BRANNON, HUGH, 1924-2007.
Hugh Brannon papers, circa 1909-1988 [bulk 1976-1988]

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brannon, Hugh, 1924-2007.
Title: Hugh Brannon papers, circa 1909-1988 [bulk 1976-1988]
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1303
Extent: 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes) and 4 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Atlanta salesman Hugh Brannon including personal papers, photographs, printed material and memorabilia primarily documenting Brannon's involvement with Jimmy Carter's presidential campaigns.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

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


Purchase, 2014.


[after identification of item(s)], Hugh Brannon papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Sarah Quigley, May 2014.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Hugh Brannon (1924-2007) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to William M. Brannon and Ida Brannon. William M. Brannon was a pharmacist and owned Brannon Drug Company, which had stores on Ponder Street, North Highland Avenue, Euclid Avenue, and Forsyth Street in Atlanta. Hugh Brannon graduated from Tech High School in 1942. During World War II, Brannon was a member of the United States Citizens Defense Corps and a trained fire watcher. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War, screening combat footage and filming weapons testing. He worked as a regional sales associate for Eastman Kodak and was a fireman in the Atlanta Fire Department. He also volunteered for Jimmy Carter's presidential campaigns in both 1976 and 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Hugh Brannon from circa 1909-1988 and primarily documents Brannon's work on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign staff in 1976 and 1980. The collection contains personal papers, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia. Personal papers consist of correspondence, including several pieces of hate mail sent to Jimmy Carter after his election in 1976; memoranda and other administrative material from Carter's campaigns in 1976 and 1980; material relating to Brannon's service as a fire watcher in the Civilian Defense Corps during World War II; and sales proposals for Eastman Kodak's Rekordak microfilm equipment sent from Brannon to Atlanta-area businesses. Photographs include images of the city of Brannon and his family; Atlanta from the 1970s and 1980s; the Atlanta Fire Department; Brannon Drug Company; and Jimmy Carter. Printed material and memorabilia primarily include posters, buttons and other promotional items from the Carter presidential campaigns. There are also brochures and programs from the Druid Hills Methodist Church, as well as items from Atlanta banks and other businesses.

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Container List

Personal papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical sketch, no date
1 2 Brannon, William F., honorable discharge from the United States Army, 1932
1 3 Carter, Jimmy, hate mail, 1976
1 4 Carter, Jimmy, presidential campaign, 1976
1 5 Carter, Jimmy, presidential campaign, 1980
1 6 Certificate of Appointment, Precinct Election Official, Fulton County, Georgia, 1984
1 7 Citizens Defense Corps, air raid damage report forms, circa 1940s
1 8 Citizens Defense Corps, membership certificate, 1942
1 9 Civilian Defense School training record, circa 1940s
1 10 Correspondence, 1932-1934
1 11 Correspondence, 1943-1945
1 12 Correspondence, 1977-1988
1 13 Druid Hills Methodist Church, Early Susannah class history, 1959
1 14 Eastman Kodak Rekordak sales proposals, 1954-1960
1 15 Unidentified essay fragment about Morocco during World War II, no date
1 16 White House contact information, no date
1 17 42 Elizabeth Street (116 Elizabeth Street), Atlanta, Georgia, no date
1 18 Atlanta Fire Department chief, no date
1 19 Atlanta Fire Department in a parade, no date
1 20 Atlanta Fire Department medal ceremony with Jimmy Carter, circa mid-1970s
1 21 Atlanta skyline and civic center, circa 1970s-1980s
1 22 Brannon Drug Company, circa 1920s
1 23 Brannon, Hugh, no date
1 24 Brannon, Hugh, circa early 1940s
1 25 Brannon, Hugh, and family, circa 1930s-1940s
1 26 Brannon, Hugh, and family, circa 1943-1945
1 27 Brannon, Hugh, and family, negatives, circa 1943-1945
2 1 Brannon, Hugh, as fire watcher, 1942
2 2 Brannon, Hugh, unidentified event, circa 1970s
2 3 Carter, Jimmy, presidential campaign volunteers, 1976
2 4 Carter, Jimmy and Rosalyn, circa late 1970s
2 5 Carter, Jimmy, unidentified event, no date
2 6 Clingman's Dome, North Carolina, 1946
2 7 Gate City Hotel, room 42 (drug store), no date
2 8 Martin, Sadie Partridge and two sisters, circa 1909
2 9 Martin, William Christopher and wife in front of 124 Elizabeth Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1909
2 10 Negatives
2 11 Unidentified building, circa 1940s
2 12 Unidentified house demolition, circa 1970s-1980s
2 13 Unidentified location, circa 1940s
2 14 Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, circa 1940s
Printed material and memorabilia
2 15 Atlanta Airport terminal dedication, 1961
2 16 "Atlanta Home Horizons," 1966
2 17 Brannon, W.M., clippings, no date
2 18 Carter, Jimmy, campaign bumper stickers, 1976
2 19 Carter, Jimmy, campaign buttons, 1976, 1980
2 20 Carter, Jimmy, campaign material, 1976
2 21 Carter, Jimmy, campaign material, 1980
OP1 - Carter, Jimmy, campaign posters, 1976
2 22 Carter, Jimmy, campaign ribbons, 1976
OP2 - Carter, Jimmy, commemorative newspapers, 1976, no date
2 23 Carter, Jimmy, Georgia Institute of Technology convocation, 1979
2 24 Carter, Jimmy, inauguration, 1977
2 25 Carter, Jimmy, presidential library, circa 1980s
3 1 Citizens and Southern National Bank annual report, 1950
3 2 Druid Hills Methodist Church, 1921-1960
3 3 "Lenox Square Salutes Our City Atlanta," 1961
OP3 - Polynesian-Chinese Restaurant, Atlanta, Georgia, menu, no date
3 4 The Soldiers and Sailors Club of New York, no date
3 5 Southern United Investment Corporation, 1959
OP4 - United States Office of Civilian Defense, chemical warfare agents reference and training chart, no date
3 6 United States Office of Civilian Defense, "A Handbook for Fire Watchers," 1942