Joseph Clayton Logan papers
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Joseph Clayton Logan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Logan, Joseph Clayton, 1878-1926
Creator: Millner, Lillian
Title: Joseph Clayton Logan papers
Dates: 1903-1949, undated
Quantity: 0.42 linear ft. (1 document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS137

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Clayton Logan (March 22, 1878-March 14, 1926) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to George Woodson Logan of Virginia and Letitia Grant, daughter of Lemuel Pratt Grant. He was raised in Salem, Virginia, and married Elsie Logan in September 1901. He moved back to Atlanta and began practising law with the firm Logan and Zahner. In 1905, Logan left the law firm to become the secretary of the Atlanta Associated Charities, a precursor to the Family Welfare Society and Atlanta Community Chest. He died on March 14, 1926, and was buried at Westview Cemetery. Additional biographical information about Joseph Clayton Logan has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains genealogical research, records of the Atlanta Chapter of the Associated Charities, manuscripts on a myriad of topics, and newspaper clippings. There is genealogical research on the Grant and Logan families gathered by Margaret Laing for her book, The Ten Years, 1905-1915, a history of the Atlanta Branch of the Associated Charities. Also included is correspondence that Laing received regarding her research from family members and associates of the Atlanta Chapter of Associated Charities founders. The collection contains minutes, annual reports, and handwritten notes from meetings of the Atlanta Chapter of Associated Charities as well as handwritten and typed manuscripts on a variety of topics. These topics include histories of Georgia, Atlanta's Norman Club, the Atlanta Tuberculosis Association and Home for Incurables, Mercer University, and a longer history of Atlanta. Other manuscripts on religion include the titles, Religion in 1827; Early Baptists in Georgia; Roman Catholics in Georgia; The First Methodist Church; The German Lutheran Church; First Sunday School; St. Phillip's Church; and The Jews. Most, if not all, were written by Lillian Milllner, of the Associated Charities. Also included are a number of newspaper clippings from the 1940s addressing topics such as the locomotive known as "The General;" Georgia history; a proposed Henry Grady holiday; and prominent women of Atlanta.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Associated Charities (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta Community Chest.
Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862
Community development--Georgia--Atlanta
Frankfort (Me.)
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Grant, Lemuel Pratt, 1817-1893
Hopkins, Linton C.
Laing, Margaret
Mercer University.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Religious institutions--Georgia
Tomo-chi-chi, d.1739
Women--History--20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Clayton Logan papers, MSS 137, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2011.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Container List




11Correspondence, Margaret Laing, 1939-1946
2Genealogy, Grant Family, 1932, undated
3Genealogy, Logan Family, undated
4Manuscripts, typed and handwritten, 1936, 1940, undated
5Newspaper Clippings, 1940, 1944, undated
6Records, Associated Charities, 1903-1939, undated