|Creator:||Flanigen, Cameron Douglas, 1854-1942|
|Title:||Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers|
|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.|
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.
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.
Arranged by record type.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Cameron Douglas Flanigen papers. MS 3. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.