Mike Cheatham papers

Mike Cheatham papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cheatham, Walter Malcolm (Mike), 1932-2013
Title: Mike Cheatham papers
Dates: circa 1900-2011
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet (5 boxes and 4 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms3735

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter M. (Mike) Cheatham was an author and broadcaster originally from Toccoa, Georgia. He earned a history degree from the University of Georgia and a J. D. from Emory Univesity. Later, Cheatham worked in marketing and public affairs with the Coca-Cola Company (1959-1965; 1986-1988) and Union Carbide (1976-1980). He performed work in speech writing and public affairs in both corporate and political settings. He is best known for his books Your Friendly Neighbor: The Story of Georgia's Coca-Cola Bottling Families (1999), and No Man Walks Alone: The Life and Times of Thomas G. Pownall (2003). Prior to this, he wrote three books, Rabun Redux (1990), Class of the Carolinas (1992), An Athens Diary: One Georgia Community's Olympic Experience (1996). Cheatham served as a featured sports broadcaster throughout his career and wrote many newspaper op-ed columns. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 81.


Scope and Content Note

The papers consist primarily of Cheatham's research and writing on topics such as the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the life of former Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) CEO Thomas G. Pownall, and athletics. These research topics form the basis for his three major books: Your Friendly Neighbor, No Man Walks Alone, and Class of the Carolinas. The collection also features his research on other topics, often related to southern history, as well as his newspaper sportswriting and transcripts of radio commentary. Research-related materials include his notes, correspondence, and photocopies of sources. A small portion of the collection contains personal writing and correspondence.


Arrangement

The collection consists of six series: 1. Your Friendly Neighbor Research, 2. No Man Walks Alone Research, 3. Athletic Research, 4. Other Research and Personal Files, 5. Clippings, and 6. Audiovisual Materials.


Index Terms

Athletics--North Carolina
Audiovisual materials.
Cheatham, Walter Malcolm (Mike), 1932-2013
Coca-Cola Company.
Flag--Georgia.
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team).
Georgia--History.
Journalism.
Lockheed Martin.
Pownall, Thomas Gilmore, 1922-2005
Public relations.
Video recordings.
World War, 1939-1945--Georgia--Athens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Mike Cheatham papers, ms3735, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Your Friendly Neighbor Research

BoxFolder
11 Your Friendly Neighbor Summary
2Chapter 3 draft
3Chapter 4 draft
4Chapter 5 draft
5Chapter 6 draft
6Chapter 7 draft
7Chapter 8 drafts
8Chapter 9 draft
9-11Chapter 10 drafts
12"They're Thirsty on Main Street and All Over" by Mike Cheatham, Georgia Historical Quarterly, 1996
13The Earliest Bottles
14Beidenharn family research
15Joe Biedenharn
16Lettie Pate Evans
17Roberto C. Goizueta, 1987-1997
18Harrison Jones
19Coca-Cola Annual Report
20Chapter II Summary for Georgia: A Pageant of Years
21Coca-Cola fact Sheet
22Book promotion
23"Three Atlanta Pharmacists" Pharmacy in History, 1989
24"Coca-Cola Bottling Plants in Georgia" thesis by Lillian Hooper Hardison (incomplete copy), 1994
25Mike Cheatham's senior thesis on Coca-Cola
26Pete McTier notes
27Coca-Cola and the Olympic games
28Frank Brown and Jim Wimberly interviews
29Benwood Foundation: The First Fifty Years
30Bottling plants statistics, 1900-1901
31James B. Williams discusses Arthur Montgomery
32Various Coca-Cola research and writing
33Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation brochure
34Correspondence, 1912-1997
35Correspondence, 1998-2007
36-39Research photocopies
40Charles W. Adams photograph
41J. Paul Austin photograph
42Alfred Lee Barron photograph
43Willie Barron photograph
44W. C. Bradley photograph
45Possibly Sebert Brewer, Jr. photograph
46Asa Candler photograph
47George Cobb, Sr. photograph
48W. Banks Haley photograph
49Harbid Hirsch photograph
50George Thomas Hunter as a child, family photograph
51George Thomas Hunter Gallery of Art photograph
52George Thomas Hunter photograph and drawing
53Benjamin F. Thomas ink drawing
54Harrison Jones photograph
55John T. Lupton, photograph of oil portrait
56C. Veazey Rainwater photograph
57Columbus Roberts, Sr. photograph
58Walter A. Sams photograph
59Edward Deloney Sledge photograph
60Edward Deloney Sledge (seated) and staff
61Joseph B. Whitehead
62Robert W. Woodruff photograph
OS FolderItem
11Robert W. Woodruff group photo
BoxFolder
21Bottlers' meetings and conventions, group photgraphs
2Waldorf Astoria event photographs
3Coca-Cola sponsored baseball team photograph
4Coca-Cola slides
5Coca-Cola cooler photograph
6Arthur L. Montgomery photograph
7Bottling plant photograph
8Coca-Cola Bottlers Convention photograph, 1909
OS FolderItem
12Coca-Cola Convention photograph, 1910
BoxFolder
29Ink drawings of bottling plants and advertisements
10Coca-Cola advertisements used in "Your Friend Neighbor"
11Coca-Cola Bottling Company 75th anniversary photographs
BoxItem
51Coca Cola Scrapbook
BoxFolder
212unidentified photographs
OS FolderItem
21Coca Cola sign
2 Your Friendly Neighbor sign
OS FolderItem
31Coca Cola sign
 

2. No Man Walks Alone Research

BoxFolder
213-17No Man Walks Alone draft
18Chapter 1 drafts
19Chapter 2 drafts
20Chapter 3 drafts
21Chapter 4 drafts
22Chapter 6 draft
23Chapter 7 drafts
24Chapter 8 drafts
25Editor's notes
26Caption and citations
27Thomas G. Pownall obituary
28Tom Pownell interview transcription
29Book promotion
30 No Man Walks Alone authorship agreement
31Correspondence, 1988-2002 ( )
32Correspondence, 2003-2004 ( )
33Research photocopies
34Tom Pownell interview transription
35Notes
36Lockheed Martin annual report, 1999
37Tom Pownell photographs
38Mike Cheatham and Tom Pownell group photograph
 

3. Athletic Research

BoxFolder
239-40Sports writing by Mike Cheatham
BoxFolder
31Sports writing by Mike Cheatham
2 Class of the Carolinas correspondence
3 Class of the Carolinas promotion
4 Class of the Carolinas sales
5Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
6John McKnight
7Bob Waters funeral program, 1989
8The State: Down Home in North Carolina, 1993
9"Georgia Docs! Georgia Dawgs!" article Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1994
10National Football Foundation and Colelge Hall of Fame Award Dinner programn, 1994
11Olympic Torch Relay informatino, 1996
12Yale vs. Georgia and Sanford dedication program
13American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) President's Breakfast: "Service to Your Profession", 2001
14Wally's Boys Annual Reunion program, 2005
15University of Georgia stuent-athlete war memorial
16Olympic soccer in Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA photograph, 1996
17Research notes and files
18Research notes and files
19Correspondence, 1937-1997
20Correspondence, 1998-2011
21-23Research photocopies
24Mike Cheatham and student athletes war memorial photograph
25 Class of the Carolinas book signing photographs
26Photographs
OS FolderItem
41 Class of the Carolinas promotional poster
 

4. Other Research and Personal Files

BoxFolder
327 Rabun Redux by Rabun Blaylock (Mike Cheatham)
28Ernest Vandiver oral history notes and documentation
29Georgia state flag, 1956 legislation research
30Athens, Ga and World War II writings
31Athens-Clarke County veterans
32Early country music in Georgia writing
33C. B. Allen
34Life Along the Broad River and Happenings
35General James Longstreet
36"A Mustard Seed Faith"
37"I'm the South" (poem)
BoxFolder
41Cheatham geneaology
2Crossing the Color Line research
4Emory University School of Law address
5Various research and writing
6Research correspondence
7Personal correspondence, 1983-2001
8Personal correspondence, 2002-2011
9-10Research photocopies
11Mike Cheatham's mission statement
12Mike Cheatham baby book, 1932
13Praise for Mike Cheatham
14Resumes and career highlights
15Last will and testament
16Awards and recognition
17Articles about Mike Cheatham
18Copyright forms and grant applications
19Mike Cheatham photographs
20Family slides
21"Man Needs His Environment" slideshow
22Nature slides
BoxItem
52Emory Alumni Association
3Phi Kappa Phi Pin
 

5. Clippings

BoxFolder
423-29Clippings
 

6. Audiovisual Materials

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har-ms3735_000120th International Good Manufacturing Practices Conference, 1996 March 4-7 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0002All the Gov's Men II, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0003Bradley's Turner, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0004"Bulldog Moment" unedited, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0005Bulldog Reports, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0006The Callaway Story, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0007Census Public Service Announcement, Governor Booth Gardner, 1990 March 5 (1" open reel audio)
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har-ms3735_0008Cheatham, Mike - Greensboro, GA Speech, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0009Cheatham, Mike; Pownall, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0010Cherry Blossom, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0011Cliburn, Van - Piano Favorites, 1992 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0012Corvey; Sams, 1998 March 17 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0013Demo Spots, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0014Dooley; Seiler - UGA Game Day, 1997 April 26 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0015Erwin, Goodloe, 2002 December 17 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0016Erwin, Goodloe, 2003 March 4 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0017Fowler, 2009 April (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0018Friends of the Library WMC, 1998 January 23 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0019"The Georgia Bulldog Moment" Demo, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0020Graham, Katharine - Personal History, 1997 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0021Handel, George F. - Handel's Messiah Vol.1, 1979 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0022Handel, George F. - Handel's Messiah Vol.2, 1979 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0023Hartman, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0024Heishman, Phoebe; Zirk, Marge - Moorefield, 2000 December 8 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0025How the Le Van Company Serves Your Business Family, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0026Jones, Harrison - 2, 1997 December 30 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0027Jones, Harrison - Interview 2, 1997 December 30 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0028Laleah; Once Upon A Blue Ridge, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0029Man Needs His Environment, 1977 October (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0030Mctier, Pete, 1998 June 9 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0031More Athens Employees, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0032Pownall, 1996 October 8 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0033Pownall - Master Tape, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0034Pownall and Last, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0035Pownall Assessment, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0036QSU Marching Band, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0037Ray, William I. - Speaks on Jack Tarver, 1981 March 23 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0038Remarks by Mike Cheatham, 2001 March 14 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0039Roddenbery, "Andy" - Interview, 1998 January 25 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0040Roddenbery, "Andy"; McCurdy, Melanie, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0041S.E.V., undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0042SDE Master #1, 2001 March 14 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0043Soba, Tom, undated (1/4" open reel audio)
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har-ms3735_0044Sobol 1, 2, 3, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0045Sobol, Tom - Campaign, 1988 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0046Stege/ Jody - Incoming Calls, 1991 February 25 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0047Talmadge, Harry - I, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0048Tarver, Jack - Interview 1, 1981 April 3 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0049Tarver, Jack - Interview 2, 1981 April 14 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0050Torchrun Live; Torchrun Commentary, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0051UGA Football, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0052UGA Football Highlights, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0053UGA Spring Football Practice, 1997 April 19 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0054Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0055Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0056Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0057Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0058Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0059Ward, Hines, 1997 September 18 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0060Weber, Ken - Lanier Gardens, 1999 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0061WMC Voice Over, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0062WRFC for Johnston, 1997 April 7 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0063WUGA - "The Commons", 1993 November 22 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0064WUGA - "The Commons", 1995 June 15 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0065WUGA - "The Commons" Olympic Memories, 1997 February 19 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0066WUGA - Interview of Mike Cheatham on "The Commons", undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0067WUGA - The Commons "Women in Sports", 1994 January 27 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_0068WUGA Tape, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3735_00692nd Quarter 1987 Showcase Gallery Presentation, 1986 January 7 (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0070Bachelor Action, undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0071Census, Ct Edward R. Murrow Center, 1990 July 13 (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0072Census Public Service Announcement, Governor Booth Gardner, 1990 March 5 (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0073Channel 13 News, undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0074Cheatham, undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0075Cheatham, Mike - Demo, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0076Columbus Community Cable Acc, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0077Combined Healthy Appeal of Central Ohio Presentation to City of Columbus, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0078Four Cuts, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0079Ohio State University, undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0080Presidential Debate Critique, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0081Property of Mike Cheatham, undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0082"Summon the Heroes" E.P.K., undated (VHS)
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har-ms3735_0083Technical Publishing "Front Page Story", 1986 May 23 (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0084Union Carbide Corp. Energy Message, undated (U-matic)
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har-ms3735_0085Untitled, undated (VHS)