RAINEY, GLENN W. (GLENN WEDDINGTON), 1907-1989.
Glenn W. Rainey papers, 1917-1974

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:/25593/8zsqg


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1989.
Title: Glenn W. Rainey papers, 1917-1974
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 471
Extent: 9.25 linear feet (19 boxes), 1 oversized papers box (OP), 9 bound volumes (BV), and AV Masters: .25 linear feet (CLP2)
Abstract:Papers of Glenn W. Rainey, Georgia educator and activist, including correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, and subject folders.
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.

Related Materials in This Repository

Glenn Rainey interview in Patricia Sullivan, Progressive Party oral history interviews.

Source

Gift, 1965 with subsequent additions.

Citation

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


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Glenn Weddington Rainey was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 1907, the son of James G. Rainey and Minnie Weddington Rainey. He attended elementary schools in Atlanta and graduated from the city's Boys' High School in 1924. From 1924-1929, he attended Emory University where he received the A.B. and M.A. (History) degrees. Mr.Rainey was an instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for one year (1929-1930) where he held a Teaching fellowship in political science for two years (1930-1932). In 1932, here turned to Georgia Tech to reassume his former teaching position in the Department of English. He remained in the Department until he retired as Professor of English in 1974.

Throughout his career, Mr. Rainey was active as a public speaker and as a member of many political, social, civic and professional organizations. He was particularly active in civil rights groups which flourished during the 1940's, such as the Georgia Commission on Interracial Cooperation (the parent Organization of the Southern Regional Council). He served as president of the Committee for Georgia, an affiliate of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare. He also worked with the Citizens' Fact-Finding Committee of Georgia. Other liberal causes which attracted Mr. Rainey during these years include the early fights waged against Georgia's county unit system, the poll tax, and political influence in the State's University System. Additional groups with which Mr. Rainey has been prominently associated over the years include: the Atlanta Christian Palestine Committee, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of the United Nations, the Atlanta Community Planning Council, and the Northside branch of the Atlanta Y.M.C.A. At Georgia Tech, Mr. Rainey was actively associated with the Y.M.C.A., the Wesley Foundation, and many other student groups over the years. He was a founder of the Georgia Tech Chapters of the American Association of University Professors and the Georgia Education Association. He was at various times a member of the Executive Committee and the Administrative and Faculty Councils of Georgia Tech.

Mr. Rainey is the author of numerous articles which have appeared in newspapers, popular magazines, and journals. His poetry has been published in various literary journals, anthologies, and newspapers. Two of his more prominent friends in Georgia literary circles were Ernest Hartsock, an Atlanta poet, and Lillian Smith, novelist and co-editor (with Paula Snelling) of a Southern literary journal (variously titled Pseudopodia, The North Georgia Review, and South Today) which flourished circa 1938-1945. Mr. Rainey was a regular contributor to this publication in its early years.

Mr. Rainey's wife, the former Dorothy Quattlebaum of Columbia, S.C., was for many years a teacher in the Atlanta Public Schools. During the 1940's, Mrs. Rainey was active in Democratic Party politics in Georgia. In 1942, she ran Ellis Arnall's gubernatorial campaign against Eugene Talmadge in Fulton County. For her efforts, she was appointed by Governor Arnall to the State Democratic Executive Committee. Mr. and Mrs. Rainey were married on February 3, 1940. They have four children.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Glenn Weddington Rainey from 1917-1974. The papers include correspondence; Mr.Rainey's manuscripts, notes, and published articles, etc.; and a series of subject folders. The correspondence dates from 1917-1974. Its greatest period of concentration is circa 1933-1949. The majority of the correspondence dealing with Mr. Rainey's organizational activities is filed in this section. Earlier correspondence is generally personal in nature, and later correspondence deals largely with Georgia Tech affairs. Letters of Ernest Hartsock (3 items, 1925-1930) and Lillian Smith (54 items, 1936-1948) are included here. There is also an exchange of letters between Mr. Rainey and his longtime friend, the historian C. Vann Woodward (213 items, 1929-1938).

Prominent persons represented in the main file of Correspondence include: Ivan Allen, Jr., Jessie Daniel Ames, Mary C. Barker, Jonathan Daniels, Josephus Daniels, Walter F. George, Marvin Griffin, William B. Hartsfield, Maynard H. Jackson, Sr., Ralph McGill, James A. Mackay, Helen Douglas Mankin, Lucy Randolph Mason, Karl A. Menninger, I.N. Ragsdale, Arthur F. Raper, Eurith Dickinson Rivers, Richard B. Russell, Hardy Scott, Paula Snelling, Joel Elias Spingarn, Dorothy Rogers Tilly, Oswald Garrison Villard, Robert Penn Warren, Josephine Wilkins, Thomas Wolfe, Comer McDonald Woodward, and Emily B. Woodward.

Subject folders in the collection cover a wide range of Mr. Rainey's activities. Folders with the greatest concentration of material include those concerned with the following: Commission On Interracial Cooperation, Committee for Georgia, Emory University, Georgia Education Association, Georgia Tech (78 folders), miscellaneous material, the poll tax, Lillian Smith and Paula Snelling, Southern Conference for Human Welfare, and the Southern Regional Council.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1917 July-1929 December
1 2 1930
1 3 1931, January-May
1 4 1931, June-December
1 5 1932
2 6 1933
2 1 1934
2 2 1935
2 3 1936
2 4 1937
2 5 1938
2 6 1939
2 7 1940, January-June
3 1 1940, July-December
3 2 1941, January-May
3 3 1941, June-December
3 4 1942
3 5 1943, January-May
3 6 1943, June-December
3 7 1944
4 1 1945, January-May
4 2 1945, June-December
4 3 1946, January-April
4 4 1946, May-August
4 5 1946, September-December
4 6 1947, January-May
4 7 1947, June-December
4 8 1948
4 9 1949
4 10 1950
4 11 1951
4 12 1952
4 13 1953
5 1 1954
5 2 1955
5 3 1956
5 4 1957
5 5 1958
5 6 1959
5 7 1960
5 8 1961
5 9 1962
5 10 1963
5 11 1964
5 12 1965
5 13 1966
5 14 1967
5 15 1968
6 1 1969
6 2 1970
6 3 1971
6 4 1972
6 5 1973-1974
6 6 Hartsock, Ernest, ca. 1925-1930 (32 letters)
6 7 Smith, Lillian, 1936-1948 (52 items)
6 8 Woodward, C. Vann to Glenn Rainey, 1929-1968 (96 items)
6 9 Woodward, C. Vann to Glenn Rainey, n.d. (42 items)
6 10 Woodward, C. Vann to "Jack," 1937-1938, (2 items)
6 11 Rainey, Glenn to C. Vann Woodward, 1929-1966 (74 items)
6 12 Rainey, Dorothy, 1942-1960, re Georgia Democratic Executive Committee
6 13 Rainey family correspondence, n.d.
7 1 Rainey family correspondence, n.d.
7 2 Rainey family correspondence, n.d.
7 3 Rainey, Glenn outgoing correspondence, n.d.
7 4 Rainey, Glenn Georgia Tech, n.d.
7 5-9 General correspondence, n.d.
8 1 Greeting cards, n.d.
Writings by Rainey
8 2 Published articles, 1926-1939
8 3 Published articles, 1940-1973
8 4 Manuscripts, A-C
8 5 Manuscripts, D-K
8 6 Manuscripts, L-N
8 7 Manuscripts, O-S
9 1 Manuscripts, T-W
9 2 Manuscript, "Black Pawns and White"
9 3 Manuscript, "Race Riot of 1906"
10 1 Manuscript, [unititled] re Letter-writing
10 2 Book reviews
10 3 Debates
10 4 Miscellaneous, untitled, n.d.
10 5 Notes (from speeches)
10 6 Notes
10 7 Notes
10 8 Radio interviews
Subject files
11 1 American Association for the United Nations
11 2 American Association of University Professors
11 3 American Committee for Democracy & Intellectual Freedom
11 4 American Palestine Committee
11 5 American Veterans Committee
11 6 Army Reserve
11 7 Arnall, Ellis
11 8 Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
11 9 Atlanta Committee on Workers Education
11 10 Atlanta Council of Negro Women
11 11 Atlanta Defense Committee for Class War Prisoners - Angelo Herndon Case
11 12 Atlanta English Club
11 13 Atlanta Forum Association
11 14 Atlanta Intercollegiate Council
11 15 Atlanta League of Women Voters
11 16 Bicker Club of Atlanta
11 17 Biographical Sketch - Glenn Rainey
11 18 B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge
11 19 Boys' High School
11 20 Boys' High School - Clippings
11 21 Boys' High School The Tattler (newspaper)
11 22 Child Welfare League
11 23 Citizen's Fact-Finding Movement
11 24 Commission on Interracial Cooperation
11 25 Committee for Georgia (Southern Conference on Human Welfare)
11 26 Committee on Equity Before the Law
12 1 County Unit System
12 2 Community Planning Council
12 3 Communism
12 4 Davison, Hal
12 5 Emory University
12 6 Emory University - Clippings
12 7 Emory University - Debate Team
12 8 Emory University - Model Assembly
12 9 Fair Employment Practices Committee
12 10 Ficklen, Edward B.
12 11 Foreign Policy Association, Atlanta Branch
12 12 Fulton-DeKalb Committee on Interracial Cooperation
12 13 Georgia Academy of Social Sciences
12 14 Georgia Citizens' Council
12 15 Georgia Committee on the Cause & Cure of War
12 16 Georgia Committee on Interracial Cooperation
12 17 Georgia Conference on Social Welfare, Atlanta
12 18 Georgia Council of Church Women
13 1 Georgia Education Association
13 2 Georgia League of Women Voters
13 3 Georgia Speech Association
13 4 Georgia Tech: Administrative Council
13 5 Georgia Tech: Advanced Planning Committee
13 6 Georgia Tech: Alumni Association
13 7 Georgia Tech: American Association of University Professors
13 8 Georgia Tech: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
13 9 Georgia Tech: American Veterans Committee
13 10 Georgia Tech: Annual Reports Faculty Members
13 11 Georgia Tech: Athletic Association, 1969-1971
13 12 Georgia Tech: Calendar Committee
13 13 Georgia Tech: Committee on Co-Education
13 14 Georgia Tech: Contracts, 1937-1974
13 15 Georgia Tech: Cosmopolitan Club
13 16 Georgia Tech: Counseling and Guidance
13 17 Georgia Tech: Debate Teams
13 18 Georgia Tech: English Dept.
14 1 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - Bibliography
14 2 Georgia Tech: English Dept.- Committee on Special Courses
14 3 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 100 Series
14 4 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 200 Series
14 5 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 315
14 6 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 318
14 7 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 320
14 8 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - English 323
14 9 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - Final Grades
14 10 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - Foster, Edward
14 11 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - Special Ad Hoc Committee
14 12 Georgia Tech: English Dept. - Student Relations Committee
14 13 Georgia Tech: Excellence in Teaching Award, 1968
14 14 Georgia Tech: Faculty - General
14 15 Georgia Tech: Faculty Club
CLP2 - Georgia Tech: Faculty Dinner, 1948 May 8 [1 of 2] [original: phonograph]
CLP2 - Georgia Tech: Faculty Dinner, 1948 May 8 [2 of 2] [original: phonograph]
14 16 Georgia Tech: Fiftieth Anniversary
14 17 Georgia Tech: Foreign Students
14 18 Georgia Tech: General
14 19 Georgia Tech: Georgia Highway Conference
14 20 Georgia Tech: Glee Singers
14 21 Georgia Tech: Griffith, George Clayton
14 22 Georgia Tech: Holy Week
14 23 Georgia Tech: Honors Committee
14 24 Georgia Tech: "Human Relations in a Metropolis"
14 25 Georgia Tech: Independent Student Organization
14 26 Georgia Tech: Industrial Management College
14 27 Georgia Tech: Insurance
14 28 Georgia Tech: Instruction Manual, 1947
15 1 Georgia Tech: Interfraternity Council, 1962
15 2 Georgia Tech: Martin Luther King Memorial Scholarship
15 3 Georgia Tech: Library Search Committee for a Director, 1970-1971
15 4 Georgia Tech: Miscellaneous
15 5 Georgia Tech: New Degree Committee
15 6 Georgia Tech: Non-Fraternity organization
15 7 Georgia Tech: Oak Ridge Conference
15 8 Georgia Tech: Off-Campus Speakers Policy Committee
15 9 Georgia Tech: Omicron Delta Kappa
15 10 Georgia Tech: Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma
15 11 Georgia Tech: Public Relations Committee
15 12 Georgia Tech: Public Speaking Materials
15 13 Georgia Tech: Public Utility Executive Course
15 14 Georgia Tech: References for Students
15 15 Georgia Tech: Retirement Policy
15 16 Georgia Tech: Ring Committee
15 17 Georgia Tech: Selection of a President, 1956
15 18 Georgia Tech: Statutes
15 19 Georgia Tech: Steering Committee, 1950-1952
15 20 Georgia Tech: Student Council
15 21 Georgia Tech: Student Entertainment Series
16 1 Georgia Tech: Student Political League
16 2 Georgia Tech: Student Rights, 1968-1969
16 3 Georgia Tech: Tech Code
16 4 Georgia Tech: Tech Improvement Fund
16 5 Georgia Tech: Tech Today
16 6 Georgia Tech: Thesis Advisory Committee
16 7 Georgia Tech: United Student Christian Council
16 8 Georgia Tech: University System of GA: Suspension from Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1941-1942
16 9 Georgia Tech: Van Leer, Blake Ragsdale
16 10 Georgia Tech: Walker, Jack
16 11 Georgia Tech: Wesley Foundation
16 12 Georgia Tech: Woodward, C. Vann - Franklin Foundation Lecturer, February 8, 1968
16 13 Georgia Tech: World War II, General
16 14 Georgia Tech: World War II, Veterans
OP1 2 American Veterans Committee, Charter
16 15 Georgia Tech: YMCA
16 16 Grace Methodist Church
16 17 Hadassah's Golden Jubilee Award, 1967
16 18 Grant Applications
16 19 "Humor - Various Sources and Kinds"
16 20 Jones, Ashton B.
16 21 Labor
17 1 McClatchey, Devereaux
17 2 Mackay, James
17 3 Mankin, Helen Douglas
17 4 Manpower Development and Training Bill
17 5 Miscellaneous
17 6 Miscellaneous Manuscripts (not by Glenn Rainey)
17 7 Miscellaneous Printed Matter
17 8 Miscellaneous Programs, Announcements, etc.
17 9 National Council of Teachers of English
17 10 National Student Association
17 11 Negro Education - Atlanta
17 12 Negro Police
17 13 Northwestern University
17 14 Northwestern University Clippings
17 15 Poll Tax
18 1 Public School Crisis, 1960
18 2 Race Question: Miscellaneous
18 3 Rainey, Dorothy Quattlebaum
18 4 Rainey, Edwin Quattlebaum
18 5 Regional Council for Education
18 6 Rosenwald Fund
18 7 Rugg, Harold
18 8 Scharf, Robert
18 9 Scientific Futurists
18 10 Scott, W. Joe (Principal, Bass Jr. High School, Atlanta
18 11 Sedition and Subversive Activities
18 12 Smith, Lillian and Snelling, Paula
18 13 Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of English
18 14 Southern Conference for Human Welfare
18 15 Southern Council on Religion in Economics
18 16 Southern Institute of International Relations
18 17 Southern Regional Council
18 18 Southern Speech Association
18 19 Urban League, Atlanta
18 20 White Primary Bill, 1947
19 1 Wolfe, Thomas
19 2 Woman's Society of Christian Service
19 3 Woodward, C. Vann
19 4 Workers Education Conference, Atlanta, 1935
19 5 World War II
19 6 World War II - Air Raid Warden
19 7 YMCA
19 8 YWCA
19 9 X-Ray Technicians Institute, Atlanta
Artwork
OP1 1 Portrait of Glenn W. Rainey
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