Series 2
Correspondence, 1918-1975
Boxes 10-16

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Hartsfield's professional and political correspondence. The remainder of Hartsfield's correspondence is scattered throughout the rest of the collection. For his correspondence to, from, and directly regarding family members, see Series 1: Personal papers; for correspondence relating to elections, see Series 3: Elections; for correspondence regarding his personal business interests, see Series 6: Personal business records; for all other subjects see Hartsfield's subject files located in Series 4.

The majority of the correspondence in this series is from his time as mayor (1937-1961). A much smaller amount of material is from pre-mayoral (1918-1936) and post-mayoral (1962-1971) periods; letters posted to him after his death are also included (1971-1975). Pre-mayoral correspondence includes letters relating to his law office and letters to and from friends. Mayoral correspondence includes letters to and from local and national politicians, correspondence relating to political and social issues, V-mail written by Atlantans serving in World War II, postcards from friends traveling in foreign countries, routine correspondence about business travel, congratulatory letters, birthday and Christmas greetings, event invitations, thank-you letters, and other matters. Correspondents include well-known political advisors Everett Millican and Helen Bullard.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Finding Aid Note

An index to selected correspondence in this series is available.

Scope and Content Note This series contains Hartsfield's professional and political correspondence. The remainder of Hartsfield's correspondence is scattered throughout the rest of the collection. For his correspondence to, from, and directly regarding family members, see Series 1: Personal papers; for correspondence relating to elections, see Series 3: Elections; for correspondence regarding his personal business interests, see Series 6: Personal business records; for all other subjects see Hartsfield's subject files located in Series 4. The majority of the correspondence in this series is from his time as mayor (1937-1961). A much smaller amount of material is from pre-mayoral (1918-1936) and post-mayoral (1962-1971) periods; letters posted to him after his death are also included (1971-1975). Pre-mayoral correspondence includes letters relating to his law office and letters to and from friends. Mayoral correspondence includes letters to and from local and national politicians, correspondence relating to political and social issues, V-mail written by Atlantans serving in World War II, postcards from friends traveling in foreign countries, routine correspondence about business travel, congratulatory letters, birthday and Christmas greetings, event invitations, thank-you letters, and other matters. Correspondents include well-known political advisors Everett Millican and Helen Bullard.
Pre-mayoral correspondence
Box Folder Content
10 1 October 1918-December 1933
10 2 January 1934-December 1936
Mayoral correspondence
10 3 January 1937-December 1939
10 4 January 1940-May 1941
10 5 June-December 1941
10 6 January-June 1942
10 7 July-September 1942
10 8 October-December 1942
10 9 January-July 1943
10 10 August-December 1943
10 11 January-August 1944
10 12 September-December 1944
10 13 January-April 1945
10 14 May-August 1945
10 15 September-December 1945
10 16 January-May 1946
11 1 June-September 1946
11 2 October-December 1946
11 3 January-June 1947
11 4 July-December 1947
11 5 January-February 1948
11 6 March-May 1948
11 7 June-October 1948
11 8 November-December 1948
11 9 January-February 1949
11 10 March-June 1949
11 11 July-August 1949
11 12 September-December 1949
12 1 1940s and 1950s (undated)
12 2 January-February 1950
12 3 March-December 1950
12 4 January-June 1951
12 5 July-December 1951
12 6 January-September 1952
12 7 October-December 1952
12 8 January-June 1953
12 9 July-December 1953
12 10 January-April 1954
12 11 May-December 1954
12 12 January-June 1955
12 13 July-December 1955
12 14 January-May 1956
13 1 June-December 1956
13 2 January-March 1957
13 3 April-September 1957
13 4 October-December 1957
13 5 January-May 1958
13 6 June-August 1958
13 7 September 1958
13 8 October 1958
13 9 November-December 1958
13 10 January-October 1959
13 11 November-December 1959
13 12 January-April 1960
13 13 May-September 1960
13 14 October-December 1960
13 15 January-April 1961
13 16 May 1961
14 1 June 1961 [1 of 3]
14 2 June 1961 [2 of 3]
14 3 June 1961 [3 of 3]
14 4 July-August 1961
14 5 September 1961
14 6 October-November 1961
14 7 December 1961
Post-mayoral correspondence
14 8 January 1962
14 9 February-December 1962
14 10 1963
14 11 1964
15 1 1965
15 2 1966
15 3 January-September 1967
15 4 October-December 1967
15 5 January-April 1968
15 6 May-September 1968
15 7 October-December 1968
15 8 January-May 1969
15 9 June-July 1969
15 10 August-November 1969
15 11 December 1969, undated 1960s
15 12 January-June 1970
15 13 July-November 1970
15 14 December 1970
15 15 January 1971
15 16 February 1971-1975 (posthumous)
16 1 Undated
Thank-you letters
16 2 1943-1944
16 3 1945-1946
16 4 1947
16 5 1948
16 6 1949
16 7 1950-1951
16 8 1952
16 9 1953
16 10 1954-1961
16 11 1969-1970
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