Gus York papers

Gus York papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
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.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Gus York papers, ms3034. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical information
 
2Family correspondence, 1906-1908
 
3Family correspondence, 1909-1914
 
4Correspondence, 1907-1911
 
5Correspondence, 1912-1916
 
17Correspondence, 1953
 
6Correspondence, empty envelopes
 
7School papers - report cards, notes, program, 1909-1914
 
8School papers, 1908
 
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
 
16Memoirs
 
BoxFolder
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