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Long family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1097

Scope and Content

The Long family papers include materials from James Long's work in the locomotive industry, including periodicals from the International Association of Machinists as well as instruction guides for the maintenance of locomotives. The collection also contains a scrapbook of Marie DeLay's time as a Girls High School student.


  • 1901-1963, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Margaret E. Long (1856-1934) and Jefferson D. Long (1855-1888) were married in 1876 and lived in Jackson, Georgia. They had six children; Mary (1877-?), Maude L. (1880-?), Melvin J. (1881-?), James M. (1882-1955), Allen C. (1884-1910), and Theo E. (1886-?). James M. Long married Ada E. and they had three daughters; Marie Long DeLay (1905- 2000), Annie Belle Long McConnell (1907-1990), and Mary Frances Long Shindelbower (1913-2000). In 1918 James was drafted into the armed services for WWI. He worked as a machinist in the railroad industry and was a member of the International Association of Machinists union. Marie DeLay graduated from the Girls High School in 1922. She continued her education to finish college and later worked as a teacher. She was married to James R. DeLay (1901-?), who worked as a laborer.


2.42 linear ft. (one document case, one oversize folder, one flat file)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.


Long family papers
Kelley Warrington
August 26, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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