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Cox College papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS544

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, a ledger of student accounts, an appraisal of the W. W. Cox estate, and a pamphlet titled "New Souvenir of the Southern Female College, 1901-1902."


  • 1894-1939


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

In 1843 the Cox family established Cox College, also known as Southern Female College, in LaGrange, Georgia. It relocated to Atlanta in 1895 in an area then known as Manchester, and changed its name to Southern Baptist College for Women. The Cox family owned and managed the school and several family members taught there. Family members mentioned in the collection include Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Cox and their children W. S. (Will); C. C. (Charlie); Sallie (Mrs. W. L. Stanton); Alice; and "Aunt Maggie." Additional historical information about Cox College has not been determined.


0.21 linear ft. (one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981 with subsequent additions
Cox College papers
Sue VerHoef
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305