Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks
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Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Creator: Rice, Charles F., 1867-1928
Title: Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks
Dates: 1893-1912
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft. (1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS307

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles F. Rice (1867-1928) was born in Atlanta to Franklin P. and Mary (Mitchell) Rice. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1887, Charles became a bookkeeper for the Fulton County Street Railroad Company. He later worked as Atlanta correspondent for the Macon Telegraph, and later became involved in local politics. Charles was appointed Chief Deputy City Clerk of the Atlanta City Council in 1893; served as Chief Clerk of the Court of Ordinary under Ordinary William H. Hulsey; and also served as Chief Deputy of Clerk of the State Senate. He was the director of the Young Men’s Library Association until 1897 and was active in the Young Men’s Democratic League, holding the position of Secretary in 1897. He retired from public life and worked in real estate, managing his family estates.

Scope and Content Note

This collection comprises two scrapbooks kept by Charles F. Rice from 1893-1912. Topics in the books include national and international politicians, World’s Fairs and Expositions, and elections. Information on elections includes newspaper articles from the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal about local and state-wide Democratic and Republican election from 1902-1906. Images and printed biographies of contemporary senators, judges, congressmen, and ambassadors, as well as foreign diplomats and royalty are taken from other printed material. Also included are images of buildings from the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and other views of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition.


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Century of Progress International Exposition . (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Cotton States Exposition. (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Cruisers (Warships)--United States
Landmarks (New York, N.Y.)
Landmarks (Washington, D.C.)
Military uniforms
Political science
Politicians--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks, MSS 307, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Rice, 1939 (1939.24)


Conditions Governing Access

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



MSS OS 3.196Scrapbook, 1893-1897
Scrapbook, 1898-1912