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Robert E. Campbell papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1237

Scope and Contents

The Robert E. Campbell papers consist of military documents, travel articles about Europe, family papers, publications, National Bank of Georgia documents, newspaper articles, and copies of the Georgia State University newspaper Georgia State Signal. Newspapers document the women's suffrage movement, John F. Kennedy's assassination, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death, the first moon landing, and the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. Records from Campbell's military career include class notes, artillery drawings, military orders, and handbooks. Of particular note are Bank of Georgia documents about construction of a new office building, employee reunions, Campbell's career, and company publications. The collection also includes publications from Campbell's fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.


  • 1915-2005, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Ericson Campbell (1926-2014) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to John Augustus Campbell (1892-1970) and Sophie Edwards (1898-1957). He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1952, earning the title Staff Sargeant. In 1959 he graduated from Georgia State University where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Campbell married Juanita Mary Alexander (1930-1979), and they had four children. For over 30 years he worked for Bank of Georgia, renamed National Bank of Georgia in 1965. He served as Vice President.


0.63 linear ft. (one document case, one half document case, and two oversize folders)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2020

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Bias in Description

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2022.

Robert E. Campbell papers
Maddy Long
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305