Cason J. Callaway papers, 1928-1962

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961.
Title: Cason J. Callaway papers, 1928-1962
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 485
Extent:2.5 linear ft. (5 boxes) and 2 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia businessman, philanthropist, and developer Cason Jewell Callaway.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Cason J. Callaway/Callaway Gardens collection, Troup County Archives, LaGrange, Georgia


Gift, 1966, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], Cason J. Callaway papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Cason Jewell Callaway, businessman, philanthropist, and developer, was born November 6, 1894, in LaGrange, Georgia, and died April 12, 1962 at Blue Springs Farm, near Hamilton, Georgia. The son of Fuller E. Callaway and Ida Jane Cason, he and his brother, Fuller E., Jr., continued the business and civic interests of their father, a textile manufacturer in the LaGrange, Georgia, area.

Cason Callaway was a graduate of the University of Virginia (1912) and the Eastman School of Business (1913) and served as an officer in the United States Navy (1917-1919). Upon the death of his father in 1928, he assumed control of the family businesses, consolidated them, and created the Callaway Mills Corporation. Callaway married Virginia Hollis Hand in 1920; in 1938 he resigned from his duties with the mills and he and his family moved to Blue Springs Farm and began the development of the Ida Cason Callaway Gardens. Callaway served as president and director of several textile organizations during his life.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials relating to the career and family of Cason J. Callaway from 1928-1962. The papers include correspondence, family papers, visual materials, printed material, memorabilia, military records, and reminiscences. Visual materials include postcards and photographs of Callaway, his family, their homes, and events at Blue Springs. Memorabilia includes a medal, presidential campaign buttons and ring, a token from the Callaway Department Store, invitations, and menus. Printed material includes clippings, articles, and brochures. Portions of the collection are photocopies of original materials.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Callaway family genealogy
1 2 Ida Cason Callaway, clipping and biographical information
1 3 Fuller E. Callaway, biographical materials
1 4 Callaway Gardens, brochures, articles, clippings
1 - Photographs, Callaway family, Fuller Callaway, Cason Callaway, Callaway Gardens, Callaway Farms
2 - Photographs, Callaway family, Fuller Callaway, Cason Callaway, Callaway Gardens, Callaway Farms
2 - Articles, and pamphlets by and about Cason J. Callaway
3 - Articles, and pamphlets by and about Cason J. Callaway
3 - Scrapbook of clippings (1 volume)
3 1 Regents: Letters Reference
3 2 Cason J Callaway clippings
3 3 Cason J. Callaway Memorabilia
3 4 AGENDA (CJC) Daily Record
3 - Clippings
4 1 Callaway farms/Loose clippings
4 2 Unsorted clippings
4 - Programs, agenda, calling cards, memoranda book
4 - Programs, agenda, calling cards, memoranda book
4 - Memorabilia and miscellany: medals, pipe, awards, and other artifacts; materials relating to Japanese trip; yearbook from University of Virginia, 1913; book on farms
5 - Additions: Letters, pictures, miscellaneous items, publications, clippings.
5 - Medal, Cason Callaway Champion Farmer, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Located in vault in medal box.
OP1 - Calloway and Jewell family tree
OP2 - Scrapbooks (one from trip to Japan); certificates; photographs