relating to local problems of transportation and education.
Coll. Number: ms3

Biographical/Historical Note

Cameron Douglas Flanigen (1854-1942), businessman, President of the Athens Electric Railway Company and publisher of the Athens Banner. Resided in Athens, Georgia.

Cameron Douglas Flanigen (1854-1942) born Philadelphia, moved to Athens, Ga. in 1879, was a businessman associated with Athens Gas Light Co., was President of its successor, the Athens Electric Railway Co., and its successor, the Athens Railway and Electric Co., and Vice President of Georgia Power Company. He organized and was president of Northeast Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Member of Board of Education, Director of Georgia Manufacturer's Assoc., and publisher of the Athens Banner.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Cameron Douglas Flanigen from 1867-1941. The bulk of the materials (1897-1924) document Flanigen's activities as a member of the Athens Board of Education and pertain to Athens city schools. These materials include correspondence, financial records, speeches, reports, and writings documenting the conditions of both white and black schools in Athens, teacher and board member salaries, scores of teacher and principal examinations, educational requirements, and teacher appointments.

Another substantial portion of the collection (1894-1936) pertains to Flanigen's involvement with the Athens Gas Light Company, as president of its successors the Athens Electric Railway Company and the Athens Railway and Electric Company, as well as vice-president of the Georgia Power Company. These materials include correspondence, reports, financial records, and speeches documenting the problems and development of local transportation systems in Athens. The collection also contains postcards, indentures, printed materials, and newspaper clippings.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

African Americans--Education--Georgia.
Athens (Ga.)
Athens (Ga.). Board of Education.
Athens Electric Railway Co. (Athens, Ga.).
Athens Gas Light Company (Ga.)
Athens Railway and Electric Company (Ga.)
Education--Georgia
Georgia Power Company.
Public schools--Georgia.
Public utilities--Georgia.
School boards--Georgia.
School management and organization--Georgia.
Speeches.
Transportation--Georgia.

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

Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers. MS 3. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1867-1924

BoxFolder
111867-1899
21900
31901
41902
51903
61904
71905
81906
91907
101908-1910
111911
121912
131913
141914
151915
161916
BoxFolder
211917
21918 January - May
31918 June - December
41919
51920
61921
71922
81923
91924 January - September
101924 October - December
11Postcards
 

Series 2: Georgia Power Company

BoxFolder
31Athens Railway & Electric Co.
21925
31926
41927
51928-1933
61934-1936
7Electric Power Section, 1894-1902
8Electric Power Section, 1903-1905
9Electric Power Section, 1906-1913
10Electric Power Section, 1914-1918
11Electric Power Section, 1923-1936
12Speeches - Electric Power Conventions
 

Series 3: Athens Board of Education

BoxFolder
411937-1938
21939
31940-1941
4Athens City Planning, n.d.
5Athens City Schools
6Athens City Schools
7Athens City Schools
BoxFolder
51Athens City Schools
2Athens City Schools
3Athens City Schools
4Athens City Schools
5Athens City Schools
6Athens City Schools
 

Series 4: Speeches

BoxFolder
61Speeches - Chamber of Commerce
2Speeches - Rotary & Boy Scouts
3Speeches - General
 

Series 5: Clippings

BoxFolder
64Newspaper clippings - Athens Chamber of Commerce
5Newspaper clippings - Boy Scouts
6Newspaper clippings - electrical power
7Newspaper clippings - schools
8Newspaper clippings - war bonds
9Newspaper clippings - Athens, misc.
 

Series 6: Printed Materials

BoxFolder
610Printed Material
11Miscellaneous, undated