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John G. Newberry Scrapbook Collection (MC 74)

Biographical Note

John G. Newberry (1893-1965) served in the Columbus Police Department from 1919 until 1953. During the latter years he was Chief.

Scope and Content

Chief Newberry's wife, Eunice, probably compiled this small scrapbook of clippings and the related loose items and donated them to the Columbus College Archives.

It contains a small scrapbook of clippings, 1941-1949, and similar materials dealing with Newberry and his term as the Columbus, Georgia Chief of Police; a photograph of Judge Hubert Calhoun as a boy; an article about the John Frank Stringfellow murder case in which Chief Newberry was involved; and a photograph, brief biography, and obituary of Edmund Wesley Joines (1833-1900), who served as a Columbus policeman in the 1870s and 1880s. Joines was a Confederate veteran captured several times by Union forces after the Battle of Gettysburg.

1900-1950s 1 scrapbook & 8 items (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the John Newberry Scrapbook 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:

John Newberry Scrapbook Collection (MC 74)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


This collection was donated to the Archives by Mrs. Eunice Newberry in May of 1977.

Box and Item List

Box 1

Item 1 – Scrapbook of John G. Newberry, Chief of Police [The photo of Edmund Wesley is in it.]

Item 2 – A telegram and a copy of a crime magazine