Subseries 6.1
Minerals and mining files, 1929-1970
Boxes 40-44

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains subject files related to Hartsfield's interest in minerals and mining, his primary non-Atlanta and non-mayoral pastime. From the early 1930s through the late 1950s, Hartsfield maintained an active interest in the development of Georgia's mineral industries, occasionally investing in mining ventures. He investigated the possibility of drilling for oil in the north Georgia mountains and bought shares in talc, mica, and phosphate mines. He was also a founder and director of the Georgia Lightweight Aggregate Company, 1951-1954. Hartsfield never achieved the financial success he desired and, by the time of his retirement from politics, he had turned his attentions elsewhere. This subseries consists mostly of correspondence, although there are occasional financial records, newspaper clippings, and published reports among the correspondence in the files.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Finding Aid Note

An index to selected correspondence in this series is available.

Box Folder Content
40 1 Bentonite clay, 1934-1953
40 2 Brecon Loading Company, 1941-1946
40 3 Chromite (Louise Property, Troupe County, Ga.), 1942- March 1943
40 4 Chromite (Louise Property, Troupe County, Ga.), April 1943-1949
40 5 Columbia, South America, prospecting, 1955-1959
40 6 Flagstone, 1941
40 7 Fuller's Earth (clay), 1953-1954
40 8 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, 1939-1966
40 9 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, 1967
40 10 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, 1968-1969
40 11 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology, reorganization studies [1 of 4]
40 12 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology, reorganization studies [2 of 4]
40 13 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology, reorganization studies [3 of 4]
40 14 Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology, reorganization studies [4 of 4]
40 15 Georgia Lightweight Aggregate Company, 1951-June 1953
40 16 Georgia Lightweight Aggregate Company, July 1953-1954
40 17 Georgia Lightweight Aggregate Company, 1955-1957
40 18 Halloysite, 1953-1958
40 19 Hinterscher oil lease (Illinois), 1951-1957
40 20 Kyanite, 1942-July 1944
40 21 Kyanite, August 1944-December 1944
41 1 Kyanite, 1945-1946
41 2 Kyanite, reports
41 3 Lee Method for oil discovery, 1953-1954
41 4 Lee Method for oil discovery, 1955
41 5 Lightweight aggregate, 1946-1954
41 6 Manganese prospecting (Wesson Lease, Sylacauga, Alabama), January-May 1942
41 7 Manganese prospecting (Wesson Lease, Sylacauga, Alabama), June-December 1942
41 8 Manganese sulphates, 1936-1939
41 9 Manganese sulphates, January-May 1940
41 10 Manganese sulphates, June-December 1940
41 11 Mica, 1942-1946
41 12 Mica, 1947
41 13 Mica, January-June 1948
41 14 Mica, July-December 1948
41 15 Mica, 1949-1959
42 1 Mica prospecting, financial records
42 2 Midvale Mining and Development Company, 1937-1941
42 3 Mineralight, 1944
42 4 Minerals, advertising
42 5 Minerals, various reports [1 of 2]
42 6 Minerals, various reports [2 of 2]
42 7 Mintz talc lease (Marble, N.C.), 1943
42 8 Mintz talc lease (Marble, N.C.), 1944
42 9 Mintz talc lease (Marble, N.C.), 1945
42 10 Mintz talc lease (Marble, N.C.), 1946
42 11 Mintz talc lease, financial records
42 12 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1937-1945
42 13 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1946-1956
42 14 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1957-1968, undated
42 15 New York phyllite, 1951-1952
42 16 Nix, Kenneth (Telfair County Oil Lease), 1942-1945
42 17 Oil drilling and exploration, 1947-1954
42 18 Oil drilling and exploration, 1955-1970
43 1 Phosphates, 1952-1963
43 2 Phosphates, 1964-1965
43 3 Phosphates, 1966
43 4 Phosphates, 1967
43 5 Phyllite, 1946-1962
43 6 Pickering, V.C., Murray-Gilmer Highway, 1933
43 7 Pickering, V.C., Murray-Gilmer Highway, 1934-1937
43 8 Rock quarry fight (S.W. Atlanta), 1961
43 9 Sericite, 1942-1958
43 10 Serpentine rock, 1941-1942
43 11 Silica (glass sand), 1950-1960
43 12 Silica (glass sand), 1935
43 13 Sillimanite, 1954-1959
43 14 Talc, 1936-1942
44 1 Talc, 1943-1944
44 2 Talc, 1945-1954
44 3 Trammell, Mack, talc prospecting (Chatsworth, Georgia), 1929-1955
44 4 Trammell, Mack, talc prospecting, financial records
44 5 Venezuela, South America, prospecting, 1954-1955
44 6 Wonderstone, 1964
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