Henry Burr Green papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS1063
Scope and Content
This collection consists of papers related to Henry Burr Green's life and family. Documents related to his military service and real estate career comprise the largest portion of the collection. The papers cover multiple facets of Green's life including his long-term involvement in the Presbyterian Church, his membership in multiple fraternities while attending Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), and his extensive involvement with the real estate community (1946-1987). Due to Green's military service and prominence in the real estate profession, condolence letters from President Ronald Regan and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers are included in the collection. A small number of documents relate to Green's grandmother, Kate Green Hess (1862-1947). The collection also includes a diploma from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, awarded in 1900 to Green's uncle, Dr. Henry Daniel Green (1879-1904).
- Green, Henry Burr (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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Henry Burr Green was born on March 20, 1923 to Alfred Franklin Green (1893-1969) and Sarah Kimbrough Burr (1895-1965) in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), Auburn, Alabama, in 1943 where he was a member of the advanced ROTC brigade, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Pi Omega Service Fraternity, and the International Service Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Green served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army 95th Artillery Division during World War II. Post war, he earned the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. He married Jane Jansen and they had three children: Henry Burr Green, Jr.; F. Bailey Green; and Jan Green Matthews. He was an active member at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and on multiple church committees. From 1943 to his death, Green was employed by the family real estate company, Cheves-Green Enterprises, Inc., founded by his father in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a prominent member of the southeast region real estate community and earned multiple awards from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Green died on October 19, 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia.
1.4 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 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 2015.
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- Auburn (Ala.)
- Auburn University
- Boy Scouts of America . National Council
- Capital City Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Cheves-Green Enterprises, Inc (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Delta Sigma Pi
- Fort Leavenworth (Kan.)
- Green, Alfred Franklin
- Green, Henry Burr
- Hess, Kate Green
- Military training camps -- Georgia
- Peachtree Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Real estate -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Real estate agents -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Real estate business -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Sigma Chi Fraternity
- United States. Army
- University of the South
- Henry Burr Green papers
- Cynthia Wiley and Carla Ledgerwood
- June 2015
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- Finding aid is written in English.