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Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files (MC 361)

 

Biographical/Organizational Notes

Loretto Lamar Chappell (1895-1987) was born in Columbus, Georgia.  For several generations of Columbusites, Miss Chappell was known as the public library.  Her 46 year library career began when she volunteered in 1908 at the Carnegie Library on Motts Green.  A graduate of the Baldwin School at Bryn Mawr near Philadelphia and the Library School (later part of Emory) in Atlanta, she rejoined the Columbus Library System in 1926 and would be named City Librarian in 1942.

Chappell, a student of Georgia literature, was considered an authority on the works of Sidney Lanier, Chattahoochee Valley history and West Georgia genealogy.  Her special province at the Bradley Library was the Georgia Collection.  For Miss Chappell, life in the library was never dull and was a never-failing guide to the world of books and learning.

Without the cooperation of Miss Chappell, the Columbus College Archives would not have been established.  Her endorsements played a significant role in establishing the Columbus College Archives and in acquiring its initial and many of the subsequent collections.


The W.C. Bradley Memorial Library was located at 1120 Bradley Drive in Columbus, Georgia.  It was built on the grounds of the Bradley estate and opened in 1950 .  In 2005 it was replaced by the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the Bradley Library Vertical Files, created and maintained by Loretto Chappell for many years.  They are closely related to her personal subject files which are located in MC 29.  These file folders were revised and renumbered as necessary in December of 2016.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files 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:

Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files (MC 361)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

The Columbus Public Library transferred this material to the CSU Archives in 2013.

Note to Researchers

See also:

Loretto Chappell Collection (MC 29)

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Alabama
Folder 2 – Alabama History
Folder 3 – Albany, Georgia
Folder 4 – Americus, Georgia
Folder 5 – Andersonville
Folder 6 – Athens, Georgia
Folder 7 – Atlanta, Georgia (includes Battle of Atlanta)
Folder 8 – Augusta, Georgia
Folder 9 – Aviation
Folder 10 – Bannister, John
Folder 11 – Bartram, William
Folder 12 – Belmont
Folder 13 – Benning, Henry Lewis
Folder 14 – Berry, Martha
Folder 15 – Bethune, James
Folder 16 – Bibb Mills
Folder 17 – Blacks
Folder 18 – Bridges
Folder 19 – Brunswick, Georgia
Folder 20 – Callaway Gardens
Folder 21 – Cartersville
Folder 22 – Cave Spring
Folder 23 – Chappell File – Columbus – White Bank
Folder 24 – Chappell Letters
Folder 25 – Chappell Scrapbook – "The Smile of Promise", Wesleyan Centennial Pageant, 1936
Folder 26 – Chattahoochee County
Folder 27 – Chattahoochee River
Folder 28 – Chattahoochee River cont'd
Folder 29 – Chattahoochee River Dams
Folder 30 – Chipley, Georgia
Folder 31 – Christian Socialism Comes to Georgia
Folder 32 – Churches
Folder 33 – Civil War
Folder 34 – Civil War "Battle of Columbus"
Folder 35 – Civil War "Columbus, Georgia"
Folder 36 – Civil War "Contributions by Columbus, Georgia to the Arming of the Confederate Forces"
Folder 37 – Civil War "CSA Officers"
Folder 38 – Civil War "Last Battle" by Major Oliver Smith and Major Layton H. Green
Folder 39 – Civil War "Last Ditch"
Folder 40 – Civil War "Local Sentiment After the Battle of Columbus"
Folder 41 – Civil War "Role of Private Industry"
Folder 42 – Civil War "What Happened to the Defenders of Columbus?"
Folder 43 – Civil War Centennial – United Daughters of the Confederacy
Folder 44 – Civil War Centennial (cont'd) Includes 2 copies of The Gallant City
Folder 45 – Clayton, Georgia
Folder 46 – Clubs
Folder 47 – Cobb, Ty
Folder 48 – Columbus Centennial
Folder 49 – Columbus Cannons
Folder 50 – Columbus Daily Times, May 22, 1879
Folder 51 – Columbus History
Folder 52 – Columbus Homes
Folder 53 – Columbus in the Depression 1929-1939
Folder 54 – Columbus Industries
Folder 55 – Columbus Pamphlets
Folder 56 – Columbus Parks
Folder 57 – Columbus Public Buildings
Folder 58 – Columbus Railroads
Folder 59 – Columbus Roads
Folder 60 – Columbus Streets – includes 1941 street map

Box 2
Folder 61 – Confederate Memorial Day
Folder 62 – Conyers, Georgia – includes material on the Trappist Monastery
Folder 63 – Covered Bridges
Folder 64 – Covington, Georgia
Folder 65 – Cozart, A.W. – law lectures
Folder 66 – Crawford, Martin J.
Folder 67 – Cuthbert, Georgia - Andrew College
Folder 68 – Dahlonega, Georgia
Folder 69 – Dalton, Georgia
Folder 70 – Dawson, Georgia
Folder 71 – Dinglewood
Folder 72 – Eagle and Phenix Mills
Folder 73 – Education
     History of the State Normal School, 1923
     The Herald of the Georgia Teachers and Educational Association, November, 1937
     The Herald of the Georgia Teachers and Educational Association, March, 1938
     Georgia – The Empire State of the South; Georgia State Department of Education
     Columbus High School/1930 Graduation
     Georgia Bicentennial Pageant, Columbus Public School, 1933
     History of Columbus Public Schools newspaper articles
     Annual Report of the Public Schools, 1948
     Annual Report of the Public Schools, 1949
     Our Delinquent Children, 1946
Folder 74 – Educators
     Edwina Wood
     Joseph Harris Chappell
     T.C. Kendrick
     Dr. Fred Kirby
     Dr. Roland B. Daniel
     Dr. James Y. Moultrie
     Dr. Thomas Y. Whitley
     William Leonard Pharis
     John Deason
     Paul Munro
     Daisy Ticknor
     Robert Ryder
Folder 75 – Edwards, Harry Stillman
     The Tenth Generation
     Eneas Africanus, 1920
Folder 76 – Elberton, Georgia
Folder 77 – Etowah Mounds
Folder 78 – Fashions – Delinator, 1885, 1890
Folder 79 – F.D.R. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Folder 80 – Fire Department
Folder 81 – First Baptist Church
Folder 82 – First Presbyterian
Folder 83 – Fitzgerald, Georgia
Folder 84 – Floyd, John
Folder 85 – Forestry
Folder 86 – Forsyth, Georgia
Folder 87 – Fort Benning
     Industrial Index, 8th Annual
     Industrial Index, December 1943, vol. 38, #27
     Industrial Index, April 1945, vol. 39, #44
     Benning Herald, September, 1932 VII (opening of the Infantry School)
     Benning Herald, January, 1951
Folder 88 – Fort Benning (cont'd)
Folder 89 – Fort Valley
Folder 90 – Founding of the Colony of Georgia
Folder 91 – Frederica, Georgia
Folder 92 – Gainsville, Georgia
Folder 93 – George, Walter F.
Folder 94 – Georgia
Folder 95 – Georgia Agriculture
Folder 96 – Georgia Birds
Folder 97 – Georgia Blacks
Folder 98 – Georgia Government
     Inaugural program 1955 Marvin Griffin, Governor
     What Negro Newspapers of Georgia Say about some Social Problems, 1933
     Financing Government in Georgia, 1850-1944
     The Georgia Property Tax: History and Administration Problems, 1950
     We Take Our Stand
     Kings, Presidents and Governors of Georgia,1873-1889
Folder 99 – Georgia History
Folder 100 – Georgia History – clippings from Georgia Notebook

Box 3
Folder 101 – Georgia Indians
Folder 102 – Georgia Industries
Folder 103 – Georgia Parks
Folder 104 – Georgia Plants and Trees
Folder 105 – Georgia Writers
Folder 106 – Gordon, John B.
Folder 107 – Grady, Henry
Folder 108 – Griffith, D.W. Souvenir Booklet from The Birth of a Nation
Folder 109 – Gunboats
Folder 110 – Gwinnett, Button
Folder 111 – Hawkins, Benjamin
Folder 112 – Historic Buildings Database
Folder 113 – Holt, Hines
Folder 114 – Inventors
Folder 115 – John Birch Society
Folder 116 – Johnson, Herschel V.
Folder 117 – Jones, Robert
Folder 118 – Jordan, Gunby Sr.
Folder 119 – Juvenile Delinquency
Folder 120 – Keller, Helen
Folder 121 – Kindergarten – Miss Edwina Wood
Folder 122 – King, Horace
Folder 123 – LaGrange, Georgia
Folder 124 – Lanier, Sidney
Folder 125 – LeConte, John and Joseph
Folder 126 – Lee, Robert E.
Folder 127 – Literature – The South in Biography
Folder 128 – Long, Crawford
Folder 129 – Macon, Georgia
Folder 130 – Madison, Georgia
Folder 131 – Marietta, Georgia
Folder 132 – McIlhenny, John and Francis
Folder 133 – Mount Berry, Georgia – includes Berry College
Folder 134 – Muscogee County
Folder 135 – Native Americans
Folder 136 – Newspapers
     Columbus News, February 24, 1949
     Columbus Ledger, 75th Anniversary, 1886-1961
Folder 137 – New York Daily Tribune, January 3, 1861
Folder 138 – O'Hara, Theodore
Folder 139 – Okefenokee Swamp
Folder 140 – Patterson, John
Folder 141 – Peabody, George Foster – Yaddo
Folder 142 – Pemberton, John Styth
Folder 143 – Percival, John, President of the Georgia Trustees
Folder 144 – Public Land System
Folder 145 – Price Volunteers, Muster Roll Co. K, 46th Reg., Georgia Volunteers
Folder 146 – Railroads
Folder 147 – Richards, Walter Alan
Folder 148 – Riverboats
Folder 149 – Rome, Georgia
Folder 150 – Russell, Richard B.
Folder 151 – Ryan, Father Abram
Folder 152 – Saturday Evening, 1929 (issue about Wynnton)
Folder 153 – Savannah, Georgia
Folder 154 – Semmes, Paul
Folder 155 – Sequoyah
Folder 156 – Shaw, William Henry
Folder 157 – Sibley, John
Folder 158 – Southern Homes
Folder 159 – Spanish American War
Folder 160 – Spring Place, Georgia – Chief Vann House
Folder 161 – St. Elmo
Folder 162 – St. Elmo – The Play

Box 4
Folder 163 – St. Luke Methodist Church
Folder 164 – St. Simons Island
Folder 165 – Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
Folder 166 – Straus, Oscar S.
Folder 167 – Stone Mountain
Folder 168 – Supreme Court of Georgia
Folder 169 – Tallulah Falls
Folder 170 – Talbotton, Georgia
Folder 171 – Talmadge, Eugene
Folder 172 – Temple Israel
Folder 173 – Temperance/Alcoholism
Folder 174 – Textile Industry
Folder 175 – The Georgia Argus, August 18, 1844
Folder 176 – The Times, Columbus, Georgia – August 31, 1876
Folder 177 – Thomas, Edward Lloyd
Folder 178 – Toombs, Robert A.
Folder 179 – Tornado – 1953
Folder 180 – Tourism
Folder 181 – Towers, John Henry
Folder 182 – Tucker, W. Clifford
Folder 183 – UDC Magazine (United Daughters of the Confederacy)
     February 1966, vol. 29, #2
     March 1966, vol. 29, #3
     April 1966, vol. 29, #4
Folder 184 – Utilities and Public Work, Police Department
Folder 185 – Vandiver, Ernest
Folder 186 – Vinson, Carl
Folder 187 – Waverly Hall
Folder 188 – Waverly Terrace, "The Home Book"
Folder 189 – Ways, Georgia and Henry Ford
Folder 190 – Washington, D.C.
Folder 191 – Wiggins, Tom/"Blind Tom"
Folder 192 – "With the First Signs of Post Civil War Prosperity '80s Brought Literary Revival Here" – Loretto Chappell, 1961
Folder 193 – Woodruff, Robert W.
Folder 194 – Winter, John G.
Folder 195 – YMCA