Frank Harmon, Jr. papers

Frank Harmon, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harmon, Frank
Title: Frank Harmon, Jr. papers
Dates: 1930-2006
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms3373

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Harmon was born October 3, 1929 in Dalton, Georgia. He was the son of the late John Frank Harmon, Sr., and Glennice LeFurgey Harmon. He was a Senior Account Executive for the Vernon Company, a promotional products distributor in Newton, Iowa. He joined the company in 1964, serving as district manager for Northeast Georgia and South Carolina for 33 years. Prior to joining the Vernon Company, he spent 15 years as a radio broadcaster at stations in Hartwell and Athens, Georgia, Barnwell and Seneca, South Carolina, and Rockwood, Tennessee. In 1953, he won the prestigious Georgia Foster Peabody Award, administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He received the Peabody for 'Church of Your Choice,' a program that he created for WBAW in Barnwell. A poet, he published As a Man Is in 1997. Mr. Harmon passed away on October 7, 2004. --- Grady College website (Retriveved November 10, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and a Peabody Award. The scrapbook has been taken apart. Most of the items from the scrapbook represent Harmon's youth - pictures of him and his mother, items about school and his early working life. A copy of his book, As A Man Is is included, along with a photo of the Peabody Awards dinner from 1954.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia--Athens.
Award winners--Georgia--Athens.
Harmon, Frank -- Photographs
Peabody Awards.
Poets, American--Georgia--Athens.
Radio broadcasters--Georgia--Athens.
Radio broadcasters--Georgia--Hartwell.
Radio broadcasters--South Carolina--Barnwell.
Radio broadcasters--South Carolina--Seneca.
Radio broadcasters--Tennessee--Rockwood.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Harmon, Jr. papers. MS 3373. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook pages
2Peabody info
3 Church of your Choice
4Biog. info & correspondence
5Radio stations
1Audiodisc- #7 WBLJ Frank Harmon Summerville, Ga. 2nd Place Whitefield Ins. Ann. Bill Schn.
2Photograph- 14th annual Peabody Awards located at Hotel Rooservalt, New York, April 14, 1954
3Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
4Frank's Harmon Peabody Award
5 As A Man Is: Quotable Poems and Lyrics by Frank Harmon, 1997