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Lorena Pace Pruitt collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS493

Scope and Content

This collection contains Confederate Soldiers Home administrative materials, a few personal papers, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains materials pertaining to the Confederate Soldiers Home and the Georgia State Patrol. Personal papers include a copy of the Civil War record of Mrs. Pruitt's grandfather, Green B. Bentley.


  • 1932-1982, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Lorena Pace Pruitt was born in Smyrna, Georgia on June 30, 1896. She served as superintendent of the Confederate Soldiers Home, 1937-1940, and was mayor of Smyrna, 1946-1949. She was the first woman to be elected mayor in Georgia and was involved in a number of civic, social, and professional activities. Additional biographical information about Lorena Pace Pruitt has not been determined.


1.42 linear ft. (one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982
Lorena Pace Pruitt collection
Melanie Stephan
August 2012
Language of description
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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