Thirza McDonald Brooks papers

Thirza McDonald Brooks papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brooks, Thirza McDonald
Title: Thirza McDonald Brooks papers
Dates: circa 1996-2001
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 3197 to MS 3199)
Coll. Number: ms3198(m)
Location: 32108050853764

Biographical/Historical Note

Thirza Brooks was the granddaughter of one of the first women medical doctors in Georgia. After studying at Bessie Tift College, Duke University and the University of Chicago, she became the youngest field director in the Red Cross and then a social worker. Originally from Georgia, she spent much of her life in New Hampshire.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two manuscripts written by Thirza Bowen David McDonald Howard Brooks. The first is "All Day Dinner and Meeting on the Ground: A Loving Retrospective, the story of her experiences growing up in the family of a circuit-riding minister before World War I, resident in Maysville, Georgia. The second is a typescript of Full Circle: A Memoir, an autobiographical reminiscense of her life with photographs.

Index Terms

Brooks, Thirza McDonald
Brooks, Thirza McDonald -- Photographs
Circuit riders--Georgia--Maysville.
Itinerancy (Church polity)--Georgia--Maysville.
Manuscripts for publication.
Social workers--Georgia--Maysville--Biography.
Social workers--Georgia--Maysville--Photographs.
Social workers--New Hampshire--Biography.
Social workers--New Hampshire--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thirza McDonald Brooks papers, MS 3198. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related archival materials located in this repository: Horatio J. David family papers, MS 3127