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Subseries 2.2
Speech files,1927-1984
Boxes 400-413

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of John A. Sibley's speech files from 1927-1984. It includes copies of speeches, drafts, correspondence about the speech and research materials relating to the speech's topic. While Sibley spoke about a broad number of topics and themes, his favorite topics were all firmly rooted in the South. He delivered many speeches about agriculture and forestry in the South and business and economic development in the region. Sibley also spoke in support of political candidates for local and state offices, including Howard H. (Bo) Callaway, James L. key, Richard B. Russell and Carl Sanders.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Speech files
Box Folder Content
400 1 Speech correspondence, 1936-1949
376 6 Speech correspondence, 1948
376 7 Speech correspondence, 1949
400 2 Speech correspondence, 1950
400 3 Speech correspondence, 1951-1967
400 4 Speech indexes, 1946-1972
400 5 Speech notes, 1945-1947
400 6 Speech notes, 1950-1954
400 7 Speech notes, 1969-1971
Individual speeches
400 8 National Coca-Cola Bottlers Convention, "The Sacredness of Your Trust," Atlanta, Georgia, March 9, 1927
400 9 Georgia Bottlers' Convention, "Getting Acquainted with the Constitution," Savannah, Georgia, December 8, 1927
400 10 United Daughters of the Confederacy, "A Broken Bargain," Americus, Georgia, October 25, 1929
400 11 Speech in support of Atlanta mayor James L. Key, 1931
400 12 Speech in support of Richard Russell for Senate, September 12, 1932
400 13 Berry Schools, circa 1940s
400 14 Berry Schools, "Research and Interpretation in the New Frontier," circa 1940s
400 15 "The Role of Business in the Development of Atlanta," circa 1940s
400 16 Berry Schools, Introduction of George A. Truett, January 13, 1942
400 17 Atlanta Rotary Club, July 24, 1944
401 1 "Our Country - The Lamp of Liberty - The Last Hope of Peace," 1946
401 2 Georgia State College for Women, "United Nations Charter, Its Strength and Weakness as an Agency to Keep the Peace," Milledgeville, Georgia, September 30, 1946
401 3 Berry Schools, Presentation of Doctor of Humanities to Mrs. Henry Ford, Rome, Georgia, March 26, 1947
401 4 University of Georgia College of Agriculture, Farm Finance Conference, "The Bank in the Conservation Movement," Athens, Georgia, April 9, 1947
401 5 Georgia Bankers' Convention, "Announcement of Robert Strickland Memorial Plaque and Scholarship Fund," Savannah, Georgia, May 7, 1947
401 6 Druid Hills Baptist Church, "Martha Berry and Her Program of Education," November 23, 1947
401 7 Press Institute and Rotary Club, "Charting Our Course," Athens, Georgia, February 18, 1948
401 8 Southeastern Electric Exchange, "The Economic Outlook of the South," Boca Raton, Florida, April 8, 1948
401 9 Oglethorpe University, Commencement, "America's Position in the Fight for Liberty," Atlanta, Georgia, June 4, 1948
401 10 Georgia Bankers Association, Presentation of the Robert Strickland Memorial Award, June 9, 1948
401 11 Kiwanis Club, "The Economic Development of the South," Atlanta, Georgia, August 3, 1948
401 12 "Better Farms for a Greater Georgia," October 10, 1948
401 13 Rotary Club, "The Economic Development of the South," Marietta, Georgia, October 15, 1948
401 14 Garden Clubs of America, November 10, 1948
401 15 National Industrial Conference Board, "Business Trends in the Southeast," November 23, 1948
401 16 Atlanta Rotary Club, Tribute to John Newton Goddard, December 13, 1948
401 17 Chamber of Commerce, "The Economic Development of the South," Tifton, Georgia, December 17, 1948
401 18 Chamber of Commerce, "The Economic Development of the South," Griffin & Spalding County, January 14, 1949
401 19 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, "Why a Country Bank Needs a Farm Program," Tifton, Georgia, February 4, 1949
401 20 Georgia State Chamber of Commerce, Introduction of Herman Talmadge, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 1949
401 21 "The Proper Concept of the Scope of Trust Activities," March 23, 1949
401 22 Georgia Bankers Association, Presentation of the Robert Strickland Agricultural Memorial Award, April 15, 1949
401 23 Mobile Conference, April 28, 1949
401 24 Rotary Club, "The Rediscovery of the South," Savannah, Georgia, September 26, 1949
401 25 Flint River Soil Conservation, Bainbridge, Georgia, September 29, 1949
401 26 Speech for the National Defense Transportation Association, October 3, 1949
401 27 Southern Development Conference, "The Rediscovery of the South," Atlanta, Georgia, October 31, 1949
401 28 Rotary Club, "The Rediscovery of the South," Macon, Georgia, November 16, 1949
401 29 Piedmont Driving Club, Introduction of Charles Wilson, President of General Electric Company, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15, 1950
401 30 Ten Club, "Dawn - Stone Age - Lake Dwellers - Fertile Crescent," May 16, 1950
401 31 Emory University, Commencement Address, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2, 1950
402 1 Rotary Club, "The Changing South," Greenville, Georgia, February 20, 1951
402 2 Railway Development Association of the Southeast, "The Development of the Southeast," March 1, 1951
402 3 Georgia Bankers Association, Presentation of Robert Strickland Agricultural Memorial Award, April 18, 1951
402 4 Southern Division of the Association of Bank Women, Regional Spring Conference, "The Same as a Thief and a Robber," May 19, 1951
402 5 Agnes Scott College, Dedication of John Bulow Campbell Science Building, October 23, 1951
402 6 Georgia Farm Equipment Association, "Serving the Farmer," Atlanta, Georgia, December 3, 1951
402 7 Newcomen Society, "Thomas Kearney Glenn, A Builder of Men and Institutions," April 2, 1952
402 8 Georgia Military College, "Diamonds or Pine Trees at Your Door Step," Milledgeville, Georgia, June 2, 1952
402 9 Savannah Bar Association, "Our Foreign Policy - Its Failure During the Past Forty Years," January 15, 1953
402 10 Presbyterian College, Commencement Address, Clinton, South Carolina, June 1, 1953
402 11 Florida Bankers Agricultural Credit Conference, "The Role of the City Bank in Servicing Agriculture," Gainesville, Florida, November 13, 1953
402 12 Farm Credit Short Course, Tifton, Georgia, February 3, 1954
402 13 University of Georgia, Farm Credit Short Course, Athens, Georgia, February 10, 1954
402 14 Newcomen Society, Introduction of Arthur B. Edge Jr., April 6, 1954
402 15 Chattanooga Rotary Club, "Several Significant Events in Our History," November 4, 1954
402 16 University of Georgia, Alumni Day, "The University of Georgia and its Alumni Society," Athens, Georgia, June 6, 1955 [1 of 2]
403 1 University of Georgia, Alumni Day, "The University of Georgia and its Alumni Society," Athens, Georgia, June 6, 1955 [2 of 2]
403 2 Georgia Future Farmers of America, Covington, Georgia, July 28, 1955
403 3 The Berry Schools, September 10, 1955
403 4 Rotary Club of Atlanta, "Trees and Travel," October 24, 1955 [1 of 2]
403 5 Rotary Club of Atlanta, "Trees and Travel," October 24, 1955 [2 of 2]
403 6 Southern Company, Fifth Annual Meeting, "Power and Progress," Sea Island, Georgia, November 17, 1955 [1 of 2]
404 1 Southern Company, Fifth Annual Meeting, "Power and Progress," Sea Island, Georgia, November 17, 1955 [2 of 2]
404 2 Meeting of State Chamber of Commerce, December 1, 1955
404 3 Ten Club, "Leadership in the Twentieth Century in Agriculture and Rural Life," March 23, 1956
404 4 Southern Forest Fire Prevention Conference, "The South's Forests - Key to Her Agricultural Prosperity and Industrial Expansion," New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13, 1956
404 5 Kiwanis Club, "The South and Her Forest Resources," Augusta, Georgia, July 2, 1956
404 6 Georgia Bankers Association, County Key Bankers Meeting, "Our Banks and Our Forests," Rock Eagle Park, Georgia, September 19, 1956
404 7 Southern Forestry Conference of the Forest Farmers Association, "The Changing Pattern of Forest Ownership in the South," Atlanta, Georgia, March 15, 1957 [1 of 2]
405 1 Southern Forestry Conference of the Forest Farmers Association, "The Changing Pattern of Forest Ownership in the South," Atlanta, Georgia, March 15, 1957 [2 of 2]
405 2 Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce, March 28, 1957
405 3 Georgia Forestry Association, "Georgia's Forest-Present-Potential," Atlanta, GA, May 2, 1957
405 4 Ten Club, "King Lear," May 23, 1957
405 5 Macon Rotary Club, "Economic Value of Georgia's Forest," June 3, 1957
405 6 Georgia Bankers Association, Legislative Committee, Memorandum, Atlanta, Georgia, September 4, 1957
405 7 Rotary Club, Tribute to Charles Howard Candler, Atlanta, Georgia, October 7, 1957
405 8 National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers, "The Operating Officer - His Importance in Management," Atlanta, Georgia, October 7, 1957
405 9 Piedmont Driving Club, Dinner Honoring Dr. Sidney Walter Martin, "Emory's Importance to the Community and Region," Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 1957 [1 of 2]
405 10 Piedmont Driving Club, Dinner Honoring Dr. Sidney Walter Martin, "Emory's Importance to the Community and Region," Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 1957 [2 of 2]
406 1 Southeastern Correspondent Bank Conference, "Problem Child of Our Economy," February 28, 1958
406 2 Georgia Chamber of Commerce, "The Teacher: and National Security," Atlanta, Georgia, April 11, 1958
406 3 Southern Research Institute, "Future Trends in Agriculture and Forestry in the South," Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 1958 [1 of 3]
406 4 Southern Research Institute, "Future Trends in Agriculture and Forestry in the South," Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 1958 [2 of 3]
406 5 Southern Research Institute, "Future Trends in Agriculture and Forestry in the South," Birmingham, Alabama, May 19, 1958 [3 of 3]
406 6 Ten Club, "Efforts at International Cooperation, 1917-1957," July 11, 1958
406 7 Berry Schools, Presentation of $200,000 by the Dana Foundation for the Construction of Dana Hall, October 4, 1958
406 8 Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Marietta, Georgia, November 6, 1958
406 9 Ten Club, "Augustus Baldwin Longstreet," September 25, 1959
406 10 Newcomen Society, Introduction of Frank Neely, February 24, 1960
406 11 University of Georgia, Induction of Graduating Class into Alumni Society, June 6, 1960
406 12 "The Urgency of Education and the Georgia School Situation," West Point, Georgia, November 10, 1960 [1 of 2]
407 1 "The Urgency of Education and the Georgia School Situation," West Point, Georgia, November 10, 1960 [2 of 2]
407 2 Arkansas Bankers Association's Agricultural Credit Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 24, 1961 [1 of 2]
407 3 Arkansas Bankers Association's Agricultural Credit Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 24, 1961 [2 of 2]
407 4 Agnes Scott College, "The Unique Role of Agnes Scott College in Education Today," Atlanta, Georgia, February 28, 1961 [1 of 2]
407 5 Agnes Scott College, "The Unique Role of Agnes Scott College in Education Today," Atlanta, Georgia, February 28, 1961 [2 of 2]
407 6 Rotary Club, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 4, 1961
408 1 Ten Club, "The Trial of Marie Antoinette," June 20, 1961
408 2 Hughes Spalding Seventy-Fifth Birthday, August 10, 1961
408 3 Dedication of A.G. Rhodes Home Wing Dedication, December 10, 1961
408 4 Emory University, Commencement, "The Changing South," Atlanta, Georgia, June 11, 1962 [1 of 2]
408 5 Emory University, Commencement, "The Changing South," Atlanta, Georgia, June 11, 1962 [2 of 2]
408 6 Associated Industries of Georgia, Acceptance of the Georgia Medal Award, Atlanta, Georgia, January 23, 1962
408 7 Biltmore Hotel, Dinner for Carl Sanders for Governor, Atlanta, Georgia, August 13, 1962
408 8 Ten Club, "Central America," December 28, 1962
408 9 Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Athens, Georgia, February 6, 1963
408 10 Kiwanis Club, "The Difficulties and Opportunities Now Confronting the South in a Changing Era," Birmingham, Alabama, May 7, 1963
408 11 Southern Technical Institute, Commencement, Marietta, Georgia, May 14, 1963
408 12 National Association of Life Underwriters Annual Convention, "Occupational Satisfactions of the Life Underwriter," Bal Harbour, Florida, September 12, 1963 [1 of 2]
409 1 National Association of Life Underwriters Annual Convention, "Occupational Satisfactions of the Life Underwriter," Bal Harbour, Florida, September 12, 1963 [2 of 2]
409 2 Ten Club, "Charles DeGaulle," September 27, 1963 [1 of 2]
409 3 Ten Club, "Charles DeGaulle," September 27, 1963 [2 of 2]
409 4 Sphinx Society, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, November 16, 1963
409 5 Robert Strickland Agricultural Memorial Award Club, Athens, Georgia, January 24, 1964
409 6 Milledgeville State Hospital, Dedication of The Chapels of All Faiths, Milledgeville, Georgia, February 14, 1964
409 7 Southern States Conference of CPA's, "Civic and Community Problems in the New South," Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 1964 [1 of 3]
409 8 Southern States Conference of CPA's, "Civic and Community Problems in the New South," Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 1964 [2 of 3]
410 1 Southern States Conference of CPA's, "Civic and Community Problems in the New South," Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 1964 [3 of 3]
410 2 John A. Sibley Lecture Series, Introduction of Myres S. McDougal, November 30, 1964
410 3 Dedication of Plant to Jack McDonough, "Leadership and Citizenship," April 23, 1965
410 4 English-Speaking Union of the United States, Introduction of Captain The Rt. Honorable Terence O'Neill, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3, 1965
410 5 Ten Club, "Fraser River," December 17, 1965
410 6 Newcomen Society, Introduction of Howard H. "Bo" Callaway, 1965
410 7 Trust Company of Georgia, Summary Statement of Trust Company of Georgia and Its Wholly Owned subsidiary in Connection with Divestment Provisions of Pending Legislation Affecting Bank Holding Companies, March 29, 1966
410 8 John A. Sibley Lectures in Law Series, Introduction of Dean Eugene V. Rostow, Athens, Georgia, April 5, 1966
410 9 Newcomen Society, Introduction of Roy Richards, Atlanta, Georgia, May 4, 1966
410 10 Georgia Forestry Association, "Georgia Forestry Has a Future," Jekyll Island, Georgia, June 13, 1966
410 11 Marietta Kiwanis Club, "Georgia -- Her Renewable Wealth and Taxation," Marietta, Georgia, September 29, 1966
410 12 Trust Company of Georgia, Groundbreaking for New Building, Atlanta, Georgia, October 11, 1966
410 13 Democrats for Callaway, October 24, 1966
410 14 Berry College, Retirement from Berry Board of Trustees, June 24, 1967
410 15 Rural Land Taxation Conference, "Georgia Resource Development and Taxation," Eatonton, Georgia, September 21, 1967
410 16 Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, "Georgia's Renewable Wealth and the Threat of Destructive Taxation," Augusta, Georgia, November 14, 1967
410 17 Colony Square, Inaugural Address, July 4, 1968
410 18 Speech in Honor of Louie Newton, "Climbing God's Ladder Step by Step," September 26, 1968
410 19 Farmers Club, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, "Taxation of Farm and Forest Lands," November 25, 1968
410 20 Georgia Judicial Study Commission, Marriott Motor Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, January 30, 1969 [1 of 2]
411 1 Georgia Judicial Study Commission, Marriott Motor Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, January 30, 1969 [2 of 2]
411 2 Ten Club, "Church Related Colleges," April 25, 1969
411 3 Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Athena, Georgia, October 3, 1969
411 4 Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Retirement of Ivan Allen Jr. as Mayor of Atlanta, December 2, 1969
411 5 Dedication of the Rural Development Center, Tifton, Georgia, December 11, 1969
411 6 Ten Club, Piedmont Driving Club, "John Quincy Adams," January 30, 1970
411 7 Callaway Gardens, Birthday of Cason J. Callaway, Sr., November 1, 1970
411 8 Grand Jurors Association of Fulton County, Presentation of First Annual "Golden Citizenship Award" to John A. Sibley, January 21, 1971
411 9 University of Georgia, Presentation of Scroll to Judge Omer W. Franklin, Jr., Athens, Georgia, May 8, 1971
411 10 Ten Club, "St. Simons Island, Some of Its Famous People," October 29, 1971
411 11 Rotary Club, Introduction of Bishop Arthur J. Moore, December 20, 1971
411 12 Trust Company of Georgia, "Speak to the 21st Century," Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 1972
411 13 Ten Club, "Augustus Baldwin Longstreet and His 'Georgia Scenes,'" November 17, 1972
411 14 University of Georgia Foundation, Memorial to Robert B. Troutman, September 24, 1973
412 1 Ten Club, "Massachusetts Bay Colony," August 29, 1974 [1 of 2]
412 2 Ten Club, "Massachusetts Bay Colony," August 29, 1974 [2 of 2]
412 3 Capital City Club, Dinner for Dean Rusk and Deputy Secretary of State Robert S. Ingersoll, March 17, 1975
412 4 Ten Club, "Liberty Won: Liberty Threatened, A Tribute to the Constitution," January 30, 1976
412 5 Berry Schools, Founder's Day Joint Chapel, January 13, 1977
412 6 Newcomen Society, Introduction of Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia, October 4, 1978
412 7 Emory University, School of Law, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Legal Ethics, March 29, 1979 [1 of 3]
412 8 Emory University, School of Law, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Legal Ethics, March 29, 1979 [2 of 3]
413 1 Emory University, School of Law, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Legal Ethics, March 29, 1979 [2 of 3]
413 2 Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School, Dedication of Ernest Woodruff Hall, September 28, 1979
413 3 Ten Club, "Syria," August 27, 1981
413 4 Dedication of Sibley Center at Callaway Gardens, March 22, 1984
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