Gus York papers

Gus York papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Gus York papers
Dates: Bulk, 1906-1916
Dates: 1906-1953
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Coll. Number: ms3034

Biographical/Historical Note

Gus York (1888-1956) was the sixth of thirteen children born in Rabun County, Georgia to William Hillyer York (1858-1918) and Sarah Malinda Dickerson York (1858-1935). After graduating from the University of Georgia, he attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. In 1920 he married Louise Miller Carswell and they had four children. York had various jobs including mule-driver with 17th Infantry expeditionary forces in Camaguey, Cuba; teacher and coach at Ninth District Agricultural and Mechanical school in Clarkesville, Georgia; county agent with the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Georgia; and agronomist with the U. S. Soil Conservation Service.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, school papers and writings, financial items, printed material, diplomas and photographs. The correspondence includes letters from York's siblings and friends. Much of the correspondence is written on humorous postcards of that time period. A 1913 letter from W. A. Cunningham (head coach at the University of Georgia) contains diagrams of football plays. The school papers include a University of Georgia football banquet program (1910) with signatures by coaches and players, and two compositions describing York's trip from Fort McPherson (Ga.) to Cuba in 1906. There are photographs of houses where Gus York lived, a wagon train in Cuba, county extension work, and a panorama view of the University of Georgia class of 1912-1913.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Agricultural extension work--Georgia--Photographs.
Cuba--Description and travel.
Cunningham, W. A., (William Alexander), 1886-1968 -- Correspondence
Football coaches--Georgia--Athens--Autographs.
Football coaches--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Football players--Georgia--Athens--Autographs.
Fort McPherson (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team).
Signatures (names)
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
University of Georgia. -- Students--Photographs
University of Georgia. Demosthenian Society. -- Societies, etc.
Wagon trains--Cuba--Photographs.
Writings (document genre)
York family -- Correspondence
York, Gus -- Correspondence
York, Gus -- Finance, Personal
York, Gus -- Homes and haunts--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gus York papers, MS 3034. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical information
2Family correspondence, 1906-1908
3Family correspondence, 1909-1914, undated
4Correspondence, 1907-1911
5Correspondence, 1912-1916
17Correspondence, 1953
6Correspondence, empty envelopes, undated
7School papers-report cards, notes in student handbook, program, 1909-1914
8School papers-writings, 1908 and undated
9Financial papers, 1906-1915
10Printed material
18Printed material - football
19Printed material - soil conservation
11Printed material-postcards
12Estate papers
13Troop Artillery research by William Smedlund
14York family research
15The Life of Lavinia York Barron
21Photographs-people, houses
2Photographs-Agricultural Extension Service
3Photograph-Cuba, wagon train, 1907
4Photograph-football team at Ninth District A & M School Clarkesville, Georgia
5Photographs-University of Georgia
6Rat cap worn by Orlean York as a freshman at the University of Georgia
OS Folder
1CPhotograph-panorama view of class of 1912-1913, University of Georgia
Demosthenian Society certificate-Gus York, University of Georgia, 1913
Diploma-Orlean Walton York, University of Georgia, 1944
Diploma-Gus York, University of Georgia, 1916
Diploma-Louise Miller Carswell, Richmond County High School, 1910