Walter McElreath papers

Walter McElreath papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: McElreath, Walter, 1867-1951
Title: Walter McElreath papers
Dates: circa 1910-1949
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms43

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter McElreath was an Atlanta attorney, businessman and chairman of the board of the Atlanta Federal Savings and Loan. He was also one of the founders of the Atlanta Historical Society.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Walter McElreath from 1910-1949. The papers contain writings and speeches of McElreath. The majority of the writings deal with the Georgia Constitution and Georgia history. The speeches, given before bar associations, historical groups, and while he was in the legislature, deal with Georgia government and politics, law, the Georgia constitution, and Georgia history.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Constitutions, State--Georgia.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Law--Interpretation and construction.
Speeches (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Walter McElreath papers, ms 43, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Articles, 1943, undated
2Articles, stories, etc., 1937, undated
3Correspondence, 1911, undated
4Committee Reports, undated
5Constitution of 1877 (typewritten copy), undated
6Miscellaneous, 1928, undated
7Notes on the Constitution, undated
8Notes on the Constitution, undated
21Printed material, 1924-1949
2Speeches, 1910-1947, undated
3Speeches, 1911-1932, undated
4Speeches, 1932-1944, undated