REID, JOHN ROGERS, 1934-1977.
John Rogers and Mattie Jester Reid family papers, circa 1934-1969

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reid, John Rogers, 1934-1977.
Title: John Rogers and Mattie Jester Reid family papers, circa 1934-1969
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1258
Extent: .25 linear foot (1 box), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and 1 bound volume (BV)
Abstract:Papers of the John Rogers and Mattie Jester Reid family, an African American family from LaGrange, Georgia, including insurance and financial records, photographs, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Purchase, 2013.


[after identification of item(s)], John Rogers and Mattie Jester Reid family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Sarah Quigley, 2013.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Rogers Reid (1934-1977) was born in LaGrange, Georgia to Reverend John Amos Reid and Annie Reid. John Amos Reid served in the United States Army during WWI from 1918-1919. John Rogers Reid's wife, Mattie Jester Reid, was a nurse who graduated from the Beaumont School of Practical Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia in 1951.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the John Rogers and Mattie Jester Reid family from circa 1934-1969. The collection includes papers from several family members: Annie Reid, James Amos Reid, John Rogers Reid, Lizzie Mae Reid, Lottie Reid, Mattie Jester Reid, and Willie Reid. Family papers consist primarily of financial and insurance records, with a few other documents such as James Amos Reid's application for a veteran's pension. Also present are photographs; printed material; a sermon by Reverend L.G. Long, pastor of Flipper Temple A.M.E. Church in Atlanta; and a play script by Alfred Sutro. Photographs are mostly unidentified, with the exception of photos of Mattie Jester Reid. Photographs and printed material also include items from the Beaumont School of Practical Nursing.

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Family papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Reid, Annie, correspondence, 1955
1 2 Reid, Annie, insurance policies, circa 1954-1955
1 3 Reid, James Amos, American Red Cross membership card, 1956
1 4 Reid, James Amos, Veteran's Application for Disability Compensation or Pension, 1938
1 5 Reid, John Rogers, birth certificate, 1934
1 6 Reid, John Rogers, financial records, 1952
1 7 Reid, Lizzie Mae, financial records, 1952
1 8 Reid, Lottie, insurance policies, 1944-1950
1 9 Reid, Mattie Jester, contact list, no date
OP1 1 Reid, Mattie Jester, diploma, Beaumont School of Practical Nursing, 1951
1 10 Reid, Mattie Jester, diplomas and certificates, 1941-1956
1 11 Reid, Mattie Jester, insurance policies, 1953-1955
1 12 Reid, Willie, financial records, 1958
1 13 Reid, John Rogers and Mattie Jester, trip to New York City, circa 1950s
1 14 Reid, Mattie Jester, circa 1950s
1 15 Reid, Mattie Jester, Beaumont School of Practical Nursing class photo (?), circa 1951
BV1 - Reid, Mattie Jester, photo album, circa 1950s
1 16 Unidentified groups and places, circa 1950-1969
1 17 Unidentified individuals, circa 1940-1959
Printed material
1 18 Directory of Licensed Practical Nurses in Georgia, 1954
1 19 Long, L.G. (Reverend), programs and clippings, 1952
1 20 Reid, Annie, obituary, 1956
1 21 Reid, Mattie Jester, Beaumont School of Practical Nursing commencement program, 1951
Other papers
1 22 Long, L.G. (Reverend), sermon, 1953
1 23 Sutro, Alfred, "A Marriage Has Been Arranged: A Duologue," play script with photographs of performance, no date