Lenox T. Thornton autobiography

Lenox T. Thornton autobiography

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Thornton, Lenox T.
Title: Lenox T. Thornton autobiography
Dates: 1924-1999
Quantity: 1.8 Linear feet (1 document box, 7 half boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3425

Biographical/Historical Note

Lenox T. (Tom) Thornton served in the United States Army during World War II and later graduated from Georgia Tech in 1948. He then went on to earn a degree in Journalism from Emory University. He earned his teaching certificate in 1957 and taught at Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, Georgia from 1958 to 1975. Thornton is known for his courthouse photographs. He has photographed over 1000 courthouses across the country. In 1980, Lenox T. Thornton donated 330 acres of forest land to the University of Georgia. This forest land is now known as the Thompson Mills Forest. In 1991, Thompson Mills Forest was designated as the state's official arboretum.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of nine bound volumes that span from 1924 to 1999. The volumes describe Lenox T. Thornton's life in great detail. The information was originally written in his diary and then rewritten in this form by Thornton. Pictures from his life (in color and black and white) are included throughout the volumes. Each volume is indexed.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Autobiographies.
Cross Keys High School (DeKalb County, Ga.). -- Faculty--Biography
Diaries.
Emory University. -- Alumni and alumnae--Biography
Georgia Institute of Technology. -- Alumni and alumnae--Biography
High school teachers--Georgia--DeKalb County--Biography.
Photographers--Georgia--Biography.
Soldiers--Georgia--Biography.
Thompson Mills Forest (Ga.)
Thornton, Lenox T. -- Diaries
United States. Army. -- Officers--Biography
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--Biography.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lenox T. Thornton autobiography, 1924-1999. MS 3425. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
11924-1967
 
Box
21968-1977
 
Box
31978-1982
 
Box
41983-1985
 
Box
51986-1988
 
Box
61989-1992
 
Box
71993-1996
 
Box
81997-2000