William A. Foster, Jr., papers

William A. Foster, Jr., papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Foster, William A., 1904-1990
Title: William A. Foster, Jr., papers
Dates: 1898-1988
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet 7 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3262

Biographical/Historical Note

William A. (Bud) Foster, Jr. was a lawyer, mayor of Dallas (Ga.), and judge, and lived in Paulding County, Georgia. He was the author of a book titled Paulding County: Its People and Places.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, financial papers and printed material. The correspondence of 1938-1939 deals with waterworks improvement and street paving projects when Foster was mayor of Dallas, Georgia. From 1984-1988 there are handwritten and typed copies of a column, "Here comes the Judge," which Foster wrote for the Dallas New Era. In the columns, Foster described his friends, family, and Paulding County history. There are typed copies of several chapters of his book "Paulding County: Its People and Places." There is both correspondence and printed material for the Georgia Sesquicentenary Commission, 1981-1984; the Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee, 1975-1976; and several items concerning financial and voter information of Dallas and Paulding County, Georgia.

Index Terms

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
Dallas (Ga.)--Photographs.
Dallas (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Dallas new era.
Financial records.
Foster family -- Photographs
Foster, William A., 1904-1990 -- Correspondence
Newspaper columns.
Paulding County (Ga.)
Streets--Maintenance and repair--Georgia--Dallas.
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William A. Foster, Jr., papers, ms3262, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Correspondence-Family, 1939-1989
2Correspondence, 1938 January-June
3Correspondence, 1938 July
4Correspondence, 1938 August-October
5Correspondence, 1938 November-December
6Correspondence, 1939 January-March
7Correspondence, 1939 April-May
8Correspondence, 1939 June-July
9Correspondence, 1939 August-December
10Correspondence, 1940 January-May
11Correspondence, 1940, 1945-1949
12Correspondence, 1955-1959
13Correspondence, 1960-1964
14Correspondence, 1965
15Correspondence, 1966-1969
21Correspondence, 1970-1977
2Correspondence, 1978-1979
3Correspondence, 1980-1982
4Correspondence, 1983-1987
5Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1981
6Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1982
7Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1983 January-February
8Correspondence Georgia Semiquincentenary Commission, 1983-1984
9Correspondence - undated

2. Writings

210"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1984
11"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1985
31"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 January-May
2"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 June-July
3"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 August-September
4"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1986 October-December
5"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 January-February
6"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 March-April
7"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 May-July
8"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 August-September
9"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1987 October-December
10"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1988 January-March
11"Here Comes the Judge" Dallas New Era, 1988 April-August
12 Paulding County-Its People and Places advertisement, chapter on education
13Speech notes
61Paulding County - Its People and Places - Dedication, Resolution
2Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter II - Antebellum Era
3Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter III Part I - Civil War
4Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter III Part II - Civil War
5Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII World War I to the Present
6Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII - World War I to the Present - Captions for Photographs
7Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VII - Paulding County Memorial Hospital
8Paulding County - Its People and Places - Chapter VIII - Towns and Communities - Dallas
9Paulding County - Its People and Places - Appendix B - Marriage Records
10Paulding County - Its People and Places - Apprendix H - Clubs, Societies, and Organizations - Rural Beauty Garden Club
11List of Ex-Confederate Soldiers' Widows

3. Personal Materials

41Military service papers, 1943
2Military service papers, 1944-1946
5Civil War exhibit-inventory of items
6Georgia Bar Association ledger, 1934-1952
7Petition (GA) re: sale of liquor, undated
8Appointment books, 1952, 1955
9Biographical information - Foster family

4. Dallas, Georgia

410Dallas (GA) Audit Report, 1933
11Dallas (GA) financial papers, 1914, 1924, 1937
12Dallas (GA) Hosiery Mills-deed of trust, 1913

5. Paulding County

51Paulding County (GA) ledger-list of registered voters, 1898, 1900, 1902
2Paulding County (GA)-Map of Voter's Districts, 1947
3Paulding County (GA)-Presidential election results, 1840-1980
4Paulding County (GA)-S. W. Ragsdale correspondence and financial papers, 1921-1940
5Paulding County (GA)- Chamber of Commerce membership, 1974

6. Printed material

56Printed material
7Printed material- Authentic List of all Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia, 1966
8Printed material-clippings re: the Foster family
9Printed material-First Baptist Church (Dallas, GA)
10Printed material-Georgia Semiquincentenary, 1983
11Printed material-Paulding County (GA) High School, 1976
12Printed material-University of Georgia commencement program, 1937

7. American Revolution Bicentennial

71-2Correspondence, 1974-1976
3Schedules of Events in Georgia, 1975-1976
4Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee, 1975-1976
5Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - Minutes and Reports, 1975-1976
6Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - List of Citizens Rededicating Their Lives to Principles of Declaration of Independence, 1976
7Paulding Paul Revere Bicentennial Committee - Vault Contents, 1976
8The Heritage Special - Traveling Rail Exhibit
9Printed Material, 1976
10Printed Material - Published by the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration, 1976