MARTIN, HAROLD H.
Harold H. Martin papers, 1837-1977

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zmg0


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, Harold H.
Title: Harold H. Martin papers, 1837-1977
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 537
Extent:20.75 linear ft. (54 boxes), 1 oversized papers (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Harold. H. Martin, Georgian author and journalist, including letters, lectures, speeches, articles, photographs, clippings, mauscripts, and drafts.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Related Materials in This Repository

William Berry Hartsfield papers, Ralph McGill papers, Charles F. Palmer papers, John Adams Sibley papers, Robert Winship Woodruff papers.

Source

Gift, 1974, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Harold H. Martin papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Harold Harber Martin, journalist and author, was born September 17, 1910, in Commerce, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in journalism (A.B. 1933), was a sports and features writer for the Atlanta Georgian (1932-1939), columnist for the Atlanta Constitution (1939-1943; 1946-1974), and a contributor (1944-45; 1950), associate editor (1951-1953), contributing editor (1958-1963), and editor-at-large (1964-1969) with the Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Ralph McGill, Reporter (1973), for which he won the Georgia Writers Club Author of the Year Award in 1973.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Harold H. Martin from 1837-1977. The papers include correspondence, articles, photographs, clippings, notes, scrapbooks, sound recordings, drafts, manuscripts, a diary, and memorabilia. Martin's correspondence is personal or relates to his writing (1965-1969); other correspondence (1969-1971), sound recordings, notes, photographs, drafts, and reviews relate mainly to Martin's books Starlifter (1972), Three Strong Pillars, Story of the Trust Company of Georgia (1974), Ralph McGill, Reporter (1973), William Berry Hartsfield (1978), and Georgia, A Bicentennial History (1977), as well as to unpublished biographies of Robert W. Woodruff and Charles Palmer. Articles were written by Martin for the Saturday Evening Post.

The collection also includes the correspondence of the Martin family, of Martin's wife, Boyce Lokey Martin, and of the Hamilton and Lokey families. Scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, and clippings were compiled by Boyce Martin's aunts, Marion Hamilton and Nancy H. Ogden, and document their service with the American Red Cross Mission to Palestine (1918-1919). The collection includes letters, lectures, speeches and notes from the diary kept by Nancy Hamilton Ogden documenting her service with the American Red Cross at Canton Christian College. This material reveals her observations on the political, economic and social life of China, principally in Canton (1925-1927). The fullest comments come from her diary entries, in which she discusses Cantonese monetary policies, local political struggles between the College and the Chinese community, and student strikes. She also comments at length on civil war in China (especially between the Cantonese and the Yunnanese), the exploits of Chaing Kai-shek and Chang T'so-lin, the suppression of communists, military dangers in Hong Kong, and anti-foreign feeling towards English and American citizens. Aside from political topics, Mrs. Ogden also details numerous social customs, including Chinese legends, a Chinese wedding, kite flying, the Chinese theater, dining customs, and celebrations of various festivals. She also describes the silk worm industry, refers to Japanese mill workers and offers a vivid account of her visit to the monastery at Fei Loi. Additional materials include a small group of letters written by Mrs. Ogden to her husband when she visited the Philippine Islands in 1925; scripts for slide shows that she prepared entitled "Things Chinese," which depict street scenes chiefly in Shanghai and Hong Kong (photographs missing); and a group of transcriptions comprising English translations of Chinese poetry prepared by Professor Herbert A. Giles of Cambridge University.

Also included are the following manuscripts: Georgia, A Bicentennial History (New York: Norton, 1977); history of Starlifter (transport planes) published as Starlifter: The C-141, Lockheed's High-Speed Flying Truck (Brattleboro, VT: S. Greene Press, 1972); a draft manuscript of the history of the Trust Company of Georgia published as Three Strong Pillars, Story of the Trust Company of Georgia (Atlanta: Trust Company of Georgia, 1974); draft manuscripts and galley proofs of a biography of Ralph McGill published as Ralph McGill, Reporter (Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1973); and galley proofs of a biography of William Berry Hartsfield published as William Berry Hartsfield, Mayor of Atlanta (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1978).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1837-1917
1 2 Correspondence, 1920-1957
1 3 Photographs, Hugh M. Lokey, Sr. and family (15 photos)
1 4 Photographs, Montgomery and Nancy Ogden (16 photos, 4 dups)
1 5 Photographs, Miscellaneous family photos and postcards (16 photos)
OP1 Photograph, Oversized (unidentfied)
1 6 Clippings and memorabilia
1 7 Clippings and memorabilia
1 8 Hamilton family birthday book
Papers of Marian Hamilton and Nancy Hamilton Ogden
2 1 Letters of Nancy Hamilton Ogden to Montgomery Ogden, 1925, written from Phillippine Islands and Hong Kong
2 2 23 miscellaneous letters
2 3 Scrapbooks kept by Marian and Nancy Hamilton on Red Cross Mission to Palestine, 1918-1919.
3 1 Scrapbooks kept by Marian and Nancy Hamilton on Red Cross Mission to Palestine, 1918-1919.
2 2 Notebook, details of Mrs. Ogden's luncheon service with recipes.
3 1 Nancy Ogden writings, poems and short stories
3 2 Nancy Ogden writings, poems and short stories
3 3 Lectures
4 4 Loose lectures: Christmas in the Holy Land
4 5 Notebook: notes for lectures
5 1 Biographical information re. Nancy Hamilton Ogden by her husband.
5 2 Miscellaneous writings of Nancy Hamilton Ogden
5 3 Typed copies of Nancy Hamilton Ogden's diary and letters from China, 1925-1927, ca. 200 pages
Harold Martin papers
6 1 Martin family, miscellaneous papers
6 2 Martin family business correspondence, 1965-1966
6 3 Harold Martin to son John Martin in Vietnam, 1965-1966
6 4 Personal correspondence, 1962-1968, with John M. Virden
6 5 General and personal correspondence, 1947-1974
7 1 General and personal correspondence, 1947-1974
7 2 Drafts of two letters from Martin to R.W. Woodruff
7 3 Letters to Martin from patient in Milledgeville Hospital, 1963
8 1 Atlanta Constitution correspondence, January-August 1965,
8 2 Atlanta Constitution correspondence, 1966, January-August
8 3 Atlanta Constitution correspondence, 1966, September-December
9 1 Atlanta Constitution correspondence, 1967-1969, April
9 2 Atlanta Constitution correspondence, letters used as columns, 1966
9 3 Atlanta Constitution, business receipts
9 4 Atlanta Constitution, business correspondence and papers re Author's Guild
10 Photographs, memorabilia, clippings, address books, transcript of taped interview, 1977
11 Photographs, memorabilia, clippings, address books, transcript of taped interview, 1977
12 1 Saturday Evening Post, General correspondence, 1965-1969
12 2 Saturday Evening Post, General correspondence, 1965-1969
12 3 Saturday Evening Post, General correspondence, 1965-1969
12 4 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: A
12 5 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: B-C
12 6 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: D
12 7 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: E
12 8 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: F
12 9 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: G
12 10 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: H
13 1 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: J
13 2 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: L
13 3 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: M
14 1 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: M
15 1 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: V
15 2 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: W
15 3 Saturday Evening Post, Writings: W
15 4 Saturday Evening Post, Expense accounts and correspondence concerning expenses
15 5 Saturday Evening Post, Expense accounts and correspondence concerning expenses
15 6 Saturday Evening Post, Expense accounts and correspondence concerning expenses
15 7 Saturday Evening Post, Expense accounts and correspondence concerning expenses
15 8 Saturday Evening Post, unidentified writings
15 9 Callaway Gardens material
16 1 Typed pieces for "Father's Day book"
16 2 Typed pieces for "Father's Day book"
OBV1 Scrapbook, "Father's Day" book (includes clippings and photographs)
16 3 Father Kapaun booklet and clippings and other typed pieces
16 4 Hugo Vihlen piece
16 5 Palmer book: correspondence with W.W. Norton and copy of intro and first chapter.
16 6 Palmer book: draft chapters and correspondence
16 7 Palmer book: draft chapters and correspondence
16 8 Palmer book: Correspondence from Greene Press and copy of intro and first chapter.
16 9 Palmer book: Correspondence, 1972
17 Miscellaneous materials
18 Palmer book: Manuscript draft on legal pads
19 1 Material concerning Mercury Scare
20 Starlifter material: letters, contracts, interviews
21 Starlifter material: letters, contracts, interviews
22 Starlifter material: interviews
23 Starlifter material: manuscript, galleys, clippings
24 Writings
25 Writings, notes, notebooks
26 Writings, notes, notebooks
27 Writings, notes, notebooks
28 Writings, notes, notebooks
28a Writings, notes, notebooks
29 Ralph McGill: notebooks
30 Ralph McGill: notebooks
31 Ralph McGill: drafts
32 Ralph McGill: drafts
32a Ralph McGill: Original draft
33 Ralph McGill: draft, galley proofs
34 Ralph McGill: draft, galley proofs
35 1 Ralph McGill: correspondence with publishers
35 2 Ralph McGill: miscellaneous typed notes, mostly research on Ralph McGill, including entries from McGill's diary
35 2a Ralph McGill: Notes on speeches on Ralph McGill
35 2b Ralph McGill:: Drafts of Martin's speeches on McGill
35 3 Ralph McGill: Correspondence, reminiscences of McGill from people who knew him including Barry Bingham, Thomas C. Chubb, and Robert Sherrod.
35 4 Ralph McGill: Xeroxes of correspondence to Edward Weeks concerning reminiscences of Ralph McGill from people who knew him.
35 5 Ralph McGill: Xeroxes of correspondence to Edward Weeks concerning reminiscences of Ralph McGill from people who knew him.
35 6 Ralph McGill: Photographs
35 7 Ralph McGill: Lillian Smith Award, presented to Harold Martin for Ralph McGill, Reporter, November 2, 1973; Program, Southern Regional Council dinner, November 2, 1973; Tape, review of Ralph McGill, Reporter
35 8 Ralph McGill: Dedication of McGill School Program
36 1 Ralph McGill: Clippings of reviews
36 2 Ralph McGill: Miscellaneous correspondence, February 4, 1969-March 8, 1974
36 3 Ralph McGill: Miscellaneous material
36 4 Ralph McGill: Material from Joseph B. Cumming, Jr.
37 Trust Company Book: notebooks for Three Strong Pillars
38 Trust Company Book: Notes, drafts, galley proofs of Three Strong Pillars
39 Trust Company Book: Booklets and pamphlets on Trust Company of Georgia
40 Trust Company Book: Transcripts of taped interviews of Trust Company officials by Harold Martin
41 Trust Company Book: Transcripts of taped interviews of Trust Company officials by Harold Martin
42 1 Trust Company Book: Xerox copies of Trust Company of Georgia Annual Reports to Shareholders, 1908-1922
42 2 Trust Company Book: Xerox copies of Trust Company of Georgia Annual Reports to Shareholders, 1923-1945
42 3 Trust Company Book: Xerox copies of Trust Company of Georgia Annual Reports to Shareholders, 1946-1954
42 4 Trust Company Book: Miscellaneous materials re Trust Company of Georgia history landmarks in the annals of Trust Company of Georgia, 1891-1947
42 5 Trust Company Book: Xeroxes of Trust Company's official news organ, deals mainly with personalities, and news about officers.
42 6 Trust Company Book: Xeroxes of Trust Company's official news organ, general information
42 7 Trust Company Book: Xeroxes of materials pertaining to the early history of the Trust Company of Georgia, including Constitution articles, letters, etc.
43 1 Trust Company Book: Cornerstone (time capsule) of new Trust Company building, includes messages in cornerstone
43 2 Trust Company Book: Histories of the Trust Company
43 3 Trust Company Book: Arch Avery's Cancer Campaign, including publicity
43 4 Trust Company Book: Plans, diagrams, photographs and news concerning remodeling of old building.
43 5 Trust Company Book: Miscellaneous correspondence, July 18, 1973-March 18, 1974
43 6 Trust Company Book: Brief biographical outlines, Trust Company officers
43 7 Trust Company Book: Miscellaneous material
43 8 Trust Company Book: Reviews of Three Strong Pillars
43 9 Trust Company Book: 2 photos of old Trust Company building
44 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Notes and source materials, 1903-1970
45 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Notes and sources, interviews, tapes
46 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Source materials, printed matter and clippings re Woodruff and Coke
47 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Notebooks
48 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Notebooks
49 Robert W. Woodruff biography, Drafts of biography
50 1 Bicentennial History of Georgia: typed original draft on yellow copy paper, chapter 1-21.
50 2 Bicentennial History of Georgia: typed original draft on yellow copy paper, chapters 22-.
50 3 Bicentennial History of Georgia: Correspondence, primarily between Martin and Gerald George, editor of Bicentennial State Histories; clippings; and other material on Bicentennial series.
50 4 Biography of William Berry Hartsfield, page proofs
51 Additions: Sea Island book material, including review clippings and articles; materials concerning A Place in the Mountains book; personal papers.
52 Additions: Robert Woodruff biography manuscript and research notes
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