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NEFF, LAWRENCE W.
Lawrence W. Neff papers, 1897-1970

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zpvq


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Neff, Lawrence W.
Title: Lawrence W. Neff papers, 1897-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 495
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Lawrence W. Neff, a newspaperman, lawyer, author, and Methodist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, including publications, pamphlets and periodicals published by Banner Press, correspondence, sermons, and poems.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1967 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Lawrence W. Neff papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Lawrence W. Neff (1879-1970) began his career publishing a county newspaper in Texas in 1894 at age fourteen. For seventy years he worked as a newspaperman, lawyer, Methodist minister, author and publisher. From 1919 until his retirement in 1960 he owned the Banner Press in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lawrence W. Neff (1879-1970) began his career publishing a county newspaper in Texas in 1894 at age fourteen. For seventy years he worked as a newspaperman, lawyer, Methodist minister, author and publisher. From 1919 until his retirement in 1960 he owned the Banner Press in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Lawrence W. Neff from 1897-1970. The papers include copies of publications edited by Neff (1897-1916) prior to founding Banner Press; books, pamphlets and periodicals published by Banner Press while owned and operated by Neff (1919-1960); correspondence and time cards pertaining to Banner Press; poems and epigrams, sermons written by Neff; clippings related to his career as editor; and lists of Banner Press publications.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, undated
1 2 Neff, Mrs. L. W., 1967-1970
1 3 “The Legal Status of Women in Texas,” 1967
1 4 Record, Thomaston Circuit, 1913-1914
1 5 Account book, circa 19314
1 6 Scrapbook, circa 1930s-1950s
1 7 Various publications authored or edited by Neff or published by Banner Press, Atlanta, Ga. 1930s-1960s
1 8 Loose papers, undated
2 1 Jesus (1), journal, circa 1930-1936
2 2 Jesus (3), journal, circa 1932
2 3 Sermon Sketches, journal, 1913-1914
2 4 Illustrations, Refs., Sen. Sers., circa 1915-1919
2 5 Epigrams, undated
2 6 Neff, Lawrence W. (Emory alumni file), 1929-1968
2 7 Emory-related ephemera, 1940, 1950, undated
2 8 Miscellaneous notes, writings, etc., 1941 and undated
2 9 Neff publications folder, 1930-1956 and undated
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