Lorena Pace Pruitt collection
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Lorena Pace Pruitt 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: Pruitt, Lorena Pace
Title: Lorena Pace Pruitt collection
Dates: 1932-1982, undated
Quantity: 1.42 linear ft. (one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS493

Biographical/Historical Note

Lorena Pace Pruitt was born in Smyrna, Georgia on June 30, 1896. She served as superintendent of the Confederate Soldiers Home, 1937-1940, and was mayor of Smyrna, 1946-1949. She was the first woman to be elected mayor in Georgia and was involved in a number of civic, social, and professional activities. Additional biographical information about Lorena Pace Pruitt has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Confederate Soldiers Home administrative materials, a few personal papers, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains materials pertaining to the Confederate Soldiers Home and the Georgia State Patrol. Personal papers include a copy of the Civil War record of Mrs. Pruitt's grandfather, Green B. Bentley.

Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Confederate Soldier's Home (Atlanta, Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Georgia State Patrol.
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lorena Pace Pruitt collection, MSS 493, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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



MSS OS box 2.88Scrapbook, 1932-1982
1Correspondence - Confederate Soldiers Home, undated
1Civil War record (copy) - Green B. Bentley, undated
2Certificate - United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1932