George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison papers
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George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Robison, George Howell, 1894-1964
Creator: Robison, Mary Ethyl, 1897-1985
Title: George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison papers
Dates: bulk 1915-1985
Quantity: 0.33 Linear feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Identification: LH-0017

Biographical/Historical Note

George Howell Robison was born in Carroll County, Georgia on October 5, 1894. He was the son of Jefferson Davis Robison and Margaret Louisa "Lula" Robinson Robison. G. H. Robison attended the University of West Georgia, when it was known as the Fourth District A&M School, graduating in 1918. Mary Ethyl Nixon was born on August 25, 1897. Ms. Nixon also attended the Fourth District A&M School, graduating in 1915. Mary Ethyl and George Howell were married on December 25, 1921. Mary and George Robison had three children, Robbie, Ray and Helen Robison Foster. Mr. Robison served in World War I and later became commander of American Legion Post 143. He worked as a cotton buyer for Mandeville Mills for 31 years and also served as a city councilman in Carrollton. He died on May 10, 1964. Mary Ethyl Robison died on February 16, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

The George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison Papers are a reflection of the early history of the University of West Georgia. The collection is composed of reunion correspondence, school work, newspaper clippings and photographs. Many of the items refer directly to the Fourth District A&M School, including graduation invitations and report cards.


Arranged alphabetically by folder headings.

Index Terms

Class reunions--Georgia--Carrollton.
Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School (Carrollton, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison Papers. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Helen R. Foster, daughter of George Howell and Mary Ethyl Robison, on March 26, 1996.

Processing Information note

Prepared by Arthur Sullivan in 2009



Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by the U.S. copyright laws.

Container List




11A. G. Robison Solid Geometry Textbook
2Fourth District A&M School Materials, 1918-1985, 1918-1985
3Fourth District A&M School Materials, 1915-1918, 1915-1918
5Class of 1915 Reunion Correspondence, 1958, 1958
6Class of 1918 Reunion Correspondence, 1938, 1938
7Theme books, circa 1916, 1916
8Theme books, undated
9Theme books, undated



11Eighteen mechanical drawings, thirty-one geometric drawings, seven freehand drawings, two marked and one unmarked photocopies of drawings



12One black and white photograph of group of students, with cardboard backing, 1917, 1917



13One black and white photograph of class reunion in a cardboard frame [June 5, 1938 photo by W. M. Boynton Carrollton, GA], and photocopy of 1938 photograph, 1938



14Diploma of George Howell Robison, 1918, 1918