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William Everhart Cunningham diaries

Identifier: ahc.MSS830f

Scope and Content

The collection contains two diaries written by William Everhart Cunningham. In his entries he describes his participation in various sports at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), his sister's move to Agnes Scott College, and his reaction to his father's death in 1908. Also included in the collection is a postcard from his father.


  • 1901-1909


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

William Everhart Cunningham (1894-1977) was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Robert Cunningham (1837-1908) and Mary Sue Everhart (1857-1921). His father, Robert, was a Confederate soldier and traveling salesman. William Cunningham attended Boys High School in Atlanta and worked at Fisk Tire Company. He married Mary Mangrem (1901-1985) in 1921 and they had three sons: Robert P. (1928-?), Joseph Chapman (1930-2016), and William Everhart, Jr. (1923-2001). Cunningham served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Better Business Bureau and was the president of the Atlanta Life Underwriters' Association. Adelaide Louise Cunningham (1891-1974), his sister, was a graduate of Agnes Scott College and Columbia University.


1 folder(s)



Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.
William Everhart Cunningham diaries
Louanne Heintz
December 2018
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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