Paden, Northen, Duckworth family papers
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Paden, Northen, Duckworth family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Duckworth family
Creator: King Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Creator: Northen family
Creator: Paden family
Creator: Paden, Dean S.
Title: Paden, Northen, Duckworth family papers
Dates: 1910-1974, undated
Quantity: 2.04 linear ft. (one document case, one half document case, and one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS460

Biographical/Historical Note

Dean S. Paden was born in Clarkston, Georgia and served in the armed forces during World War I. He became president of King Hardware in 1934, after the death of founder George E. King. He became chairman of the board in 1953. Additional biographical information about Dean S. Paden is not available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material pertaining to Dean S. Paden's enlistment in the army during World War I and the King Hardware Company. Personal papers included in the collection are his enlistment application, correspondence, and a diary. Materials pertaining to King Hardware include financial records, legal documents, and correspondence.

Index Terms

Business records--Georgia--Atlanta
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Duckworth family
King Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Northen family
Paden family
Paden, Dean S.--Correspondence
Paden, Dean S.--Diaries
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paden, Northen, Duckworth family papers, MSS 460, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Correspondence, 1916-1918
2Correspondence, 1919
3Diary, 1918-1919
4Enlistment application, 1917
5Scrapbook, 1917-1920
6Periodical - "The Blue and Gray Division: Historical Record of 29th Division, 1917-1918", undated
7Miscellaneous, 1941-1960



21Newspaper clippings - King Hardware, 1932-1974
2Correspondence, 1910-1965
3Financial records, 1944-1958, undated
4Financial records, 1944-1967
5Financial records, 1962-1965
6Financial records, 1966-1969
7Financial records, 1925-1969
8"Kings News", 1951
9Legal documents, 1958-1968
10List of employees, 1950-1963
11Pamphlets, 1923-1944
12Peek, William T. - photocopies of newspaper clippings and notebook, 1938
"History of the Northen Family in the United States, 1635-1900" by Reverend E.E. Northen; "Bridging the Gap, 1900-1960" by Ruth Paden Duckworth; and "Additions and Corrections 1960-1980" by Ruth Paden Duckworth; and pamphlets, 1879-1909


MSS OS 2.65Newspaper clippings, diploma, and "History of the 29th Division Blue and Gray, 1917-1919", 1921