Series 9
Memorabilia, 1930s-1972
Boxes 66-71, OP6

Scope and Content Note

The memorabilia series contains various objects collected by Hartsfield during his political career and after his retirement. Included are multiple keys to cities, including two oversized wooden keys given to Hartsfield by Atlanta residents, two gavels, and cards from various businesses and civic associations. There is also a substantial amount of campaign ephemera, including buttons, combs, match books, nail files, and thimbles, from local, state and federal political campaigns. Ribbons, medals and name tags show Hartsfield's many associations and involvement in regional conferences. Tickets, name tags and visitor passes shed light on Hartsfield's travels to Democratic National Conventions, Congress, the White House, and events he attended, such as the launching of Apollo 12. There is also a pen in the collection from the White House which was possibly used by President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the 1964 Civil Rights Bill into law.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder Content
66 1 Advertisement, Southeastern Fair, Atlanta, undated
66 2 Artificial money, Twe dollar bill [sic], anti-paper money arguments, Liberty Books, St. Louis, Missouri, undated
66 3 Autographed picture, Rebo the clown, Nani Darnell, Mark Wilson, "Magic Kingdom of Alakazam," CBS, [1960-1965]
66 4 Bumper sticker, "Arnall for Governor," undated
66 5 Business card, Hartsfield, William B.
66 5 Business card, Reitz, Josef, Coca-Cola, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, undated
66 5 Business card, Sensenbrenner, Maynard E., Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, undated
66 6 Button, American Legion, Fulton County, Post No. 134, undated
66 6 Button, Arnall (Ellis Arnall), undated
66 6 Button, Cook, undated
66 6 Button, Coosa River Blair-Long Ordnance Plant, undated
66 6 Button, "En tand bedre." Avis, undated
66 6 Button, Finley, Alderman 8th Ward, undated
66 6 Button, "Follow Suit for Governor," undated
66 6 Button, Georgia Municipal Association, 13th annual meeting, December 12, 1946
66 7 Button, "Georgia Tech," undated
66 7 Button, "Go Bo," (Bo Callaway), [1966]
66 7 Button, HMA, undated (3)
66 7 Button, Honorary Garbage Collector, April 13, 1970
66 7 Button, Johnson, Humphrey (Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey), 1964
66 7 Button, Lowe, Tom, Commissioner, undated
66 7 Button, Millican for Mayor, (Everett Millican), undated
66 7 Button, Muggsy Smith Mayor, undated
66 7 Button, Nixon, Agnew, (Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew), 1968
66 7 Button, Nominate Russell, undated
66 8 Button, Page for House of Representatives, undated
66 8 Button, "Pittsburgh wants you!" undated
66 8 Button, "See Today's Stone Mountain," undated
66 8 Button, United Nations Guided Tour, undated
66 8 Button, Ware, Carl, President of Atlanta City Council, undated
66 8 Button, "We Want Wyche!" undated
67 1 Card, Civil Defense Preparedness, undated
67 1 Card, Kiwanis Club of Northside Atlanta, "Order of the Silk Hat," January 6, 1956
67 1 Card, Southeastern Fair, Atlanta, October 1-10, undated
67 2 Coat of arms, city of Essen, Germany, undated
67 3 Coin, Atlanta Air Terminal, Blount Brothers Construction Co., 1961
67 4 Comb, Fowlkes, Buddy, Alderman, undated
67 5 Commemorative card, Fulton Lodge No.216, 100th anniversary, October 30, 1957
67 6 Commemorative Confederate money, Locomotive "Texas," undated (2)
67 7 Crucifix, Vatican, undated
67 8 Cuticle tool, Foster, A.B. "Bud," Sheriff Fulton County, undated
67 9 Film strip, with "William B Hartsfield" typed, undated
67 10 Fold out table decoration, "Win With Nixon," undated
71 - Gavel, 1947
71 - Gavel, Georgia School of Technology, made from U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides," undated
67 11 Guest pass, Atlanta Hunt Meeting and Steeplechase, Steeplechase Races benefit for Multiple Sclerosis Society, Roswell, Georgia, March 14, 1970
67 12 Guest pin, State Fair of Texas, Exposition of Lights and Flowers, October 10-25, 1964
67 13 Invitation of honor, Feria Internacional de El Salvador, undated
67 14 Key, Atlanta, undated [Sam Massell mayor]
67 14 Key, Birmingham, undated
67 14 Key, Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, 1960
OP6 - Key, "hearts of your grateful citizens," 1961
71 - Key, "hearts of Men of Peachtree," undated
67 14 Key, Macon, undated
67 14 Key, Memphis, undated
67 14 Key, Mobile, Alabama, undated
67 14 Key, New Orleans, undated
67 15 Key, Toledo, undated
67 16 Keychain, City of Atlanta, commemorating dedication of Atlanta Airport Terminal, May 3, 1961
67 16 Keychain, City of Atlanta, commemorating Gone with the Wind, October 4, 1967
67 17 Keychain, Denmark Festival Atlanta, 1969
67 17 Keychain, Disabled American Veterans, undated
67 17 Keychain, Jones, Sam, Alderman 8th Ward Bracket 2, undated
67 17 Keychain, Oglethorpe University, undated
67 17 Keychain, The Omni, 1972
67 17 Keychain, Southeastern Fair Association, 1970
68 1 Letter opener, Fuller man, undated
68 1 Letter opener, guest speaker Northwest Atlanta Kiwanis Club, undated
68 2 Match book, Hamilton Douglas Jr, Alderman Fifth Ward, 1953
68 2 Match book, Mayor W Hartsfield, undated
68 2 Match book, W.C. Kendrick Fulton County Legislator, [1961]
68 3 Medal, American Legion, 51st national convention, Atlanta, guest of Carl Bedenbaugh, 1969
68 3 Medal, Atlanta Airport, W.B. Hartsfield, EM-1, undated
68 3 Medal, Democratic National Convention, Honorary Assistant Vice President, 1952
68 3 Medal, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Delegate Grand Aerie Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 26-29, 1956
68 3 Medal, Sanders, Carl, Governor Inauguration, State of Georgia, 1963
68 4 Medallion, German-American Club, Heidelberg, 1937
68 5 Membership card, Red Garter, New York City, expiration June 30, 1971
68 6 Nail file, Cravey, Zack D, Comptroller General and Insurance Commissioner, undated
68 6 Nail file, Davis, James C, Congressman 5th District, [1959-1963]
68 6 Nail file, Lanier, William L "Bill," Commissioner of Agriculture, undated
68 6 Nail file, Stephens, Jack, Senator 36th District, undated
68 6 Nail file, Summers, Jack, Alderman 7th Ward, 1957
68 6 Nail file, Whitman, Senator, undated
68 - Name tag, unidentified event, undated (8)
68 7 Name tag, American Cotton Shippers Association, 37th annual convention, April 28-29, 1961
68 7 Name tag, American Municipal Congress, Miami, Florida, November 27-30, 1955
68 7 Name tag, American Municipal Congress, St. Louis, Missouri, September 25-28, 1956
68 7 Name tag, American Transit Association, undated
68 7 Name tag, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, 43rd annual convention, Atlanta, April 15-16, 1957
68 7 Name tag, Building Owners and Managers Association, Nashville, Tennessee, March 12-15, 1955
68 7 Name tag, Congress of Cities, Detroit, Michigan, July 24-28, 1965
68 7 Name tag, Delta C and S, First Inter-Continental DC-7 Flight, "Royal Caribe," April 1-2, 1955
68 7 Name tag, Georgia Independent Oilmen's Association, Atlanta, September 21-22, 1955
68 7 Name tag, Georgia Municipal Association, 23rd annual convention, Atlanta, October 22-24, 1956
68 7 Name tag, Georgia Municipal Association, 25th annual convention, "Vice President, 5th district," Atlanta, July 20-22, 1958
68 7 Name tag, Golden Falcon inaugural flight (Eastern Airlines), [1955]
68 7 Name tag, Home Entertainment, "Mrs. W.B. Hartsfield," 1968
68 7 Name tag, International Union of Local Authorities, XVI Congress, Brussels, 1963
68 7 Name tag, "Mayor Emeritus," City of Atlanta, undated
68 8 Name tag, Moose 67th International Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 28-September 1, 1955
68 8 Name tag, Moose 68th International Convention, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, August 19-23, 1956
68 8 Name tag, Petroleum Association of Georgia, Atlanta, undated
68 8 Name tag, Shrine Directors Association, 37th Annual Convention, Atlanta, March 28-31, 1955
68 8 Name tag, Six Flags Over Georgia, undated
68 8 Name tag, Southeastern Fair Association, undated
68 8 Name tag, Touchdown Club of Atlanta, Inc., undated
68 8 Name tag, United States Air Force Academy, undated
68 8 Name tag, United States Conference of Mayors, annual conference, May 19-21, 1955
68 8 Name tag, United States Conference of Mayors, annual conference, June 12-14, 1961
68 9 Oreno token, "Fish and feel fit," South Bend, Indiana, undated
68 10 Paper weight, Oglethorpe University, "Law Day," April 29, 1977
68 11 Pen, Mackay, James, Member of Congress, 4th District, undated
68 11 Pen, President-White House [possibly used in signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill], undated
69 1 Pin, Fujita, undated
69 1 Pin, Inauguration of President W.V.S. Tubman, Monrovia, Liberia, 1956
69 1 Pin, Independence Day, July 26, 1958
69 1 Pin, Kennedy, Johnson, (John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson), 1960
69 1 Pin, US Marines Corps, Honorable Discharge, undated
69 1 Pin, World's Fair, USSR Expo, 1967
71 - Plaque, Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award, Atlanta Division Anti-Defamation League, October 15, 1966
71 - Plaque, Citizenship Award, Atlanta Metropolitan Civitan Council, 1962
71 - Plaque, Future Homemakers of America, "In appreciation of interest and support," 1945-1967
71 - Plaque, Key to the City, Washington, DC, undated
71 - Plaque, Southeastern Fair, Atlanta, undated
71 - Plaque, State of Israel Bond Organization, November 8, 1958
69 2 Printer's blocks, undated
69 3 Quiniela ticket, Broward KC, January 1, 1958
69 4 Replica coin, Sommer Islands [Bermuda], undated
69 5 Ribbon, American Municipal Association, 30th annual conference, "President," New Orleans, Louisiana, November 29- December 2, 1953
69 5 Ribbon, American Municipal Association, "Past President," 1960
69 5 Ribbon, American Municipal Association, "Past President," 1961
69 5 Ribbon, Battery A Bradley's Indians, undated
69 5 Ribbon, "Committee," undated
69 5 Ribbon, Georgia AFL-CIO, 4th annual convention, Atlanta, "Guest," May 18-20, 1960
69 5 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Member," Atlanta, 1965
69 5 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Member," Atlanta, 1967
69 5 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Guest," Atlanta, 1967
69 6 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Official"- President, Atlanta, 1968
69 6 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Member," Atlanta, 1969
69 6 Ribbon, Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs, "Member," Atlanta, 1970
69 6 Ribbon, Georgia State Federation National Federation Post Office Clerks, Atlanta, June 4-6, 1953
69 6 Ribbon, Municipal Association of South Carolina, "President, American Municipal Association," undated
69 6 Ribbon, National League of Cities, 47th Congress of Cities, "Atlanta," undated
69 6 Ribbon, Stationers Credit Conference, Atlanta, April 21-23, 1954
69 6 Ribbon, Veterans of World War I, 7th annual Georgia state convention, "Carl Bedenbaugh," Athens, Georgia, August 2-4, 1963
69 6 Ribbon, Veterans of World War I, 10th annual Georgia state convention, "Delegate Carl Bedenbaugh," Savannah, Georgia, June 3-5, 1966
69 7 Ribbon tie, Yaarab Atlanta, undated
69 8 Ruler, "Golden Rule," Simmons Plating Works Atlanta, undated
69 9 Seal, Bonn, Germany, undated
70 1 Stickers, airlines (12) [circa 1950s-1960s]
70 1 Stickers, hotels, (2) [circa 1950s-1960s]
70 2 String tie, "Kennedy for President," (John F. Kennedy), 1960
70 3 Thimble, Charlie Brown for Mayor, [1949, 1953]
70 3 Thimble, Jack Towns for County Commissioner, [1949-1952]
70 4 Ticket, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, July 1952
70 4 Ticket, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 1956
70 4 Ticket, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "to friendly hospitality," August 25, 1953
70 5 Tie clip, State of Georgia, Lester Maddox, undated
70 6 Visitor Badge, NASA, launch of Apollo 12, November 14, 1969
70 7 Visitor pass, Georgia House of Representatives, 1970 session
70 7 Visitor pass, United States Senate Chamber, July 23, 1958
70 7 Visitor pass, United States Senate Chamber, April 4, 1960
70 7 Visitor pass, The Vatican, March 10, 1950
70 7 Visitor pass, The White House, December 14, 1953
70 8 Wooden Nickel, First Baptist Church Library Reading Club, Atlanta, 1967
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