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Adah K. (Mrs. Henry Johnston) Toombs Organizational Papers

Identifier: 0000-0144M

Scope and Contents

Organizations include the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the Georgia Legislative Forum for Women, the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, United Church Women of Atlanta, and various prison reform groups, especially for children.

Mrs. Toombs was a member of the Fulton County Juvenile Board, the City Executive Council, representative to Georgia Citizens Committee of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Georiga Committee for Children and Youth, and served on the State Board of Family and Children's Services. Correspondence files include Mamie K. Taylor correspondence as well as Adah Toombs.

There are tapes and slides in box 3. All tapes deal with prisons, including broadcast radio interview and some unbroadcast interviews with a mother, whose son died in a Georgia prison, and a prison guard.


  • 1951 - 1996


Biographical / Historical

Adah born 1907 in Florida to May M. Bennet and Robert J. Knight. Her first marriage was to Frank M. Hereford from West Virginia (married in Florida, July 5, 1932) and lived in West Virginia until circa 1935. Listed as divorced in the 1940 U.S. Census (Clearwater, Florida) and living with her mother May Knight and Adah's daughter, Joanna. After receiving her higher education at Agnes Scott and William and Mary Colleges and a carreer in social work, she married Henry J. Toombs in 1948. By the 1950 U.S. Census (Fulton County, Georgia) Adah was married to Henry J. Toombs (an architect) and living in Fulton County, Georgia with Henry and her daughter, Joanna Hereford. Once moving to Atlanta, Adah became involved in progressive women's club work and electoral politics in Atlanta. Adah Toombs died in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.


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Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States