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Collection Title:  Harmony Grove Mills Records 
Creator:  Harmony Grove Mills (Ga.).
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Abstract:  Harmony Grove Mills, Inc. was a cotton manufacturing corporation operating in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia from 1893 to 1991. The records document the founding of the mill, its operations, its sale to Mount Vernon Mills, and its employees and members of the Commerce community. Includes original and drafts of the corporate charter, board of directors minutes, property records and plats for mill locations and facilities, payroll and time books for employees, ledgers documenting production and sales, as well as consulting reports assessing Harmony Grove’s financial health.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series I: Harmony Grove Mill 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, I. Harmony Grove Mill records (1902-1947) contain correspondence, orders, informational bulletins, ledgers, production records and other materials from the Harmony Grove Mills, Inc. The majority of papers document daily production-related correspondence between cotton brokerage firms and Harmony Grove Mills between the years 1927-1947. Also included are correspondence and circulars from the Cotton Textile Institute. Additional material in the series documents the activities of Harmony Grove workers during the General Textile Strike of 1934.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VII: Family 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Mrs. Hardman (Emma Wiley Griffin) maintained the majority of family-related papers in this series. Included are early photographs of Governor Hardman, genealogical information, courtship letters, and marriage congratulations. This series also contains various family letters from 1908 to 1953, letters and cards of sympathy on the death of Hardman in 1937, Mrs. Hardman's household financial papers, material documenting her world tour in 1953, and cards received during her illness in 1953. Her obituaries from several newspapers were added to the file. Additional family correspondence for the years 1927 to 1933 can be found in Series V. Governor, B. Office Correspondence.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings consists of six large maps of Georgia. The architectural drawing blueprints consist of sixty-three separate items. Included are blueprints and plats for the Hurricane Shoals Water and Power Plant, the State Capitol in Atlanta, the Hardman residences, and the land holdings of the Hardman family. A very rare lithograph, Bird's Eye View of Pelham, Georgia, published by Fowler and Downs, Morrisville, PA in 1908, is especially noteworthy.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series II: Business 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, II. Business files consist of Governor Hardman's business and personal papers from 1880 to 1956. The Commerce Office files subseries include such topics as temperance, the 1904 Jackson County primary election returns, Hardman's campaign expenses for 1914, Georgia State College of Agriculture finances, dam and water mill specifications, land surveys, tuberculosis treatments, and monthly reports from the Hardman Roller Mills. The General correspondence files feature miscellaneous materials related to Hardman's multiple business and personal interests. Highlights include a petition for a wage increase by Harmony Grove Mills workers in 1917, papers documenting Hardman's medical experiments with Indian hemp (cannabis indica) as an anesthetic, and correspondence concerning the planning and subsequent dedication of a monument to Dr. Crawford W. Long. Finances includes cancelled checks, tax returns, and asset reports. The Ledgers subseries contains business ledgers for Harmony Grove Orchards, Lake Alcoyne Farm, the Hardman Estate, and the Hardman Plantation. The Lamartine Hardman, Jr. papers document his activities at Harmony Grove Orchards, personal correspondence, and minutes from the Sarepta Baptist Association. The J. N. Griffin files contain correspondence and bills relating to mutual business interests held by Governor Hardman and his father-in-law, Mr. J. N. Griffin.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series V: Governor 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine G. Hardman was elected governor of Georgia in 1926 and again in 1928 (term 1927-1931). The Governor series consists of correspondence and material pertaining to political appointments, bills, speeches, and miscellaneous information used by Governor Hardman. In these files researchers can locate information relating to the initial phase of reorganizing the state government (a process completed under Hardman's successor, Richard B. Russell, Jr.), health care issues, education, and Governor Hardman's interest in fingerprinting and phrenology. For additional information on Hardman's gubernatorial years, the researcher should also review Emma G. Hardman's diaries (Series VII. Family) and Scrapbooks (Series IX.).
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General series consists of five subseries. World War I activities includes papers concerning Hardman's role as U.S. Fuel Administrator for the state of Georgia from 1916 to 1919. Personal Correspondence contains a wide range of material from the 1890s to 1926, including a folder of courtship letters from Rosa Taylor, correspondence concerning the unveiling of the memorial to Dr. Crawford Long, contracts, and speeches. Personal Interests contains miscellaneous publications, agricultural brochures, maps and church-related documents. Vault Papers consists of bank deposit books and financial statements. Publications includes information on public schools, speeches by others, and miscellaneous pamphlets. The 25 May 1944 issue of the Commerce News contains a feature on the 50th anniversary of Harmony Grove Mills. There are papers on prohibition, agriculture and education mixed throughout the series. Further documentation on these subjects can be found in Series IV. Legislative and Series V. Governor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 131 Abit Massey 
Creator:  Massey, Abit
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Abstract:  Abit Massey was born on November 14, 1927, in Hall County, Georgia. Abit Massey is a past Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership and past President of the Georgia Society of Association Executives. Massey has served as the dean of the state's lobbyist corps. He is the former director of the Georgia Department of Commerce, how the Department of Economic Development, where he created the Tourist Division and built the first Georgia Welcome Station. Massey has worked at the Georgia Poultry Federation and served as the President of the UGA Alumni Association. Massey discusses his childhood in Athens, Georgia, his work with several politicians, and his time lobbying for poultry intersts in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series IV: Legislative 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Hardman was very active during his tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives and the State Senate. Co-authoring Georgia's Prohibition bill and sponsoring the Conner Act, which established the Georgia College of Agriculture, are among as his primary accomplishments. However, Hardman also introduced or sponsored other important legislative measures. He sponsored legislation creating the State Board of Health, petitioned Congress to authorize a federal commission to conduct a drainage survey of Georgia farmlands, and introduced a bill making rudimentary civic and agricultural education mandatory in Georgia public schools. The files in this series contain correspondence relating to these and other legislative matters from Hardman's terms in the House (1902-1906; 1909-1910) and State Senate (1907-1908). Papers from his last term in the House are not included. The series is comprised of four subseries: correspondence, bills, speeches, and general information. Arrangement is chronological.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings kept by Mrs. Hardman and office staff on Governor Hardman's political career. The earliest scrapbooks contain clippings on the Hardman family, Hardman's medical career, and his early political career in the House and Senate. Later scrapbooks document Mrs. Hardman's activities as first lady and her interests after her husband's death in 1937. Mrs. Hardman's personal scrapbooks contain nuptial announcements for her four children and souvenirs from her 1953 world tour with the General Federation of Women's Clubs. There are also duplicate, loose newspaper clippings.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series X: Photographs 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  The Lamartine G. Hardman photograph collection consists of 624 images. The images date from the mid-1800s to 1953. The collection begins with early images of his wife's family--the Griffins, from Valdosta, GA--and ends with photos taken during a world trip by Mrs. Hardman in 1953. Subjects of the photos include the Griffin immediate and extended family, Griffin family vacations, and Hardman and Emma Griffin's courtship. The collection also includes photographs of Hardman's immediate and extended family, Hardman and Griffin family residences and property, and Hardman family vacations. Included are formal portraits of Governor Hardman and informal photographs of Hardman engaged in medical, agricultural and leisure pursuits. Of particular interest are photographs of Hardman with New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Calvin Coolidge, and aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series III: Political 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series III: Political files are divided into two subseries. The General files include correspondence, speeches, financial records, and newspaper clippings relating to Governor Hardman's gubernatorial campaigns. There are also fragmentary accounts of the 1894 campaign for State Senator. The most prolific records are from the 1926 and 1928 gubernatorial campaigns. The County files were kept in the campaign years 1926 and 1928 and are arranged alphabetically then chronologically by county. The majority of correspondence consists of mass-mailings to the electorate. There is also some correspondence between the candidate and his supporters.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman was a doctor, businessman, manufacturer, farmer, and politician. He served in the Georgia General Assembly from 1902 to 1909 and as the Governor of Georgia from 1926 to 1933. Hardman's papers document his political, business, and medical careers and also include papers about his family.