WOODWARD, EMILY, 1885-1970.
Emily Woodward papers, 1918-1968

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970.
Title: Emily Woodward papers, 1918-1968
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 424
Extent:5 linear ft. (10 boxes) and 2 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of author and educator Emily Woodward, including biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, materials concerned with public and private forums and radio forums, and memorabilia.
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, 1966.

Citation

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


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Emily Barnelia Woodward (May 2, 1885- March 21, 1970) was born in Vienna, Georgia, the daughter of John Hartwell and Nancy Barnelia (McCormick) Woodward, the youngest of eight children, John M. (eldest, a Primitive Baptist minister), James, David, Charles, Lucius, Mary Jane, Carrie, and Emily. Miss Woodward attended Gordon Institute in Barnesville, Georgia but dropped out after one year because of her vision. She was editor and publisher of the Vienna News from 1918-1930, and during these years and thereafter was also a contributor of editorials and feature articles to the Atlanta Journal and other newspapers and magazines. She served two terms as President of the Georgia Press Association, 1926-1928, the first woman to be elected to that office. While holding this post she founded the Georgia Press Institute which held its first meeting at Mercer University in 1928. In that year Miss Woodward, always actively interested in politics, served as an assistant secretary of the Democratic National Convention.

In 1930 she visited Europe, making an intensive study of economic conditions in France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Great Britain. Miss Woodward was forum leader of the Atlanta City Forum, 1937; Director of Georgia State-wide Public Forums, 1938-1944; director of the Division of Forums, Georgia University System, 1943-1950; the founder and director of the first Leadership Institute held at the University of Georgia, July, 17-19, 1947; organizer and director of Town Hall, Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, 1940-1950; director of a series of Radio Forums over WSB, Atlanta, 1939-1944; consultant and lecturer in England and Scotland under the auspices of the United States Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, March 29-August. 12, 1944; member of an advisory group on education to Japan through the U. S. State Department and War Department, February 2-April 8, 1946.

Miss Woodward was a Trustee of the Georgia Training School for Boys, 1928-1932; member of the executive council of a statewide organization for safety on the highways, member of the board of the state Forestry Association, member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Conference on Social Work; member of the Georgia Executive Board of the Farmers Home Administration. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters and of other civic, cultural, and women's groups. She was a signer of the Statement of the Atlanta Conference, 1943, an important document in race relations. Governor E. D. Rivers asked Miss Woodward to assist in formulating a plan for the "Ten Year Program for Balanced Prosperity in Dixie;" and Governor Ellis Arnall appointed her Chairman of the Herty Memorial Commission to honor the work of Dr. Charles Herty in developing the pine pulp industry in Georgia.

Miss Woodward has received three honorary degrees: Doctor of Letters, University of Georgia, 1929; Doctor of Humanities, La Grange College, 1946; Doctor of Laws, Atlanta Law School, 1948. She is the author of Empire: Georgia Today in Photographs and Paragraphs, 1936, and Forums: Why and How.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Emily Woodward from 1918-1968. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and materials concerned with public and private forums and radio forums, and memorabilia.

Letters (1918-1966) are to and from Woodward and document her entire career. Correspondents include Georgia and national political and official figures, military, church, and civic leaders; manuscripts are of Woodward's articles and addresses; files contain material on Forums (which includes reports, transcripts of radio broadcasts, and miscellaneous material), the Georgia Press Institute, the Georgia Forestry Association, the Leadership Training Institute, Woodward's 1944 broadcasts from Britain, and biographical/genealogical information (on herself, her father John H. Woodward, and other family); printed material consists of Woodward's articles, programs, and invitations; scrapbooks contain clippings and photographs and cover the Georgia Press Association tour of Cuba (1926), Woodward's trip to Japan (1946), and the Vienna Business Woman's League (1959). Other subjects covered by the material include roadside beautification, prison reform, and race relations.

Her correspondents included a variety of political and official figures, among others; Ellis Arnall, Helen Bullard, Garland T. Byrd, Charles R. Crisp, Roy A. Flynt, C. B. Harman, James 0. Howard, Boisfeuillet Jones, Guy G. Lunsford, Keith Morgan F.L. Nelson, Hoke O'Kelley, C. F. Palmer, G. Ogden Persons, E. D. Rivers, George T. Smith, Marion Smith, Lon Sullivan, Herman E. Talmadge. Journalists and other writers: Otis A. Brumby, Mary Chamberlain, Edna Cain Daniel, Royal Daniel, Paul S. DeLand, John E. Drewry, Thomas Gamble, H. C. Hotaling, H. V. Jenkins, Bernice McCullar, Ralph McGill, J. Roy McGinty, J. M. Mallory, Minnie Hite Moody, Raymond B. Nixon, Beth Williams Powers, Virginia Polhill Price, Robert H. Pritchard, Garland Reid, Hal M. Stanley, W. G. Sutlive. Educators, historians and librarians: Gordon W. Blackwell, M. L. Brittain, Harmon Caldwell, Jim Cherry, M. D. Collins, Miss Eunice Coston, E. Merton Coulter, Josiah Crudup, Tennie S. De Jarnette, M. L. Duggan, Erwin Funk, J. Gorham Garrison, R. M. Grumman, Ira Jarrell, Amanda Johnson, Alexander A. Lawrence, Lucille Nix, Marvin S. Pittman, George D. Stoddard, Willis A. Sutton, Blake R. Van Leer, Philip Weltner, Paul D. West, C. R. Wilcox. Professional, military, church and civic leaders: Thomas Anderson, Alan F. Boyce, Helen Carr, Hamilton Douglas, Mrs. R. C. Fryer, Margot Gayle, Alvan C. Gillem, Martha E. Gilmore, Charles H. Herty, Harrison Jones, Gilbert McLemore, Arthur J. Moore, Joseph Sanford, Steffen Thomas.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Finding Aid Note

A list of all correspondents, with dates of letters is available for the original acquisition.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1918-1924
1 2 1925-1926
1 3 1927
1 4 1928, January-March
1 5 1928, April-December
1 6 1929-1933
1 7 1934-1935
1 8 1936, January-September
1 9 1936, October
1 10 1937-1938
1 11 1939 January-June
1 12 1939 July-December
1 13 1940 January-May
1 14 1940 June-December
1 15 1941 January-April
1 16 1941 May-December
1 17 1942
1 18 1943
1 19 1944 January-September
1 20 1944 October-December
2 1 1945 January-March
2 2 1945 April-December
2 3 1946
2 4 1947 January-August
2 5 1947 September-December
2 6 1948 January-June
2 7 1948 July-December
2 8 1949-1950
2 9 1951-1959
2 10 1960-1963
2 11 1964
2 12 1965-1968
2 13 Undated: A-F
2 14 Undated: G-M
2 15 Undated: N-Wiggins
2 16 Undated: Woodruff family, undated and fragments
Correspondence by subject
2 17 Charles H. Herty correspondence, 1933-1938
2 18 Charles H. Herty Memorial, 1946-1947
2 19 Charles H. Herty: Clippings and misc.
3 1 Correspondence from Thomas Gamble, 1923-1951
3 2 Correspondence to John Paschall, 1949-1950
3 3 Correspondence from John Paschall, 1921-1952
3 4 Correspondence from John Paschall, undated (1)
3 5 Correspondence from John Paschall, undated (2)
3 6 Correspondence from John Paschall, undated (3)
3 7 Correspondence from John Paschall, undated (4)
3 8 Correspondence to John Paschall from others, 1928-1948, clipping regarding sisters death
Writings by Emily Woodward - Typescripts of Articles, etc.
4 1 Aidmore: Home of The Crippled Children's League of Georgia
4 1 American Bronze in the Melting Pot
4 1 American Civilization-Whither Bound?
4 1 An American Epidemic -Banqetitis
4 1 Ants
4 1 At Sea on the Land
4 1 Atlanta Federal Penitentiary
4 1 Atomic Age
4 1 Autumn in Georgia's Mountains
4 1 Beauty
4 1 A Book
4 1 Builders
4 1 City Beautification
4 1 City Tree Planting
4 1 Darktown's Vanishing Cream
4 1 Democracy Goes to the Penitentiary
4 2 Education in Georgia
4 2 Embarwood
4 2 Eve Walks in the Political Garden
4 2 Evolution
4 2 Farm Home Administration
4 2 Founding of Georgia
4 2 A Gas Station Goes Highbrow [Libraries]
4 2 Georgia School Leaves Beaten Path
4 2 Georgia's Beautiful Maples Color the Landscape Again
4 2 Georgia's Library System Increases
4 2 Georgia's Tax System
4 2 Georgia's Training School for Boys
4 2 Hans Andersen: Patron Saint of Little Children
4 2 The High Road to Beauty: A Group of Beauty Hints for Those Who Would Gain Everlasting Charm
4 2 Highway Beautification
4 2 History of Southern Magazines
4 2 Hitch Hikers on Life's Highway
4 3 Is History Losing its Pants? [2 copies]
4 3 Is the United States a Permanent Country?
4 3 Japan [Advisory Group on Education], 1946 [3 copies]
4 3 Illiteracy
4 3 Leather
4 3 "Let's Go Fellow!"
4 3 Liberty asks Toil
4 3 Library Service Moves Forward in Georgia
4 3 Marriage
4 3 The Most Unforgettable Character [Margaret Mitchell]
4 3 National Future Farmers of America Week [2 different articles]
4 3 Okefenokee
4 3 An Old Lady
4 3 An Old Man [2 copies]
4 3 Passion Play
4 3 The Pecan is the Thing
4 3 A Pedestrian
4 3 Please Pass the Biscuits
4 3 The Problems of the Tenant Farmer
4 3 Proposal for State-Wide Council for Community Education
4 3 Public Welfare
4 4 Religion
4 4 Religious Musings
4 4 Reorganization
4 4 Rural Libraries
4 4 Soil Conservation-The Kay to Prosperity
4 4 Stop the Music-There are Fires to Put Out
4 4 Taxes
4 4 Thoughts on an Open Fire
4 4 Three Acres of Stage and Stars
4 4 The University of Outdoors
4 4 Virtuous Vagabonds
4 4 What Price Education?
4 4 Women's Part in Education
4 4 A Young Man
4 5 Articles, Series: Dialect articles
4 6 Articles, Series: Of War and Peace and Other Things
4 7 Articles, Series: What Do You Know About
4 8 Articles untitled: Agriculture
4 9 Articles untitled: Cuba
4 10 Articles untitled: Democracy
4 11 Articles untitled: Democracy-Education
4 12 Articles untitled: Education
5 1 Articles untitled: Georgia-History, industries, scenery
5 2 Articles untitled: Georgia press
5 3 Articles untitled: Library service
5 4 Articles untitled: Misc. topics
5 5 Articles untitled: Travel
5 6 Articles untitled: War topics
5 7 Poetry [1 of 2]
5 8 Poetry [2 of 2]
5 9 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: May 9, 1937-Febuary 5, 1939
5 10 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: February 19-March 26, 1939
5 11 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: April 2-July 13, 1939
5 12 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: October 2-December 17, 1939
5 13 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: 1940-1941
5 14 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: 1942
5 15 Radio scripts, WSB Radio Forum: 1945, undated
5 16 Radio scripts, Britian, 1944
5 17 Speeches [1 of 2]
6 1 Speeches [1 of 2]
6 2 Speeches [1 of 2]
6 3 Speeches [1 of 2]
Subject files
6 4 "Georgia Public Forums," 66 pages (typescript)
6 5 Georgia Forum Reports, 1939-1941 and undated
6 6 Georgia Forums-General Information
6 7 Forums-Correspondence (copies), undated
6 8 Forums-Maps (Georgia counties) Hand-colored county maps showing location of public forums
6 9 Forums-Excerpts from newspapers, 1938-1947 - undated
6 10 Forums-Reports from other states. Arranged alphabetically by name of state. Only 11 states represented
6 11 Forums-General. Includes a bulletin "Choosing our Way, A Study of America's Forums" published by the Office of Education, U. S. Dept. of the Interior, 1938
7 1 Georgia Forestry Association - Press Releases, 1937-1940
7 2 Georgia Forestry Association - Press Releases, 1941-1942
7 3 Forestry - Miscellaneous
7 4 Leadership Training Institute, July 17-19, 1947 - Planning
7 5 Leadership Training Institute, July 17-19, 1947 - Transcript of Session
7 6 Leadership Training Institute, July 17-19, 1947 - Statement of Purpose
7 7 Leadership Training Institute, July 17-19, 1947 - Programs
7 8 Georgia Press Institute - Programs and Invitations, etc., 1928-1966 (Incomplete)
7 9 Georgia Press Association - Editor's Forum, 1937, 1948-1949, 1958-1960
7 10 United States Education Mission to Japan, Report of: Submitted to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Tokyo, March 30, 1946
Printed material
7 11 Printed articles by Emily Woodward
7 12 Printed poems by Emily Woodward
7 13 Printed articles about Emily Woodward, 1923-1944
7 14 Printed articles about Emily Woodward, 1945-1990
7 15 Printed articles about Emily Woodward, undated
Photographs
8 1 Family
8 2 Emily B. Woodward
8 3 Emily B. Woodward, Trip to Japan, 1946
8 4 Emily B. Woodward with others
8 5 Holmes, Charles Herty
8 6 Roosevelt, Franklin D.
8 7 Wilson, Woodrow [inauguration]
8 8 Friends and Associates
8 9 Residences
8 10 Other
8 11 Album of photographs of a Georgia Press Association tour of Cuba, 1926
BV1 Album of photographs relating to United States Education Mission to Japan, 1946
Other papers
9 1 Appointment book, 1951
9 2 Appointment book, 1958
9 3 Appointment book, 1959
9 4 Appointment book, 1967
9 5 Awards, Honors, Certificates
9 6 Biographical
9 7 Booklet: Know Dooly County, 1821-1925
9 8 Cards: membership, small mementos, bearing Miss Woodward's name [images 0424-001 – 0424-006]
9 9 Genealogical
9 10 Invitations
9 11 Itinerary: Trip around the world for Mrs. Virginia Price and Miss Woodward, 1950
9 12 Notes and Jottings
10 1 Passports, 1930, 1944, 1946
10 2 Posters (2), advertising two of Miss Woodward's appearances in Britain, 1944
10 3 Programs, Relating to Woodward
10 4 Programs, General
10 5 Schedules of speaking engagements, 1944-1945
BV2 Scrapbook: Vienna (Ga.) Business Woman's League, 1959
10 6 Souvenirs: Japan trip, 1946
10 7 Souvenirs: Round-the-World trip
Memorabilia
10 8 Badges (14) worn by Miss Woodward
10 9 Wristwatch
10 10 Pair of Confederate epaulets worn by Miss Woodward's father
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