Hollis Family CollectionHollis Family Collection

Hollis Family Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hollis Family Collection
Creator: Hollis Family
Dates: 1930s-1940s
Extent: 3.0 items
Collection Number: RBRL/104/HFC
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Hollis Family Collection is comprised of three artifacts including one quilt, one cast iron stove, and one cast iron wash pot used by members of the Hollis family from the 1930s to the 1940s. The collection was donated by Carole and Gerald Hollis whose family’s lived in Douglas County, Georgia during the 1930s and 1940s. The quilt, made partially from feed sacks in the 1930s, was donated to the Russell Library as part of the Rural Electrification Act Exhibit.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Members of the Hollis family were residents of Douglas County, Georgia in the 1930s and 1940s. Carole Hollis’s paternal grandparents owned a grocery store near Fort Mcpherson, Georgia and her father was a member of the Merchant Marines before buying a home and starting a poultry farm in Douglas County.

Scope and Content

This collection includes household items owned by members of Carole and Gerald Hollis’s families. Items in this collection include one utilitarian quilt made from feed sacks (81” x 68”), one Dixie Bell cast iron stove stamped with “Southern Co-operative, Foundry Rome, Georgia” measuring (30” x 36” x 2’ H), and one cast iron wash pot.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Hollis Family Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

Douglas County (Ga.)
Rural electrification.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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1“Dixie Bell” cast iron stove, 1930s
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2Cast iron wash pot, 1930s
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3Utilitarian Quilt, 1930s-1940s