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Scope and Content This collection contains two autobiographical manuscripts written by Lawrence "Larry" Benton. Most of the names of people and places in the documents are pseudonyms. The first manuscript covers his education and time working as an engineer in Atlanta in the 1930s and 40s. Specifically, he writes about his time at the Georgia School of Technology with his friends George, Jack, and Fitzie; his work as an engineer at a co-op; and his many romantic interests. The second autobiography covers...
Dates: approximately 1965, 2001
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the christening of the SS John B. Gordon. Included are photographs of individuals involved in the ceremony, including: Reverend G. Borthern Jones; McWhorter Milner; Annabell Allen; Miss Carl Wohlford; Frank Poole; Mrs. Charles I. Allan (spelled Allen in the captions on the photos); Mrs. Edwin L. Jones; and Ellen Beasley.
Dates: 1943 Nov. 16
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection of photographs, taken by Harold J. Terhune, depicts the christening and launch of the S.S. Henry W. Grady on October 22, 1943 in Brunswick, Georgia during World War II. The Henry W. Grady was a liberty ship. Included are photographs of the christening of the ship, the launch of the ship to sea, and various speakers and guests, including Mrs. Henry W. Grady III (sponsor) with son Henry W. Grady IV, Mrs. Eugene Black (co-sponsor) and Michael Black, Mrs. Frederica Ward, and Atlanta...
Dates: 22 October 1943
Scope and Contents of the Records The artificial collection documents through a booklet, correspondence, an invitation, programs, war savings bonds and other printed material the efforts of Atlantans, among them Margaret Mitchell, to support and commemorate the third and fourth iterations of the U.S.S. Atlanta, primarily between 1941 and 1946. To a lesser extent, the activities of these two naval cruisers are documented through a printed summary and naval communications. The collection does not contain material related to the...
Dates: 1941-1946, 1979, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records The artificial collection, ranging from 1891 to 1982, documents the efforts of prominent Atlantans, among them Margaret and Stephens Mitchell and Mayor William B. Hartsfield, to support and commemorate various iterations of the U.S.S. Atlanta, primarily during the early 1940s, through photographic and albumen prints, lithographs, and a postcard. The bulk of the collection contains visual materials (black and white photographs, one lithograph, and one postcard) related to U.S.S. Atlanta, the...
Dates: 1891-1982, bulk 1944
- Armored vessels -- United States 2
- Liberty ships -- United States 2
- Cruisers (Warships) -- United States 1
- Mechanical engineering -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
- Midway, Battle of, 1942 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women 1 ∧ less
- United States. Navy 3
- Atlanta (Light cruiser : CL-104) 2
- Atlanta (Light cruiser : CL-51) 2
- Atlanta Historical Society 2
- Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 2
- Benton, Larry (Lawrence Raymond) 1
- Black, Augusta Evans Grady 1
- Georgia School of Technology 1
- Henry W. Grady (Liberty ship) 1
- John B. Gordon (Liberty ship) 1
- McGill, Ralph 1
- Nixon, Raymond B. (Raymond Blalock) 1
- Robert & Company 1
- United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 11th 1
- United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 57th 1
- University System of Georgia. Evening School. 1 ∧ less