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Subseries 1.6
Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association clippings and press releases
Boxes 11-13 (folders 1-6) and OBV 2

Scope and Content Note

The clippings found in this subseries bulk in the period, 1923-1928. They relate to Borglum's dismissal (February 1925), the hiring of Lukeman (April 1925), Lukeman's models and progress (summer 1925), the SMCMA's petitions to the Georgia General Assembly (1927), the unveiling of Lukeman's head of General Lee (April 1928), and the efforts in the late 1920's to regain Borglum's services. The volume of clippings indicates that the Stone Mountain project was the subject of much public interest and that it was extensively publicized - literally on a world-wide scale. A scrapbook of clippings from various Florida newspapers in regard to the Florida coin campaign illustrates the intensity of publicity in many areas.

The press releases include statements concerning Borglum's Indianapolis speech that stirred rumors of KKK involvement in the SMCMA (May 1924), Borglum's dismissal (February 1925), Lukeman's hiring and models (April-August 1925), the coin campaign (1924-1927), a visit to Stone Mountain by evangelist William A. (Billy) Sunday (February 1927), and the Association's petitions to the Georgia General Assembly.

Press releases and clippings are arranged in separate chronological sequences. The Florida Coin Campaign Scrapbook (OBV 2) is housed separately. Most of the clippings in this subseries were collected at the SMCMA office and moved as a unit to Special Collections. Some later clippings came from an unknown source.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of material.

Clippings
Box Folder Content
11 1 1915-1916
11 2 1917-1919
11 3 1920
11 4 1922-September
11 5 1923 October-December 1923
11 6 1923 undated
11 7 January 1924
11 8 February-August 1924
11 9 September-October 1924
11 10 1924 undated
11 11 January -February 22, 1925
11 12 February 23-27, 1925; February 1925 undated
11 13 March-April 16, 1925
11 14 April 17, 1925
11 15 April 19-26, 1925
11 16 April 28-30, 1925; April 1925 undated
11 17 May 1-21, 1925
11 18 May 22-24, 1925
11 19 May 26-30, 1925
11 20 June 1-3, 1925
11 21 June 4-18, 1925
11 22 June 19-24, 1925
11 23 June 25-August 15, 1925
11 24 September 13-14, 1925
11 25 September 15-19, 1925
11 26 October 1-7, 1925
11 27 October 11 - December 1925
11 28 1925 undated
11 29 January-March 23, 1926
11 30 March 26-29, 1926
11 31 April 1926
11 32 May-September 1926
11 33 October-December 11, 1926
11 34 December 12-19, 1926; 1926 undated
11 35 January-March 17, 1927
11 36 March 18-27, 1927
12 1 April-July 7, 1927
12 2 July 8-10, 1927
12 3 July 11-13, 1927
12 4 July 14-20, 1927
12 5 July 22-31, 1927
12 6 August 2, 1927
12 7 August 3, 1927
12 8 August 4, 1927
12 9 August 5, 1927
12 10 August 8-9, 1927
12 11 August 10-11, 1927
12 12 August 12-16, 1927
12 13 August 17-21, 1927
12 14 August 22-26, 1927
12 15 September 1927
12 16 October-December 1927
12 17 1927 undated
12 18 January-February 25, 1928
12 19-20 February 26, 1928
12 21 February 27-29, 1928
12 22 March 1928
12 23-24 April 9, 1928
12 25 April 10-28, 1928
12 26 September- December 1928
12 27 1928 undated
12 28 January-February 1929
12 29 April -September 18,
12 30 September 22-27, 1929; September 1929 undated
12 31 October -December 1929; 1929 undated; 1920's undated
12 32 1930
12 33 1931-1934
12 34 1937-1970
12 35 undated
OBV2 Scrapbook, Florida Harvest Confederate Memorial Coin Campaign, 1925-1926
Press releases
13 1 1924-March 1925
13 2 April-July 1925
13 3 August-November 1925; 1925 undated
13 4 1926
13 5 1927-1928
13 6 undated
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