FARINHOLT, KATHARINE WOLTZ, 1912-1990.
Katharine Woltz Farinholt papers, 1930-1984

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z904


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Farinholt, Katharine Woltz, 1912-1990.
Title: Katharine Woltz Farinholt papers, 1930-1984
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 597
Extent: 7.75 linear feet (17 boxes), 13 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Atlanta educator and author Katherine Woltz Farinholt including correspondence, printed material, diaries (1926, 1934), scrapbooks, and ephemera.
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.

Citation

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


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Katharine Woltz Farinholt (1912-1990), graduate of Agnes Scott College (1933) and Emory University (1964), taught English (1958-1974) at Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and served as principal of the Girls' High School at Westminster (1964-1974). She was an active volunteer for such organizations as the Girl Scouts of America, the Colonial Dames, and All Saints Episcopal Church (Atlanta, Georgia) and published articles, book reviews, and a novel (Alexander's Daughter).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Katharine Woltz Farinholt from 1930-1984. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, diaries (1926, 1934), scrapbooks, student papers, and ephemera relating to the Woltz family, education at Gastonia (N.C.) High School, Agnes Scott College, and Emory University; correspondence, lecture notes and newspaper clippings, relating to Farinholt's teaching career at Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.); articles, book reviews and correspondence concerning Farinholt's publications and a copy of the typescript of her novel, Alexander's Daughter. The collection also includes correspondence, notes, and printed material pertaining to Farinholt's volunteer and social activities including the Girl Scouts of America, the Colonial Dames, All Saints Episcopal Church (Atlanta, Ga.); scrapbooks, travel journals, postcards and memorabilia from travels in North America, Western Europe, and China; correspondence reflecting Farinholt's political interests, including letters relating to the women's movement; and photographs and certificates relating to awards Farinholt received. This collection documents Farinholt's interest in education, politics, and social issues.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Family background, including information concerning parents, grandparents, and other forebears. Materials include letters, newspaper clippings, and various items
2 Personal background, including childhood and adolescence. Materials include newspaper clippings, letters, diaries, scrapbooks
3 Marriage and children. Materials about Holcombe T. Green, Jr. and wife; and Caroline Green Bible
4 Education, materials from Gastonia High School and Agnes Scott College including scrapbook, diary, and items relating to Mortar Board and Debate Team
5 Professional activities. Includes correspondence, Educational Consultant, National Association of Women Deans, Who's Who, and Georgia Merit System material
6-7 Westminster Academy. Information covers classes taught, etc. Material includes letters, class lectures, newspaper clippings, etc. Large amount of material dealing with retirement
8 Publications, including articles, book reviews, and correspondence concerning publications. Copy of cookbook Georgia Heritage by Colonial Dames. Two copies of Aquarius Child A Story in Verse, including 1 with inscription to Special Collections from the author Aquarius Child A Story in Verse, including 1 with inscription to Special Collections from the author
9-10 Volunteer and Social Activities including Agnes Scott College, All Saints Episcopal Church, Child Services, Colonial Dames, Community Chest, Girl Scouts, Wednesday Morning Study Class, Women's movement, and miscellaneous
11 Travels, travels cover North America, Western Europe and China. Materials include numerous scrapbooks, travel journals, postcards, and memorabilia
12 Correspondence including cards, Emory University, family, general, and politics (including letters from Jimmy Carter and Wyche Fowler). Photographs and certificates
13 Miscellany, including scrapbooks in manila envelopes, a guest register, Georgia Heritage, Discover AtlantaDiscover Atlanta
14 Certificates: Citation of Appreciation for Service to the Child Service Association; Membership in Mortar Board, 1933; Citation of Appreciation as President of Agnes Scott Alumnae Association; Phi Beta Kappa certificate, Agnes Scott chapter; Delta Kappa Gamma, 1969; Personalities in the South, 1978-1979 (plaque); Who's Who of American Women 1977-1978; B.A. degree Agnes Scott, 1933; Cum Laude Society, Westminster Academy, 1966; Completion of Rapid Reading Course at Georgia State University; Completion of course at Yale University, June-July 1965; Agnes Scott empty graduation folder. Scrapbook, Westminster Schools, 1974; poems, talks, clippings, programs, etc., 1980-1981; "A Visit to a Middle School in the Chinese People's Republic, 1979" by Katherine W. Farinholt; folder of student papers, Emory University Graduate School, 1960-1964; Merrill, James Scripts for the Pageant, New York: Atheneum, 1980. Inscribed; Kitty Farinholt's introduction of James Merrill, October 15, 1980; folder of correspondence, pictures, notes
15 Correspondence, clippings, printed programs, Atlanta Professional Women's Directory, Atlanta Magazine, August 1982. Newsclipping re Child Services Papers donated to the Atlanta Historical Society, includes photograph of Katherine Farinholt, Director, and her son Holcombe Greene, current president.; 1 newsclipping re Holcombe Greene's election as president of the Child Services and Counseling Center, Inc.; 2 notes; 2 letters, one from Jimmy Carter's secretary. Box with National Association of Women Deans materials including letters, citations, program, and pewter plate inscribed "NAWDAC 1982 Citation" Atlanta Magazine, August 1982. Newsclipping re Child Services Papers donated to the Atlanta Historical Society, includes photograph of Katherine Farinholt, Director, and her son Holcombe Greene, current president.; 1 newsclipping re Holcombe Greene's election as president of the Child Services and Counseling Center, Inc.; 2 notes; 2 letters, one from Jimmy Carter's secretary. Box with National Association of Women Deans materials including letters, citations, program, and pewter plate inscribed "NAWDAC 1982 Citation"
16 Miscellaneous correspondence and printed material
17 Four scrapbooks: National Society of Colonial Dames, 1979-1983; Agnes Scott College Class of '33, 1983-1983; Travel tour of Mexico, 1983; Travel tour of Russia, 1982; Diary 1957; 1 page entry from Atlanta Professional Women's Directory; copy of typescript of "Alexander's Daughter," a novel written by Katherine W. Farinholt; copy of certificate of copyright registration for "Alexander's Daughter"; original certificate from Sandhills Writer's Workshop, 1984; copy of autographed page and note from Louise Shivers, circa 1984
OP1 Certificate: Agnes Scott Alumnae Association, 1944-1945
OP1 Certificate: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930
OP1 Gastonia Daily Gazette, Gastonia, N.C., 1 June 1940 [obituary of A.E. Woltz]
OP1 Photographs
Scrapbooks
OBV1 Wedding, October 16, 1934
OBV2 1935-1939
OBV3 1939-1940
OBV4 1944-1945
OBV5 1947-1948
OBV6 1953: European trip
OBV7 1962-1963: All Saints Church
OBV8 1970: Around the World tour
OBV9 1974: Central Europe-Greece tour
OBV10 1979: China
OBV11 Holcombe Green, Jr.: 1945-1961
OBV12 1976: European trip
OBV13 1980: Travel-Study Tour of South Pacific
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