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Thirteen Club minutes

Collection number: ahc.MSS902f

Scope and Content

The collection contains minutes recorded by club member Charlie L. W. Bird. Minutes include attendence records, meeting summaries, a newspaper clipping, and Bird's correspondence with members.


  • 1941-1960, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Thirteen Club was founded in 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia, by thirteen men from various businesses and professional fields: George S. Craft (1909-1995), John J. Poole (1909-1986), Abraham Thomas Bradbury (1902-1992), Darwin W. Clanton (1902-1997), William R. Crowe (1908-1990), Charlie L. W. Bird (1907-1993), Grady A. Lee (1899-1981), John L. Conner (1910-1956), Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003), John Armour (1901-1985), Boyce L. Graham (1905-1982), William Davis Jr. (1912-2005), and Clifford W. Hendrik (1910-1979). The club later expanded beyond these thirteen members, but continued to call itself the Thirteen Club. At each meeting, club members discussed an academic topic from a variety of fields, such as science, literature, history, and politics. The club frequently invited guest speakers to elaborate on chosen topics.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Thirteen Club minutes
Kurt List
June 2019
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

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Atlanta GA 30305