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Roff Sims, Jr. Collection (SMC 22)

Biographical Note

Roff Sims, Jr. was born November 10, 1894 in Columbus, Georgia, the son of Roff Sims, Sr. (1864-1932) and Belle Swift (1871-1939). He graduated from the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Law School. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant. After the war he worked in the cotton business until 1925 when he began his career in banking. Over the course of that career he worked with the Atlanta and Lowry National Bank, the First National Bank and the Trust Company of Georgia. His wife, Dr. Catherine Sims, was on the faculty of Agnes Scott College and in 1946 was named Woman of the Year in Education. He was a member of the Piedmont Driving club, the Nine O'clocks, the Atlanta Gyro Club, the Cactus Club and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He died in Atlanta on August 1, 1988.

Scope and Content

The collection provides information spanning the life of Roff Sims, Jr., plus information on his parents.

1893-1959 1 folder (.1 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

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Roff Sims, Jr. Collection (SMC 22)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Donated to the Archives in 1989 by Mrs. Roff Sims, Jr.

Folder/Item List

Folder 1

Item 1 – Our Marriage Vows, documenting the marriage of Bell Swift (1871-1939) and Roff Sims (1864-1932), December 28, 1893 at Trinity Church, Columbus, Georgia

Item 2 – Invitation card for this wedding, 1893

Item 3 – Letter of Roff Sims, Jr. to his grandmother, October 26, 1903

Item 4 – Peacock's School for Boys, Declamatory Contest, program, June 1, 1911

Item 5 – Demosthenian Society, University of Georgia, program, February 21, 1917

Item 6 – Retirement banquet for Roff Sims, Jr., Trust Company of Georgia, program (with biographical notes), November 23, 1959

Item 7 – 6 Photographs of Roff Sims, Jr. and his parents, 1890s-1950s