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West, John W. (John Word), 1876-1961


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

John Word West papers

Identifier: 1973-0191M
Scope and Contents The majority of papers are carbons of letters written by Colonel West, as he was called, and photographs collected by him during his varied career. Other correspondence; genealogical compilations; estate, legal, and business records; account books; news clippings; compositions; and artifacts compose the rest of the collection. Organized into six series: I. J.W. West Personal Papers, II. J.W. West Family Papers, III. J.W. West Business Papers, IV. J.W. West Teaching Career Records, IV. "The...
Dates: 1860-1976

Series 1: John Word West personal papers, 1897-1958

Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

West's school records, contracts from his early teaching career, compositions, and a small amount of non-business correspondence make up this first series.

Dates: 1897-1958

Series 2: John Word West family papers, 1870-1959

Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents The first folder (2-01) of genealogical material provides identification for West's huge family network. Folders 2-06/22 are apparently 1880's Fulton County general store business records of John's brother, Pink (Samuel Pinkney West), 16 years his senior, who married and moved away in the 1890's. The remainder of the series (2-23/45) is made up of lesser amounts of papers by and about John's and Eva's relatives. One folder (2-39) contains letters from John to Eva; and another (2-40) holds...
Dates: 1870-1959

Series 3: John Word West business papers, 1908-1957

Identifier: 3
Scope and Contents

These records are of West's non-professional, non-teaching life, including farming, store-keeping, money-lending, and lumber purchasing. One letter is by Corra Harris (1929), the Georgia author. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the correspondent, thereunder chronologically.;filed at end of series.

Dates: 1908-1957

Series 4: John Word West teaching career records, 1903-1962

Identifier: 4
Scope and Contents Records created during John's careers at Reinhardt College, Oglethorpe University, North Georgia Agricultural College (which became North Georgia College in 1926) and Georgia Military Academy include correspondence, news clippings, and publications. A major portion (4-03/08) documents West's tenure as president at North Georgia Agricultural College (1925-1933) and the economic and political changes that forced him out of his position. Many letters document the reciprocal interest Colonel...
Dates: 1903-1962

Series 5: "The Fair of 1850" and "Westville, GA" records, 1891-1976

Identifier: 5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clippings, artifacts, a guestbook, West's composition on 19th century Georgia life, scholarly papers presented at a Westville symposium, various publications, and the budget for Westville Historic Handcrafts, Inc., in the 1970's are all included. Contains letters from the Uncle Remus Memorial Association and Stewart County material.

Dates: 1891-1976

Series 6: Photographs, 1860-1960

Identifier: 6
Scope and Contents

Originals and copies, ranging from tintypes to snapshots, document the West family in general and J.W. West's entire career from schooldays through the Fair of 1850 in Clayton, Fulton, and Lumpkin Counties, GA. Subjects include agriculture, farm life, rural land use, artisans, cemeteries, children, gold mines, and the Fair. Arranged chronologically within each organization's records.

Dates: 1860-1960

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