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Series 12
Scrapbooks, artifacts, and memorabilia
Boxes 177-179, OBV1-15, OP2-3

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbooks in this series contain newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and ephemera. They cover all facets of Palmer’s professional career including his service as president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority, and as United States Defense Housing Coordinator. There are separate scrapbooks documenting Palmer’s development of Techwood Homes and Palmer House, the development of Oak Knoll, the publication of his book Adventures of a Slum Fighter, and his involvement in the Fifty Club.

Scrapbooks
Box Folder Content
OBV1 1919-1930
OBV2 1931-1940
OBV3 1933-1937 [Techwood Homes]
OBV4 1937-1938 [Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
OBV5 1937-1939 [Life House, Oak Knoll]
OBV6 1938-1940 [Atlanta Housing Authority]
OBV7 1941-1943 [Defense Housing Coordinator]
OBV8 1945-1949
OBV9 1950-1963
OBV10 1962-1966
OBV11 1966-1973
OBV12 Fifty Club scrapbook, 1922-1937
OBV13 Adventures of a Slum Fighter, 1955 ca. 1961
OBV14 FDR's Own Memorial, 1965
OBV15 Palmer House, photographs
Objects
- - River Queen eagle, carved wooden replica [Artrack L10]
178 1 Hitler, Adolf, bronze profile (includes letter of explanation from General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr.
177 Mussolini, Benito, Small bust and photograph
- - Palmer, Charles, bust by Julian Harris [the Rose Library Reading Room]
Certificates
OP2 6 Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Resolution upon retirement as President, 1939
OP2 6 Atlanta Housing Authority, Resolution upon his resignation as Chair, 1940
OP2 6 Emory University, Diploma, 1970
OP2 6 The Infantry School of Arms (Fort Sill, Oklahoma), Division of School of Arms Instructor, November 24, 1917
OP2 6 President of the United States, Appointment as Second Lieutenant of Cavalry, October 26, 1917
OP2 6 President of the United States, Appointment as Second Lieutenant of Cavalry, January 10, 1918
OP2 6 President of the United States, Appointment as First Lieutenant of Cavalry, February 27, 1918
Diaries
178 2 Daily Reminder, 1953 (related to The Hall of Our History)
178 3 1953
178 4 Daily Reminder, 1954
Memorabilia
OP2 7 Christmas poem, from staff
177 - Framed presidential seal from wrapping of autographed copy of The Living White House, December 21, 1966
Printed material
179 1 Atlanta Rotary Club, Rotary in Atlanta, June 28, 1946-July 4, 1947 (Palmer was President)
OP2 8 City of Atlanta Planning Department, Buckhead: A Report by the City of Atlanta Planning Department, 1960
OP2 8 Equitable Life Assurance of the United States, Equitable Builds a Gateway, circa 1963
179 2 Helios (High school publication, Grand Rapids, Michigan): October 1910-March 1911
OP2 9 Mentze, Ernst, 5 Years, The Occupation of Denmark in Pictures, 1946
OP3 - Montage of clippings relating to Palmer's trip to South America 1952
179 3 National Association of Building Owners and Managers, The Bulletin, June 1930-February 1931 (Palmer was President)
OP2 10 National Downtown Action Committee, Action Plan for Downtown, Washington, D.C., 1962
179 4 Palmer Ink, (newsletter for tenants in Palmer office buildings), January 1937- 1943
179 5 Palmer Ink, October 1943-December 1947 (incomplete)
OP2 10 Peachtree City, Georgia, no date
OP2 11 Works Progress Administration of Georgia, The Social and Economic Pattern of Atlanta, Georgia (1939)
Card files
180 4 Subjects, A-K
181 4 Subjects, L-Z
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