Roy LeCraw papers
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Roy LeCraw papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: LeCraw, Roy, 1895-
Title: Roy LeCraw papers
Dates: Bulk, 1929-1949
Dates: 1907-1973
Quantity: 0.209 linear ft. (1 half document case and one oversized folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS504

Biographical/Historical Note

Roy LeCraw (1895-1985) was born in Nashville, TN, and attended Atlanta public schools, Tech High School, Georgia Tech Night School, and North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega. An attorney and a general agent for the State Life Insurance Company, he took part in the organization of Atlanta's first Community Chest drive in 1929. He served as Mayor of Atlanta from 1941-1942 before resigning to join the military during World War II where he served on General Eisenhower's staff. In 1947, he served with the State Department in Europe and was deputy commander of a fighter bomber wing during the Korean War. LeCraw was state senator from Fulton County from 1948-1950. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church and worked for the construction of missionary churches in the far east. He and his wife, Julia Adams LeCraw, were the parents of five sons, all graduates of Georgia Tech. Additional biographical information about Roy LeCraw has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials removed from a group of scrapbooks and includes pamphlets, programs, invitations, political ephemera, periodicals, posters, advertisements, and some correspondence.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government
Atlanta (Ga.). Mayor (1941-1942 : LeCraw)
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia--Politics and government
League of Women Voters of Atlanta/Fulton County.
North Avenue Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Techwood Homes (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roy LeCraw papers, MSS 504, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Pamplets, ephemera, correspondence, 1926-1945
2Pamplets, ephemera, correspondence, materials pertaining to the "Back to the Farm" movement, 1930-1936
3Publications, 1932-1939
4Pamphlets, ephemera, correspondence, 1931-1938
5Pamphlets, ephemera, correspondence, 1907-1973
6Pamphlets, ephemera, correspondence, 1945-1949
7Pamphlets, ephemera, publications, 1933-1950



MSS OS Box 5.371Posters, ephemera, publications, 1931-1948