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Blanche Strong Hobbs Collection (MC 148)


Blanche Strong Hobbs Collection (MC 148)


Biographical Note

Blanche Strong was born September 2, 1908 and died January 20, 2000. She married B. Ralph Hobbs. She was extremely active in the Parent-Teacher Association, serving in local positions at the Cataula, Georgia chapter as well as in state and national positions as well. In addition to the PTA, she was active in the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Red Cross, American Cancer society and Regent of the George Walton DAR Chapter in the 1940s. She also served on the Public Relations Committee of the Georgia Education Association and was the first woman to have been president of the Young Harris alumni association.

Scope and Content

This collection documents her public activities mentioned above as well as containing correspondence and, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks.

1920s-1990s 2 boxes (2 l.f.)


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Blanche Strong Hobbs Collection (MC148)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 -- White House Conference on Children invitation from President Jimmy Carter

Folder 2 – Christmas Card from Governor and Mrs. Carl Sanders.

Folder 3 -- Certificates

Folder 4 – Biographical Information

Folder 5 – National Congress of Parents and Teachers

Folder 6 – Letters, 1949-1994

Folder 7 – Clippings

Folder 8 – Sound Recordings

Folder 9 – Nametags and Membership Cards

Folder 10 – Photographs

Folder 11 – Bound Georgia PTA Magazine

Folder 12 – Speeches

Folder 13 – Telegrams

Folder 14 – Graduation, May 1927

Folder 15 – Promoting Patriotism in Our Schools by William Henry Shaw

Folder 16 – Henry Stewart's Graduation Speech

Folder 17 – Vocational Education: A Reawakening

Folder 18 – Miscellaneous

Box 2

Folder 1 -- Georgia Congress of Parent-Teachers, Scrapbook, 1949-1952

Folder 2 – Scrapbook, 1927 – 1992