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Louise Barfield (Biddy) Hammett Collection (MC 212)


Biographical Note


Louise Barfield (Biddy) Hammett was born on September 18, 1929. She was a founder of the Ocfuskee Historical Society that became the Troup County Historical Society, and helped initiate the Troup County Archives. She chaired the Columbus Board of Historic and Architectural Review and worked to establish Columbus as a Certified Local government in historic Preservation. She was proclaimed a Gracious Lady of Georgia in 1993.


Scope and Content

This collection consist of materials related to Mrs. Hammett's writings as well as material that reflects the social, historical and personal aspects of her life. Subjects reflected here include Columbus High School, genealogy, Gracious Ladies of Georgia, architecture, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the theater, literature and history.

1969-2005 3 boxes (3 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Louise Barfield (Biddy) Hammett Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Louise Barfield (Biddy) Hammett Collection (MC212)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

This was a gift from Louise Barfield Hammett in 2006.

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1 – CIRCLE and F.R.I.E.N.Z.


Folder 1 – CIRCLE material (undated)
Folder 2 – CIRCLE material (undated)
Folder 3 – CIRCLE 1995
Folder 4 – CIRCLE 1996
Folder 5 – CIRCLE 1997
Folder 6 – CIRCLE 1997
Folder 7 – CIRCLE 1998
Folder 8 – CIRCLE 1999
Folder 9 – CIRCLE 2000-2004

Folder 10 – FRIENZ- What is FRIENZ?

Folder 11 – FRIENZ-Pamphlets

Folder 12 – FRIENZ-Georgian phrases

Folder 13 – FRIENZ-1998

Folder 14 – FRIENZ-Certification of bylaws of FRIENZ, December 1, 1998

Folder 15 – FRIENZ-Jan-Feb 1999

Folder 16 – FRIENZ-March 1-15, 1999

Folder 17 – FRIENZ-March 16-30, 1999

Folder 18 – FRIENZ-April-Dec 1999

Folder 19 – FRIENZ-Jan-July 2000

Folder 20 – FRIENZ-Aug-Dec 2000

Folder 21 – FRIENZ-Grant application to Chattahoochee Valley Community Foundation, Sept 1, 2000

Folder 22 – FRIENZ-2001

Folder 23 – FRIENZ-undated material

Box 2 – Miscellaneous

Folder 1 – Columbus High School 1946 class reunion, Dec. 5, 1995

Folder 2 -- Columbus High School 1946 class reunion, Feb. 27, 1996

Folder 3 – “Columbus is Georgia's newest certified local government”

Folder 4 -- Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, vol. III, #3, Feb 1966

Folder 5 – Folks and Kinfolks, # III

Folder 6 – Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board members (no date)

Folder 7 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-General information

Folder 8 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Letters supporting the nomination of Biddy Hammett into the organization

Folder 9 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Letters to Louise Hammett, 1992-2005

Folder 10 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia- Discover America with music, 16th anniversary, April 9-10, 1992

Folder 11 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Photographs of Louise Hammett induction, 1993

Folder 12 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia Remember-“Faith of our fathers”

Folder 13 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Salute historic preservation, 1994

Folder 14 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-19th anniversary, April 6-7, 1995

Folder 15 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-20th anniversary, April 11-12, 1996

Folder 16 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Salute Senator Nunn, 1997

Folder 17 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Celebrate Columbus, 1999

Folder 18 – Gracious Ladies of Georgia-Celebrating 2000

Folder 19 – Hammett, Biddy Barfield-Artist information (no date)

Folder 20 – Hammett, Louise, address given to Soroptomist International, 1997

Folder 21 – Hammett, Louise, Speech to Muscogee Genealogical Society, 2003

Folder 22 – Humber, Robert- Genealogy File given to Biddy Hammett by the widow of Robert Humber of Stewart County, Georgia

Folder 23 – Letter from Edna Grant Parker, president of the National League of America Pen Women, to Mrs. Paul Hammett, 1927 (?)

Folder 24 – Letter and card from Loney T. Page, Johnstown, N.Y., to Mrs. B. Hammett, 2002

Folder 25 – Letter from Louise Hammett to Craig Davis, Columbus Historic and Architectural Review, 1990

Folder 26 – Letter from Louise Hammett to Jim Jernigan, 1990

Folder 27 – Letter (or speech) from Louise Hammett to “dear friends”, (no date)

Folder 28 – Map showing land owners in Wilkes Co., Ga., at site of the Battle of Kettle Creek

Folder 29 – Martin, Milner, family history research for E.D. Martin

Folder 30 – Miscellaneous material

Folder 31 – Newspaper article, artist explores outward expression of an inner feeling

Folder 32 – Presidential Railroad

Folder 33 – Tap Roots, vol. 7, # 2, October 1969

Folder 34 – Tap Roots, vol. 7, # 1, July 1969

Folder 35 – Tap Roots, yearbook, 1968-1969

Folder 36 – Tap Roots, yearbook, 1969-1970

Folder 37 – Tap Roots, vol. 7, # 3, 1970

Folder 38 – Tap Roots, vol. 7, # 4, 1970

Folder 39 – The most probable participants at the battle of Kettle Creek, 1779

Folder 40 – Tulip Club Yearbook, circa 1985

Folder 41 – Waverly Terrace

Folder 42 – West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 7, # 4, 1985

Folder 43 – West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 8, #1, 1986

Folder 44 – West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 8, #2, 1986

Folder 45 – West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 9, #2, 1987

Folder 46 – West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 10, #1&2, 1988

Box 3 – Books and Notebooks

1. Notebook of O'Neal-Martin-Smith genealogy

2. Notebook containing information on the Creek Indians

3. Notebook on Smith genealogy

4. Notebook on Smith and Beall genealogy

5. Notebook on Smith-Martin-Beall genealogy

6. Book, Whither Thou Goest, by Darnell L. Brawner, 1990

7. Folk and Kinfolk (2 copies), Spring 1995

8. Folk and Kinfolk (2 copies), Spring 1975

Loose Maps

1. Map of Russell County, Alabama, showing landowners, 1832

2. Drawn map of Chattahoochee Valley area showing location of Creek towns

3. Map of Troup County, Georgia showing location of trails and landowners, 19th century