Judge Thomas L. Camp papers
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Judge Thomas L. Camp papers

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: Camp, Thomas L. (Thomas Lee), 1905-
Title: Judge Thomas L. Camp papers
Dates: 1884-1997
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 oversize box; 2 oversize folders)
Identification: ahc.MSS916

Biographical/Historical Note

Most of the papers in this collection relate to Judge Thomas L. Camp and his personal and professional life. Camp was born and raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Oglethorpe and George Washington Universities. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946. In 1966 he was elected chief judge of the Fulton County Civil Court. He was an active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church as well as several clubs, including the Atlanta Masonic Club and the Old War Horse Lawyers’ Club. His wife, Gladys Hobgood Camp (d.1991), was regent for the Joseph Habersham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Scope and Content Note

Much of the collection consists of newspaper articles and clippings relating to Judge Camp’s professional life and the personal life of him and his relatives. Letters, programs, financial records, and postcards comprise a portion of the collection. Also included are three Camp family scrapbooks, one scrapbook for the Joseph Habersham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Thomas Camp’s diploma from George Washington University. The oldest item in the collection is a newspaper, a copy of The Palmetto Blade (Palmetto, GA) from 1884.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Camp, Gladys Hobgood, d.1991
Daughters of the American Revolution. Joseph Habersham Chapter (Atlanta, Ga.).
Elections--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Judge Thomas L. Camp, MSS 916, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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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11Biographical information and articles on Judge Thomas L. Camp, 1956, 1965, 1974, 1978-1980, undated
 
2Newspaper articles and clippings, letters, programs, and financial documents, 1920-1949, undated
 
3Newspaper clippings and other items relating to Thomas L. Camp’s run for Congress, 1946
 
4Newspaper articles, 1950-1959
 
5Articles and other items relating to Judge Camp’s election as chief judge of the Fulton County Civil Court, 1966
 
6Newspaper and magazine articles, list of Fulton County commissioners, 1960-1979
 
7Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Joseph Habersham Chapter, 1960-1969, 1974
 
8Hobgood-Palmer Memorial Library, Fairburn, GA, 1969-1970
 
9Articles, programs, letter, magazine, court order, 1980-1989
 
10Articles, newsletters, letter, 1994-1995, 1997
 
11Death of Judge Thomas L. Camp: obituaries, notices, eulogies, letters, 1994
 
12Religion: newspaper articles, bulletins, Judge Camp’s notes, 1980-1989
 
13Atlanta Masonic, Club, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Kiwanis Club, Old War Horse Lawyers’ Club, 1964, 1974-1975, 1981
 
14Judge Thomas L. Camp’s handwritten notes, speech notes, 1980-1981, undated
 
15Miscellaneous poems, quotations, clippings, 1977, 1980, undated
 
16Postcards, cards, and business cards, 1920-1959, undated
 

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MSS OS 1.2901Small green scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings and other items from Camp family, 1927-1935
 

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MSS OS 1.2902Large green scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings and mementos of Camp family, 1935-1948
 

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MSS OS 1.2903Brown scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings and mementos of Camp family and Thomas L. Camp’s run for Congress, 1925-1946
 

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MSS OS 1.2904White scrapbook, made by Mrs. T. L. Camp for Joseph Habersham Chapter of DAR, 1964-1967
 

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MSS OS 5.241Newspaper, The Palmetto Blade, February 16, 1884
 

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MSS OS 5.242Thomas L. Camp’s 1931 diploma from George Washington University, 1931