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Atlanta Writers Club Records

Identifier: 0000-0207M

Scope and Contents

Minutes, membership lists (including Peggy Mitchell Upshaw), correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks (1939 - 1971), and newspaper clippings.


  • 1923 - 1971


Biographical / Historical

These records document the "founding" of the Atlanta Writers Club on Feb. 23, 1923, in a meeting at the Atlanta City Club. Dudley R. Cowles, a director at D. C. Heath and Company (publishers of text books with an office on North Pryor St.), served as acting president. The minutes mentioned "helpful suggestions for 'carrying on' of the club along a broader, more useful, and practical-working basis." Early records may have been kept by Helen Knox Spain, recording secretary. However, there are references to "the old writer's club," which was organized in 1914 by Kate Ross (Mrs. Thomas) Peters and Lollie Belle Moore (Mrs. Hartford) Wylie "to bring about a helpful and more intimate acquaintance among Atlanta writers, to promote their talents and market their writings." The writers met for many years in the Atlanta Women's Club building.


2.5 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States