Beverly Griffith papers, 1832-1973 (bulk 1913-1973)

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Griffith, Beverly
Title: Beverly Griffith papers, 1832-1973 (bulk 1913-1973)
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 42
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box) and 1 oversized papers box and 1 oversized papers folder (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Beverly Griffith, a public relations director at Eastern Airlines, including photographs, a scrapbook, printed material, family papers, and correspondence.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1970.


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


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Beverly Griffith was a public relations director at Eastern Airlines. He began his tenure at Eastern in 1935 and worked at the company for more than thirty years.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Beverly Griffith from 1832-1973. The papers include telegrams and correspondence (1913-1969) relating to his career as a public relations executive, mainly at Eastern Airlines in New York; miscellaneous materials pertaining to the history of aviation; photographs; and a scrapbook (1957) commemorating fifty years in public relations and consisting of letters from Eastern Airlines employees. The papers also include family correspondence (1832-1969); printed programs; photographs; scrapbooks; and clippings relating primarily to his sister, Mary Griffith Dobbs, and other Griffith ancestors who were musicians, music educators, and founders of the Griffith School of Music in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Unprocessed collection.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1913-1948 and undated
1 2 Correspondence, 1960-1968
1 3 Correspondence, 1969
OP1 4 Eastern Air Lines scrapbook
OP2 - Happy Birthday cartoon, 1967
OP1 3 Latin American Journal scrapbook
1 4 Miscellaneous, flight, 1918-1917
1 5 Miscellaneous, photographs
OP1 2 Photographs, miscellaneous, undated
1 6 Butt-Griffith-Dobbs, clippings and miscellaneous
1 7 Butt-Griffith-Dobbs, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1832-1969 and undated
1 8 Butt-Griffith-Dobbs, correspondence, Mary Griffith Dobbs, 1912-1937
OP1 1 Mary Dobbs scrapbook
1 8 Butt-Griffith-Dobbs, Griffith School of Music
1 8 Butt-Griffith-Dobbs, Griffith School of Music, programs and printed material