Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks
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Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Arrowood, Bertha Harwood, b. 1890
Title: Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks
Dates: 1898-1938
Quantity: 4.42 Linear ft. (one document case and four record center boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS816

Biographical/Historical Note

Bertha Harwood, the daughter of Elvis and Helen A. Harwood, was born in Illinois, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the founder, in 1908, and first president of the Atlanta Musical Association. In 1912, Miss Harwood married Milton Wallace Arrowood, president of the National Motorcycle company. Later in 1916. the couple moved, with their daughter, Dorothy, to Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Mrs. Arrowood was involved with the suffrage movement in Atlanta. She was involved in music both in Atlanta and Chicago. Later still they moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where all the scrapbooks were damaged in a tidal wave in 1938. The 1910 scrapbook which covered the Atlanta Musical Association was so badly damaged by insects and damp that it had to be destroyed. Additional biographical information about Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by Mrs. Arrowood. The scrapbooks consist of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and notes made by Mrs. Arrowood.


This collection is arranged chronologically according to the date of the scrapbook.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Atlanta Musical Association (Ga.).
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs.
Music--Societies, etc.
North Shore MacDowell Society (Wilmette, Ill.).
Spanish-American War, 1898

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks, MSS 816, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Scrapbook-Spanish-American War, 1898 February - 1898 June
2Scrapbook-Spanish-American War, 1898 September
3Scrapbook, 1901



21Scrapbook, 1903 May - 1905 February
2Scrapbook, 1905 February - 1907 October
3Scrapbook, 1909 November - 1910 January



31Scrapbook, 1910 January - 1911 September
1Scrapbook-inventory, 1910 January - 1911 September
2Scrapbook- The Story Behind the Tuberculosis Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and Truth is Stranger than Fiction by Bertha Harwood, 1910 January - 1911 September
3Scrapbook-Several accounts of the founding and purpose of the Atlanta Musical Association and two accounts of music in Atlanta in general by Bertha Harwood, 1910 January - 1911 September



41Atlanta Musical Association, 1910 May - 1913 March
2Scrapbook, 1913 March - 1916 December
3Scrapbook (containing material on North Shore MacDowell Society), 1920 January - 1922 March



51Scrapbook, 1922 March - 1923 October
2Scrapbook, 1932-1935
3Scrapbook, 1937 February - 1939 January