Hugh Brannon papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS1170
Scope and Content
This collection mostly contains documents relating the Hugh Brannon's education at Technological High School, and the neighborhood in which he lived, Inman Park. Included are examples of Brannon's classwork at William A. Bass Junior High School and at Technological High School, in courses such as mathematics, science, English, and social studies. Student assignments represented in the collection sometimes touched upon the subject of war in Europe. Brannon, a lifelong resident of Atlanta's Inman Park, collected documents from its neighborhood association, including membership directories and brochures advertising the annual Spring Festival and Tour of Homes. The collection includes hundreds of copies of The Inman Park Advocator and it's predecessor,Hot Rats. These community newsletters highlight issues and events important to the community, including zoning, preservation, and crime. Of special interest are issues on the topics of the proposed construction of I-485 and Presidential Parkway. The collection also contains copies of Brannon's military service records, and documents which reflect his interest in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery, the Atlanta Fire Department, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
- 1922-2007, undated
- Brannon, Hugh, 1924-2007 (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Hugh Brannon (1924-2007) was to William and Ida Brannon in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple lived in Inman Park at 124 Elizabeth Street, where Hugh Brannon would live most of his life. After graduating from Technological High School in 1942, Brannon enlisted in the United States Navy where he did microphotography work. He was honorablly discharged in 1945, but was recalled for active duty in 1950 to serve as a combat photographer during the Korean War. In 1951, he was again honorably discharged. He worked as sales coordinator for the Micrographic Division of Eastman Kodak Company's Southeastern region for 37 years. An avid photographer, Bannon served as photographic editor for Prompt to Action an official history of the Atlanta Fire Department. Brannon married Wynette Ragsdale (1916-2007) in 2006.
5.75 linear ft. (nine document cases; nne oversize box)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Department
- CAUTION, Inc.
- Community organization -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Crime -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Education -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Education, Secondary -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Inman Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Inman Park Restoration, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Interstate 485 (Ga.)
- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- United States
- Neighborhoods -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Presidential Parkway (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Technological High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- William A. Bass Junior High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States
- Hugh Brannon papers
- Paul Crater
- June 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.