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Series 3
Joseph B. Whitehead, Jr. papers, 1919-1942
Boxes 29 - 34

Biographical Note

Joseph B. Whitehead, Jr. (1895-1935), businessman, was the eldest son of Joseph B. Whitehead and Lettie Pate Whitehead. He was educated at Yale University. After graduating from Yale, Whitehead served as an officer in the Whitehead Holding Company and Whitehead Realty Company. He died on November 14, 1935. His will provided for the creation of the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation to honor the memory of his father and namesake. Income from the estate was used to help "the poor and needy" of Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of papers of Joseph B. Whitehead, Jr. from 1919-1942. The series includes correspondence, financial papers, the papers of his second wife, Laura G. Whitehead, legal files, personal papers, photographs and subject files. The correspondence consists of letters concerning Whitehead's business interests, including setting up a company called Societe Internationale pour la Finance Industrielle in Paris, France, as well as Whitehead's creditors attempts to collect on his debts. The financial records, legal files and the Laura G. Whitehead papers concern efforts by Whitehead's second wife, Laura G. Whitehead, to sue the executor of Whitehead's estate, Citizen & Southern National Bank of Atlanta. Although they were separated at the time of his death, Laura G. Whitehead sued the executor, claiming that she should receive a portion of her late husband's estate. They reached a settlement in 1942.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected files in Series 3 are restricted until January 1, 2035.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
29 1 1924-1930
29 2 1931-1932
29 3 1933
29 4 1934
29 5 1935
Financial records
29 6 Estate, 1935-1936 [1 of 2]
30 1 Estate, 1935-1936 [2 of 2]
30 2 Estate, 1937-1942 [1 of 2]
30 3 Estate, 1937-1942 [2 of 2]
30 4 Taxes, 1919-1935
Laura G. Whitehead papers
30 5 Address books, undated
31 1 Kent, Bill, 1927-1928
31 2 Kent, Bill, 1929
31 3 Schofield, Paul, 1926-1927
31 4 Schofield, Paul, 1928-1930
Legal files
31 5 J. B. Whitehead v. The United States, 1931-1936 [1 of 2]
31 6 J. B. Whitehead v. The United States, 1931-1936 [2 of 2]
31 7 Laura Graves Whitehead v. Citizen & Southern National Bank of Atlanta, 1931-1937 [1 of 3]
32 1 Laura Graves Whitehead v. Citizen & Southern National Bank of Atlanta, 1931-1937 [2 of 3]
32 2 Laura Graves Whitehead v. Citizen & Southern National Bank of Atlanta, 1931-1937 [3 of 3]
Personal papers
32 3 Membership cards, 1931-1934
Photographs and negatives
32 4 Negatives, undated
32 5 People, undated
32 6 Places, undated
32 7 Whitehead, Joseph B., Jr., undated
32 8 Whitehead, Laura G., undated
32 9 Zentler, Natascha, undated
Subject files
32 10 Cemetery plot, 1935-1936
33 1 Schindler, Raymond C., 1930-1935 [RESTRICTED]
34 1 Real estate, 1929-1935 [1 of 2]
34 2 Real estate, 1929-1935 [2 of 2]
34 3 Zentler, Natascha, 1933-1937
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