James M. Wright Papers
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James M. Wright Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Wright, James, 1880-
Title: James M. Wright Papers
Dates: 1896-1964
Quantity: 4.8 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: 4.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS211

Biographical/Historical Note

James M. Wright (1880-?) spent his youth in Missouri, and attended Norborne public schools. After high school, Wright completed undergraduate work at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, before graduating with a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He married Eva Burrus on 5 September 1906 in Liberty, Missouri and they had one son, James M. Wright. Wright taught at numerous academic institutions, among them Georgetown College and Baylor University, before accepting a faculty position at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where he taught economics and sociology during the late 1920s and 1930s. He authored numerous scholarly articles about economics, law, and race relation, and later wrote, The License System of the City of Atlanta, published in 1964. Additional descriptive information regarding James M. Wright has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the James M. Wright papers, circa 1964, consists of handwritten research on note cards, handwritten manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys of his book, The License System of the City of Atlanta (1964). Box 4 contains subject files containing articles, pamphlets, reports, surveys, and other printed material related to public utilities, taxation, religion, slavery, and transportation. Information about Wright’s background in education and employment is contained in the folder titled, “Education and Employment History, 1896-1938.”


Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Agnes Scott College.
Atlanta (Ga.)
Baylor University.
Georgetown College.
Johns Hopkins University.
Licenses--Georgia
Wright, James, 1880-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James M. Wright Papers, MSS 211, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. William Green, 1976 (1976.144)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Manuscript, typescript, Preface, circa 1964
 
2Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter I, “The License in the Provincial Era,”, circa 1964
 
3Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter I, “The License in the Provincial Era,”, circa 1964
 
4Manuscript, handwritten and typescript, Chapter I, “The License in the Provincial Era,”, circa 1964
 
5Manuscript, typescript, Chapter I, “The License in the Provincial Era,”, circa 1964
 
6Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter I, “The License in the Provincial Era,”, circa 1964
 
7Manuscript, handwritten and typescript, Chapter II, “The Post Revolutionary Period,”, circa 1964
 
8Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter III, “Early Licenses in Atlanta,”, circa 1964
 
9Manuscript, typescript, Chapter III, “Early Licenses in Atlanta,”, circa 1964
 
10Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter IV, “The General Business License,”, circa 1964
 
11Manuscript, typescript, Chapter IV, “The General Business License,”, circa 1964
 
12Manuscript, handwritten and typescript, Chapter IV, “The General Business License,”, circa 1964
 
13Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter IV, “The General Business License,”, circa 1964
 

Box

Fldr

21Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter V, “Emendation and Development,”, circa 1964
 
2Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter V, “Emendation and Development,” 4, circa 196
 
3Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter V, “Emendation and Development,”, circa 1964
 
4Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter V, “Emendation and Development,”, circa 1964
 
5Manuscript, typescript, Chapter V, “Emendation and Development,”, circa 1964
 
6Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter VI, “Prohibition in Fulton County,”, circa 1964
 
7Manuscript, handwritten and typescript, Chapter VI, “Prohibition in Fulton County,”, circa 1964
 

Box

Fldr

31Manuscript, typescript, Chapter VI, “Prohibition in Fulton County,”, circa 1964
 
2Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter VII, “Licenses in the More Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
3Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter VII, “Licenses in the More Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
4Manuscript, handwritten, Chapter VII, “Licenses in the More Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
5Manuscript, handwritten and typescript, Chapter VII, “Licenses in the More Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
6Manuscript, typescript, Chapter VII, “Licenses in the More Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
7Manuscript, typescript, Chapter VII., “Licenses in the Morel Recent Period,”, circa 1964
 
8Manuscript, typescript, Chapter VIII, “After Prohibition,”, circa 1964
 

Box

Fldr

41Manuscript, typescript, Chapter VIII, “After Prohibition,” circa 1964, 1928-1929
 
2City of Atlanta, 1933-1937
 
3City of Decatur, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1936
 
4Clarkston Baptist Church, 1961-1962
 
5Education and employment history, 1896-1938
 
6Family Welfare Society, 1928-1930
 
7Ink blotters, undated
 
8Johns Hopkins University, 1937 , undated
 
9Notes – License Tax System, circa 1940
 
10Notes – Bahamas, slavery, undated
 
11Pamphlet – “A State Aged 100” – Indiana, 1916
 
12Pamphlets – railroads, 1934-1935
 
13Personal correspondence, 1919-1928, undated
 
14Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, October 1910
 
15Publication – “Key to Atlanta”, 1926
 
16Publication – “The Negro in the South”, 1928
 
17Publication – “They Never Die”, 1936
 
18Record booklet – Maryland, 1907
 
19Report of Committee on Laws, 18th Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, undated
 
20Report of Survey of Grady Hospital, March 10, 1933
 
21Survey of the Proceedings of the Commission of Birmingham, Alabama, 1937-1940
 

Box

5Research notes and galley proofs, undated
 

Box

6Research notes, undated
 

Box

7Research Notes, undated