Sara and Athos Menaboni collection

Sara and Athos Menaboni collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Menaboni family
Title: Sara and Athos Menaboni collection
Dates: 1929-1990
Quantity: 7.0 Linear feet 9 boxes and 1 item
Coll. Number: ms3134

Biographical/Historical Note

"Athos Menaboni (1895–1990) was an Italian-born artist who arrived in Georgia in the late 1920s. His early career focused primarily on corporate projects, including the creation of murals for clients in Atlanta, before he turned to painting birds from life, usually in pairs and in their natural habitats. Today Menaboni is best known for his numerous paintings of more than 150 different species of birds native to the Atlanta region."

For more information, see the article Athos Menaboni at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal papers of Sara and Athos Menaboni. Included are correspondence, journals (both financial and Sara's personal), photographs and photograph albums, home movies, exhibition programs, promotional fliers, Menaboni azalea prints and copies of other prints, books, calling cards, and the memorial service program for Athos Menaboni. Correspondents include "Tommy" Arnold, Congressman James C. Davis, and Wayne Short (on Audubon Society letterhead).


Index Terms

Advertising fliers.
Amateur films.
Birds in art.
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Home movies.
Journals (accounts)
Menaboni, Athos, 1895-1990 -- Photographs
Menaboni, Sara -- Photographs
Photograph albums.
Prints (visual works)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sara and Athos Menaboni collection, ms3134, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence - A
 
2Correspondence - Adams, Lee, 1947-1948
 
3Correspondence - Aeck, Richard Leon
 
4Correspondence - Arnold family
 
5Correspondence - Arnold, Tommy "T"
 
6Correspondence - Arnold, Tommy "T"
 
7Correspondence - Arnold, Tommy "T"
 
8Correspondence - Audubon Society
 
9Correspondence - B
 
10Correspondence - C
 
11Correspondence - Calloway, Cason J
 
12Correspondence - Coca Cola Bottling Co.
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence - D
 
2Correspondence - Davis, James C.
 
3Correspondence - Davison-Paxton Co.
 
4Correspondence - E
 
5Correspondence - Erdman, Robert Park
 
6Correspondence - F
 
7Correspondence - Faulkner, Guy
 
8Correspondence - G
 
9Correspondence - George, Walter F
 
10Correspondence - H
 
11Correspondence - Hulen, Rubey M.
 
12Correspondence - I
 
13Correspondence - J
 
14Correspondence - K
 
15Correspondence - Keady, G. J.
 
16Correspondence - The Keyes Co.
 
17Correspondence - Kennedy & Co.
 
18Correspondence - L
 
19Correspondence - M
 
20Correspondence - Magazine publishers
 
21Correspondence - Montag Brothers, business papers
 
22Correspondence - N
 
23Correspondence - Olin Industries
 
24Correspondence - P
 
25Correspondence - Progressive Farmer
 
BoxFolder
31Correspondence - R
 
2Correspondence - Reynolds, Laurel
 
3Correspondence - Rich's
 
4Correspondence - Rinehart & Co.
 
5Correspondence - Robert C. Vose Galleries
 
6Correspondence - S
 
7Correspondence - T
 
8Correspondence - U
 
9Correspondence - Underwood, Marvin
 
10Correspondence - W
 
11Correspondence - Wanamaker, Muriel
 
12Correspondence - Westlake, F. Eliot
 
13Correspondence - Wilson Orinthological Club
 
14Correspondence - Woodruff, Bob & Nell
 
15Correspondence - X, Y, Z
 
16Correspondence - Unknown
 
17Correspondence - Empty envelopes
 
BoxFolder
41Genealogy
 
2Certificates, personal items
 
3Material removed from unlabelled notebook re: Sallie Bass Arnold
 
4Diary - Mexico by Sara Menaboni, 1956
 
5Diary - Italy by Sara Menaboni, 1964
 
6Diary - Italy by Sara Menaboni, 1973
 
7Address Lists
 
8Menaboni Accounting Journal, 1944-1974
 
BoxItem
51Slides
 
1Photographs removed from labelled "Blue Heron" and "Sports Illustrated"
 
2Photographs
 
Photographs
 
Item
hm-menab-0001Film, Mexico II - including Barbados, Nassau, and England, 1950 ( 16mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0002Film, Boston and Garrison in Barbados, 1951 ( 8mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0003Film, Barbados [?], Nassau [?], 1952 ( 8mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0004Film, Nassau and Zoo, 1952 ( 8mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0005Film, Barbados, 1952-1953 ( 8mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0006Film, [Home and friends], 1953-1954 ( 8mm )
 
Item
hm-menab-0007Film, England, 1955 ( 8mm )
 
Box
7Printed Materials and Photocopies
 
OS BoxItem
81Scrapbooks Jekyll Island Birds, 1947 July
 
2BD Celebration scrapbook, 1949
 
3Scrapbook, 1949
 
4Azalea Prints (4) - signed, numbered - 12"x15"
 
OS BoxItem
91Color portrait of Athos Menaboni - 12"x16", framed
 
CartonItem
11The New Garden Encyclopedia
 
2The Italians - A Full-Length Potrait Featuring Their Manners and Morals
 
3 Memory Book, Persons and Occasions of a Long Life, Thomas H. English, 1989
(the inscription "Tom English, Athos made it for me" is written over a drawing of a pine spray) Printed acknowledgment that the pine spray was drawn by Athos Menaboni
 
4 Birds of Georgia, 1945
("Author's Copy" label inside front cover) Print of Menaboni's "Great Blue Heron" mounted inside
 
5Native Trees of Georgia, 1940 December
 
6 The Greatest Thing in the World, Henry Drummond, 1936
(Inscribed "A Christmas gift of love from Mother to her dear daughter, Sara December 25th, 1936")
 
7 Memory Book, Fifty Years of Occasional Verse, Thomas H. English, Atlanta, Ga
(inscribed "Christmas Greetings, 1971, Tom & Rachel English") Printed acknowledgment of pine spray drawing by Athos Menaboni
 
8 "Bird Casualties at a Leon County, Florida TV Tower, 1955-1961", by Herbert I. Stoddard, Sr., Bulletin No. 1, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida, 1962
 
9Botticelli, Sergio Bettini, 1949
 
10Italian Bouquet - An Epicurean Tour of Italy, Samuel Chamberlain
 
11The World Was My Garden - Travels of a Plant Explorer, David Fairchild
 
12 Birds in Your Backyard, Popular Science Series Vol. II, Virginia S Eifert, 1941
(inscribed "For Sara and Athos Manaboni with my very best wishes for success, Virginia S. Eifert May 28, 1945")
 
13Audubon Bird Guide - Eastern Land Birds, Richard H. Pough
 
14Field Guide to Western Birds, Peterson