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Samuel Russell and Julia Colquitt Bridges papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1165

Scope and Content

This collection contains genealogy records, letters, programs, and newspaper clippings about the Bridges family, primarily Samuel Russell, Jr. Included are the military papers of Samuel Russell Bridges from World War II. Of particular note is Mrs. Bridges' guest book which was signed by President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).


  • 1907-1991, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Samuel Russell Bridges, Jr. (1911-1997) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Samuel Russell Bridges, Sr. (1875-1960) and May Eugenia Pagett (1883-1953). In 1933, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Emory University. In 1937, he married Julia Dunning Colquitt (1917-1994), who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Walter Terry Colquitt (1874-1937) and Julia E. Dunning. They had five children: Dianne, Terry, Bob, Tom, and David. Bridges served as a second lieutenant in the military during World War II. After the war, he worked as a salesman for the Piedmont Life Insurance Company and served as the president for the Atlanta Life Underwriters Association.


0.0417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1992, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Samuel Russell and Julia Colquitt Bridges papers
Allison Maier
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

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305