Millard Grimes papers

Millard Grimes papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Grimes, Millard B., 1930-
Title: Millard Grimes papers
Dates: 1945-2015
Quantity: 11.25 Linear feet (12 boxes and 3 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms3938

Biographical/Historical Note

Journalist Millard Grimes, a Georgia native, wrote for a number of publications in the state, including the Athens Daily News, the Columbus Ledger, and the Red and Black, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia. As an editor and publisher, Millard Grimes produced print across the state. Grimes also twice owned the business magazine Georgia Trend, which he sold for the second time in 1999. He is author of the book The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers since World War II (1985).

For more information, see the article "Millard B. Grimes (1930-)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five series: administrative records, professional papers, agreements and transactions, correspondence, and other material. Administrative records include documents related to the operating and publishing of GA Trend, the Phenix Citizen, and the Rockdale Citizen among other Grimes Publications productions. Professional papers include material from the Georgia Press Association, which Millard Grimes headed in 1985-1986, drafts and photographs from The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers since World War II, as well as newspaper columns by Grimes and those about his career written by other newspapers. Agreements and transactions includes negotiations and legal documents created during business agreements and transactions between Grimes Publications and other entities. Professional correspondence and other material including photographs and civic engagement complete the collection.

Index Terms

American newspapers--Georgia--Athens.
American newspapers--Georgia.
Newspaper editors--Georgia.
Publishers and publishing--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

ms3938, Millard Grimes papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Administrative Records

11Advertising Rate Cards
2Athens Observer
3-4Barrow Eagle financial
5Columbus Ledger-Enquirer circulation
6Enterprise Ledger, Inc.
7Enterprise Ledger, Inc. legal
8Fayette Publishing Company, Inc.
9-11Georgia Trend
12Georgia Trend business plan, 1991
13Georgia Trend trademark
14Georgia Journal
15-16Grimes Publications
17Grimes Publications financial
18-19Grimes Publications financial reports, 1978
20-21Grimes Publications financial reports, 1980
22-23Grimes Publications financial reports, 1981
24Grimes Publications financial statements, 1986
25Grimes Publications financial statements, 1989
26Grimes Publications financial statements, 2005
27Grimes Publications financial statements, 2008
21-3Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1978-1986
4-5Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1986-1991
6-8Grimes Publications Inc. minute book, 1992-2011
9-11Henry County Newspapers Inc. Corporate Records, 1981-1988
12Henry County Newspapers Inc and Woodprint Inc dissolutions
13Phenix Citizen
14-15Rockdale Citizen
16Rockdale Citizen advertising
17Senoia Home News
18Star-Mercury Publications financial, 1999-2006
19Sun Newspapers Inc. Common Stock book, 1975
20Woodprint Inc.
21Woodprint financial statements, 1982
22Woodprint Inc. Minute book, 1967-1976
23-25Woodprint Inc. Minute book, 1979-1981
26-27Newtown Communications Inc. Stock and Minute book, 1978-1981
28Observer TV
29Oconee Enterprise, 1985


31Alabama Press Association
2Clippings regarding the Last Linotype, 1986-1992
3Clippings regarding Millard Grimes, 1956-2008
4Columns by Millard Grimes, "Recalling a Golden Age" Opelika-Auburn News, 2004
5-14Columns by Millard Grimes, 1958-2015
15Columns by Millard Grimes undated
16Columns by Millard Grimes, Newnan Times-Herald Anniversary Edition, 2015
17Consolidation research
18Georgia Magazine Association
19Georgia Newspaper Service
20Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame printed material
21Georgia Scholastic Press Association convention, 1986
22GPA Board of Managers meeting agendas, 1983-1991
23-24GPA Bulletin, 1986-1991
25GPA Bulletin Market Place, 1978-1982
26GPA Confidential Bulletin, 1975-1984
27GPA Constitution and by-laws
28GPA Educational Foundation
29GPA financial, 1983-1988
30GPA Hall of Fame, 1986
31GPA Minutes, 1981-1987; 2008
32GPA newspaper history
41-2GPA newspaper history
3GPA President's Biographies
4-6GPA printed material
7Grady Advisory Board
8Grady College Millard B. Grimes Laboratory
9Grady College printed material, 1990-1996
10Grady Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1984
11Grimes Publications employee handbooks and printed material
12-13Last Linotype material
14-17Last Linotype marked gallery proof
18Last Linotpye photographs
19Last Linotype photo captions
20Last Linotype unused photographs
21Mercer University Press "Imprint of Distinction", 1986
22Millard Grimes biographies
23Newspaper sales research
25Opelika-Auburn News report by Rick Millians, 1975
26Plans for Daily
27Printing press information
28Royal Crown story
29-30Red and Black Board of Directors, 1990-1995
31Red and Black Centennial, 1993
51Red and Black independence, 1979-1980
2Red and Black Millard B. Grimes Awards, 1983
3Southern Newspapers Publishers Association
4Story ideas
5Suburban Newspapers of America printed material, 1977-1990
6United Press International
7-8Writing, drafts
9Writing, It's a Wonderful Bailout, 2009
10Writing, Jimmy Carter
11Writing, Jimmy Carter interview
12Writing, Kingwood
13Writing, lectures at UGA
14Writing, Last Linotype chapter one draft
15Writing, Last Linotype chapter two draft
16Writing, Last Linotype chapter four draft
17Writing, Last Linotype chapter five draft
18Writing, Last Linotype chapter six draft
19Writing, Last Linotype chapter seven draft
20Writing, Last Linotype chapter eight draft
21Writing, Last Linotype chapter nine draft
22Writing, Last Linotype chapter nine material
23Writing, Last Linotype draft fragments
24Writing, Last Linotype introduction
25Writing, notes
26Writing, speeches
27Writing, speeches, 1960s
28Writing, speech: University of Alabama, 1986

Agreements and Transactions

61Acquisition of Assets to Georgia Trend from Williams Communications (book), 1994
2Athens Observer, 1987-1991
3Barrow Eagle, 1999-2000
4Buford Weekly Illustrated, 2013
5Capital Endeavors, 1995
6Change of Corporate Ownership, Trend Magazines Inc., 1990
7Chicken Dinner News Inc., 2002
8Citizens Publishing Co., 1977
9Classic City Live, 1988
10Cleburn News and Printing Co.
11DATAMATX, 1991
12Fayette Newspapers, 1980
13Georgia Journal, 1987
14Georgia Journal, 1994
15-16Georgia Trend, 1991
17-18Georgia Trend, 1992-1994
19Georgia Trend, 1993-1994
20Georgia Trend, 1998
21-23Georgia Trend, 1998-1999
24Gray Communications Agreement, 1994
25Gray Communications Agreement book, 1994
26Gray Communications Inc., 1993-1996
27Grimes Publications stock split plan, 1987
28Grimes Publications Inc. and Williams Communications Inc. joint venture, 1993-1994
29Harris County Herald, 1999
30Henry County Newspapers Inc., 1985
31Houston Home Journal, 1979
71Loans, 1993
2The Meriwether Free Press, 1999
4Monroe County Reporter, 2007
5Non-Competition Agreement-Southern Crescent Newspapers, Woodprint Inc. Henry County Newspapers Inc. Grimes Publications of GA and Millard Grimes, 1988
6Opelika Daily News, 1947
7Opelike-Auburn Publishing Co. Enterprise Ledger, 1977
8Park Newspapers, 1980
9Perry Newspapers Inc., 1980
10Phenix Citizen and Smith Station News, 2003
11Purchase Assets to Georgia Trend, 1999
12Rockdale Citizen, 1977
13Rockdale Citizen, 1994
14Rockdale Citizen General Manager Agreement, 1977
15Smith Newspapers, 1977
16-17Southern Crescent and Woodprint Inc., 1988
18South Magazine, 1998
19Star-Mercury, 2011
20St. Simon's Sun Stock Agreement, 1975
21Thomson Newspapers, 1981
22Thomaston Times, 1977
23Thomaston Times and Free Press Agreement
24Thomaston Publishing Co. Inc., 1977
25Trib Publications Inc., 1999
26Woods, Hal, 1991
27Woodprint and Henry Herald sale, 1981-1990
28Woodprint Inc., 1981-1984
29Woodprint Inc., 1989
30Woodprint Inc. stock, 1981-1983
31Woodprint Inc. stock purchase book 1981


81-4Ashmore, Brad, 1969-1992
5Ashmore, Brad undated
6Athens Observer
7Atlanta Press Club
8Auburn Journalism Advisory Council
9Bean, Ed
10Carter, Jimmy, 1967-1985
11Columbus departure, 1969
13Cooper, Jackie
14Fain, Jim, 1988
15Georgia Journal contributors
16Georgia Journal letters to the editor, 1988-1991
17Georgia Press Association, 1981-1986
18Georgia Press Association, 1987-1989
19-20Georgia Trend, 1991-1999
21Georgia Trend letters to the editor, 1991-1995
22Georgia Trend letters to the editor, 1995-1996
23-32General, 1954-2013
91-13General, 1976-2013
14General Outgoing, 1971-2007
15-17General undated
18Grimes Publications memos, 1986
19-21Grimes Publications stockholders, 1975-2005
22Hudspeth, Ron, 1989-1994
23James, Fob
24Jefferson Standard
25Jenkins, Ray
26-27Correspondence regarding the Last Linotype, 1983-1996
28McCommons, Pete
29Melton, Quimby, Jr.
30Miller, Zell
101Nelson, Don, 1986-1990
2News Daily
3Newspaper Microfilm
4Opelika-Auburn memos
5Personal, 1943-1986
6-8Personal, 1990-2015
9Personal undated
10Politicians, 1958-2015
11Rockdale Citizen memos, 1986-1987
12Staff, 1970-1999
13Staples, Libby, 1989-1995
14Wood, Jim, 1979-1989


OS Folder
1Historic newspaper clippings
Chi Psi class photo, 1948; 1951
Certificates and awards
Editorial cartoon by Franco
25th Anniversary 'Best of the Cracker Crumble' poster, 1987
Athens Daily News poster: 'Happy New Year, Neighbors!', 1967
OS Folder
2Caricature of Millard Grimes (matted)
OS Folder
3Georgia Trend January 1997 enlarged cover - "Georgian of the Year"
Blueprints of newspaper headquarters
1015Byline head sketch
16-17Callaway Foundation Board of Visitors
18Certificates, 1977-1981
19Civic Causes
20Columbus High School report card, 1945
21Loose material from Grimes scrapbook
22Loose material from Grimes scrapbook
23Opelika, Alabama printed material
24Opelika Public Library
25Phenix Citizen cartoon by W. Taylor
28Photographs, George Wallace and Fob James
29Photographs, Millard Grimes presenting Georgia Trend CEO of the year, 1997
30Photographs, Jimmy Carter
31-32Photographs, Millard Grimes
36Writing, Millard Grimes term paper, Journalism 30
11Photo Albums
12Company seal embossers
Linotype 99th anniversary button