George A. Montgomery papers

George A. Montgomery papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Montgomery, George A.
Title: George A. Montgomery papers
Dates: circa 1970s
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3104

Biographical/Historical Note

A native of Atlanta, George Montgomery served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II before earning his A.B. in English from UGA in 1950. He later served as vice president of the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company and founded Atlanta-based Montgomery Properties Inc. George Montgomery is the author of two novels, one of which is set in Georgia. In Pillow of Gold, later published as The Eye of the Eagle, he tells the story of the nation's first major gold rush. In And the Mountain Cried, he speculates on the fate of D.B. Cooper, who in 1971 hijacked a Boeing 727 for $200,000 in ransom and parachuted from the plane, never to be seen again. UGA Office of Public Affairs News Service ( Retrieved 4/1/2010.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an original manuscript of "The Eye of the Eagle," by George Montgomery. The manuscript is saved on a computer disk, and there is also a printout of the manuscript from the disk.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia.
Floppy disks.
Gold mines and mining--Georgia.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Manuscripts for publication.
Montgomery, George A. -- Eye of the eagle
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George A. Montgomery papers. MS 3104. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 Eye of the Eagle (manuscript)