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Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files (MC 361)

Biographical/Organizational Note

Loretto Lamar Chappell (1895-1987) was born in Columbus, Georgia. For several generations of Columbusites, Miss Chappell was known as the public library. Her 46 year library career began when she volunteered in 1908 at the Carnegie Library on Motts Green. A graduate of the Baldwin School at Bryn Mawr near Philadelphia and the Library School (later part of Emory) in Atlanta, she rejoined the Columbus Library System in 1926 and would be named City Librarian in 1942.

Chappell, a student of Georgia literature, was considered an authority on the works of Sidney Lanier, Chattahoochee Valley history and West Georgia genealogy. Her special province at the Bradley Library was the Georgia Collection. For Miss Chappell, life in the library was never dull and was a never-failing guide to the world of books and learning.

Without the cooperation of Miss Chappell, the Columbus College Archives would not have been established. Her endorsements played a significant role in establishing the Columbus College Archives and in acquiring its initial and many of the subsequent collections.

The W.C. Bradley Memorial Library was located at 1120 Bradley Drive in Columbus, Georgia. It was built on the grounds of the Bradley estate and opened in 1950 . In 2005 it was replaced by the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the Bradley Library Vertical Files, created and maintained by Loretto Chappell for many years. They are closely related to her personal subject files which are located in MC 29. These file folders were revised and renumbered as necessary in December of 2016.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Loretto Chappell/Bradley Library Vertical Files (MC 361) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

The Columbus Public Library transferred this material to the CSU Archives in 2013.

Note to Researchers

See also:

Loretto Chappell Collection (MC 29)

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 - AlabamaFolder 2 - Alabama HistoryFolder 3 - Albany, GeorgiaFolder 4 - Americus, GeorgiaFolder 5 - AndersonvilleFolder 6 - Athens, GeorgiaFolder 7 - Atlanta, Georgia (includes Battle of Atlanta)Folder 8 - Augusta, GeorgiaFolder 9 - AviationFolder 10 - Bannister, JohnFolder 11 - Bartram, WilliamFolder 12 - BelmontFolder 13 - Benning, Henry LewisFolder 14 - Berry, MarthaFolder 15 - Bethune, JamesFolder 16 - Bibb MillsFolder 17 - BlacksFolder 18 - BridgesFolder 19 - Brunswick, GeorgiaFolder 20 - Callaway GardensFolder 21 - CartersvilleFolder 22 - Cave SpringFolder 23 - Chappell File - Columbus - White BankFolder 24 - Chappell LettersFolder 25 - Chappell Scrapbook - "The Smile of Promise", Wesleyan Centennial Pageant, 1936Folder 26 - Chattahoochee CountyFolder 27 - Chattahoochee RiverFolder 28 - Chattahoochee River cont'dFolder 29 - Chattahoochee River DamsFolder 30 - Chipley, GeorgiaFolder 31 - Christian Socialism Comes to GeorgiaFolder 32 - ChurchesFolder 33 - Civil WarFolder 34 - Civil War "Battle of Columbus"Folder 35 - Civil War "Columbus, Georgia"Folder 36 - Civil War "Contributions by Columbus, Georgia to the Arming of the Confederate Forces"Folder 37 - Civil War "CSA Officers"Folder 38 - Civil War "Last Battle" by Major Oliver Smith and Major Layton H. GreenFolder 39 - Civil War "Last Ditch"Folder 40 - Civil War "Local Sentiment After the Battle of Columbus"Folder 41 - Civil War "Role of Private Industry"Folder 42 - Civil War "What Happened to the Defenders of Columbus?"Folder 43 - Civil War Centennial - United Daughters of the ConfederacyFolder 44 - Civil War Centennial (cont'd) Includes 2 copies of The Gallant City Folder 45 - Clayton, GeorgiaFolder 46 - ClubsFolder 47 - Cobb, TyFolder 48 - Columbus CentennialFolder 49 - Columbus CannonsFolder 50 - Columbus Daily Times, May 22, 1879Folder 51 - Columbus HistoryFolder 52 - Columbus HomesFolder 53 - Columbus in the Depression 1929-1939Folder 54 - Columbus IndustriesFolder 55 - Columbus PamphletsFolder 56 - Columbus ParksFolder 57 - Columbus Public BuildingsFolder 58 - Columbus RailroadsFolder 59 - Columbus RoadsFolder 60 - Columbus Streets - includes 1941 street map

Box 2 Folder 61 - Confederate Memorial DayFolder 62 - Conyers, Georgia - includes material on the Trappist MonasteryFolder 63 - Covered BridgesFolder 64 - Covington, GeorgiaFolder 65 - Cozart, A.W. - law lecturesFolder 66 - Crawford, Martin J.Folder 67 - Cuthbert, Georgia - Andrew CollegeFolder 68 - Dahlonega, GeorgiaFolder 69 - Dalton, GeorgiaFolder 70 - Dawson, GeorgiaFolder 71 - DinglewoodFolder 72 - Eagle and Phenix MillsFolder 73 - Education History of the State Normal School, 1923 The Herald of the Georgia Teachers and Educational Association, November, 1937 The Herald of the Georgia Teachers and Educational Association, March, 1938 Georgia - The Empire State of the South; Georgia State Department of Education Columbus High School/1930 Graduation Georgia Bicentennial Pageant, Columbus Public School, 1933 History of Columbus Public Schools newspaper articles Annual Report of the Public Schools, 1948 Annual Report of the Public Schools, 1949 Our Delinquent Children, 1946Folder 74 - Educators Edwina Wood Joseph Harris Chappell T.C. Kendrick Dr. Fred Kirby Dr. Roland B. Daniel Dr. James Y. Moultrie Dr. Thomas Y. Whitley William Leonard Pharis John Deason Paul Munro Daisy Ticknor Robert RyderFolder 75 - Edwards, Harry Stillman The Tenth Generation Eneas Africanus, 1920Folder 76 - Elberton, GeorgiaFolder 77 - Etowah MoundsFolder 78 - Fashions - Delinator, 1885, 1890Folder 79 - F.D.R. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)Folder 80 - Fire DepartmentFolder 81 - First Baptist ChurchFolder 82 - First PresbyterianFolder 83 - Fitzgerald, GeorgiaFolder 84 - Floyd, JohnFolder 85 - ForestryFolder 86 - Forsyth, GeorgiaFolder 87 - Fort Benning Industrial Index, 8th Annual Industrial Index, December 1943, vol. 38, #27 Industrial Index, April 1945, vol. 39, #44 Benning Herald, September, 1932 VII (opening of the Infantry School) Benning Herald, January, 1951Folder 88 - Fort Benning (cont'd)Folder 89 - Fort ValleyFolder 90 - Founding of the Colony of GeorgiaFolder 91 - Frederica, GeorgiaFolder 92 - Gainsville, GeorgiaFolder 93 - George, Walter F.Folder 94 - GeorgiaFolder 95 - Georgia AgricultureFolder 96 - Georgia BirdsFolder 97 - Georgia BlacksFolder 98 - Georgia Government Inaugural program 1955 Marvin Griffin, Governor What Negro Newspapers of Georgia Say about some Social Problems, 1933 Financing Government in Georgia, 1850-1944 The Georgia Property Tax: History and Administration Problems, 1950 We Take Our Stand Kings, Presidents and Governors of Georgia,1873-1889Folder 99 - Georgia HistoryFolder 100 - Georgia History - clippings from Georgia Notebook

Box 3 Folder 101 - Georgia IndiansFolder 102 - Georgia IndustriesFolder 103 - Georgia ParksFolder 104 - Georgia Plants and TreesFolder 105 - Georgia WritersFolder 106 - Gordon, John B.Folder 107 - Grady, HenryFolder 108 - Griffith, D.W. Souvenir Booklet from The Birth of a Nation Folder 109 - GunboatsFolder 110 - Gwinnett, ButtonFolder 111 - Hawkins, BenjaminFolder 112 - Historic Buildings DatabaseFolder 113 - Holt, HinesFolder 114 - InventorsFolder 115 - John Birch SocietyFolder 116 - Johnson, Herschel V.Folder 117 - Jones, RobertFolder 118 - Jordan, Gunby Sr.Folder 119 - Juvenile DelinquencyFolder 120 - Keller, HelenFolder 121 - Kindergarten - Miss Edwina WoodFolder 122 - King, HoraceFolder 123 - LaGrange, GeorgiaFolder 124 - Lanier, SidneyFolder 125 - LeConte, John and JosephFolder 126 - Lee, Robert E.Folder 127 - Literature - The South in BiographyFolder 128 - Long, CrawfordFolder 129 - Macon, GeorgiaFolder 130 - Madison, GeorgiaFolder 131 - Marietta, GeorgiaFolder 132 - McIlhenny, John and FrancisFolder 133 - Mount Berry, Georgia - includes Berry CollegeFolder 134 - Muscogee CountyFolder 135 - Native AmericansFolder 136 - Newspapers Columbus News, February 24, 1949 Columbus Ledger, 75th Anniversary, 1886-1961Folder 137 - New York Daily Tribune, January 3, 1861Folder 138 - O'Hara, TheodoreFolder 139 - Okefenokee SwampFolder 140 - Patterson, JohnFolder 141 - Peabody, George Foster - YaddoFolder 142 - Pemberton, John StythFolder 143 - Percival, John, President of the Georgia TrusteesFolder 144 - Public Land SystemFolder 145 - Price Volunteers, Muster Roll Co. K, 46th Reg., Georgia VolunteersFolder 146 - RailroadsFolder 147 - Richards, Walter AlanFolder 148 - RiverboatsFolder 149 - Rome, GeorgiaFolder 150 - Russell, Richard B.Folder 151 - Ryan, Father AbramFolder 152 - Saturday Evening, 1929 (issue about Wynnton)Folder 153 - Savannah, GeorgiaFolder 154 - Semmes, PaulFolder 155 - SequoyahFolder 156 - Shaw, William HenryFolder 157 - Sibley, JohnFolder 158 - Southern HomesFolder 159 - Spanish American WarFolder 160 - Spring Place, Georgia - Chief Vann HouseFolder 161 - St. ElmoFolder 162 - St. Elmo - The Play

Box 4 Folder 163 - St. Luke Methodist ChurchFolder 164 - St. Simons IslandFolder 165 - Stephens, Alexander HamiltonFolder 166 - Straus, Oscar S.Folder 167 - Stone MountainFolder 168 - Supreme Court of GeorgiaFolder 169 - Tallulah FallsFolder 170 - Talbotton, GeorgiaFolder 171 - Talmadge, EugeneFolder 172 - Temple IsraelFolder 173 - Temperance/AlcoholismFolder 174 - Textile IndustryFolder 175 - The Georgia Argus, August 18, 1844Folder 176 - The Times, Columbus, Georgia - August 31, 1876Folder 177 - Thomas, Edward LloydFolder 178 - Toombs, Robert A.Folder 179 - Tornado - 1953Folder 180 - TourismFolder 181 - Towers, John HenryFolder 182 - Tucker, W. CliffordFolder 183 - UDC Magazine (United Daughters of the Confederacy) February 1966, vol. 29, #2 March 1966, vol. 29, #3 April 1966, vol. 29, #4Folder 184 - Utilities and Public Work, Police DepartmentFolder 185 - Vandiver, ErnestFolder 186 - Vinson, CarlFolder 187 - Waverly HallFolder 188 - Waverly Terrace, "The Home Book"Folder 189 - Ways, Georgia and Henry FordFolder 190 - Washington, D.C.Folder 191 - Wiggins, Tom/"Blind Tom"Folder 192 - "With the First Signs of Post Civil War Prosperity '80s Brought Literary Revival Here" - Loretto Chappell, 1961Folder 193 - Woodruff, Robert W.Folder 194 - Winter, John G.Folder 195 - YMCA

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