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Roger Harris/Our Town Collection (MC 69)


Scope and Content

This collection contains materials, photographs, clippings, articles, photocopies of various items, amassed by Roger Harris when he prepared his book, Our Town. It includes significant information about local African-American history and data about the following: John Amos, Barker House, Mrs. Kitchen's dance class, Reverend Edwin Bryson, Mattie Page, Dr. Walter Sullivan, Thomas Wiggins, Blind Tom, Geneva Southall, Mrs. John Bethune Melby, Jr., Eugene Bullard, Jimmy Carter, and George Washington Carver.

1960s-1990s 2 boxes (2 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Roger Harris/Our Town 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:

Roger Harris/Our Town Collection (MC 69)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

There is no accession record for this collection.


Series 1

Box 1

Folder 1 – John Amos

Folder 2 – Barker House

Folder 3 – Black History

Folder4 – Blind Tom

Folder 5 – W.C. Bradley

Folder 6 – Eugene Bullard

Folder 7 – Business

Folder 8 – Jimmy Carter

Folder 9 – George Washington Carver

Folder 10 – Chang and Eng Bunker

Folder 11 – Chattahoochee River

Folder 12 – Child Labor

Folder 13 – Civil Rights

Folder 14 – Columbus (1828- )

Folder 15 – Columbus College

Folder 16 – Columbus Depot

Folder 17 – Columbus Museum

Folder 18 – Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Folder 19 – Confederate Hospitals and soldiers from Columbus

Folder 20 – Confederate Naval Museum

Folder 21 – Ft. Benning/Henry Benning

Folder 22 – Caroline Hentz

Folder 23 – Horse Racing

Folder 24 – Augusta Howard

Folder 25 – Tom Huston

Folder 26 – Indians

Folder 27 – Ice's Arrival in Columbus

Folder 28 – Industrial High School

Folder 29 – Nunnally Johnson

Folder 30 – John F. Kennedy

Folder 31 – Horace King

Folder 32 – Ulysses Lewis

Folder 33 – Liberty Bell

Folder 34 – McCullers, Carson

Folder 35 – Nehi / RC

Folder 36 – Oglethorpe

Folder 37 – John Pemberton

Folder 38 – Perkins Hosiery Mill

Folder 39 – Ma Rainey

Folder 40 – Riverboats

Folder 41 – Franklin Roosevelt

Folder 42 – William Spencer

Folder 43 – Sports

Folder 44 – Springer Opera House

Folder 45 – Television/Radio

Folder 46 – Textiles

Folder 47 – Trains

Folder 48 – Vanishing Georgia

Folder 49 – Veterans Memorial

Folder 50 – Vietnam War

Folder 51 – Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Folder 52 – Robert W. Woodruff

Folder 53 – Correspondence for Our Town

Folder 54 – Miscellaneous: Pictures

Folder 55 – Miscellaneous

Folder 56 – Manuscript of Our Town

Folder 57 – “A Historic Tour of Our Town" A Coloring Book supplement


Series 2 Miscellaneous

Box 2

Folder 1 – Hardaway High School

Folder 2 – Historic Columbus Foundation

Folder 3 – Invitations

Folder 4 – Parables from Nature

Folder 5 – “St. Elmo", the play


Green bag – From the office of the Mayor

"All About Town" – board game of Columbus, Georgia


Assorted old newspaper issues:

Carter Inaugural Souvenir Special, Jan 20, 1977

Kennedy is Murdered, November 23, 1963

Kennedy….November 24, 1963

Thursday; the People's Newspaper

Ft. Benning Leader, October 1, 1993

Olympics, July 1996

Agnew Welcomed, October 26, 1972

Sesquicentennial Supplement, May 7, 1978