|Creator:||Houghton, Daniel J., d. 1987|
|Title:||Atlanta Woman of the Year scrapbook|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
"William B. Hartsfield was a man of humble origins who became one of the greatest mayors of Atlanta. He served as mayor for six terms (1937-41, 1942-61), longer than any other person in the city's history. Hartsfield held office during a critical period when the color line separating the races began to change and the city grew from more than 100,000 inhabitants to a metropolitan population of one million. He is credited with developing Atlanta into the aviation powerhouse that it is today and with building its image as 'the City Too Busy to Hate.'"--"William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 11, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
"Since 1887, the Piedmont Driving Club has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most prestigious private clubs in the South. In keeping with its original purpose - the promotion of recreation and enjoyment for its members and their families - the Club provides outstanding athletic facilities to meet the desires of the membership for golf, tennis, swimming, squash, and fitness activities. Now in our second century, the Piedmont Driving Club continues to grow and is a dynamic part of Atlanta's rich heritage and promising future."--Piedmont Driving Club web site, http://www.drivingclub.com/ (Viewed December 18, 2009)
The collection consists of one 16 x 11 inch leather-bound scrapbook for the 1955 Woman of the Year awards dinner sponsored by the Georgia Division of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and held at the Piedmont Driving Club on Tuesday, January 31, 1956. The name of Daniel J. Houghton is stamped in gold ink on the lower right-hand corner; the title is stamped in gold ink near the top. There are also various invitations for events (Piedmont Driving Club and Atlanta History Center) tipped in along with newspaper articles. Most notably the album includes twenty-two 8 x 10 inch photographs (b&w) of the event (including Mayor Hartsfield in five of the photos congratulating the winners). Most of the photos are by Van Buren.
Atlanta Woman of the Year scrapbook. MS 3330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.