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Series 1
Personal papers, 1772-2009 [bulk 1965-2009]
Boxes 1-13, 53 and 55-56; OP 1-3 and 8

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the personal papers of Michael Lomax from 1772-2009 (bulk 1965-2009), including correspondence, family papers and genealogical research, memorabilia, and other items. For correspondence relating to specific Fulton County departments and projects see Subseries 2.1, Fulton County Board of Commissioners records.

Personal papers primarily consist of materials relating to Lomax's academic pursuits, along with a small amount of material documenting Lomax's political activities as a student. Personal papers also contain memorabilia such as awards, buttons, badges, medals, paperweights, and plaques. Most items reflect recognition of Lomax's service and achievements from the NAACP, the Democratic National Convention, and Morehouse College. There are also a few promotional items from Lomax's political campaigns. Family papers and genealogical research document Michael Lomax's paternal ancestry and include vital records such as birth, marriage and death certificates, wills of estate, prison and cemetery records, and other legal documents, as well as genealogical charts of the Deignan family, Lomax's paternal grandmother's family.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Correspondence, financial records, and some family papers are closed to patrons until 2066.

Personal papers
Box Folder Content
5 1 African Heritage Studies Association, 1970
5 2 Agreement between Michael Lomax and Melanie Lomax, 1980
5 3 Atlanta University Center campuses, political activities, 1970
5 4 Biographical information and curricula vitae, 1973-2001
5 5 Book orders, 1970-1972
5 6 Boyd, William B., "How does a university affect change in a tradition-bound setting?" lecture, University of Chicago, 1969
5 7 Brooks, Gwendolyn, poetry selections, undated
5 8 Browne-Evans, Lois Marie, biographical information with notes, 1968-1971 [includes photograph]
5 9 Carver, George Washington, photocopies of letters, 1931-1938
5 10 The Cascades, information packet, 1989
5 11 Certificates of appreciation and commendation, 1979-1990
OP1 1 Certificates of appreciation and commendation, 1979-1984
OP1 2 Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Georgia "Semiquincentenary Time Capsule" Dedication, Lenox MARTA Station (Atlanta), 1984 July 18
5 12 Cleage, Pearl, divorce papers, 1982-1983
5 13 Cleaver, Eldridge, speech, 1958 [photocopy]
5 14 Columbia University, records, 1968-1981
OP1 3 Community Service Award, Community Services Administration, 1981 July 17
5 15 Conference on African and African-American Studies, 1969-1971
5 16 Congress of African Peoples, 1970
5 17 Cook, Chris, original caricature, undated
5 18 Counteé Cullen: From the Dark Tower, certificate of copyright registration, 1985
5 19 Course notes, 1965-1974 [1]
5 20 Course notes, 1965-1974 [2]
5 21 Course notes, 1965-1974 [3]
5 22 Course notes, 1965-1974 [4]
5 23 Diaries, 1978-1985
OP1 4 Drawing of Michael Lomax, undated
5 24 Drum Major for Justice Committee, undated
5 25 Du Bois, W.E.B., "Address," 1925 and "My relations with the NAACP," 1948 [photocopies]
5 26 Emory University application materials, 1973
5 27 Emory University Business School, Center for Leadership and Career Studies, CEO Leadership Workshop V, 1993
55 4 Emory University dissertation extensions, 1980-1983
5 28 First Congregational Church (Atlanta, Georgia), 1991
5 29 Ford Foundation, grant applications, 1970-1973
5 30 Handelsman, Walt, original cartoon, 2000
5 31 Haney, Franklin, campaign, 1974
55 5 Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program, certificates, 1967-1968
5 32 Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program, records, 1967
5 33 Hill, Robert, notes, 1987
5 34 Identification cards, 1964-1990
5 35 Institute of the Black World, 1968-1970
5 36 International driving permit, 1982
5 37 Johns Hopkins University, British-American Project, 1985-1993
6 1 Kreger, Mary Margret (Sister), "Countee Cullen: Poet," unpublished Master's thesis, circa 1960
6 2 Last will and testament, 1977
55 6 Last will and testament, 1990-1991
OP1 5 Lomax residence, floor plans, 1977
6 3 McIver, Ray, "God is a guest what? A morality play with music," undated
6 4 Membership cards, 1993-1994
6 5 Monro, John U., research, 1969-1970
6 6 Morehouse College, records, 1966-1967
6 7 Motor vehicle accident report, 1988 July 2
6 8 Notes and fragments, undated
6 9 Omicron Delta Kappa, 2000
6 10 Palcewski, John, poetry selections, undated
6 11 Primus, Pearl, research, 1988
OP1 6 Proclamation by C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, 2004
OP1 7 Proclamation of Marriage between Michael L. Lomax and Cheryl Elaine Ferguson by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris, 1986 December 21
OP1 8 Proclamation of Membership, The Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Sponsors, Morehouse College, 1986 February 27
6 12 Psychometric test results, circa 1970s
6 13 Rhythm, editorial notes, circa 1971
6 14 "The Role of the Poet in Black Self-Discovery," poetry concert, 1968
6 15 Selective Service, 1968-1972
6 16 Shepperd, Walt, "When State Magicians Fail: An Interview with Ishmael Reed," 1968
6 17 Student Organization for Black Unity, 1969-1970
6 18 Sudarkasa, Niara, Davis Lewis, and Julian Bond, The Barnes Bond Connection, 1995 [inscribed by Sudarkasa and Bond]
6 19 Term and research papers, 1968-1972
6 20 Unidentified drawings, undated
6 21 Young, Jean Childs, biography, 1980
Family papers and genealogical research
6 22 African Ancestry, 2007
6 23 Avery Normal Institute, South Carolina, 1909-1949
6 24 Birth, death and marriage records, 1913-1994
6 25 "Black genealogy," circa 1985
6 26 Census information and descendants chart, undated
6 27 City directories, 1790-1942
6 28 Collier, Alva Thomas, 1919
6 29 Collier, Gwen, 1969-1970
6 30 Confirmation and death records, St. Peter's Catholic Church, South Carolina, 1819-1953 [photocopies]
6 31 Dart, Susan B., (?)-1932
6 32 Davis, Cliff, 1913-1951
6 33 Davis, Clifford, Sr., 1893-1992
OP1 9 Davis, Clifford, Sr., Metropolitan Life Insurance Policy, 1920
6 34 Davis, Detris, 1892-1963
6 35 Davis, Dexter W., 1877-1937
6 36 Davis family research, 1995
6 37 Davis, Geneva Marx, 1892-1962
6 38 Davis, Gwendolyn, 1918-1972
6 39 Davis, Helen, 1917-1968
6 40 Davis, Katie B., 1881-1938
6 41 Davis, Larlee, 1889-1939
6 42 Davis, Shirley Ann, 1940-?
6 43 Death cards, 1855-1904
6 44 Deignan, Adaline, 1860-1885
6 45 Deignan, Anna L., 1871-1919
6 46 Deignan, Annie P., 1866-1874
6 47 Deignan, Archy, 1866
6 48 Deignan, Bertram, 1901-1976
6 49 Deignan, Carmen, 1898-1945
6 50 Deignan, Charles, 1823-1886
6 51 Deignan, Chisholm, 1888
6 52 Deignan, Daniel, 1772-1821
6 53 Deignan, Eliza, 1832-1891
6 54 Deignan, Elizabeth Ann, 1875-1937
6 55 Deignan, Emaline, 1843-1908
6 56 Deignan family research, 1996-2003
6 57 Deignan, Fay L., 1899-1965
6 58 Deignan, Frances, 1855-1856
7 1 Deignan, Francis, 1788-1824
7 2 Deignan, Francis, 1890-1943
7 3 Deignan, Francis A., 1846-1865
7 4 Deignan, Francis J., 1824-1896
OP2 - Deignan, Francis J., family tree, undated
7 5 Deignan, Frank J., 1866-1898
7 6 Deignan, Henry, 1858
7 7 Deignan, infant, 1864
7 8 Deignan, James, 1779-(?)
7 9 Deignan, Laverna, 1848-1849
7 10 Deignan, Lockwood, 1893-1943
7 11 Deignan, Louise, 1903-1990
7 12 Deignan, Mary, 1789-1819
7 13 Deignan, Mary J., 1873-1885
7 14 Deignan, Maybelle, 1902
7 15 Deignan, Rebecca Ann, 1900-?
7 16 Deignan, Samuel E., 1867-1939
7 17 Deignan, William, 1871-1912
7 18 Duc, Maud Poyas, 1886-1927
7 19 Duff, Florence Leola, 1893
7 20 Duff, James Marion, 1889
7 21 Duff, William, 1835-1858
7 22 Duff, William G., 1858-1901
7 23 Duff, William V., (?)-1919
7 24 Dupree, Charles, 1871-(?)
7 25 Elliott, Lucinda, 1816-1885
7 26 The Emerson Institute, undated
7 27 Georgia Department of Archives and History, undated
7 28 Gousdin, Joseph, 1820-1885
7 29 Hayne, Anita, 1910-1996
7 30 Hayne, Charles, 1995-1996
7 31 Hayne, Frank, 1995
7 32 Heitzler, Michael J., "Historic Goose Creek, South Carolina, 1670-1980," 1983 [photocopy]
7 33 Hill, Violet, 1896-1965
7 34 Hill, William Otto, 1889-1956
7 35 Holcomb, Brent H., genealogist, 1996
7 36 Irving, John B., "A Day on Cooper River," 1969 [photocopy]
7 37 Lomax, Addie Marie, 1969-1971 [alternative names: Marie Lomax and Marie Williams]
7 38 Lomax, Allie A.D., 1915-
7 39 Lomax, Almena, 1915-2011
7 40 Lomax, Almena, documentary research, circa 1996
7 41 Lomax, Almena and Lucius W. Jr., divorce papers, 1957
7 42 Lomax family movie, background information packet sent to Walt Disney Studios, 1991
7 43 Lomax family research, 1895-2002 [includes family correspondence]
7 44 Lomax, James L., 1898-1976
7 45 Lomax, Louis, 1922-1970
7 46 Lomax, Lucius Walter, Sr., 1884-1961
7 47 Lomax, Lucius Walter, Jr., 1910-1973
7 48 Lomax, Lucius, IV, 1956- [1 of 2]
55 7 Lomax, Lucius, IV, 1956- [2 of 2]
7 49 Lomax, Mabel, 1885-(?)
7 50 Lomax, Marie Campbell, 1866-1908
7 51 Lomax, Melanie Elizabeth, 1950-2007
7 52 Lomax, Mia, sketches, 1962
7 53 Lomax, Michele, 1944-1987
7 54 Lomax, Minnie Deignan, 1889-1959
7 55 Lomax, Rachel Hallie, 1992-2012
7 56 Lomax, Ruby "Pinky," 1886-1932
8 1 Lomax, Thomas A., 1859-1937
8 2 Marshall family research, 1797-1876
8 3 Marx, George B., circa 1860s
8 4 Marx, Halle Lewis, 1866
8 5 McCaster, Roy, genealogist, 1996 [research on Deignan family]
8 6 Other research, 1820-2003
8 7 Poyas, Catharine Gendron, "The Huguenot Daughters and Other Poems," 1849 [photocopy]
8 8 Poyas, Catharine Gendron, "Year of Grief and Other Poems," 1869 [photocopy]
8 9 Poyas, Elizabeth Anne, "The Olden Time of Carolina," 1855 [photocopy]
8 10 Poyas, Elizabeth Anne, "Our Forefathers: Their Homes and Their Churches," 1860 [photocopy]
8 11 Poyas, Elizabeth Anne, "Shadows of the Past," 1870 [photocopy]
8 12 Poyas family research, 1790-2002
8 13 Poyas, William, Jr., 1893
8 14 Real estate records, 1858-1992 [1]
8 15 Real estate records, 1858-1992 [2]
8 16 South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1996
8 17 South Carolina Historical Society, 1995-1998
8 18 South Carolina Library, 1998
8 19 Works Progress Administration cemetery index notes, undated
8 20 Yeaman's Hall Cemetery conservation report, Charleston, South Carolina, 2004
8 21 Yeaman's Hall Plantation, history, 1982
8 22 Yeaman's Hall, research notes, undated
Memorabilia
9 1 Badges, Democratic National Convention Honorary Badge, 1984
9 2 Badges, Deputy Sheriff, Fulton County, Georgia, undated
9 3 Badges, Fulton County Commissioner, circa 1978
9 4 Badges, General Motors Lakewood Plant, re-opening event, 1984 April 2
9 5 Bag, "Elect Lomax for Mayor," 1989
9 6 Baseball cap, "Lomax '82," 1982
9 7 Buttons, American Scholars Inaugural Ball with President Barack Obama, 2009
9 8 Buttons, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, 1984
9 9 Buttons, Fulton County, undated
11 - Gavel, Democratic National Convention, 1988 July 18-21
9 10 Medal, 42nd President of the United States William J. Clinton Inauguration Medal, 1993
9 11 Medal, 44th President of the United States Barack Obama Inauguration Medal, 2009
9 12 Medal, Atlanta, 1986
9 13 Medal, Development Authority of Fulton County "Developers Day," 1985
9 14 Medal, Morehouse College, undated
9 15 Medal, National Junior Super Bowl, 1984
11 - Paperweight, Building Authority Revenue Bonds, Judicial Center Facilities Project, miniature collectible in Perspex, 1987 November 1
11 - Paperweight, Georgia Trend, "Most Influential Georgians: Michael Lomax," 1991
11 - Paperweight, National Council of Negro Women, Black Family Reunion Celebration, 1989
9 16 Pin, Omega Alpha Kappa, undated
OP8 - Plaque, Atlanta Civic Leadership Award, 1988 December 2
9 17 Plaque, Atlanta Junior Chamber "The Atlanta Jaycees," Five Outstanding Young Men Award, 1976
9 18 Plaque, Atlanta Morehouse Alumni Club, Outstanding Public Service Award, 1983-1984
9 19 Plaque, Atlanta NAACP Golden Circle Award, 1988
9 20 Plaque, Atlanta NAACP Walter White Award for Outstanding Champion of Human Rights, 1986 September 13
OP3 1 Plaque, Building Authority of Fulton County Revenue Bond Fire Station Project, 1981
9 21 Plaque, Citizens for Michael Lomax, Butler St. YMCA Century Club, 1988
9 22 Plaque, Concerned Citizens of Atlanta "Man of the Year," 1983
10 1 Plaque, Democratic National Convention, "A Piece of the Podium," Atlanta, 1988
10 2 Plaque, Dobbins Air Force Base 94th Combat Support Group, Black History Celebration, 1989 February 24
10 3 Plaque, Federal Employees at Pershing Point Plaza, recognition as an excellent example of "Blacks in Politics," 1988 February 19
OP3 2 Plaque, Fulton County General Obligation Jail Bonds, 1984 April 1
OP3 3 Plaque, Fulton County Various Purpose General Obligation Bond, 1981 (?)
11 - Plaque, Georgia Dome Ground Breaking, 1989 November 22 [glass plaque]
10 4 Plaque, The High Museum of Art Board of Directors, First Patron Charter Membership, 1982 February 23
10 5 Plaque, Home Builders Association of Metro Atlanta, Certificate of Appreciation, 1989 March 14
10 6 Plaque, Jomandi Productions: a "family" of theatre artists committed to excellence, appreciation of Commissioner Michael Lomax, 1986
10 7 Plaque, Minority Enterprise Development Week, outstanding support, 1984
10 8 Plaque, National Council of Negro Women, Atlanta, Georgia, Recognition of Outstanding Service, 1988
OP3 4 Plaque, Sandy Springs Saints, 1988
10 9 Plaque, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1983-1985
11 - Statuette, Democratic National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988 July 18-21
11 - Statuette, McKinnon Media, Telly Awards: Michael Lomax Campaign "Linda," 1994
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