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Series 2
Personal papers, 1930-2014
Boxes 11 - 16, OP1-OP2, OP5

Scope and Content Note

The series includes the personal papers of both Margaret M. and Randolph W. Thrower, 1930-2014. Included are documents on Thrower's Murray County (Georgia) property, legal and financial documents, family correspondence, and records on the Wayside Garden Club of Atlanta. There are also materials documenting Thrower's time in the Marine Corp, his travel, and trusts set up under his and Margaret's name as well as one set up for a long-time maid and friend, Ollie Pearl Williams. Also included is Randolph Thrower's unfinished memoirs, including multiple drafts of a chapter entitled "Cases Won and Lost."

Documents concerning the Thrower's family land lots in Murray County, Georgia include several maps of the land lots and geological surveys of the area, legal documents and correspondence concerning the acquisition and sale of the land lots. Also included are legal and financial documents such as leases for homes and apartments, income tax returns, vehicle registration and driving license, the Thrower certificate of marriage, the 1948 wills of both Margaret and Randolph, and the 1915 guardianship transfer of Randolph Thrower from his father to his grandfather after the death of the former.

There is also correspondence between members of the extended family all across the United States and England, sharing history of their respective branches of the Thrower family. Also included are records documenting the Throwers’ trips to Europe and Mexico, including Margaret post-graduation trip to Europe in 1937. These records consist of itineraries, correspondence about the planning, hotel and airfare receipts, and pamphlets and brochures.

Records about The Randolph and Margaret trusts and the Ollie Pearl Williams trust contain correspondence and legal and financial documents. The Randolph and Margaret trusts were created in 1969 to ensure there would be no conflict of interests between the Thrower's financial holdings and Thrower's role at the I.R.S. The Ollie Pearl Williams Trust was created in 1983 for the long-time maid and friend of the Thrower family.

The series also includes the minutes of the Wayside Garden Club of Atlanta, of which Margaret Thrower was an active member, from the 1940s to the 1960s. In addition, there are records regarding Randolph Thrower's time in the Marine Corps including certificate, documents, and letters about his application to enter the Corps, his quadrennial physical report, his status on the reserve list, and the occasional reunions of former Marine Corps veterans. Other material includes programs, personnel lists, biographical sketches, notes and research that Thrower accumulated.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
11 1 Archival research documents and notes, 1971-2013
11 2 Biographical sketches, Margaret Thrower, 1998
11 3 Biographical sketches, Randolph Thrower, 1953-1969
11 4 Biographical sketches, Randolph Thrower, 1970-1989
11 5 Biographical sketches, Randolph Thrower, 1990-2014
11 6 Boy and Girl Scouts, 1960
OP1 3 Certificate of Gratitude, Yale University and Branford College, 1975 April 15
11 7 Chevy Chase Club reception, 1970
11 8 Drawings, Randolph and Margaret Thrower, 1942, undated
11 9 D.V.S. Emory Senior Society 1902-2002: 100 Years of Leadership and Services, 2002
OP2 2 Emory University, degree certificates, 1934, 1936, 1984
11 10 F.B.I. Albany, New York, and New Haven, CT, personnel lists, 1943, undated
11 11 Genealogy, Munroe Family, undated
11 12 Genealogy, Thrower family, 1955-1994
11 13 Georgia Military Academy, commencement program, 1930
11 14 Handwritten notes, 1964-2001, undated
11 15 Home, insurance and taxes, 1945-1964
11 16 Home, maintenance and renovation, 1950-
12 1 Insurance, life, 1957-1968
12 2 Legal and financial documents, 1940-2000
OP1 2 Mary Gray Munroe dedication, undated
12 3 Margaret M. Thrower and Randolph W. Thrower Trusts, 1969
12 4 Marine Corps, correspondence, 1944-1967
12 5 Marine Corps, printed material, 1950-1951, undated
12 6 Memoirs, table of content and outlines, 2001
12 7 Memoirs, introduction, handwritten drafts, undated
12 8 Memoirs, introduction, typewritten drafts, undated
12 9 Memoirs, notes and source material, 1967-2001
12 10 Memoirs, "Cases Won & Lost," handwritten drafts, 1998, undated
13 1 Memoirs, "Cases Won & Lost," typewritten drafts, 1998, undated (1 of 3)
13 2 Memoirs, "Cases Won & Lost," typewritten drafts, undated (2of 3)
13 3 Memoirs, "Cases Won & Lost," typewritten drafts, undated (3 of 3)
13 4 Memoirs, "Investigation of Alleged Cheating of the 1975 Promotional Examinations of the Atlanta Bureau of Police," drafts, 1998, undated
13 5 Murray County, Georgia property, correspondence, 1967-2000
13 6 Murray County, Georgia property, correspondence, 2001-2006
13 7 Murray County, Georgia property, legal documents, 1964-2005
OP5 - Murray County, Georgia property, maps and surveys, 1964-1979
14 1 Murray County, Georgia property, maps and surveys, 1974, undated
14 2 Murray County, Georgia property, notes, 1971-1997
14 3 Murray County, Georgia property, taxes, 1973-2001
14 4 Ollie Pearl Williams Trust, 1981-1989
14 5 Passports, Margaret and Randolph Thrower, 1969-1997
14 6 Redland Road property, correspondence and legal records, 1936-1946
14 7 Sunnyside Farm, correspondence, 2002-2002
14 8 Thrower, Margaret, list of checks, 1951
14 9 Thrower, Margaret, 80th birthday planning, 1993-1995
14 10 Thrower, Margaret and W. Thomas McRary wedding reception planning, 1967
14 11 Thrower, Randolph 95th birthday celebration, speeches and presentations, 2008
14 12 Thrower, Randolph, birthday newspaper mock ups, 1993-2003
14 13 Travel, Bahamas, 1999
14 14 Travel, Europe, 1963-1967
14 15 Travel, Europe, Margaret Thrower, 1937
14 16 Travel, Instituto De Filologia Hispanica, Mexico, 1972
15 1 Travel, Mexico, 1973
15 2 Travel, Mexico, 1994-1995
15 3 Travel, Mexico, 1998
15 4 Travel, Montana, 1996
15 5 Travel, road and city maps, 1960-1965, undated
15 6 Travel, Scotland, 1966-1968
15 7 Travel writings, Cuba and Montana, undated
15 8 Tuttle, Judge Elbert P., autobiography, 1990-1997
15 9 Tuttle, Judge Elbert P., clippings, 1973-1998
15 10 Tuttle, Judge Elbert P., correspondence, notes, and speeches, 1989-1998
16 1 Wayside Garden Club, minutes, 1941-1971
16 2 Wayside Garden Club, minutes, 1946-1955
16 3 Wayside Garden Club, minutes, 1956-1965
16 4 Wayside Garden Club, minutes, songs, trip planning, 1941-1989
16 5 World War II materials, 1944-1945
16 6 World War II, military leaflets, 1945, undated
16 7 World War II, military newsletters, 1945
OP2 1 Writings by others, Ode to the Comissioner, Kathy Allen, Grace Dhein, and Judy Dixon, 1971 February
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