John Parnell Bondurant papers

John Parnell Bondurant papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bondurant, John P., (John Parnell), 1907-
Title: John Parnell Bondurant papers
Dates: 1882-2002
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet 12 boxes, 6 oversized folders, 2 rolls
Coll. Number: ms3192

Biographical/Historical Note

John P. Bondurant was a native of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, one of five children of Emmett Jopling and Martha Strong "Birdie" Moss Bondurant. He married Mary Claire Brannon (d. 26 April 2001) and they were parents of three children. Mr. Bondurant received a civil engineering degree from the University of Georgia and owned Athens Lumber Company for forty years. He served with the 54th Air Service Group, U.S. Air Force, in World War II in the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal papers including materials from World War II used in his book, History of the 54th Air Service Group and the BIVA. Another book, History of the First Methodist Church, Athens, includes extensive biographical information of trustees and members of the church and there is some information about long time friends, UGA Dean William Tate and writer Wylly Folk St. John. Other materials include cash books and records from the R. L. Moss estate and minutes and cash book for Georgia Flow and Foundry Co., Inc., 1910-1931, which E. J. and John Boundurant were part of during this period.

Index Terms

Account books.
Athens (Ga.)--Church history.
Business records.
Estate records.
First United Methodist Church (Athens, Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Moss, Rufus Lafayette -- Estate
Personal papers.
St. John, Wylly Folk
Tate, William, 1903-1980
United States. Army. Air Service, 54th.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
Warren, Mary Bondurant
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John Parnell Bondurant papers, ms3192, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

including 54 th ASG correspondence.
11Correspondence, 1905-1937
2Correspondence, 1940-1949
3Correspondence, 1950-1959
4Correspondence, 1960-1969
includes 1965 list of Air Commandos
5Correspondence, 1976-1977
6Correspondence, 1978-1979
7Correspondence, 1980-1982
8Correspondence, 1983-1985
9Correspondence, 1990-2002
1054 th ASG correspondence, 1974-1978
1154 th ASG correspondence, 1979-1981
12Correspondence to veterans, 1967-1986
44Correspondence with Dean William Tate
4Typed letter, signed, to friends, 1971 June 29
4Correspondence with Georgia Alumni Record, 1971 March
4Programs for Dean Tate's appreciation dinner, 1971 April
5Correspondence with Wylly Folk St. John
5Cards, post card from Germany, issue of The Georgia Cracker, obit, Celestine Sibley article

2. UGA and Military

21University of Georgia
1L. L. Hendren contributions to UGA
1KA fraternity-membership, 2001
1Booklet-The Community and UGA
1Jonathan Clark Rogers portrait presentation
11940-41 Student/Faculty directory
1The Next Step Forward of the University of Georgia, 1908
1Owl Blinks, 1928
1UGA Red Book, 1928
1Christmas card from the Sanfords
185th Anniversary Demosthenian Society invitation, 1888
2Headquarters, Daniel Field, Augusta manual, 1943
3Daniel Field adjutant
3Special orders - Important memoranda Court Martial Guide

3. 54th Air Service Group research

2454 th ASG
4Historical Data
4Diary of the Greely
4Various unit information
554 th ASG
654 th ASG
6Historical record of ordnance operations
6Photos-Burma [2], negatives [no ID]
31Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia
19 th unit gas officer's course, 1942 (photo)
1Chemical warfare school, Maryland
1Certificate of Appreciation
1Photos of drawings of Col. and Mrs. Hopkins
2Warner Robins Command and Staff School, 1943
3China, Burma, India
3Adjutant's individual records [Bondurant was adjutant]
3Historical data
3SO 79
4Historical data-Headquarters, Headquarters Sqdn.
5WWII maps
6Chinese items, Burma booklet, LIFE with the 30 th; The Chindits
7Bondurant's 201 file
854 th history for 1943
41CBI roundup, 1955, 1957, 2003
1CBIVA [China-Burma-India Vets Assn]- various issues, 1970-1979
1Pilgrimage to India brochure
2Basha Blabber [publication of lst Air Command Group]
3Teacher Placement UGA [Mrs Bondurant], 1930-1939

4. History of 54th Air Service Group book

61A Short History-54 th ASG
1Battle participation credit, 54 th
1Roster of Officers, 54 th
1Support of combat units
1Signal history
1Historical record of air corps supply
1Historical data, engineering section
1History of chemical section
1Accomplishments of quartermaster activities
1Summary of group movements operations
1Ordnance activities
1Automotive activities
1Personnel rosters
2Plane crash on Molak River
2Salvage trip (2)
2Hunting trip to Garo hills-SSgt Dudley Soper
2Historical record of a big game hunt in the Garo Hills-T4 Gerald Ostrom
2The Magic of the Hunt-Jerome V McGillicuddy
2Over the Hump-SSgt. James F. Summers and Sgt. Francis Dietterle
3History of the 54 th Air Service Group-typescript with inserts, photos
4History of the 54 th
5History of the 54 th
7Uniform service hats (5)

5. First Methodist Church research

46Hard Labor Creek master plan with maps, 1930-1939
7First Methodist Church, Athens-history
8FMC member list, 1903
9FMC records of lst Methodist Episcopal Church Society, 1825-1884
51FMC board of trustees
2Typed history
3Typed history
4Typed bios, with some notes-Akins-Deadwyler
James I Akins; H. Edsel Benson; John P Bondurant; James R. Carlton Thomas F J Comer; J. Ross Crane; Carter W. Daniel; Arthur F. Darden; George E. Deadwyler
5Bios, Dozier-Holt
Augustus W. Dozier; Thomas Howard Dozier; Eugene A. Epting; Thomas F. Greene; Louis T. Griffith; Edward R. Hodgson; Cicero Holt
6Bios Hudson-Nickerson
William E. Hudson; Percy L. Huggins; Hope Hull; J. A. Hunnicutt; Manasseh B. McGinty; David F. Miller; John W. Nicholson; Reubn Nickerson
7Bios, Patrick-Rogers
J. K. Patrick; Robert L. Patterson; Lee Pierson; Rufus K. Reaves; Right Rogers
8Bios, Slaughter-Summey
Nathaniel Garrett Slaughter; E. D. Sledge; Peter A. Summey
9Bios, Thurmond-Whitehead, Wolfe
Samuel P. Thurmond; Henry Haynes West; Jenkins Whitehead; J. Smiley Wolfe
10Bios, Robert Cumming Wilson

6. First Methodist Church, Athens, Ga. history

Mr. Bondurant wrote a history of the church but did a lot of research prior to doing so and this material is in the following folders, esp. the lst three.
81Chronology, historical narrative, drawings, list of pastors
2Continued above; Beacham property; Robert C. Wilson; Bishop George Foster Pierce by Zach C. Hayes
3Continued history; The Tuck Class; Methodism in Athens; Dr. Marion H. Day
4Photographs-various photos, esp. of interior; church decorated for Birdie Moss and E J Bondurant marriage
5Correspondence and short histories by other authors
6Membership lists, The Land
7Women's groups [Circles] member lists
94League of Women Voters- Mary Bondurant, 1951-1953
1Proofs of book, p 1-157
2Proofs of book, p 157-325
3Proofs of book, p 326-410

7. Family

101Autograph album- Birdie Moss Bondurant, 1882-1886
2School notebook- University of Georgia- Emmett Jopling Bondurant, 1885
3Autograph Album- Emmett Joping Bondurant, 1886-1889
4School exams- Mary Claire Brannon, 1926-1928
5School information- Mary Brannon Bondurant, 1933-1934
6School notebooks, account book, 1944-1965
7Diary- Birdie Moss Bondurant, 1954-1956
8Presbyterian Church Auxiliary minutes, 1937-1938
9Photograph- Birdie Moss Bondurant
10School and military materials
11Lucy Cobb Institute commencement program, 1875 July 7
12Lucy Cobb Institute musical program, 1886 February 20
OS Folder
3Lucy Cobb diploma letterhead portrait
Lucy Cobb Institute diploma - Birdie Strong Moss, 1886 June 9
Lucy Cobb Institute diploma - Elizabeth Moss Bondurant, 1921 May 31

8. Lumber Company and R. L. Moss Estate

112Athens Lumber Company- materials notebook
3Athens Lumber Company- materials notebook
4Athens Lumber Company- paintings inventory
OS Folder
6Athens Lumber Company- aerial photographs
115Hardwood Timber Company- stock certificates
6R. L. Moss estate- accounts ledger
OS BoxItem
121R. L. Moss estate- ledger, journal, insurance
2R. L. Moss estate- check register, 1923-1929
3R. L. Moss estate- cash book, 1926-1951
111Georgia Plow & Implement Co., Inc., 1910-1929
Includes minutes of Board of Directors and cash book John Bondurant's typed recollections of being around the company

9. Drawings and maps

OS Folder
1AHardware items
Baker with oven-signed
2 drawings of houses, one with 4 columns [Liberty Hall at Alexander Stephens residence] (2 drawings)
Military plane, boxes, train car
Military tire, launcher, gun
Military plane dropping packages
Military truck with 54 ASG & jeep; truck-signed Cartz
Military bombs and gas mask
Military gas truck
OS Folder
2BMilitary photos [6 pages] & drawing of Hdqtrs Bldg-Cartz
Map of Burma
Athens highway map
1Athens - large aerial photograph, 1960
2Layout for Windsor Place and Waverly Court
OS Folder
4Large drawings - 175 Waverly Court
OS Folder
5Drawings - 161 Windsor Place, 1950-1951
Lynwood Park plans
OS Folder
6Drawings - 175 Waverly Court, 1956