Series 5
Writings, 1937-1980
Box 39

Scope and Content Note

This series contains writings by Hartsfield and others. Writings by Hartsfield make up the bulk of this series, the majority dating from his twenty-three years as mayor and his ten years as Mayor Emeritus (1937-1970). His writings include speeches and public statements made as both Mayor and private citizen. A volume of his addresses to the General Board of the City of Atlanta and to the city's Board of Aldermen (1937-1962) is found here, as are four small notebooks of diary entries about travels to Europe and Japan (1950s-1970). His campaign speeches may be found in Series 3: Elections. Writings by others make up a smaller portion of this series, including article drafts, speeches, and scripts for television and radio broadcasts featuring Hartsfield.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Hartsfield, William B.
Box Folder Content
39 1 "Annual Addresses" (bound volume), 1937-1962
39 2 Annual and Final Message of Mayor William B. Hartsfield, January 2, 1962 (with notes)
39 3 Interview with Hartsfield, transcript, sit-ins of the 1960s, January 6, 1966
39 4 Speeches, 1930s-1947
39 5 Speeches, 1948-1949
39 6 Speeches, 1950s-1970s
39 7 Speeches, undated
39 8 Travel diaries (kept by Hartsfield), 1950s-1970
39 9 McGill, Ralph, article draft, circa 1953
39 10 Television and radio broadcasts, 1947-1962
39 11 Writings by others, 1937-1980