PETERS, JAMES SOLOMON, 1884-1974.
James Solomon Peters papers, 1927-1970

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peters, James Solomon, 1884-1974.
Title: James Solomon Peters papers, 1927-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 129
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes), 2 oversized papers boxes (OP), 4 bound volumes (BV), and AV Masters: .25 linear feet (1 box and one film)
Abstract:Papers of James Solomon Peters, Georgia educator and politician, including printed material, photographs, subject files, biographical material, correspondence, a motion picture, a screenplay, audiotapes, and other memorabilia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 1970.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], James Solomon Peters papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Solomon Peters, educator and politician, was born March 21, 1884, in the Lois District of Berrien County, Georgia, and died December 6, 1974, in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from Emory College (1904) and taught in Hahira, Georgia, before moving to Manchester (Meriwether County), Georgia and going into banking (1909). He served on the Meriwether County Board of Education (1914-1939); was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1933-1939); member of the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee (1941-1957; chairman (1948-1956); member of the Georgia Senate (1957-1958); member of the Georgia Board of Regents (1941-1942); member of the Georgia State Board of Education (1949-1971); and also served on the Georgia University and Public School Building Authority (1959-1971).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James Solomon Peters from 1927-1970. The papers include printed material, photographs, subject files, biographical material, correspondence, scrapbooks, certificates, plaques, a motion picture, a screenplay; audio tapes, resolutions, a diploma, and a cartoon. Materials pertain to Peters' life and career and include information on Manchester, Georgia, and Georgia education. Photographs depict Georgia Governors Sanders and Griffin, Beaver Dam School (1906), and Peters' Board of Education retirement banquet (1971); the cartoon is of Peters. The audio tapes are interviews with or about Peters. The motion picture and film script is "Mr. Jim - The Life and Changing Times of James Solomon Peters." Most awards pertain to Peters' career in education.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical file
1 2 Clippings, 1927-1952
1 3 Clippings, 1953-1955
1 4 Clippings, 1956-1959
1 5 Clippings, January 5-28, 1960
1 6 Clippings, February, 1960- May, 1962
1 7 Clippings, May, 1963-March 1968
1 8 Clippings, May 1968- May, 1970
1 9 Clippings, January 14, 1971- December 12, 1984
1 10 Clippings, undated
AV1 - Film, Mr. Jim: The Life and Changing Times of James Solomon Peters, 1971 March 15 [original: film]
2 9 Film script, Mr. Jim: The Life and Changing Times of James Solomon Peters, 1971 March 15
1 11 Correspondence, 1932-1971 and undated
1 12 Photographs, business
1 13 Photographs, Emory
1 14 Photographs, personal
2 1 Articles for The Meriwether Vindicator, 1968-1969
2 2 Booklets
2 3 Miscellany: Manchester, Ga
2 4 Miscellany: Souvenirs
2 5 News releases, Georgia Department of Education
2 6 Plaque, Georgia Department of Educators
2 7 Spraks Collegiate Institute, history
2 8 Spraks College, history, 1903
AV2 - Interview conducted by W. S. Royston, 1979 July [1 of 3] [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Interview conducted by W. S. Royston, 1979 July [2 of 3] [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Interview conducted by W. S. Royston, 1979 July [3 of 3] [original: open reel tape]
OP1 - Certificates, awards, and photographs
OP2 - Certificates, awards, and photographs
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