ROWSEY, FRANK, 1905-1961.
Frank Rowsey papers, 1925-1960

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rowsey, Frank, 1905-1961.
Title: Frank Rowsey papers, 1925-1960
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 223
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Frank Rowsey, editor, publisher, and Coca-Cola executive, including correspondence and a 1925 copy of the Emory Phoenix.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1937, with subsequent additions.


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


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Frank Rowsey, executive, editor, and publisher, was born in Albany, Georgia, on October 23, 1905, and died in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 23, 1961. He came to Atlanta, Georgia in 1921, attended Emory University (1921-1925), was an executive with the Coca-Cola Company, edited the national magazine Coca-Cola Bottler, and was the vice president and general manager of the company's subsidiary, the Hickory Publishing Company. He was at one time a staff member on the Atlanta Journal and the New York Sun, editorial director of the Walter Brown Publishing Company, and vice president of the Atlanta Safety Council.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Frank Rowsey from 1925-1960. The papers include correspondence and a 1925 copy of the Emory Phoenix, which Rowsey edited. The correspondence consists mainly of letters from 67 authors to Rowsey written in 1937 concerning a special newspaper book section Rowsey was compiling on Southern authors. Correspondees include James Branch Cabell, J. Frank Dobie, Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, Daniel Hicky, Howard Mumford Jones, Hudson Strode, Robert Penn Warren, and C. Vann Woodward.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Letters: A-C
1 2 Letters: D-H
1 3 Letters: J-R
1 4 Letters: S-Y
1 5 Letters: Rowsey, Frank and Mary with Special Collections staff
1 6 Emory Phoenix, May 1925