Joseph Lewis Collier family papers

Joseph Lewis Collier family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Joseph Lewis Collier family papers
Dates: 1930-2010
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet 5 document boxes, 2 half boxes
Coll. Number: ms3662

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Lewis Collier (1924-2010) was born in Cedar Valley, Georgia to Joseph Taylor Collier and Lorena Lewis Collier. They moved to Montezuma (Ga.) and he graduated as valedictorian from Montezuma High School in 1941. While attending the University of Georgia, he met Leila Grace Hardigree (d. 2008) daughter of Dock Thomas and Annie Hardigree. They married in 1943 and had three children – Elaine, Lewis Thomas, and Richard Davis. Joseph Collier worked as an insurance agent for Life Insurance Company of Georgia. After retirement, he and his wife Grace were active in the Athens Historical Society and Antioch Christian Church.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and an artifact. Most of the correspondence is from “Joe” to his mother “Rena,” beginning in 1942 when he was a student at the University of Georgia. Later letters give details of family life. The printed material includes numerous Athens Historical Society items. Of special interest is Joseph Collier’s University of Georgia X Club jacket.

Index Terms

Athens Historical Society.
Family papers.
Men--Georgia--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Joseph Lewis Collier family papers, ms3662, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Correspondence is restricted until 2021.

Related Material

See also related materials in the Hargrett Library: Dock Thomas Hardigree papers, ms3663.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical Information
2School papers – Joseph Collier – Montezuma (Ga.) public schools, 1930-1941
3School papers – Joseph Collier – University of Georgia, 1942-1944
4School papers – Grace Hardigree – Oconee County (Ga.) High School, 1937-1941
5Certificates and membership cards
51Printed material/general papers – Athens Historical Society
2Printed material – Athens Historical Society - directories, 1979-2007
3Printed material – Athens Historical Society – “Athens Historian”, 1996-2007
4Printed material – Athens Historical Society – “Papers of the Athens Historical Society”, 1963, 1979
5Printed material – Athens Historical Society – newsletters, 1961-2010
61Printed material – “Fraternities at Georgia”, 1941
2Printed material – “History of the Industrial Life and Health Insurance Company”, 1934
2Printed material – “Montezuma High School Memories”, 2001
3Printed material – clippings
4Financial papers – Clarke County Civil War Centennial Commission, 1961-1963
71University of Georgia “X” Club jacket – Joseph L. Collier