Series 5
Scrapbooks, 1917-1986
OBV 1-50 and 60-61

Scope and Content Note

This series is divided into two sections: chronological scrapbooks and subject-oriented scrapbooks. The chronological scrapbooks were assembled, maintained, and indexed by Woodruff's office staff. These scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs and printed material to chronicle Robert W. Woodruff's life year by year.

The subject-oriented scrapbooks (not indexed) detail events Woodruff was involved in as well as his generous gifts to Emory University and his gift that led to the state of Georgia's acquisition of Ossabaw Island.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of scrapbook, then in chronological order.

Chronological scrapbooks
Box Folder Content
OBV1 - Scrapbook 1, Through January 12, 1917 [1918], pages 1-44: photos of Woodruff in his youth and early adulthood; photos of homes; photos of Nell in her youth and early adulthood; correspondence between Woodruff and his family and others; clippings of family and White Motor Co.
OBV2 - Scrapbook 2, May 16, 1917 - April 21, 1919 [April 9, 1920], pages 45-94: correspondence and clippings about military service; letters of introduction; photos of Woodruff and Nell; clippings about truck test
OBV3 - Scrapbook 3, April 20, 1919 - December 30, 1922, pages 95-146: correspondence and clippings about Woodruff and White Motor and Coca- Cola; photos, misc. correspondence
OBV4 - Scrapbook 4, January 31, 1924 - May 2, 1929, pages 147-198: correspondence and clippings about Coca-Cola; photos of Woodruff and family and friends; certificates of appointment; misc. clippings
OBV5 - Scrapbook 5, May 25, 1929 - October 21, 1930, pages 199-250: clippings and correspondence about Coca-Cola and White Motors; clippings about horseshows; photos of Ichauway; clippings about Woodruff as business leader; correspondence from R C Gresham; misc. clippings and correspondence
OBV6 - Scrapbook 6, October 30, 1930 - January 10, 1933, pages 251-284: clippings about Woodruff as Chairman of Board White Motors; clippings about Woodruff and Coca-Cola; booklet on Ichauway; misc. correspondence, clippings, photos
OBV7 - Scrapbook 7, February 5, 1933 - May 23, 1937, pages 285-336, misc clippings, photos, programs, correspondence including dinner for C V Rainwater, Harrison Jones, 50th Anniversary, Ernest and Emily, photos of family and friends, Ichauway
OBV8 - Scrapbook 8, July 9, 1937 - November 22, 1939, pages 337-388: 25th wedding anniversary Woodruff & Nell photos; 26th wedding anniversary photos; clippings about Woodruff as chairman of Coca-Cola; clippings about death of Emily Woodruff; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence
OBV9 - Scrapbook 9, December 1939 - December 21, 1942, pages 389-442: 28th wedding anniversary; clippings about Woodruff's article in The American Magazine; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence including Coca-Cola and Ichauway
OBV10 - Scrapbook 10, March 1, 1943 - May 17, 1946, pages 443-496: Brecon Loading Firm Army-Navy "E" Pennant; clippings death of Ernest; misc. clippings about Woodruff and Coca-Cola and other directorships; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence
OBV11 - Scrapbook 11, June 1946 - June 29, 1948, pages 497-542: misc. clippings and correspondence Woodruff and business; misc. clippings about relatives [See also Scrapbooks 38-39]
OBV12 - Scrapbook 12, July 12, 1948 - March 13, 1950, pages 543-584: misc clippings about Woodruff and business; clippings Hodgson-Watt marriage; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence
OBV13 - Scrapbook 13, March 1950 - October 28, 1952, pages 585-640: misc. clippings about Woodruff and business; Woodruff & Nell 40th wedding anniversary photos; misc. clippings and correspondence;
OBV14 - Scrapbook 14, October 30, 1952 - August 1954, pages 641-700: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff and Eisenhower; misc. clippings death of Grantland Rice; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV15 - Scrapbook 15, August 1954 - September 1, 1955, pages 701-754: misc. clippings, correspondence, photos Woodruff and Eisenhower; misc. clippings and correspondence Woodruff and Emory; photos Woodruff and Nell; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence
OBV16 - Scrapbook 16, September 2, 1955 - October 13, 1956, pages 755-808: misc. clippings and correspondence and Eisenhower; photos TE Ranch; photos Ichauway; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV17 - Scrapbook 17, October 14, 1956 - April 29, 1958, pages 809-866A: misc. clippings, correspondence, photos Woodruff and Eisenhower; photos Ichauway; Misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV18 - Scrapbook 18, March 13, 1958 - December 29, 1959, pages 867-910: A-B: misc. clippings about hunting; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV19 - Scrapbook 19, February 14, 1959 - December 29, 1959, pages 911-950: misc. clippings and correspondence Woodruff US Eisenhower; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence [See also Scrapbook 40]
OBV20 - Scrapbook 20, January 1960 - March 3, 1961, pages 951-1000: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff & Eisenhower; photos Woodruff & "The Windship" Coca-Cola's private plane; Woodruff birthday 1960 photos, correspondence; Georgia Militia Academy Dedication of Woodruff Hall photos, synopsis; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos [See also Scrapbook 41]
OBV21 - Scrapbook 21, March 5, 1961 - [December 1962], pages 1001-1083: misc. photos, clippings, correspondence Woodruff and Eisenhower; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence [See also Scrapbook 42]
OBV22 - Scrapbook 22, [January 1, 1963 - August 1965], pages 1084-1177: misc. photos, clippings, correspondence Woodruff and Coca-Cola; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence Woodruff and Emory University
OBV23 - Scrapbook 23, [April 1965 - September 1969 [?]], pages 1176-1283: misc. photos, clippings, correspondence Woodruff and Coca-Cola; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence Woodruff and Emory University; clippings, photos, death of Nell; clippings, correspondence death of Eisenhower; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV24 - Scrapbook 24, [October 19, 1969 - November 13, 1972], pages 1284-1342: misc. clippings, correspondence, photos Woodruff Library of EU; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV25 - Scrapbook 25, [April 28, 1973 - December 11, 1974], pages 1343-1394: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff gift of park's; misc. photos, clippings, correspondence
OBV26 - Scrapbook 26, [July 1974 - November 25, 1975], pages 1395-1454: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Shining Light Award; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence other awards and honors received by Woodruff
OBV27 - Scrapbook 27, [August 4, 1976 - August 17, 1977], pages 1455-1530: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Robert Winship Woodruff Plaza dedication; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence other awards and honors received by Woodruff; misc. clippings Ossabaw Purchase; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos Woodruff Medical Center of EU [See also Scrapbook 43]
OBV28 - Scrapbook 28, [June 11, 1975 - November 24, 1977], pages 1531-1586: photos of misc. awards received by Woodruff; misc. correspondence, clippings of John Sibley; misc. correspondence, clippings, photos
OBV29 - Scrapbook 29, [October 1975 - May 18, 1978], pages 1587-1658: misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff and Emory University; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence honoring Woodruff; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence [See also Scrapbook 44-46]
OBV30 - Scrapbook 30, [July 10, 1978 - November 27, 1978], pages 1659-1736: clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff's philanthropies; clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff and Coca-Cola; clippings about George Woodruff; photos Woodruff birthplace
OBV31 - Scrapbook 31, [June 30, 1979 - January 2, 1980], pages 1737-1815: clippings, photos, correspondence Coca-Cola; clippings $100 million gift of Woodruff to EU; clippings, correspondence, photos Woodruff; Honorary Degree for EU misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV32 - Scrapbook 32, [December 20, 1979 - November 30, 1980], pages 1816-1881: clippings about Coca-Cola: presidency, cola wars, building sign; clippings, photos, correspondence, Woodruff philanthropies including Emory University; photos Woodruff and George Woodruff; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV33 - Scrapbook 33, [August 8, 1980 - March 5, 1981], pages 1882-1955: clippings, correspondence, photos about Coca-Cola: J. Paul Austin, advertising, international, sweetener, cola wars; clippings misc. honor to Woodruff; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence
OBV34 - Scrapbook 34, [March 24,1981 - November 1, 1982], pages 1956-2031: photos birthday luncheon Jimmy Carter; clippings, photos Woodruff and Emory University; clippings, photos, correspondence misc. philanthropies; clippings Coca-Cola; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV35 - Scrapbook 35, [December 22 1982 - October 10, 1983], pages 2032-2095: misc. clippings, photos Woodruff and Emory University; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence Woodruff and Coca-Cola; correspondence from Jimmy Carter; misc. clippings, photos, correspondence [See also Scrapbook 47]
OBV36 - Scrapbook 36, [December 1983 - December 6, 1984], pages 2096-2157: misc. clippings Coca-Cola; clippings of honors to Woodruff; photos J.W. Jones 50th Anniversary with Coca-Cola; misc. birthday mementos and photos; misc. clippings, correspondence, photos
OBV37 - Scrapbook 37, [March 8, 1985 - January 21, 1986], pages 2158-2207: clippings, correspondence about Woodruff's death; posthumous tributes to Woodruff
Chronological scrapbook indexes
OBV38 - Some Highlights, Genealogy, Subjects: A-Articles
OBV39 - Subjects: Articles (con't) - Y [part of B's missing]
OBV40 - Subject index, First draft
Special subject-oriented scrapbooks [Not indexed]
OBV60 - Coca-Cola Company - White Motor Company - Robert W. Woodruff, 1901-1954
OBV41 - Forbes Fifty Foremost Business Leaders, 1947
OBV42 - George Hunter has a Birthday and a Birthday Party, November 22, 1947
OBV43 - Robert W. Woodruff Birthday, December 6, 1959
OBV44 - Senator Walter George Memorial Stamp Ceremony, November 5, 1960
OBV45 - Piedmont Park, 1962
OBV61 - Emory University, 1889-1974
OBV46 - Ossabaw Island acquisition, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, April 1977
OBV47 - Emory University Clinic 25th Anniversary Celebration, February 11, 1978
OBV48 - "In recognition of and appreciation for his generosity to Emory University and the School of Medicine," March 7, 1978
OBV49 - "For Generous Commitment to the Programs of the Woodruff Medical Center of Emory University, Woodruff Society membership," 1978-1979
OBV50 - "Greetings from the Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows," December 6, 1982
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