Stovall and McKay Family PapersStovall and McKay Family Papers

Stovall and McKay Family Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stovall and McKay Family Papers
Creator: Stovall family
Dates: 1886-1998
Extent: 9.0 boxes (7.5 linear feet), including 346 photographs
Collection Number: RBRL/193/SMMF
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Stovall and McKay Family Papers document Walter Louis and Alice Woodliff Stovall, and their children: Walter Louis, Jr., James Edwin, Mary Katherine, Sarah Elizabeth, Martha Woodliff, and George Woodliff. The majority of the collection is correspondence between the three girls and their parents and document their daily lives. Also, there are letters between George and his wife, Martha McKay, during his service in the Air Corps during World War II. A small amount of correspondence from George and Martha’s son, Walter L. Stovall III and his wife Charlayne Hunter (Gault) discuss their controversial biracial marriage and the birth of their daughter. The McKay papers belonged to Martha McKay and her brother Wright Judson McKay. The majority of her files are related to the Sub-Debs, a women’s civic club, established in 1934. There is also scrapbook about J. E. Mathis, McKay’s maternal grandfather.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Mary Alice (Alice) Woodliff (1880-1966), daughter of George F. and Sarah Elizabeth Woodliff, and Walter Louis Stovall (1876-1955), son of George Wilkes and Rosetta Jane Owen Stovall, were married on April 18, 1900 and had six children: Walter Louis, Jr., James Edwin, Mary Katherine (Katherine), Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh), Martha Woodliff, and George Woodliff. They raised their family in Fitzgerald, Georgia, where all of their children completed high school.

Mary Katherine (Katherine) Stovall (1906-2005), Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh) Stovall (Clark) (1909-2001), and Martha Woodliff Stovall (1912-1999) all attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, graduating in 1927, 1929, and 1932 respectively. Katherine taught in North Carolina, and then worked for the Red Cross in San Francisco, returning to Douglas, circa 1941, to serve as the Director of the Coffee County Welfare Department. In 1960, she received her master’s degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville and taught in Savannah and Douglas before retiring in 1985. Elizabeth moved to New York to become a registered nurse and graduated from St. Luke’s program in 1938. Martha became a librarian and spent a year in France and Germany after World War II as an army librarian. She later settled in Massachusetts as a school librarian. Both Elizabeth and Martha remained in the Northeast for their adult lives.

George Woodliff Stovall (1916-2007) married Martha McKay (1918-1997), daughter of William Donald McKay and Lynn M. McKay, in the 1930s. Together they had two children: Walter Louis Stovall III (b. 1938-2018) and Lynn Stovall (Cass) (b. 1942). George served in the Air Corps during World War II. In 1934, Martha, along with eleven other high school girls, founded the Sub-Deb Club (a girls club focusing on etiquette and community service). They held annual reunions from 1985 to 1996. A scrapbook in this collection documents Martha’s maternal grandfather, J. E. Mathis. This collection also holds the military file of her younger brother Wright Judson McKay (1922-1950).

Walter Louis Stovall III was born in Douglas in 1938. He studied journalism at the University of Georgia where he met Charlayne Hunter (Gault), one of the first African American students to be accepted to the University of Georgia. On June 8, 1963, the two were married in Cleveland, Ohio, and in December 1963, their daughter, Suesan, was born. The couple divorced in 1971, and Walter married Susan J. around 1973. Walter Stovall was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press before publishing two novels, Presidential Emergency (1978) and The Minus Pool (1980). His younger sister, Lynn Stovall (Cass), affectionately called “Lynnie Pie” in letters from their father George, attended Mercer University (1960-1964) and lives in Macon, Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence and papers belonging to the Stovall and Woodliff families. Series I contains correspondence between Walter Louis and Alice Woodliff Stovall and their children. Alice’s letters related daily life and significant events of extended family and friends, while Walter received business-like mail. Their daughters, Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh), Martha Woodliff, and Mary Katherine (Katherine), wrote prodigiously to their parents while they attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and later about their careers. The bulk of the letters in this series dates from 1919 to 1966.

George Woodliff and Martha McKay Stovall received correspondence from family and friends, especially from their children Walter Louis III and Lynn Stovall (Cass). George and Martha had extensive correspondence while George served in the Air Corps during World War II. George collected both U.S. and Nazi artifacts in addition to photographs and postcards while overseas. Lynn wrote to her parents while she traveled through Canada in 1960 and about her sorority life at college in 1961. Walter corresponded about work and his daughter Susan Stovall.

Martha McKay compiled photographs and clippings into a scrapbook, designing her dream home, and, in 1939, she made a baby book for Walter. A third scrapbook contains clippings, photographs, and letters dating from the early 1900s related to her maternal grandfather, J. E. Mathis. Finally, this collection contains Martha’s Sub-Deb files and photo albums. The club was founded in 1934 and the original twelve members began holding annual reunions in 1985. Martha, as a member of the planning committee, had ample correspondence, clippings, and notebooks on planning these reunions. There are even photo albums with color photographs from the reunions and black and white photographs from their founding.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series: I. Family Correspondence (Walter Louis and Alice Woodliff Stovall); II. Family Correspondence (George W. and Martha McKay Stovall); III. Marth McKay Stovall Family; IV. World War II; and V. Sub-Debs Files.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

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

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

American Red Cross.
Coffee County (Ga.)
Correspondence.
Douglas (Ga.)
Education--Georgia.
Fitzgerald (Ga.)
George Peabody College for Teachers.
Georgia State College for Women.
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne, 1942-
Military decorations--Germany--1940-1950.
Milledgeville (Ga.)
Phi Mu Fraternity.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks--1930-1940.
Scrapbooks--1940-1950.
St. Luke’s Hospital (New York, N.Y.)
Stovall, Walter L., 1938-
United States. Army Air Corps--History--World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Army. Air Corps--Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
World War II, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Walter Stovall Papers

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Papers

Related Collections in Other Repositories

University of Georgia Integration Materials 1938-1965, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Family Correspondence (Walter Louis and Alice Woodliff Stovall)

Extent: 40.0 folders
Scope and Content: This series consists of correspondence between Walter Louis (1876- 1955) and Mary Alice (Alice) Woodliff Stovall (1880-1966) and their children, primarily daughters Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh) Stovall, Martha Woodliff Stovall, and Mary Katherine (Katherine) Stovall (correspondence with their son George Woodliff Stovall can be found in Series II). The letters sent between Alice and Walter detail their daily life and noteworthy occurrences of extended family and friends. Their daughters’ letters document their experiences at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and discuss their college experience including classes, clothes, and money. The girls continued writing into their adult lives though the focus changes to work and their own families. The majority of the correspondence pre-dates 1966, the year of Alice’s death.



A. Walter Louis and Alice Woodliff Stovall

Scope and Contents note: Walter Louis and Mary Alice (Alice) Woodliff Stovall married on April 18, 1900 and had six children: Walter Louis, Jr., James Edwin, Mary Katherine (Katherine), Sarah (Boosh) Elizabeth, Martha Woodliff, and George Woodliff. This subseries contains the correspondence between Walter and Alice and invitations received by the Stovall family. Walter and Alice individually received letters from extended family members and friends. Alice received more personal letters regarding family events while Walter received business-like mail such as receipts, invoices, and notifications. The majority of the correspondence is dated from World War II and a few years later, around 1949, when Alice was tending to a dying relation. The earliest correspondence is between Alice and the Woodliff family, primarily her mother and sisters.
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11Postcards to Woodliff Family, Sarah Elizabeth Woodliff, Amelia (Melia) Woodliff, Sadie Beall Woodliff, Latta Woodliff, 1907-1916
12Invitations for the Stovall Family [Topics include weddings and graduations], 1911-1928
13Letters to Alice Woodliff Stovall from: Lon, Vera Stovall, Sadie Beall Woodliff, Martha Boyd (Mattie) Woodliff, Mrs. Jenkin [Topics include family events such as deaths, moves, and work], 1913-1926, 1939
14Letters to Walter Louis Stovall [Topics include mother’s death and business], 1914, 1925, 1942-1944, 1948-1949, 1953, 1955
15Letters to Alice Woodliff Stovall [Topics include daily life of nieces, nephews, and sons], 1924-1938, 1941-1945, 1952-1959, 1963
16Letters to Alice Woodliff Stovall from Mattie and Chesta [Topics include daily life of her two sisters and of other family members], 1924-1925, 1941-1957
17Letters to Walter Louis Stovall from Alice Woodliff Stovall [Topics include daily life of Alice and state of dying relation she tends to circa 1949], 1926, 1940-1954
18Invitations for the Stovall Family [Topics include weddings and graduations], 1933-1937, 1950-1953, undated
19Letters to Alice Woodliff Stovall [Topics include family deaths and daily life of siblings and sons], 1952-1958, 1963, 1965
110Letters [Correspondence includes holiday cards], 1916, 1927, undated



B. Sarah Elizabeth Stovall

Scope and Contents note: Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh) Stovall (1909-2001), the fourth child and second daughter of Walter and Alice Stovall, primarily corresponded with her parents and her older sister (Mary) Katherine while first at college and then as a nurse in New York. Her files also contain the commencement program documenting her graduation from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville (1929) and a certificate for completion of the registered nurse program from St. Luke’s Hospital in New York (1938). Elizabeth’s letters tell of her daily life in college and training as a nurse. She often included clippings in her letters.
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111Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Walter and Alice Stovall [Topics include daily life at Georgia State College for Women], 1924-1928, undated
112High School Commencement Program for Sarah Elizabeth Stovall, 1929 June 10
113Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Walter and Alice Stovall [Topics include daily life at St. Luke’s Nursing Program], 1932-1936
114Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Walter and Alice Stovall [Topics include daily life at St. Luke’s Nursing Program], 1937-1938
115Registered Professional Nurse Certification for Sarah Elizabeth Stovall, 1938 October 13
116Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Walter and Alice Stovall [Topics include daily life as a nurse at St. Luke’s], 1939
117Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Walter and Alice Stovall [Topics include daily life as a nurse at St. Luke’s and newspaper clippings], 1940, 1943-1945
118Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Alice and Katherine Stovall [Topics include daily life as a nurse at St. Luke’s and mentions of her husband Spencer], 1951-1959
119Letters from Sarah Elizabeth Stovall to Alice and Katherine Stovall [Topics include daily life as a nurse at St. Luke’s and mentions of her husband Spencer], 1960-1965



C. Martha Woodliff Stovall

Scope and Contents note: Martha Woodliff Stovall (1912-1999) is the fifth child and third daughter of Walter and Alice Stovall. This subseries contains her high school (1929) and Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville (1932) diplomas. The majority of Martha’s correspondence is with her younger brother George. Martha corresponded prodigiously while at school, relating her daily events. Martha spent a year in France and Germany after World War II as an army librarian, and her letters from overseas include photographs of her travels. She later settled in Massachusetts as a school librarian.
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120Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life at Georgia State College for Women, report cards, 1925-1926, 1930-1931
121High School and College Diplomas for Martha Woodliff Stovall, 1929 May 27, 1932 May 30
122Letters to Martha Woodliff Stovall [from Aunt Mattie, GM, Alice Stovall], 1932, 1925, 1945
123Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life at Georgia State College for Women and living in Atlanta], 1932-1933
124Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian], 1935-1939
125Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian and her year in France and Germany as an Army Librarian], 1943-1945
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21Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include her year in France and Germany as an Army Librarian], 1946-1947
22Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian in Massachusetts], 1950-1958
23Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian and newspaper clippings], 1951, 1954-1959, bulk 1958-1959
24Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian], 1960-1963
25Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life as a School Librarian], 1964-1965, 1968
26Letters from Martha Woodliff Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include daily life], Undated



D. Mary Katherine Stovall

Scope and Contents note: Mary Katherine (Katherine) Stovall is the third child and first daughter of Walter and Alice Stovall. She corresponded with her parents about clothes and money while at Georgia State College for Women (1924-1927). Later her letters document her teaching in North Carolina (1928-1930s) and working for the Red Cross in California (circa 1945). Beginning in the 1950s, she taught in Savannah and Douglas, retiring in 1985. Katherine wrote some letters to siblings Elizabeth and George and received letters from extended family (circa 1930s). This subseries also contains the opening remarks from a trial concerning her service as the Director of the Coffee County Welfare Department (1941) and her diploma from George Peabody College for Teachers (1960).
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27Letters to Mary Katherine Stovall [Correspondence from Sarah Elizabeth (Boosh) Stovall, Martha Stovall , Julianne Jarvis Moore, 1919, 1936, 1938, 1938, 1956
28A letter to Mary Katherine Stovall from Aunt Mattie, 1924 February 6
29A letter to Sarah Elizabeth Stovall from Mary Katherine Stovall, 1926 February 5
210Letters from Mary Katherine Stovall to the Stovall Family [Topics include daily life at Georgia State College for Women], 1924-1928
211Transcript of Opening Remarks in Trial Against Catherine Stovall [Mary Katherine Stovall as Director of Coffee County Welfare Department], 1941 November 7
212Letters from Mary Katherine Stovall to Stovall Family [Topics include traveling to San Francisco, California and working for the Red Cross there], 1930, 1945
213Letters from Mary Katherine Stovall to the Stovall Family [Topics include working for the Red Cross in San Francisco and teaching in Savannah], 1946, 1953-1955, 1959-1960, 1966
214Peabody College Diploma for Mary Katherine Stovall [George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee], 1960 August 19
215A Letter to Mary Katherine Stovall from Vera [Includes a newspaper clipping], 1966 December 12
 

II. Family Correspondence (George W. and Martha McKay Stovall)

Extent: 6.0 folders
Scope and Content: George Woodliff Stovall (1916-2007) is the sixth child and third son of Walter and Alice Stovall. He and his wife Martha McKay (1918-1997) had two children: Walter Louis Stovall III (b. 1938) and Lynn Stovall (Cass) (b. 1942). This series contains correspondence received by George and Martha from their children, Lynn and Walter, and Walter’s two wives: first Charlayne Hunter (Gault) and then his second wife Susan J. There is also personal correspondence from the 1950s to 1975 from extended family and friends. Lynn wrote her parents while traveling to Canada (1960) and about Phi Mu Sorority (1961). Letters from Walter range from 1954 to 1978 on topics about daily life such as work and raising his daughter Susan.
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216Magazines and Newspapers for George and Martha Stovall, 1939, 1945, 1967, 1971
217Miscellaneous letters to George and Martha Stovall [Correspondence from friends, extended family, report cards from Vanderbilt University], 1952, 1956-1957, 1966-1967, 1973-1975
218Letters from Lynn Stovall to parents George and Martha Stovall [Topics include traveling in Canada and membership in Phi Mu Fraternity], 1951, 1954, 1960-1961
219Letters from Walter L. Stovall to George, Martha, and Lynn Stovall [Topics include daily life at University of Georgia such as rushing and pledging a fraternity], 1954-1961
220Letters from Walter L. and Charlayne Hunter Stovall to George and Martha Stovall [Topics include work and raising daughter Susan], 1964-1968
221Letters from Walter L., Susan J., and Susan Stovall to George and Martha Stovall [Topics include work and Susan growing older; Susan J. is Walter’s second wife], 1973, 1975-1978
 

III. Martha McKay Stovall Family

Extent: 10.0 folders includes oversize scrapbook
Scope and Content: This series contains Martha McKay Stovall’s (1918-1997) scrapbooks and a military file on her brother Wright Judson McKay (1922-1950) dating from 1938 to 1950. There are also scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings illustrating Martha’s dream home and another scrapbook records baby Walter’s early months. There is one letter dated 1942 from an active duty soldier thanking Martha for the sewing kit she sent him through the Red Cross. This series also includes a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and letters to her maternal grandfather J. E. Mathis, Superintendent of Schools.
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222Miscellaneous Clippings and Correspondence by and to Martha McKay Stovall, 1916-1917, 1942, 1953
223Martha McKay Stovall’s Dream Home Scrapbook, Undated
224Baby Scrapbook by Martha McKay Stovall [Record of Walter Louis Stovall III’s early months], 1939
225Mrs. R. H. McKay and military file on Wright Judson McKay [Martha McKay Stovall’s aunt and younger brother], 1922, 1938-1950
226Mathis family geneaology
227Correpsondence, J. E. Mathis, 1898-1918
228Correspondence, J. E. Mathis, 1920-1946
229J. E. Mathis speeches
230J. E. Mathis clippings
231Georgia and Mississippi sales tax
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OS1J. E. Mathis Scrapbook [clippings, photographs, postcards detailing Martha McKay Stovall’s maternal grandfather], 1900s
OS1J. E. Mathis Grand Lodge buttons and ribbons
Box
6Notebook of poetry, Carrie B. Ryland, 1875
6Scrapbook, C. A. Fricker and J. E. Mathis, 1886, 1943
 

IV. World War II

Extent: 49.0 folders
Scope and Content: George Woodliff Stovall (1916-2007) served in the Air Corps during World War II. This series contains material relating to George’s service and World War II. The correspondence with his wife Martha and children, Walter and Lynn, cover daily life at home and provides updates on his movements and assures them of his safety. Military documents cover aspects such as orientation, rations, pay, and news on the home front. Photographs and unused postcards show Nazi officers, German and French landscapes and buildings, while other photographs show George alone or with a group of friends. George collected many U.S. and Nazi artifacts while overseas including pins, badges, matchboxes and a Nazi belt buckle. Finally, there is a comprehensive scrapbook including correspondence and clippings covering World War II and his service in particular.



A. George W. and Martha McKay Stovall

Scope and Contents note: George Woodliff Stovall and Martha McKay Stovall corresponded extensively during his service in the Air Corps during World War II. Martha wrote in great detail about household matters and the growth of Walter and Lynn. George reassured Martha that all was well and updated her on his movements. George wrote letters to the children and they sent him drawings and cards. From 1943 to 1944, George also received letters from his parents and other family and friends. This subseries has many examples of Victory Mail.
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31George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include George’s service in the Air Corps in Alabama], 1942 November-December Access Online
32George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include George’s service in the Air Corps in Alabama and Missouri], 1943 January Access Online
33George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include George’s service in the Air Corps in Missouri and Arkansas], 1943 February-March Access Online
34George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include George’s service in the Air Corps in Mississippi], 1943 April-May Access Online
35George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include George’s service in the Air Corps in Missouri], 1943 June-October Access Online
36George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing; examples of Victory Mail], 1943 November-December Access Online
37George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York; examples of Victory Mail], 1944 January-February Access Online
38George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York; examples of Victory Mail], 1944 March-May Access Online
39George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Europe; examples of Victory Mail], 1944 June-July Access Online
310George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Europe], 1944 August Access Online
311George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York], 1944 September Access Online
312George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York; examples of Victory Mail and newspaper clippings], 1944 October Access Online
313George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York], 1944 November Access Online
314George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York; examples of Victory Mail], 1944 December Access Online
315George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York; newspaper clippings], 1945 January-February Access Online
316George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Europe; newspaper clippings], 1945 March Access Online
317George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Europe], 1945 April Access Online
318George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Germany], 1945 May Access Online
319George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Germany], 1945 June Access Online
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41George W. Stovall to Martha Stovall [Topics include training for United States Army Air Forces in Tennessee and Alabama], 1942 September-October Access Online
42George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from New York and Germany; examples of Victory Mail], 1945 July Access Online
43George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall [Topics include daily life at home and child-rearing while George writes from Georgia and Germany; examples of Victory Mail and newspaper clippings], 1945 August-September Access Online
44George W. Stovall with Children Walter and Lynn [Correspondence includes holiday cards and drawings], 1942-1945 Access Online
45George W. Stovall from Parents [Topics include daily life of parents and siblings; examples of Victory Mail], 1943-1945 Access Online
46George W. Stovall and Martha Stovall Family and Friends [Topics include daily life of siblings, extended family and friends], 1943-1945 Access Online



B. Military documents

Scope and Contents note: This subseries includes the official military documents, Anderson News, and other related papers of George W. Stovall. Military pamphlets from 1944 provided orientation information while the Anderson News (1945) provided day by day information on the ship back to New York. Military records such as immunization records, pay reports, ration cards and even driver’s licenses date from 1939 to 1945. There are also many military and non-military receipts (1943-1945). Clippings and performance programs within this subseries date from 1944. There are two bibles and a map of France, not officially dated but clearly from World War II.
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47Military Pamphlets and Anderson News [Topics include orientation and news on the home front including headlines, sports scores, etc.], 1937, 1944-1945
48George Stovall Military Records and Cars, Driver’s License [Records including immunization, pay reports, rations], 1939-1945
49Military Receipts and Receipts for George Stovall [Receipts include bank statements and American Express money order], 1943-1945
410Newspaper Clippings and Programs [George Stovall], Circa 1944
411Military Religious Texts [George Stovall’s Lord’s Prayer, The Pocket Treasury, The New Testament], 1945
412Map of France, 1940s



C. Photographs and postcards

Scope and Contents note: While George W. Stovall served in World War II, he sent back many photographs and blank postcards. This subseries also includes numerous German and Nazi stamps. Almost none of these photographs are specifically dated, though they were taken during World War II. One set of photographs was taken within a three day period: June 22-24, 1945. All the photographs are in black and white, though some of the postcards are in color. Some photographs are of Nazi officers while others are of German and French landscapes and sightseeing. There are also photographs of George in uniform by himself or with a group of five friends.
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413German Stamps [Stuck Together], 1940s
414Nazi Photographs and Postcards [Black and whites collected by George Stovall], 1940s
415Blank German Picture Postcards [Both Black and whites and color postcards collected by George Stovall], 1940s
416Blank French Picture Postcards [Black and white photos and color painted postcards collected by George Stovall], 1940s
417George Stovall Traveling Germany and Austria with Frank [15 (3X5) b/w], 1945 June 22-June 24
418German Officers, Hitler Youth, and Nazis at Dinner [4 (4X6) b/w, 1 (3X5) b/w, 2 (3X4) b/w], 1940s
419George Stovall with airplanes, and German Pilots being arrested [8 (4X6) b/w, 3 (3X5) b/w, 1 (2X4) b/w], 1940s
420George Stovall in Aviation Uniform Portrait [6 (4X6) b/w], 1940s
421George Stovall with 5 comrades in front of barracks [23 (2X4) b/w], 1940s
422George Stovall with 4-5 friends in Class A’s [2 (3X5) b/w, 3 (3X4) b/w, 2 (2x3) b/w], 1940s
423Solos shots of George Stovall in snow, grass, on patrol [3 (5X7) b/w, 1 (4x6) b/w, 4 (3X5) b/w, 3 (3X4) b/w, 1 (2X3) b/w, 1940s
424Poor Quality Family Photos of Little Boy, Young Woman, and Young Man [6 (5X7) b/w], Undated
425Negatives of George Stovall and three girls in USA [6 (3X5) b/w], 1940s
426Austrian Border and Salzburg Aerial [1 (3X4) b/w, 2 (2X4) b/w], 1940s
427George Stovall with a friend tanning and playing horseshoes [3 (2X3) b/w], 1940s
428Miscellaneous: woman outside concentration camp, Mary Will Moss and Walter in USA, Christmas Tree [3 (3X5) b/w], 1940s
429Military Trucks [1 (3X5) b/w, 1 (2X3) b/w], 1940s
430Belgian Handkerchief [White printed with “Hotel De Ville Bruxelles”], 1940s



D. Artifacts

Scope and Contents note: The artifacts include Nazi and U.S. military ephemera collected by George Stovall while overseas. There are pins, small and large U.S. and aviation pins, and also war bond match boxes. There are fourteen Nazi and Air Corps badges in addition to a Nazi belt buckle. Finally, this subseries has one of George’s dog tags.
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OS2Military Artifacts [Nazi and Air Corps Badges, Air Corps Pins, Match Boxes, Nazi Belt Buckle and George W. Stovall’s dog tag, all collected by George W. Stovall during World War II], 1940s



E. Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note: This scrapbook details George W. Stovall’s service in World War II. The condition of the scrapbook is poor and much of the loose contents are housed in a separate folder with the scrapbook. This scrapbook contains clippings, photographs, and correspondence. Military correspondence documents George receiving a medal and discusses his return to civilian status. The main topics of the clippings are President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and soldiers from Georgia.
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OS3Scrapbook on George W. Stovall’s service in the Air Corps and World War II [Photographs and military correspondence of George. Topics of newspaper clippings include Franklin Delano Roosevelt and soldiers from Georgia], 1940s
 

V. Sub-Debs Files

Extent: 20.0 folders includes oversize scrapbook
Scope and Content: When Martha McKay Stovall (1918-1997) was still in High School, she founded the Sub-Deb Club on November 17, 1934 with eleven other girls. They focused on women’s etiquette and community service. This series covers the annual reunions the original members held starting in 1985. Martha, as a member of the reunion planning committee, collected correspondence, notebooks, and clippings on the matter of planning the reunions and summaries afterwards. This series also has photo albums documenting the annual reunions.



A. Files

Scope and Contents note: Martha McKay Stovall had copious correspondence, notebooks, and clippings on planning Sub-Deb reunions. The first reunion was in 1985 while the last reunion documented in these papers was held in 1996. Martha sent out save-the-dates for reunions and afterwards summaries and news updates for those who could not attend. Notebooks for planning the reunions have receipts for necessary purchases, task lists, and addresses for members. The clippings cover topics such as the story of their founding, notary accomplishments of members, and town events coinciding with reunions.
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431Sub Deb Reunion Planning and Newspaper Clippings [Topics of clippings include story of founding and keeping touch with old friends], 1934, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1996
432Autograph Books [Friends of Martha McKay Stovall wrote her short notes], 1935-1937
433Georgia Salzburger Society [Handout and Newspapers about society], 1984
434Newspaper Clippings on Sub Deb Reunions and Members [Topics include founding of club and notable accomplishments of members and their husbands], 1985, 1989, 1992, undated
435Sub Deb Reunion Planning and Correspondence [Topics include RSVPS, planning the reunion, and updates on members], 1986
438Notebooks for Sub Deb Reunion Planning [Notebooks include receipts, task lists, and members’ addresses], 1987-1994
441Sub Deb Reunion Planning and Correspondence 1988 [Topics include recipe from founding, RSVPs, planning the reunion, and updates on members], 1937, 1987-1989
442Sub Deb Holiday Cards, 1988-1993, 1996, undated
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54Sub Deb Reunion Planning and Correspondence [Topics include RSVPS, planning the reunion, and updates on members], 1990-1992
55Caroline Miller Day Program and Articles [The Georgian author who won a Pulitzer prize], 1991
57Sub Deb Planning and Correspondence [Topics include RSVPS, planning the reunion, and updates on members], 1993-1994
58Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration Publications [A Sub Deb Reunion was planned to be held at the same time as the celebration for the founding of Fitzgerald], 1996
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OS4Heritage Book Club scrapbook, 1964-1998
Extent: 14 folders and



B. Photographs

Scope and Contents note: Each photo album is labeled with the year of the reunion and contains copies of letters and papers about the Sub-Deb. Photographs in the albums range from color portraits of that reunion or black and white images from their founding.
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436Sub Deb Photo Album [Includes color photographs of reunion, black and white photographs from founding, copies of newspaper clippings and letters about sub deb reunions], 1986
437Loose Pieces from Sub Deb Photo Album [Letters and photographs that had become unstuck from the album], 1986
439Sub Deb Photo Album [Includes color photographs of reunion, black and white photographs from founding, copies of newspaper clippings and letters about sub deb reunions], 1987
440Loose Pieces from Sub Deb Photo Album [Correspondence that had become unstuck from the album], 1987
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51Sub Deb Photo Album [Includes color photographs of reunion, black and white photographs from founding, copies of newspaper clippings and letters about sub deb reunions], 1988
52Loose Pieces from Sub Deb Photo Album [Correspondence that had become unstuck from the album], 1988
53Sub Debs Reunion [Pages that were removed from a photo album include newspaper clippings and correspondence], 1989-1990
56Sub Deb Fitzgerald Reunion Photos [3 (4X6) color, 11 (3X5) color, 2 (3X4) color], 1993