CARMICHAEL, JAMES VINSON, 1910-1972.
James Vinson Carmichael papers, 1913-1982

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z3f9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972.
Title: James Vinson Carmichael papers, 1913-1982
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 576
Extent:41.5 linear ft. (89 boxes), 4 bound volumes (BV) ,28 oversized bound volumes (OBV),65 oversized papers (OP), and 1 oral history (OH)
Abstract:Papers of attorney, business executive, and Emory University alumnus James Vinson Carmichael of Georgia. The collection consists of correspondence, subject files, diaries, notebooks, writings, scrapbooks, speeches, visual materials, printed materials, and memorabilia reflecting Carmichael's business and political careers, his involvement with civic organizations and committees, and his family.
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.

Source

Gift, 1978 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], James Vinson Carmichael papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Vinson Carmichael, attorney and business executive, was born October 2, 1910, in Cobb County, Georgia, and died November 28, 1972, in Marietta, Georgia. He attended Emory University (LL.B. 1933), married Frances E. McDonald (1938), and practiced law in Marietta, Georgia (1933-1943; 1946). He was associated with Bell Aircraft Corporation (1943-1945) as general counsel, assistant general manager - vice president, and director; with Scripto, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia) as president (1947-1964); and with Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Georgia Division, as general manager, vice president and director (1951-1953). He served two terms as a Georgia legislator (1935-1940), and was a candidate for governor (1946). Although he won the popular vote, he lost the election due to the county unit vote. He was the first president of the Atlanta Arts. Alliance (1964), and a trustee of Emory University and Atlanta University.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James Vinson Carmichael from 1913-1982. The papers include correspondence, subject files, diaries, notebooks, writings, scrapbooks, speeches, visual materials, printed materials, and memorabilia reflecting Carmichael's business and political careers, his involvement with civic organizations and committees, and his family.

The family correspondence documents travel and education and the general correspondence primarily covers Carmichael's work with Bell Aircraft and Scripto. The subject files cover personal, business, civic, and political matters and include writings by James V. Carmichael, Jr., speeches and writings by Carmichael, information on his law practice, the Atlanta, Airport, Cobb County, Ellis Arnall, and businesses and organizations with which he was involved; scrapbooks include clippings, photographs, and program; photographs are of Carmichael, his family and his associates, particularly at Bell Aircraft (1943-1945); motion pictures are of family and travel scenes; printed material includes company newsletters; memorabilia includes awards, certificates, diplomas, and resolutions. There is also some materials gathered after his death.

Arrangement Note

Organized into fourteen series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Personal subject files, (3) Business subject files, (4) Political subject files, (5) Civic subject files, (6) Date books, diaries, and notebooks, (7) Writings, (8) Scrapbooks and scrapbook material, (9) Photographs, (10) Films, (11) Printed material, (12) Awards, certificates, diplomas, and resolutions, (13) Memorabilia, and (14) Posthumous material.



Description of Series

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