Jo Beth Garrard Photographs
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Jo Beth Garrard Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Garrard, Jo Beth, 1909-
Title: Jo Beth Garrard Photographs
Dates: 1915-1976
Quantity: 25.0 images
Quantity: Extent: 25 photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS95

Biographical/Historical Note

Josephine “Jo Beth” Cornelia Elizibeth Apperson (1909 - ) was the daughter of Mr. Lawrence Apperson and Mrs Caroline Middlebrooks of Atlanta. She is of the tenth generation of the Middlebrooks family (who founded the Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga). Her maternal grandfather served the confederacy as a surgeon in the 17th Ga Infantry. Jo Beth Apperson graduated from the Washington Seminary in 1928 with both her graduation diploma and a certificate in the Harp. She played her harp for many social events and charaties, and as a guest for the Atlanta Symphony. On May 8, 1930 she was married to Mr. Walter Martin Garrard (1906- 1972) of Birmingham Alabama. They had three daughters and also raised an additional three foster children. Jo Beth was head of the Weslyan Conservetory boys department for some time, and in retirement she worked as a “Grey lady” at the Georgia Mental Health Consortium working with patients who were parapalegics and often alcoholics.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of images of Jo Beth Apperson, as a child, at recitals, and in promotional portriats. Also included are photographs of her family, and three images of violinist James De La Fuente.


This collection is arranged according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Atlanta Harp Quartet (Atlanta, Ga.).
Clothing and dress--Georgia--Atlanta
De La Fuente, James
Dobbs, Mary Butt Griffith
Keelin, Margie
Marsh, Bynum, Mrs.
Moore, Jacquelin
Musical instruments--Georgia--Atlanta
White, Marion

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jo Beth Garrard Photographs, VIS 95, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jo Beth Garrard, 1977, (1977.203)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2004.


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Related Material

Jo Beth Garrard Papers, MSS 240, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Container List




VIS 95.01VIS 95.01Jo Beth Apperson, 1915-1976 ( 16.0 photographic prints )



VIS 95.02VIS 95.02Walter M. Garrard, undated ( 1.0 photographic print )



VIS 95.03VIS 95.03James De La Fuente, 1941, undated ( 3.0 photographic prints )



VIS 95.04 VIS 95.04Atlanta Harp Quartet and Harp Quintet, circa 1927 ( 3.0 photographic prints )



VIS 95.05VIS 95.05Garrard Family, circa 1950 ( 2.0 photographic prints )