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William W. McKinney papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS923f

Scope and Content

This collection contains greeting cards and postcards, newspaper clippings from The Atlanta Constitution, recipe books, family documents and correspondence, a 1936 Central Night School yearbook,The Modern Knight, a White Provision Co. cookbook, and a Georgia Management Personnel Telephone Directory from 1964.


  • 1936-1970, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

William Wingo McKinney (1912-2003) was born in Athens, Georgia, to Daniel Fletcher McKinney (1877-1946) and Laura Elizabeth Wingo McKinney (1884-1972). He was one of five siblings, Alice Glynton McKinney Smith (1903-2001), Marion McKinney Everidge (1908-1988), Ruth Elizabeth McKinney (1917-2013), and Jack Daniel McKinney (1919-1939). McKinney attended Decatur High School and Tech High School from 1930 to 1931 and completed his schooling at Central Night School. In 1940, McKinney graduated from Southern College of Pharmacy at Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He married Jennierae (Jenny Rae) Redding (1914-2015) in 1935. In 1942, McKinney enlisted to serve in World War II. He later worked at Redding's Pharmacy in Decatur, Georgia, owned by his father-in-law James Frank "Doc" Redding, and then opened McKinney's Apothecary in 1952, from which he retired in 1978.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
William W. McKinney papers
Emma Jones
July 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

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305