Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society collection
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Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society.
Title: Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society collection
Dates: 1909-1984, undated
Quantity: 2.085 linear ft. (five document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS391

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1909 by its first president, Mrs. Joseph H. Morgan, the Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society was an organization whose members were the first women to settle in Atlanta, Georgia before and during the Civil War. Charter members did not work outside the home, but were involved in charitable organizations and church groups. Its purpose was to continue old friendships and also preserve historical facts and memories of early Atlanta. In 1938 a stone monument in tribute to the organization was erected in Piedmont Park at the 14th Street entrance. The Society also referred to itself as the Atlanta Women's Pioneer Society.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence among the society's members, membership lists, biographies of some members, financial records, newspaper clippings, early recollections of Atlanta, and a scrapbook.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society.
Religious institutions--Georgia
Women--Georgia--Atlanta
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Women's Pioneer Society collection, MSS 391, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

 

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11Organization of Women's Pioneer Society, 1909 February 4
 
2Applications of membership, undated
 
3Interesting Sketches of Pioneer Women, Cedartown Social News, Atlanta Journal, 1910
 
4Biography - Thompson, Mrs. Joseph (Augusta Hill), undated
 
5Biography - Morgan, Mrs. Joseph H., undated
 
6Biography - Harralson, Mrs. M., undated
 
7Biography - Wilson, Mrs. Arthur McDermott (Maggie O'Conner), undated
 
8Biography - Peters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Thompson), undated
 
9Biography - Keith, Mrs. Rachel, undated
 
10Biography - Sisson, Mrs. V.P., undated
 
11Biography - Clarke, Mrs. Lewis H. (Ellen Meade), undated
 
12Biography - King, Mrs. William, undated
 
13Biography - Winship, Mrs. Isaac, undated
 
14Biography - Cozart, Mrs. Hubbard W., undated
 
15Biography - Rice, Mrs. Frank P., undated
 
16Biography - Ivy, Mrs.Lucy Aseneth Pittman, undated
 
17Biography - Fry, Mrs. George T., undated
 
18Biography - Moore, Mrs. Augusta (Mrs. Thomas Polk Moore), undated
 
19Biography - Kicklighter, Mrs. Lucy H., undated
 
20Biography - Blackburn, Mrs. John Caldwell (Frances Holmes), undated
 
21Biography - Venable, Mrs. W.H., undated
 
22Biography - Wilkinson, Mrs. Virginia Shelton, undated
 
23Biography - Elyee, Mrs. Emma Glenn, undated
 
24Biography - Foreacre, Mrs. G.J., undated
 
25Biography - Massey, Mrs. R.M. (Sarah Elizabeth Copeland), undated
 
26Biography - Mitchell, Mrs. I.S. (Emma Wharton), undated
 
27Biography - Torbett, Mrs. M.B. (Callie Goode), undated
 
28Biography - Elder, Mrs. Abi Pittman, undated
 
29Biography - James, Mr. and Mrs. John H. (Susan Fox Leonard), undated
 
30Biography - Austell, Mrs. Alfred, undated
 
31Biography - Powell, Mrs. Martha A., undated
 
32Biography - Murphy, Mrs. Anthony, undated
 
33Biography - Wilson, Mrs. Henry Lumpkin, undated
 
34Biography - Ryan, Mrs. John, undated
 
35Biography - Wylie, Mrs. Lollie Belle, undated
 
36Biography - Wilson, Mrs. Elizabeth Singleton, undated
 
37Biography - Carter, Mrs. Ruth Buchanan, undated
 
38Biography - Jordan, Mrs. Sara H., undated
 

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21Minutes, 1929-1934
 
2Minutes, 1935-1936
 
3Minutes, 1937-1938
 
4Minutes, 1939-1942
 
5Minutes, 1951-1956
 
6Minutes, 1954
 
7Minutes, 1956-1957
 
8Minutes, 1956-1959
 
9Minutes, 1958
 
10Minutes, 1960-1963
 
11Minutes, 1962
 
12Minutes, 1964
 
13Minutes, 1965-1967
 
14Minutes, 1971
 
15Minutes, 1973
 
16Minutes, 1974
 
17Minutes, 1975
 
18Minutes, 1976-1977
 
19Minutes, 1978
 
20Minutes, 1979
 
21Minutes, 1984
 
22Minutes, undated
 

Box

3Ledger book containing lists of Pioneer Society members, undated
 
Notebook with minutes, 1945-1946
 
Notebook with minutes and memorials to deceased members, 1927-1928
 
Notebook with attendance record and list of decased members, 1912-1924
 
Notebook of treasurer, 1927
 
Notebook of treasurer, 1937-1938
 
Notebook with list executive board members and minutes, 1923-1929
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.97Scrapbook, 1930-1969
 

Box

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51Official Pioneer Society documents, undated
 
2Membership lists, undated
 
3Newspaper publicity, undated
 
4Newspaper clippings of Pioneer Women's Club, undated
 
5Newspaper clippings of Mrs. Mary Johnson Blackburn, undated
 
6Newspaper clippings of and by Mrs. John MacDougald, undated
 
7Newspaper clippings of "Atlanta" - official poem for city, undated
 
8Newspaper clippings of Atlanta Historical Society open house, 1948 December 30
 
9Newspaper clippings - miscellaneous, undated
 
10Correspondence, 1929-1942
 
11Program - Mother's Day service, 1943 May 9
 
12Obituaries and sympathies for members, undated
 
13Correspondence - members, undated
 
14Correspondence - Mrs. Louis A. Spinks, undated
 
15Resolution adopting "Atlanta" as official city poem, 1940 March 4
 
16Manuscript of "Early Days of Terminus, Marthasville, and Atlanta" as described by many of the pioneer women, undated
 
17Typed stories of early Atlanta, undated
 
18Episcopal Church, undated
 

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61Financial documents, undated
 
2Bank notes and receipts, 1932-1937
 
3Bank notes, 1952-1958
 
4Receipts and membership dues, 1931-1940
 
5Bills and membership dues, 1956-1969
 
6Bills and membership dues, 1975-1985
 
7Origins of Ponce de Leon Avenue, undated
 
8Children of Confederacy, undated
 
9Press release - "Images of Oakland", undated
 
10Atlanta history, 1860