|Title:||Gus York papers|
|Quantity:||0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)|
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.
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.
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Gus York papers, MS 3034. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.