WILKINS, JOSEPHINE MATHEWSON, 1893-1977.
Josephine Mathewson Wilkins papers
> Citizen’s Fact-Finding Movement of Georgia records

Series 3
Citizen’s Fact-Finding Movement of Georgia records, 1937-1950
Boxes 12-32; OP 1-4; OBV 1-3

Scope and Content Note

Proposals and reports documenting the organization and history of the Citizens' Fact-Finding Movement of Georgia (CFFM) are arranged chronologically at the beginning of this series of organizational records. The largest group of material in the CFFM Records is general correspondence dating from 1937 to 1947. Consisting mainly of letters to and responses from the CFFM, this chronological sequence of correspondence contains letters about CFFM research topics as well as requests for information on CFFM publications from schools, libraries, organizations, and individuals in Georgia and throughout the United States. While many letters from the CFFM are routine replies written by CFFM staff members, there are also letters written by Josephine Wilkins which reveal her views on many subjects.

The CFFM published three series of reports and a book about Georgia's resources, business, politics, and government. Files relating to these reports are arranged sequentially by publication date. The first report series is the most completely documented; files generated by work on the publications contain notes, research materials, drafts, final reports, and exhibit materials. Posters announcing the publication of Georgia Facts and Figures in 1946 are in OP folder 4.

Files for organizations participating in the CFFM consist mainly of correspondence and are arranged alphabetically by organization name. Committee records contain rosters, agendas, minutes, reports, and recommendations. These records have been subdivided by type of committee (Authorities/Consultants, Coordinating, Subcommittee) and then arranged chronologically. Administrative and financial records include requisitions, budgets, and reports, and have been placed in an overall chronological sequence. Records relating to the CFFM's efforts to sponsor a Town Meeting in the early 1940s have been grouped together. Included here are correspondence, suggested topics, and press releases. Publicity information, press releases, clippings, writings about the CFFM, a few photographs, miscellany, and scrapbooks complete Series 3. Correspondents include Jessie Daniel Ames, Helen Bullard, Grace Towns Hamilton, Charles Holmes Herty, Ralph Emerson McGill, James Armstrong Mackay, Lucy Randolph Mason, Eleonore Raoul, Arthur Raper, Philip Weltner, and Emily Barnelia Woodward.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Origins
Box Folder Content
12 1 Proposed plan for a twelve month cooperative program (a state inventory), 1937
12 2 Organizational meetings of CFFM, August-September, 1937
12 3 By-laws of CFFM, 1937
12 4 Facts about CFFM (a six months resume), March 4, 1938
12 5 Proposed future course of the CFFM, October 1938
12 6 Planning and funding for second year of CFFM work
12 7 CFFM Report, September 1937-July 1940
12 8 Chronicle, 1937-1942
12 9 Recommendations on future course of the CFFM - November 12, 1943
12 10 Concluding report and financial statement, 1950
General correspondence
12 11 1937 February-August
12 12 1937 September
12 13 1937 October 1-15
12 14 1937 October 16-30
12 15 1937 November 2-13
12 16 1937 November 15-30
12 17 1937 December 2-17
12 18 1937 December 18-31; December undated; 1937 undated
12 19 1938 January 1-12
12 20 1938 January 13-18
12 21 1938 January 19-22
12 22 1938 January 24-31; January undated
12 23 1938 February 1-18
12 24 1938 February 19-28; February undated
13 1 1938 March 2-9
13 2 1938 March 10-31
13 3 1938 Apri1 5-15
13 4 1938 April 18-21
13 5 1938 Apri1 22-29
13 6 1938 May 1-12
13 7 1938 May 13-17
13 8 1938 May 20-28
13 9 1938 May 30-31; May undated
13 10 1938 June 1-3
13 11 1938 June 4-8
13 12 1938 June 9-20
13 13 1938 June 21-30; June undated
13 14 1938 July 1-10
13 15 1938 July 11-14
13 16 1938 July 15-26
13 17 1938 July 27-30
13 18 1938 August 1-10
13 19 1938 August 11-22
13 20 1938 August 23-31; August undated
13 21 1938 September 1-30; September undated
14 1 1938 October 1-10,
14 2 1938 October 11-19
14 3 1938 October 21-31
14 4 1938 November 2-17
14 5 1938 November 18-30; November undated
14 6 1938 December 1-31; December undated
14 7 1939 January 2-9
14 8 1939 January 10-12
14 9 1939 January 13-24
14 10 1939 January 25-31; January undated
14 11 1939 February 1-13
14 12 1939 February 14-22
14 13 1939 February 23-28; February undated
14 14 1939 March 1-15
14 15 1939 March 16-21
14 16 1939 March 22-31
14 17 1939 April 1-11
14 18 1939 April 12-16
14 19 1939 April 17-20
14 20 1939 April 21-29; April undated
15 1 1939 May 1-10
15 2 1939 May 11-16
15 3 1939 May 17-22
15 4 1939 May 23-31
15 5 1939 June 2-12
15 6 1939 June 13-20
15 7 1939 June 21-26
15 8 1939 June 27-28, June undated
15 9 1939 July 3-30
15 10 1939 August 1-11
15 11 1939 August 15-30
15 12 1939 September 5-25
15 13 1939 September 26-27
15 14 1939 September 28-30
15 15 1939 October 2-9
15 16 1939 October 10-12
15 17 1939 October 13-26
15 18 1939 October 27-31; October undated
16 1 1939 November 1-10
16 2 1939 November 11-13
16 3 1939 November 14-16
16 4 1939 November 17-22
16 5 1939 November 24-30; November undated
16 6 1939 December 1
16 7 1939 December 2-11
16 8 1939 December 12-31; December undated
16 9 1940 January 1-2
16 10 1940 January 3-9
16 11 1940 January 10-12
16 12 1940 January 13-16
16 13 1940 January 17
16 14 1940 January 18-23
16 15 1940 January 24-30
16 16 1940 January 31; January undated
16 17 1940 February 1-7
16 18 1940 February 8-9
16 19 1940 February 10-15
16 20 1940 February 16-20
17 1 1940 February 21
17 2 1940 February 22-25
17 3 1940 February 26-28, February undated
17 4 1940 March 1-5
17 5 1940 March 6-10
17 6 1940 March 11-14
17 7 1940 March 15-14
17 8 1940 March 25-31; March undated
17 9 1940 April 1-5
17 10 1940 April 6-11
17 11 1940 April 12-18
17 12 1940 April 19-26
17 13 1940 April 29-30; April undated
17 14 1940 May 1-7
17 15 1940 May 8-20
17 16 1940 May 21-31; May undated
18 1 1940 June 1-12
18 2 1940 June 13-21
18 3 1940 June 22-30
18 4 1940 July 1-15
18 5 1940 July 16-23
18 6 1940 July 24-29
18 7 1940 July 30-31
18 8 1940 August 1-17
18 9 1940 August 19-26
18 10 1940 August 27-31
18 11 1940 September 1-12
18 12 1940 September 13-30
18 13 1940 October 1-8
18 14 1940 October 14-31; October undated
18 15 1940 November 4-20
18 16 1940 November 22-29
19 1 1940 December 1-6
19 2 1940 December 9-14
19 3 1940 December 16-24; December undated; 1940 undated
19 4 1941 January 1-15
19 5 1941 January 16-31
19 6 1941 February 4-19
19 7 1941 February 20-28; February undated
19 8 1941 March 3-29
19 9 1941 April 1-15
19 10 1941 Apri1 16-28
19 11 1941 Apri1 29
19 12 1941 May 2-31
19 13 1941 June 2-17
19 14 1941 June 19-28
19 15 1941 July 1-19
19 16 1941 July 21-30
20 1 1941 August 2-19
20 2 1941 August 20-30
20 3 1941 September 1-16
20 4 1941 September 17
20 5 1941 September 18
20 6 1941 September 19-22
20 7 1941 September 23-24
20 8 1941 September 25-30
20 9 1941 October 1-5
20 10 1941 October 6-7
20 11 1941 October 8-16
20 12 1941 October 17-31
20 13 1941 November 1-12
20 14 1941 November 13-28
21 1 1941 December 2-15
21 2 1941 December 16-29; December undated
21 3 1942 January 6-14
21 4 1942 January 1530
21 5 1942 February 3-28; February undated
21 6 1942 March 3-31
21 7 1942 Apri1 1-29
21 8 1942 May 4-20
21 9 1942 May 21-27
21 10 1942 June 1-13
21 11 1942 June 16-29
21 12 1942 July 3-31
21 13 1942 August 3-31
21 14 1942 September 2-23
21 15 1942 October 5-27
21 16 1942 November 3-25
21 17 1942 December 1-23
22 1 1943 January 4-30
22 2 1943 February 3-22
22 3 1943 March 4-29
22 4 1943 April 5-May 27
22 5 1943 June 7-28
22 6 1943 July 4-27
22 7 1943 August 2-31
22 8 1943 September 2-October 27
22 9 1943 November 1-27; November undated
22 10 1943 December 1-21
22 11 1944 January 4-29
22 12 1944 February 2-25
22 13 1944 March 1-31
22 14 1944 April 6-29; April
22 15 1944 May 20-June 29
23 1 1944 July 11-August 28
23 2 1944 September 16-October 20
23 3 1944 November 1-December 11
23 4 1945 January 2-12
23 5 1945 January 18-31
23 6 1945 February 1-28
23 7 1945 March 1-29
23 8 1945 April 10-June 25
23 9 1945 July 9-October 25
23 10 1945 November 5- December 13
23 11 1946 January 18-31
23 12 1946 February 5-May 17
23 13 1946 June 5-14
23 14 1946 June 17-29; June undated
23 15 1946 July 5-August 26
23 16 1946 October 17-31
23 17 1946 November 1- 1947 January 20,
23 18 Undated
Publications Files
24 1 CFFM Publications: Lists of reports in Series 1, 2, 3
24 2 Inventory Series: Georgia Past and Present (September 1937)
24 3-4 Inventory Series: Natural Resources (October 1937)
24 5-6 Inventory Series: Agriculture (November 1937)
24 7-8 Inventory Series: Industry and Commerce (December 1937)
24 9-11 Inventory Series: Health (January 1938)
24 12 Inventory Series: Education System (February 1938)
24 13-14 Inventory Series: Public Welfare (March 1938)
25 1-3 Inventory Series: Penal System (April 1938)
25 4 Inventory Series: Political System (May 1938)
25 5-6 Inventory Series: Tax System (June 1938)
25 7-8 Inventory Series: Federal Activity (July 1938)
25 9-11 Inventory Series: Religious, Civic and Social Forces (August 1938)
25 12 Inventory Series: Name tags and exhibits from program meetings
25 13-15 Inventory Series: Responses to notice, (August 1938)
25 16 Inventory Series: Responses and endorsements
25 17-18 Possible Solutions Series: Natural Resources (October 1939)
25 19 Possible Solutions Series: Agriculture (November 1939)
25 20 Possible Solutions Series: Penal System (April 1940)
25 21 Possible Solutions Series: Tax System (June 1940)
25 22 Possible Solutions Series: Federal Activity (July 1940)
25 23 Georgia Facts in Figures (1946): Introduction and Contents
25 24 Georgia Facts in Figures: Promotional brochure [posters in OP2/2]
Participating Organizations
26 1 Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers
26 2 Georgia District, Civitan International
26 3-4 Georgia District, Kiwanis International
26 5-7 Georgia District, Lions International
26 8 Georgia District, Pilot International
26 9 Georgia District, Rotary International
26 10 Georgia Division, American Association of University Women
26 11 Georgia Education Association
26 12 Georgia Federated Church Women
26 13 Georgia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
26 14 Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
26 15 Georgia Home Demonstration Council
26 16 Georgia League of Women Voters
26 17 Georgia Library Association
26 18 Georgia Press Association
26 19 Georgia State Exchange Clubs
Committee and Subcommittee Records; Administrative and Financial Records
27 1 Committee of Authorities/Consultants: Membership Lists
27 2 Coordinating Committee: Membership Lists
27 3 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., August-October 1937
27 4 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., November -December 1937
27 5 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., January-May 1938
27 6 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., June-December 1938
27 7 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., January-May 1939
27 8 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., June-December 1939
27 9 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., January-April 1940
27 10 Coordinating Committee: Minutes, agendas, etc., May-August 1940
27 11 Subcommittee: Minutes, recommendations, etc., 1937
27 12 Subcommittee: Minutes, recommendations, etc., 1938
27 13 Subcommittee: Minutes, recommendations, etc., 1939
27 14 Subcommittee: Minutes, recommendations, etc., 1940
27 15 Subcommittee: Recommendations, 1943
27 16 Committee, Subcommittee, and Office Reports: December 1937-September 1938
27 17 Committee, Subcommittee, and Office Reports: January-November 1939
27 18 Committee, Subcommittee, and Office Reports: January-August 1940
27 19 Committee, Subcommittee, and Office Reports: undated
27 20 Contributions, 1938
27 21 Records of material distributed, 1938
27 22 Financial Report: August 1, 1937-September 1, 1938
27 23 Records of sale of material, 1939
27 24-25 National Youth Administration office work records, 1939-1940
27 26 Requisitions and Financial Records: 1938
27 27 Requisitions and Financial Records: February-June 1939
27 28 Requisitions and Financial Records: July-December 1939
28 1 Requisitions and Financial Records: January 1940
28 2 Requisitions and Financial Records: February 1940
28 3 Requisitions and Financial Records: March 1940
28 4 Requisitions and Financial Records: May 1940
28 5 Requisitions and Financial Records: June-August 1940
28 6 Requisitions and Financial Records: September-December 1940
28 7 Requisitions and Financial Records: March 1941
28 8 Requisitions and Financial Records: April-June 1941
28 9 Requisitions and Financial Records: August-September 1941
28 10 Requisitions and Financial Records: October-November 1941
28 11 Requisitions and Financial Records: December 1941
28 12 Requisitions and Financial Records: January-March 1942
28 13 Requisitions and Financial Records: April-June 1942
28 14 Requisitions and Financial Records: July-September1942
28 15 Requisitions and Financial Records: October-December 1942
28 16 Program and Budget: 1941-1942
28 17 Program and Budget: 1943
28 18 Program and Budget: 1944
28 19 Carnegie Corporation of New York: Annual report, 1942
28 20 General Education Board: Annual report, 1943, 1944
28 21 Log of visitors to CFFM office, 1941-1949
28 22 Transfer of CFFM records from office, November 1949
28 23 Supplemental mailing lists, additions to mailing lists
Town Meeting
29 1 Correspondence: December 1941-February 10, 1942
29 2 Correspondence: February 11-24, 1942
29 3 Correspondence: February 25-28, 1942
29 4 Correspondence: March 2-12, 1942
29 5 Correspondence: March 13-31, 1942
29 6 Correspondence: April-May 1942
29 7 Planning - General
29 8 Planning - Tickets and seating
29 9 Postponement
29 10 Solicitation of topics
29 11-16 Suggested topics
29 17-20 Lists and summaries of topics suggested
29 21 Requests for tickets
30 1 Press releases
30 2 Clippings, February 1942
30 3 Clippings, March-April 1942; undated
30 4-5 General information about Town Hall
30 6 Information about Town Hall "Meeting of the Air" programs
30 7 Information about George V. Denny, Jr., founder and moderator of "Town Meeting" program
30 8 CFFM informational leaflet
30 9 Radio stations and broadcasts
30 10 Lists of Georgia newspaper editors
30 11 Lists of Georgia newspapers and contact persons
30 12 Key to press releases in Georgia newspapers
30 13 Newspaper lists, subscription information
30 14 Reports re publicity
30 15 Extracts from articles and editorials
30 16 Typescript of articles re CFFM
30 17-19 Press releases, August 1937-1938
Publicity
31 1-3 Press releases, February 1939-1940
31 4 Clippings, 1937
31 5 Clippings, January-March 1938
31 6 Clippings, April-December 1938
31 7 Clippings, January-April 1939
31 8 Clippings, May-September 1939
31 9 Clippings, October-December 1939
31 10 Clippings, January - February 1940
31 11 Clippings, March-April 1940
31 12 Clippings, May-December 1940; 1940 undated
31 13 Clippings, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1950
31 14-15 Clippings, undated
Writings about CFFM; Photographs; Miscellaneous
32 1-11 Writings about CFFM
32 12 Photographs: Georgia Past and Present program, 1937
32 13 Maps showing distribution of CFFM material [larger versions in OP1]
32 14 CFFM logo (1939 announcement)
32 15 Miscellaneous: Fact-Finding cartoon
32 16 Miscellaneous: Questions illustrating need for information about conditions in Georgia
32 17 Miscellaneous: Examples of use of CFFM factual material and program models
32 18-19 Miscellaneous: Printed material and reports collected by CFFM
32 20 Miscellaneous: Survey of Conditions in Georgia (prepared by students in City and Regional Planning course, Ga. Tech, 1949)
32 21 Miscellaneous: Georgia Progress Program, "Planning a Better Georgia," April 19-20, 1940
32 22 "The Open Road'' - Proposal and report
Oversized Folders (OP)
OP1 - Display of articles about CFFM (1 item; see Box 32, folders 1-11)
OP2 1 Photograph of farmer and wife (1 item; photograph identified in article in Box 32, folder 9)
OP1 - Maps showing distribution of CFFM material (4 items; smaller versions filed in Box 32, folder 13)
OP2 2 Georgia Facts in Figures posters (6 items; see Box 25, folder 24)
Oversized Bound Volumes (OBV)
OBV1 Scrapbook, 1937-1938
OBV2 Scrapbook, 1937-1942
OBV3 Scrapbook, 1946
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