THORNTON, A. OLIVER.
A. Oliver Thornton papers, 1922-1964

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

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rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zzh5


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thornton, A. Oliver.
Title: A. Oliver Thornton papers, 1922-1964
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1114
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box) and 6 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of A. Oliver Thornton, an African American member of the the Improved Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), including photographs, printed material, correspondence, and a scrapbook.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2009.

Citation

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

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Russey, August 7, 2009.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

A. Oliver Thornton (Augustus Oliver) was an African American member of the St. Louis, Missouri chapter of the Improved Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW).

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains papers of A. Oliver Thornton from 1922-1967. The papers mostly concern the activities of the Improved Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW) and include photographs, printed material, a small amount of correspondence, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and programs of events, mostly taking place in St. Louis, Missouri. A number of photographs, clippings, and other material in this collection relates to J. Finley Wilson, a national leader in the IBPOEW.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Certificates, Daughters of IBPOE of the World Grant Temple Education Department
1 2 Correspondence, A. Oliver Thornton, 1939-1945
1 3 Correspondence to Leah Wilson, 1963
1 4 Funeral program, J. Finley Wilson, Washington, DC, February 23, 1962
1 5 Obituary, Leah Wilson, 1964
OP1 Photograph (photocopy), IBPOE of the World local chapter [St. Louis?], undated
OP2 Photograph, Leah B. Farrar funeral (Broadnax Studio, photographer), Richmond, Virginia, undated
OP3 Photograph J. Finley Wilson and others (Pope, photographer), undated
1 6 Photographs, J. Finley Wilson
1 7 Photographs, J. Finley Wilson funeral, 1952
1 8 Photograph, unidentified (BF Kutcher Studio, photographer), Philadelphia, undated
OP4 Photographs, unidentified graduation photographs (Broadnax Studio, photographer), Richmond, Virginia, undated
1 9 Printed material, Annual Oratorical Contest program, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1940
1 10 Printed material, "Colored America and the Constitution," Educational Department, IBPOE of the World, undated
OP6 Printed material, "IBPOE of the World 41st Annual Convention," poster, St. Louis, Missouri, [1946]
1 11 Printed material, IBPOE of the World decal
1 12 Printed material, "John Brown Reader," IBPO Elks of the World, 1949
OP5 Printed material, "Rules Governing Bars and Clubs of Subordinate Lodges," IBPOE of the World, 1937
1 13 Printed material, "Some Contributions by Negroes to American Life" by Harry H. Pace, 1937
1 14 Scrapbook, 1922-1940
1 15 Scrapbook, loose clippings
1 16 St. Louis Elks Club Lodge #1012 bylaws, 1940
1 17 Will, J. Finley Wilson, 1952
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