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F. Clason Kyle Collection (MC 86)


Biographical Note

F. Clason Kyle was born May 29, 1929 in Columbus, Georgia, a descendent of one of the five original city commissioners from when the town was founded in 1828. He graduated from Rollins College in Florida, and did graduate work in history at Stanford. He served on the boards of the Little Theatre, the Springer Opera House, the Three Arts League, the Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Musemont Fine Arts Camp and the Barter Theater in Abington, Virginia. He worked for both the Columbus Ledger and the Columbus Enquirer and continued after their merger, becoming the Associate Editor of the Ledger-Enquirer Sunday Magazine and its travel editor.


Scope and Content

This material documents Kyle's professional career as a journalist and author, his involvement in civil organizations in Columbus, Georgia and his personal interests.

1900s-1980s 6 boxes (5 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the F. Clason Kyle 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:

F. Clason Kyle Collection (MC 86)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

Gift of F. Clason Kyle in 1989.

Note to Researchers

See also:

Ballad of the Sad Cafe Playbill (SMC 60)

The Bradley Memorial Library Carson McCullers Collection (MC 184)

Virginia Spencer Carr Collection (MC 23)

Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

Carson McCullers Society Records (MC 192)

Loretto Chappell Collection (MC 29)

Carlos Dews Collection (MC 175)

Mary Martha Johnson Photograph Collection (SMC 53)

Jordan Massee—Carson McCullers Collection (MC 170)

The Valley Reads: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Collection (MC 179)

John Zeigler and Edwin Peacock Collection (MC 182)





Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Letters and photocopies of documents regarding founding and initial real estate sales of the City of Columbus, 1820-1967

Folder 2 – Boat Show Section of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, February 24, 1963

Folder 3 – Newspaper clippings about general history of Columbus, 1962- 1983

Folder 4 – Newspaper clippings of articles by and about Kyle, 1962-76

Folder 5 – Newspaper clippings on local Cub Scouts, October, 1985

Folder 6 – Newspaper clipping on "Stay and See" campaign, May, 1963

Folder 7 – Mixed Editorials from Ledger Enquirer, 1982

Folder 8 – Miscellaneous Local Newspaper clippings, 1951-82

Folder 9 – Ledger-Enquirer feature article "The Road from Bondage" an 8-part series, 1982

Folder 10 – Photos of local advertisements and tickets, circa (1870): Packet 1 - Photos of portraits of historical figures including - McKenney-Hall Portraits of American Indians

Folder 11 – Packet 1 - Photos of welcome home parade for WWI troops; Packet 2 - Photos of Fort Benning 1917-40

Folder 12 – Photos of local buildings interiors and exteriors

Folder 13 – Booklets: Historic Savannah and Antiques at Savannah

Folder 14 – St. Francis Hospital Mardi Gras Ball Program and Invitation, February 5, 1959

Folder 15 – League Life - Junior League of Columbus, March, 1963

Folder 16 – Columbus Centennial Program, April, 1928

Folder 17 – France and America, booklet published by the French Embassy, April, 1961

Folder 18 -- Historic Columbus Foundation, 1966-1978 (2 copies), The Georgia Historical Quarterly, volume LXIII, Number 1, Spring, 1979

Folder 19 -- Bartram Trail Bicentennial Proposal, 1974

Folder 20 – North South Trader, vol. XII, No. 4, May-June, 1985

Folder 21 – Columbus Magazine, July/August, 1983

Folder 22 – Georgia Humanities Council, 1989-91

Folder 23 – Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of The Atlanta Journal, (3 Part Insert), 1933

Folder 24 – Promenade Magazine, Guide to New York World's Fair (1964-65)

Folder 25 – The Gallant City 1865-1965-Program (2 copies), 1965

Folder 26 – Map for Georgia's bicentennial, 1932

Folder 27 – Allen and Ginter's Album of American Editors, circa 1920

Folder 28 – Newspaper clippings of JFK's Assassination, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Nov 22 – 25, 1963

Folder 29 – Newspaper clippings of FDR's death at Warm Springs, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Apr 12 -13, 1945

Folder 30 – The Bayonet 200th Anniversary of U.S. Army, June 13, 1975

Folder 31 – Virginia Carr's collection of McCullers book material Book reviews etc., 1975 and a NY Times review of her book, Dos Passos, 1984

Folder 32 -- Newspaper clippings on Henry McIlhenny's death, 1986

Folder 33 – Archaeological Information on Indians of the Southeastern U.S., 1970

Folder 34 – The Great Table in the Columbus Bank and Trust Company, 1957

Folder 35 – Columbus Audubon Society's Observer, Special Publication 1, December 31, 1973

Folder 36 – Letters regarding Esquiline and the Moses family, 1940-83

Folder 37 – Negatives of the statue of Samuel Spencer in AMTRAK station in Atlanta, 1985

Folder 38 – Invitation to The Cotton Ball, 1954

Folder 39 – Newspaper clippings on historic preservation in Columbus, 1980

Folder 40 – Correspondence between L. A. Wells of the Georgia Ornithological Society and Jimmy Carter, and Carter Gubernatorial Election Campaign Information, 1970

Folder 41 – Newspaper clippings of the opening of the Royal Theater in Columbus, Georgia, 1928

Folder 42 – Yuchi tribe information, 1958

Folder 43 – Newspaper clippings on Confederate Gunboat Museum, 1963

Folder 44 -- Ft. Benning Bridge Opening, Columbus Sunday Ledger-Enquirer, April 7, 1935

Folder 45 – Columbus Ledger Magazine, 3rd Anniversary edition, April 29, 1928

Folder 45 – Priority Listing of Historic Sites Owned by the state of Georgia, July 15, 1975

Folder 47 – Georgia Civil War Centennial Map, 1964

Folder 48 – Office of Price Administration (OPA) War Ration Books of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Clason, 1940s

Folder 49 – Columbus Enquirer headline on Paris air crash, June 4, 1962

Folder 50 – Arbor Day Program at Columbus High School, March 1, 1907

Folder 51 – Letter from Micki Cabaniss to Kyle, April 23, 1984

Folder 52 – Sidney Lanier: America's Sweet Singer of Songs, the author of the Mashes of Glynn and Other Poems, by Tallu Fish, 1963

 

BOX 2

Folder 1 – Letter from Mrs. J. J. W. Biggers, Jr. of the Columbus Arts Council, April 8, 1963

Folder 2 – Newspaper clipping of the Columbus Ledger society page, April 29, 1928

Folder 3 – Picture from Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, "Our Children through the Years", 1961

Folder 4 – Tourist Brochure on Columbus, 1970s

Folder 5 – Small map of Confederate Forts and railroads around Columbus in 1864

Folder 6 – Miniature Print Up of Enquirer Paper of July 5, 1862 (?)

Folder 7 –"The Wolfegate Affair" (about Thomas Wolfe Plagiarism Accusation), Harvard Magazine, September-October, 1981

Folder 8 – Historical Sketch of Muscogee County, WPA Guide to Muscogee County, 1940s (?)

Folder 9 – Mid-Week Pictorial Newspaper clippings of FDR Inaugural Ceremony Pictures, 1930s

Folder 10 – F. Clason Kyle Personal File, March 3, 1966

Folder 11 – Once Upon An Island: The Story of Fabulous Jekyll by Tallu Fish, 1965

Folder 12 – Ford Breezes, vol. 2, No 3, Nov 1923

Folder 13 – Photos from the Vanishing Georgia project, ca. 1980

Folder 14 – Minutes and journal of the Board of Commissioners for the town of Columbus, Muscogee County, typescript, Georgia, 1828

Folder 15 – Newspaper clippings of Columbus houses, 1965-1981

Folder 16 – Squares of Savannah Guidebook, rev. 1965

Folder 17 -- Letter to Kyle and draft article from A.A. Simonton, "The Chattahoochee River Basin", 1970s

Folder 18 – Georgia Magazine, February-March, 1963 and February-March, 1964

Folder 19 – Georgia Life, Autumn-Winter, 1976 and Winter, 1977

Folder 20 – Columbus: Georgia's Newest Port City, 1964

Folder 21 – Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, brochure, 1981

Folder 22 – Grassroots South, Fall 1977

Folder 23 – Sesquicentennial Issue, “Women of the Year”, Dec 6, 1974

Folder 24 – Sesquicentennial Issue, “Southern Dialect” by Dr. Phil O'Logg, 1974

Folder 25 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, "Columbus Promenade Returns" by Clason Kyle, April 29, 1973

Folder 26 –Women's Club House Association Membership Certificate (photocopy) of Louise B. McPherson, January 11, 1928

Folder 27 – "The Big Saturday" newspaper clipping on Memorial Stadium, Aug 26, 1973

Folder 28 – Christmas Cards of Clason Kyle, 1974

Folder 29 – "This is Columbus", The League of Women Voters, 1959

Folder 30 – Gloria Sampson Drawing, 1981

Folder 31 – Oath of Office Ceremony for Mayor Frank K Martin, Program, January 6, 1991

Folder 32 – The Journal of Southwest Georgia History, vol. III, Fall 1985

Folder 33 – A Program for Columbus (Case Study Problem), Seminar for Historical Administrators Paper by Janice A Woodruff, June-July 1966

Folder 34 – The Herald, vol.1, no. 1, Jan 18, 1876

Folder 35 – Historic Columbus Foundation, vol. XIV, no. 1, Fall 1982

Folder 36 – New York Times review of the movie, Ballad of a Sad Café, August 26, 1990

Folder 37 – The Past 75 Years in Columbus (1907-1982): A Time Line, 1982

Folder 38 – Architectural Reflections Calendar, 1974

Folder 39 – Columbus High School Commencement Invitation, 1907

Folder 40 – Georgia Landmarks, Memorials, and, Legends, including pages relating to Torch Hill: The Home of Dr. Francis Orray Ticknor (photocopies of pages 230-233 and pages 818-831), 1913-1914

Folder 41 – Georgia, A Guide to Its Towns and Countryside (photocopy of pages 214-223 covering Columbus), WPA, 1940

Folder 42 – Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings

Folder 43 – Columbus High School newspaper, the Blue Streak, Nov 19, 1951

Folder 44 -- Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers, 1928-1982

Folder 45 – Kyle's Columbus High School Report Card, 1948

Folder 46 – Mixed material Ft. Mitchell, East Alabama and the Creek Indian Factory

Folder 47 – Thank you note from Mrs. Richard L. hale to Mrs. Crawford for her donation to the roofing fund for the Women's Club Association, October 31, 1977

Folder 48 – Press Pass for Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera, Sept 27, 1965

Folder 49 – Newspaper clippings Atlanta Constitution, Sunday Dec 8, 1985


Box 3 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer issues from the 1930s

Box 4 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and other publications from the 1930s

Box 5 -- Sunny South Magazine, April 13 - March 2, 1907

Box 6Uncle Remus' Magazine, 1910s