A. A. Malizia collection

A. A. Malizia collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Malizia, Anthony A., 1921-1996
Title: A. A. Malizia collection
Dates: circa 1950-1998
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3051

Biographical/Historical Note

Anthony A. Malizia joined Snapper Power Equipment (producer of lawn care equipment and formerly known as McDonough Power Equipment) in 1950 as a field salesman. He worked his way up through the positions of sales manager, vice president, and vice chairman. In 1975 he became president and chief operating officer, and in 1980, chairman and chief executive officer. He retired in 1990.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of material related to Malizia's career with Snapper Power Equipment. Box 1, consisting mainly of clippings and other printed material, also includes appointment books, financial papers, letters, and other business related material. Boxes 2 and 3 contain photographs and slides showing Malizia involved in day to day business activities, dealer meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and also Snapper Day at Atlanta Braves baseball games. Photographs also include Malizia with various celebrities including Gerald Ford, Carl Sanders, and Ted Turner. In addition there is a set of photographs and slides which document the placing of the first Snapper mower (built in 1950) in the Smithsonian Institution. The slides are also of family vacation trips to Florida, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Box 4 includes such items as film and audio tape, awards, and Snapper memorabilia. There is also one oversize folder which includes a poster about electrocoating and a photographs showing Malizia in the fifties with an early model of the Snapper mower.


Arrangement

Organized into seven series: business-related material, clippings, financial records and correspondence, printed material, photographs, slides, and oversize objects and emphemera.


Index Terms

Appointment books.
Business records.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 -- Photographs
Lawn care industry--Georgia.
Lawn mowers--Georgia.
Malizia, Anthony A., 1921-1996
McDonough Power Equipment (McDonough, Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925- -- Photographs
Slides (Photography)
Snapper Power Equipment. -- Records and correspondence
Turner, Ted -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A. A. Malizia collection, ms 3051. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Business, 1977-1986

BoxFolder
11Appointment books, 1977, 1980
2Appointment books, 1982-1983
3Appointment book, 1984
4Appointment books, 1986
5Biographical information
6Business cards
 

2. Clippings, 1968-1998

BoxFolder
171968
81970
91978
101980
111985
121986
131987
141988
151989
161990
171992
181993
191996
201997
211998
22undated
 

3. Financial Records and Correspondence

BoxFolder
123Financial material (personal)
24Financial material (business)
25History of Snapper Power Equipment
26Letters (business), 1982-1999
27Letters, memos, etc. to Snapper employees & others
28Lists
29Logos
30Notes
31Poem about A. A. Malizia
 

4. Printed Material, 1962-1995

BoxFolder
1321962
331964
341973
351980
361984
371985
381986
391987
401989
411990
421991
431993
441995
45Undated
 

5. Photographs, 1976-1989



5.1 A. A. Malizia

BoxFolder
21-3A.A. Malizia
4-6A.A. Malizia-Misc. business activities
7A.A. Malizia with celebrities
8A.A. Malizia with family and friends



5.2 Others

BoxFolder
29Atlanta Braves Game. Snapper Day, possibly 1983
10Atlanta Braves Game. Snapper Day, 1986
11-12Atlanta Braves Game. Snapper Day, undated
13Bermuda trip, 1975 June
14Bliss Power Lawn Equipment Co.
15Dealer meetings, 1986 & 1989
16Fuqua, J. B.
17Germany Trade Show, 1984
18Hilton Head, S.C. trip
19Italy-Rome
20Japan meeting, 1982 (?)
21Los Angeles Dodgers game
22Louisville, KY-Trade show, 1982
23McDonough Foundry & Machine Co
24McDonough Power Equipment. Ft. Worth Div., 1976-1977
25OPEI Retirement Party, 1989
26Robinson, Richard
27Snapper for Liberty
28Snapper lawn mowers
29Snapper Power Equipment Co.
30Trade show. Unknown location, 1986
31Unidentified people
32-34Washington D.C. trip. Smithsonian Institution
 

6. Slides, 1969-1975

BoxFolder
31A. A. Malizia on riding mower
2A. A. Malizia, 1973 February
3A. A. Malizia, 1975 February
4Rosalie's prom, 1970 March
5Belgium & Italy trip, 1972 October
6Italy trip
7London
8Mexico City trip, 1969 November
9Nassau. M. S. Skyward cruise, 1970 March
10Nassau & Orlando, FL trip
11Smithsonian trip
12Switzerland trip, 1969 May
13Virgin Islands & Venezuela trip, 1970 November
14Nude women
 

7. Oversize and Ephemena

Box
4Awards, Memorabilia, Film, Tape, etc.
OS Folder
1BPoster and photograph