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Richard Holmes Powell Papers

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Biographical Materials and Board of Trustees Minutes

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Articles and Speeches

Babylonian Clay Tablets

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Richard Holmes Powell Papers, 1895-1933 | Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

By Deborah S. Davis and Amy R. King

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Title: Richard Holmes Powell Papers, 1895-1933Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: UA/2/1/1

Primary Creator: Powell, Richard Holmes (1875-1947)

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Subjects: Alfred Powell, Annie Powell Hopper, Arthur Powell, Ashley Hall, B.D. Purcell, Babylonian Clay Tablets, Banks, Edgar James, 1866-1945, Board of Trustees, Agricultural, Industrial, and Normal College of South GA, Byron Bower, Charles Snelling, Commencement Addresses, Converse Hall, Edith Patterson, Erle Cocke, Hughes Spalding, J.F. Wood, Lucian Lamar Knight, May Day Festival, Morton Turner, Old English Christmas Festival, Powell, Betsy, Rev. Richard W. Wallace, T.B. McDowell, Training School South Georgia State Normal College (SGSNC), University Sytem of Georgia Board of Regents, West Hall

Languages: English

Abstract

Dr. Richard Holmes Powell was the first president of South Georgia State Normal College.  He was elected in 1911 by the Board of Trustees, and served for 22 years (1911-1933).  Dr. Powell was born in Blakely, Georgia, in 1875.  He received an A.B. from Mercer University in 1894, an M.A. from the University of Colorado in 1898, and an honorary LL.D. from the University of Georgia in 1924.  He married Freida Berens in 1907, and they had three sons: Alfred, David and Richard; and one daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy).

Prior to his appointment at SGSNC, Powell held several distinguished positions in his career as an educator/administrator.  He was the principal of the Tennille (Ga.) Institute (1984-96); the head of the English department at the  New Mexico Normal School in Las Vegas, N.M. (1898-1903); and associate professor of English and history at the Colorado State Normal School in Greeley, Colo. (1903-06).  Powell returned to Georgia in 1906, and was the head of the English department at the Georgia Normal and Industrial College in Milledgeville (1906-10).  He later became the State Supervisor for Rural Education (1910-11), then accepted the post as president of SGSNC.

Powell was integral to the establishment and development of SGSNC.  He was on the committee that selected the Spanish-style architecture, and oversaw the construction of the first buildings on campus, including West Hall, Converse Hall, and Ashley Hall.  He possessed a keen sense of duty regarding the educations of the young ladies at the school, and sought nothing but the best for them, including teachers and amenities.

The school opened its doors to students in 1913.  During Powell's tenure, it evolved from a high school and junior college to one offering a four-year, bachelor's degree program. This is remarkable, considering the country was struggling with a lagging post-WWI economy that drifted into the Great Depression.  Money was always a struggle, yet under Powell's direction, the school weathered the rough spots and continued to grow.  In 1922, the school's name was changed to Georgia State Womans College at Valdosta by a legislative act, and a four-year degree program was offered.  The last high school class graduated in 1927, and requirements for faculty were strengthened-- new faculty hires had to have a master's degree.  GSWC became a fully-accredited liberal arts and teachers' college in 1931.

Many student activities and traditions were established during Powell's presidency, including a Medieval Christmas Festival and May Day Festival.  GSWC publications include the Pine Branch, established in 1917; Campus Glimpses, started in 1920; and the Pine Cone, the school yearbook, began in 1924.

The newly-formed Regents of the University System of Georgia reassigned Powell in 1933 as president of the Co-ordinate College in Athens.  His departure greatly upset the College and Valdosta communities.  He retired in Athens in 1946, and was killed in an automobile accident there on June 2, 1947.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers in this collection are of particular interest and importance.  They are the earliest records of establishing a college in Southwest Georgia, and clearly indicate the city of Valdosta's and Lowndes County's desire to have an institute of higher learning.  Powell took his job as the first president of the College very seriously, and this is reflected in his writings and correspondence.  His papers outline the struggles of literally starting a school from the ground up, and deal with issues such as construction, finances, faculty and students. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence with various education officials, such as the school's Board of Trustees, the chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and, in later years, members of the Board of Regents.  Part of this collection are two bound volumes of meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees, which include Powell's annual report on the state of the College from 1911 to 1931.  These reports provide an excellent yearly analysis of the trials and tribulations involved with managing all aspects of a developing school.  Some of Powell's additional writings include the history of some of the College's early traditions, such as the May Day and Christmas festivals.  He was also a sought-after speaker, and many of his speeches, both to GSWC students and statewide civic associations, are part of this collection.  These addresses reveal his commitment to education, and how strongly important he felt it was.  Powell was also a very scholarly man, and we are fortunate to have some of the papers he submitted as part of his undergraduate and graduate work.  Thanks to Powell's daughter, Betsy, the collection includes a variety of photographs, spanning the years 1913-1940.  These include snapshots of life at the College as well as some family pictures.  Lastly, true prizes of the collection are ten Babylonian clay tablets, of which eight are in excellent condition.  During his stint as a Red Cross volunteer during World War I, Powell acquired the tablets from Edgar J. Banks, also known as "the original Indiana Jones." Each tablet is accompanied by a translation of the cuneiform writing. Powell brought the tablets back to Valdosta for the College students' benefit.  The tablets have been scanned and are on online exhibit with their translations and history.  Three boxes of duplicates of most of Powell's original papers are part of the collection.  Researchers will be given a duplicate to review when available, rather than an original document.  This is an effort to preserve the historical first documents of the College.  The final box contains the hood of Dr. Powell's academic regalia.

Biographical Note

Dr. Richard Holmes Powell was the first president of South Georgia State Normal College.  He was elected in 1911 by the Board of Trustees, and served for 22 years (1911-1933).  Dr. Powell was born in Blakely, Georgia, in 1875.  He received an A.B. from Mercer University in 1894, an M.A. from the University of Colorado in 1898, and an honorary LL.D. from the University of Georgia in 1924.  He married Freida Berens in 1907, and they had three sons: Alfred, David and Richard; and one daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy).

Prior to his appointment at SGSNC, Powell held several distinguished positions in his career as an educator/administrator.  He was the principal of the Tennille (Ga.) Institute (1984-96); the head of the English department at the  New Mexico Normal School in Las Vegas, N.M. (1898-1903); and associate professor of English and history at the Colorado State Normal School in Greeley, Colo. (1903-06).  Powell returned to Georgia in 1906, and was the head of the English department at the Georgia Normal and Industrial College in Milledgeville (1906-10).  He later became the State Supervisor for Rural Education (1910-11), then accepted the post as president of SGSNC.

Powell was integral to the establishment and development of SGSNC.  He was on the committee that selected the Spanish-style architecture, and oversaw the construction of the first buildings on campus, including West Hall, Converse Hall, and Ashley Hall.  He possessed a keen sense of duty regarding the educations of the young ladies at the school, and sought nothing but the best for them, including teachers and amenities.

The school opened its doors to students in 1913.  During Powell's tenure, it evolved from a high school and junior college to one offering a four-year, bachelor's degree program. This is remarkable, considering the country was struggling with a lagging post-WWI economy that drifted into the Great Depression.  Money was always a struggle, yet under Powell's direction, the school weathered the rough spots and continued to grow.  In 1922, the school's name was changed to Georgia State Womans College at Valdosta by a legislative act, and a four-year degree program was offered.  The last high school class graduated in 1927, and requirements for faculty were strengthened-- new faculty hires had to have a master's degree.  GSWC became a fully-accredited liberal arts and teachers' college in 1931.

Many student activities and traditions were established during Powell's presidency, including a Medieval Christmas Festival and May Day Festival.  GSWC publications include the Pine Branch, established in 1917; Campus Glimpses, started in 1920; and the Pine Cone, the school yearbook, began in 1924.

The newly-formed Regents of the University System of Georgia reassigned Powell in 1933 as president of the Co-ordinate College in Athens.  His departure greatly upset the College and Valdosta communities.  He retired in Athens in 1946, and was killed in an automobile accident there on June 2, 1947.

Subject/Index Terms

Alfred Powell
Annie Powell Hopper
Arthur Powell
Ashley Hall
B.D. Purcell
Babylonian Clay Tablets
Banks, Edgar James, 1866-1945
Board of Trustees, Agricultural, Industrial, and Normal College of South GA
Byron Bower
Charles Snelling
Commencement Addresses
Converse Hall
Edith Patterson
Erle Cocke
Hughes Spalding
J.F. Wood
Lucian Lamar Knight
May Day Festival
Morton Turner
Old English Christmas Festival
Powell, Betsy
Rev. Richard W. Wallace
T.B. McDowell
Training School South Georgia State Normal College (SGSNC)
University Sytem of Georgia Board of Regents
West Hall

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Processing Information: Partial support for this project came from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, The Georgia Archives, Office of the Secretary of State.  Amy R. King of the VSU MLIS program and Deborah S. Davis, completed March 2003. Thank you to Steven Brown and the University Archives of the University of Georgia for extra information on President Powell in Athens.


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[Box 1: Biographical Materials and Board of Trustees Minutes],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1912-1933],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1933],
[Box 4: Special Topics],
[Box 5: Articles and Speeches],
[Box 6: Babylonian Clay Tablets],
[Box 7: Correspondence (Duplicates), 1912-1933],
[Box 8: Special Topics (Duplicates)],
[Box 9: Articles and Speeches (Duplicates)],
[Box 10: Academic Regalia],
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Box 1: Biographical Materials and Board of Trustees MinutesAdd to your cart.
5 Folders and Two Bound Volumes
Folder 1: Powell Papers-Biographical Material dtd. 1906-1913, 1906-1913Add to your cart.
Copies of: Powell's curriculum vitae Powell's Red Cross Service Certificate circa 1918 letter dated April 6 1923 to Powell from the 'wash women of the College' concerning pay and work conditions' Atlanta Constitution magazine section profiling Powell's woodworking hobby dated Dec. 29 1940 and letter from Betsy Powell to Sally O'Neal former VSU archivist.
Folder 2: Powell Papers-Photographs 1913-1940, 1913-1940Add to your cart.
Titles inscribed on backs include 'Miss Gallagher' 'Coke picture in the 'teens' 'One Big Family' 'Dr. Powell with the Seniors 1914-15' 'Ann Majette Grant.' used to be Powell's secretary  Other photos include 'Dr. Powell and Betsy in the fall of 1918 Red Cross Uniform' 'Powell Family Photo circa 1940' 'Betsy as wooden doll Christmas Festival circa 1930' 'Betsey and unidentified student circa 1920'
Folder 3: Powell Papers-Duplicate Board of Trustees Reports, 1918-1922Add to your cart.
Duplicate copies of reports to the Board of Trustees originals are bound in the Trustees Minutes books.
Folder 4: Powell Papers-Board of Trustees Members, 1913, 1913Add to your cart.
List of Board of Trustees members from 1913
Folder 5: Powell Papers-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
unidentifiable fragments of papers reports etc.
Binder 1: Powell Papers-Board of Trustees Minutes & Reports Vol. 1 1911-1927, 1911-1927Add to your cart.
President's Annual Report to Board of Trustees meeting minutes
Binder 2: Powell Papers-Board of Trustees Minutes & Reports Vol. 2 1927-31, 1927-31Add to your cart.
President's Annual Report to Board of Trustees meeting minutes
Digital Copy: http://vtext.valdosta.edu:8080/xmlui/handle/10428/1295
Box 2: Correspondence, 1912-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Powell Papers. 1912, 1912Add to your cart.
Letters to-from prospective teachers for the college all rejected because Powell doesn't want to 'steal' them from their current employers. There are several letters between Powell and Jennie Weller regarding starting a music program for the college.
Folder 2: Powell Papers-1927, 1927Add to your cart.
General correspondence.  Of note are a high school conference in Blackshear.
Folder 3: Powell Papers-1928, 1928Add to your cart.
Most of the correspondence is between Powell and Purcell regarding Purcell's efforts to support local schools.  Also included are letters regarding Powell's inclusion in 'Men of Georgia' which he declines.  Of note is a handwritten letter from Sarah Mackey a second grader in the training school thanking Powell for new tables and chairs.
Folder 4: Powell Papers-Re: BOT Finance Committee dtd. Jul. 26-Aug. 3 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
Correspondence relating to the Board of Trustee's Finance Committee and resolution of same.
Folder 5: Powell Papers-Re: Appointing Louis Moore to BOT dtd. Aug. 30 1927-Jan. 30 1929, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Letters to-from Powell from the Board of Trustees regarding filling the late H.Y. Tillman's spot with Louis Moore.
Folder 6: Powell Papers-1929, 1929Add to your cart.
Lots of correspondence between Powell and McDowell trustee from Blakely regarding usual college business such as selecting members for the Board. Also letters to-from Purcell regarding similar issues.  Topics are heated and center around funding issues for the college.  Of note are letters to Powell about his car accident--he apparently ran into a telegraph pole.
Folder 7: Powell Papers-1930, 1930Add to your cart.
Letters to-from variety of correspondents.  Most are to-from hotels regarding reservations. These include the Henry Grady Hotel in Atlanta the Hotel Dempsey in Macon the Andrew Jackson Hotel in Nashville Tenn. and the Hotel Georgian in Athens.  Of note are letters of sympathy to Powell regarding the loss of his home to fire apparently in late January-early February 1930.
Folder 8: Powell Papers-1931, 1931Add to your cart.
Letters to-from variety of correspondents both business and personal. Of note are Georgia State Historian Lucian Lamar Knight asking Powell to be included in 'Georgia Bicentennial Memoirs' which Powell declines.  Also of interest is a letter from Byron Bower who confidentially asks Powell to speak on Bower's behalf so he might be one of the first regents under the new system.
Folder 9: Powell Papers-1932, 1932Add to your cart.
Letters to-from various correspondents.  Items of note: Rev. Richard Wallace writes from Lynchburg VA to see if there might be an opening at SGWC for a friend W.C. Perry urges Powell to attend a 'Russell for Senate' Club meeting Russell was then-governor letter from Edith Patterson SGWC librarian from 'forced vacation' in Blue Ridge, NC and four page letter ranting about student hazing from unknown author.
Folder 10: Powell Papers-1933, 1933Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding arrangements reservations etc. for Georgia Education Association meeting in Savannah.  Of note are letters to-from Arthur Powell Powell's brother an attorney T.J Woofter Dean University of Georgia and Jere Pound all regarding Powell's being relieved as President at GSWC.  Also of interest is a letter from the Alumnae Association of GSWC expressing their 'sincere regret' that he's leaving.
Box 3: Correspondence, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Powell Papers-Chancellor of Univ. System Jan-Feb 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
General correspondence with Snelling regarding curriculum dorm arrangements vs. off-campus housing and course catalog.
Folder 2: Powell Papers-Chancelllor of Univ. System March 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
Correspondence mainly deals with finances budget etc. There are some letters regarding the catalog and outline of Junior English courses. Of note is an ominous letter from Snelling dtd. 3-1-1933 regarding a Regents meeting the topic of which is changes and readjustments within the System.
Folder 3: Powell Papers-Chancellor of Univ. System April-June 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
Of note in this folder are the following Powell's response to Snelling's resignation as chancellor and letter regarding the 'Mr. Stokes' incident. See also Special Topics Box. Other contents include fees for 1933-34 school year annual report to chancellor for 1931-32 degree and certificate candidates for 1933 and enrollment figures fee schedules etc.
Folder 4: Powell Papers-Board of Regents Jan. 16-Mar. 28, 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
In general, lots of correspondence regarding finances, budgets, etc. Of note are a letter to Powell stating the authority of the Regents, asking him not to take issues to the Legislature first; and letters to members of the Legislature urging support of educational bills and responses of politicians to these letters.
Folder 5: Powell Papers-Board of Regents April 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
General correspondence regarding finances and budget issues.  Of note are letters regarding standardization of curricula within the University System and those about the budget crisis.
Folder 6: Powell Papers-Board of Regents May 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
General correspondence regarding finances and budget issues.  Most of these letters are to Cocke. A continuing theme is confusion caused when BOR switched the pay year from Sept-May to July-June.  Some teachers didn't get two months' pay due them and Powell pursued this vigorously.
Folder 7: Powell Papers-Board of Regents June 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
This correspondence mainly concerns the budget crisis getting the 1933-34 budget approved and re-electing faculty members. Some letters are directed to Mr. Dusenbury Financial Officer for SGWC.
Box 4: Special TopicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Powell Papers-Canada Trip, 1895Add to your cart.
Powell's account of the Georgia Press Association's trip to Montreal and Quebec City Canada for the Early County News. Also included is a statement from Powell on being a U.S. citizen.
Folder 2: Powell Papers-Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1919-1923Add to your cart.
All correspondence with Trustee Morton Turner of Quitman.  Most are meeting notices of note are: SGSNC hosts South Ga. Senators and representatives and College girls host General Assembly.
Folder 3: Powell Papers-1931 Diary, 1931Add to your cart.
Combination financial ledger-diary. Some department expenses are listed alphabetically by dept. Entries are handwritten and legible but can be difficult to read in places.
Folder 4: Powell Papers-Probation Studies, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
For approximately one month GSWC registrar Augusta Rentz corresponded with officials at 22 southeast colleges of comparable size to GSWC regarding their academic probation policies.
Folder 5: Powell Papers-Faculty Meeting Reports, 1933Add to your cart.
Memorandums to faculty on general business. List of April 1933 degree applicants.
Folder 6: Powell Papers Catalog Revisions, 1933Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding publishing the South Georgia Womans College annual catalog.
Folder 7: Powell Papers-Student Statements about Mr. Stokes, 1933Add to your cart.
Witness statements from students regarding an alleged affair between Amanda Barksdale-student and Mr. Stokes-Biology teacher.  See also Box 3 Folder 3 for letter to Chancellor regarding this incident.
Folder 8: Powell Papers-Training School Crisis, 1933Add to your cart.
Correspondence deals with 'hot issue' of closing the GSWC training school .  Letters of note include 2-6-33--Powell writes Snelling against closing training school thinks it would 'destroy the College.' He proposes compromises 3-31-33-Powell writes Spalding regarding the 'hysteria' in town in response to the training school closing--people think the College will close. Also J.F. Wood thinks closing the training school is a personal effort to get rid of him--he holds the Regents' decision against Powell and 3-31-33-Powell writes Cocke about the subversive activities of J.F. Wood and E. Camm Campbell who are spreading rumors about the college closing.  Several additional letters are to Regents regarding Campbell's activities. More correspondence on the 'Training School Crisis.' Powell writes Snelling 5-4-1933 about Campbell's activities snooping around starting a petition. Also of note is a letter dated 5-15-1933 in which Powell congratulates Philip Weltner who was appointed chancellor and acknowledges that Jere Pound will be taking over as president of GSWC. Other correspondence deals with the sale and disbursement of training school equipment.
Folder 9: Powell Papers-History of Christmas & May Day Festivals at GSWCAdd to your cart.
Powell's handwritten history of Christmas & May Day festivals at GSWC dtd. 1943.
Folder 10: Powell Papers-Telegram from Hopper and Alfred Powell Letter from Betsy Powell, 1924 1995Add to your cart.
Western Union telegram from Annie P. Hopper and Alfred Powell to Richard H. Powell congratulating him on honorary doctorate at University of Georgia dated June 18 1924 Betsy Powell letter dated 7-20-1995 to Dr. Shufflebarger commenting on 'Historical Sketch of SGSNC'
Folder 11: Powell Papers-Scholarship Receipts 1914-1917, 1914-1917Add to your cart.
Receipts for deposits into students' bank accounts. Most are received from Clyde Purcell who was an undergraduate and later a teacher at the College. Others were received from Powell as trustee for scholarships.  Date range is 1914-1917.
Folder 12: Powell Papers-Athens Historian, 2017Add to your cart.

Athens Historian [Volume 17, 2017]

Article of interest: "Mary Jett Franklin (1842-1928): Athens Artiste Extraordinaire" by Mary Bondurant Warren

Mary Jett Franklin painted the portrait of Dr. Powell that hangs on the 4th floor of Odum Library at Valdosta State University.

Box 5: Articles and SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Powell Papers-'Some Dramatic Elements of York Mystery Plays', 1896Add to your cart.
Paper titled 'Some Dramatic Elements of The York Mystery Plays A Paper Prepared for and Read before Prof. Tolman's Class in Old English Drama University of Chicago Dec. 15 1896.' Typed.
Folder 2: Powell Papers-'Attitude of Thomas Gray to the Romantic Movement', 1902Add to your cart.
Paper titled 'The Attitude of Thomas Gray to the Romantic Movement as Shown by His Critical Writings.' A class report prepared in the seminar of Professor McClintock in the Beginnings of the Romantic Movement at University of Chicago 1902.  Handwritten and typed copies with handwritten notes.
Folder 3: Powell Papers-'Historical Background of Shakespeare'Add to your cart.
Paper titled 'The Historical Background of Shakespeare' 27 pages typed no date
Folder 4: Powell Papers-Cardinal Newman and John Stuart MillsAdd to your cart.
Paper titled 'Cardinal Newman and John Stuart Mills: Two Nineteenth Century Minds' handwritten no date.
Folder 5: Powell Papers-'Motor Education Demanded by Race History'Add to your cart.
Paper titled 'Motor Education Demanded by Race History.' Typed paper no date.
Folder 6: Powell Papers-The Story of Santa Claus Satan and Sunny Sammy 1911, 1911Add to your cart.
Powell's story 'Santa Claus Satan and Sunny Sammy' dated 1911.  Handwritten on 5 X 7 paper.
Folder 7: Powell Papers-Brief Plans and Historical Sketch of SGSNCAdd to your cart.
'Historical Sketch of the South Georgia State Normal College' five typed pages no date 'A Short Outline of Plans for the South Georgia Normal College' two pages typed no date
Folder 8: Powell Papers-'What is College For?' by Woodrow Wilson, 1914Add to your cart.
'What is College For?' by Woodrow Wilson three pages typed no date.
Folder 9: Powell Papers-President's Opening Address 9-1-1916, 1916Add to your cart.
Powell's opening address for the school  SGSNC on Sept. 1 1916 as printed in the Bulletin
Folder 10: Powell Papers-Commencement & Baccalaureate Addresses at GSWC Early years to 1929, 1910-1929Add to your cart.

Baccalaureate-Commencement Addresses as follows

Handwritten no year 1924 as printed in Bulletin 1926 as printed in Bulletin 1928 typed copy 1929 typed copy also copy of VDT with same address.

Folder 11: Powell Papers-Commencement & Baccalaureate Addresses at GSWC 1930-33, 1931-33Add to your cart.

Commencement and Baccalaureate-Commencement Addresses as follows

1930 handwritten 1931 typed draft with notes and 1933 typed.

Folder 12: Powell Papers-Women's Club Convention Address, 1923Add to your cart.
Speech titled 'Relation of the State Womans College to the Woman's Work of the State.'  This speech was given to the eleventh district convention of womans clubs in Valdosta. Published 'by request of the convention.'
Folder 13: Powell Papers-Proposal for Joint Investment for Valdosta SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Paper titled 'Proposal of a Joint Investment for The College the City of Valdosta and the City Schools' handwritten no date. Perhaps working copies of such plans--hard to read in places.
Folder 14: Powell Papers-Various Speeches, 1923Add to your cart.
Two items  Typed paper seven pages addressed to 'Mr. Chairman' on the principles of a college education no date several copies and thirteen page written paper possibly a commencement address  written on combination of Henry Grady Hotel and GSWC stationery no date.
Folder 15: Powell Papers-Speech Business OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Speech to business organizations seven handwritten pages draft form.  Refers to College and Training School but no date.
Folder 16: Powell Papers-Speech to Confederate Veterans and UDCAdd to your cart.
Speech given to Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Sixteen typed pages with handwritten notes.  Also enclosed is undated newspaper clipping regarding the finding of R.E. Lee's order disbanding the Confederate Army
Folder 17: Powell Papers-Speech Training of Teachers, 1913-1933Add to your cart.
Paper titled 'The Training of Teachers.' Typewritten five pages draft copy.  No date or audience listed but written while he was President of GSWC.
Folder 18: Powell Papers-Commencement Address Cuthbert Ga. 5-29-31, 1931Add to your cart.
Commencement address given by Powell to graduating high school class in Cuthbert, Ga. on May 29 1931.
Box 6: Babylonian Clay TabletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Babylonian Clay TabletsAdd to your cart.
Eight Babylonian clay tablets, approx. 1inch square, with cuneiform writing. Each tablet is in separate envelope with translation attached. Powell acquired these tablets in 1920.  Tablets number 9 and 10 are in a box damaged.
Folder 11: Powell Papers-Babylonian Clay TabletsAdd to your cart.
Letter from Edgar J. Banks to Powell certifying authenticity of Babylonian clay tablets and providing translations.  There are original letters, as well as multiple typed transcriptions. Also contains information from website on Edgar J. Banks and other Babylonian tablets.
Folder 12: Powell Papers-Display Clay TabletsAdd to your cart.
Two page sheet of cuneiform translations and    copies of informational sheets on Powell and the tablets.  These things were used in a display on Powell and the clay tablets.
Box 7: Correspondence (Duplicates), 1912-1933Add to your cart.
Box 8: Special Topics (Duplicates)Add to your cart.
Box 9: Articles and Speeches (Duplicates)Add to your cart.
Box 10: Academic RegaliaAdd to your cart.
On loan for Executive Boardroom Opening West Hall 05/01/2019

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