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Subseries 1.1
Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association correspondence, 1915-1930
Boxes 1-4

Scope and Content Note

Subseries 1.1 consists of SMCMA correspondence from 1915-1930. Much of the material in this subseries was created between 1923 and 1927. Most of these letters were transferred from the Association's office files. All SMCMA-related correspondence to and from Gutzon Borglum and Augustus Lukeman is included.

These materials document the internal workings of the Association, including public relations, personnel, and arrangements for special ceremonies. Financial problems and proposed solutions are-constant themes throughout this subseries. The letters also provide documentation of the many controversies in which the Association was involved. A significant portion of the correspondence defends the Association against the attacks of Venable and Borglum (19251928). Positive and negative reactions to Lukeman's design are also included (1925). Biographical sketches of members of the board of directors (1927-1928) describe the social and economic background of that body.

The principal correspondents are Hollins Nicholas Randolph, president of SMCMA and chairman of the executive committee, and Rogers Winter, publicity director. Other major correspondents are Reuben R. Arnold, Gutzon Borglum, Mrs. Samuel Martin Inman, Caroline Helen Jemison Plane, Eretus Rivers, Mildred Lewis Rutherford, Samuel Hoyt Venable and David W. Webb. This subseries also includes correspondence with such noteworthy Georgians as Preston Stanley Arkwright, Marcus Wayland Beck, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sterling Price Gilbert, William Berry Hartsfield, Hiram Warner Hill, James Lee Key, Wilbur George Kurtz, Bishop Henry Judah Mikell, and Mildred (Woolley) Seydell. Also represented are Mrs. Grace Anna (Woodhue) Coolidge, William Randolph Hearst, John Davison Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elbert Lee Trinkle, and James J. Walker. Invitations to and responses from governors and mayors from across the country are also found in this subseries.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 1915-April 9, 1923
1 2 April 10, 1923
1 3 April 11, 1923
1 4 April 12, 1923
1 5 April 13, 1923
1 6 April 14, 1923
1 7 April 16-17, 1923
1 8 April 18-21, 1923
1 9 May 3-24, 1923
1 10 May 25-28, 1923
1 11 June-July 20, 1923
1 12 July 21-August 9, 1923
1 13 August 13-September 5, 1923
1 14 September 7-24, 1923
1 15 October -November, 1923
1 16 December 1-7, 1923
1 17 December 12-31, 1923
1 18 January-February 1924
1 19 March 1924
1 20 April-May 1924
1 21 June-July 21, 1924
1 22 July 22-31, 1924
1 23 August 1924
1 24 September 6-24, 1924
1 25 September 29-November 8, 1924
1 26 November 10-December 1924
1 27 January 2-13, 1925
1 28 January 14-23, 1925
1 29 January 24-February 13, 1925
1 30 February 14-19, 1925
1 31 February 20-24, 1925
1 32 February 25-March 4, 1925
1 33 March 5-11, 1925
1 34 March 12-21, 1925
1 35 March 23-31, 1925
1 36 April 1-16, 1925
1 37 April 17-23, 1925
1 38 April 24-27, 1925
1 39 April 28-May 7, 1925
1 40 May 8-15, 1925
1 41 May 16-28, 1925
2 1 May 29-June 3, 1925
2 2 June 5-12, 1925
2 3 June 13-25, 1925
2 4 June 26-30, 1925
2 5 July 1-17, 1925
2 6 July 18-31, 1925
2 7 August 4-17, 1925
2 8 August 18-31, 1925
2 9 September 2-17, 1925
2 10 September 18-26, 1925
2 11 September 28-30, 1925
2 12 October 1-10, 1925
2 13 October 12-20, 1925
2 14 October 21-26, 1925
2 15 October 28-November 10, 1925
2 16 November 11-21, 1925
2 17 November 22-30, 1925
2 18 December 1-7, 1925
2 19 December 8-14, 1925
2 20 December 15-18, 1925
2 21 December 19-30, 1925; 1925 undated
2 22 January 1-15, 1926
2 23 January 21-February 4, 1926
2 24 February 9-14, 1926
2 25 February 15-28, 1926
2 26 March 3-5, 1926
2 27 March 6-13, 1926
2 28 March 16-21, 1926
2 29 March 22-30, 1926
2 30 April 2-13, 1926
2 31 April 14-27, 1926
2 32 April 28-May 3, 1926
2 33 May 4-21, 1926
2 34 May 29-July 12, 1926
2 35 July 14-August 18, 1926
2 36 August 19-September 9, 1926
3 1 September 10-30, 1926
3 2 October 1926
3 3 November 1926
3 4 December 3-13, 1926
3 5 December 14-29, 1926
3 6 1926 undated
3 7 January 3-25, 1927
3 8 January 26-February 10, 1927
3 9 February 11-17, 1927
3 10 February 22-March 14, 1927
3 11 March 15-19, 1927
3 12 March 21-27, 1927
3 13 March 28-31, 1927
3 14 April 1-5, 1927
3 15 April 6-13, 1927
3 16 April 15-29, 1927
3 17 May 2-3, 1927
3 18 May 4-17, 1927
3 19 May 18-21, 1927
3 20 May 23-June 11, 1927
3 21 June 13-30, 1927
3 22 July 1-14, 1927
3 23 July 16-28, 1927
3 24 July 29-August 6, 1927
3 25 August 8-15, 1927
3 26 August 16-31, 1927
3 27 September 1-10, 1927
3 28 September 13-29, 1927
3 29 October -November 26, 1927
3 30 November 27-December 1927
3 31 1927 undated
3 32 January 3-12, 1928
3 33 January 13- February 1928
3 34 March 5-13, 1928
3 35 March 14-15, 1928
3 36 March 16-19, 1928
3 37 March 20-23, 1928
3 38 March 24-26, 1928
4 1 March 27-31, 1928
4 2 April 1-3, 1928
4 3 April 4-6, 1928
4 4 April 7-June 1928
4 5 July-December 1928
4 6 1928 undated
4 7 January-March 1929
4 8 April-May 1929
4 9 June-July 1929
4 10 August -October 16, 1929
4 11 October 17-22, 1929
4 12 October 23, 1929-February 1930; undated
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