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W. Cope Goodwin papers

Identifier: LH-0046

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains notes and research documents gathered by Dr. W. Cope Goodwin pertaining to Banning Mill and its surrounding community. The notes include student research and some of Dr. Goodwin’s notes during an interview with a Mrs. Amis, who had family ties to the Mill. The collection also contains cemetery records, community surveys, and copies of a newspaper articles summarizing Dr. Goodwin’s findings. Also included are hand-written note cards entailing a chronology of the Banning Mill from 1827-1972 and copies of photographs and documents pertaining to the Mill and the surrounding community.


  • 1971-1983


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Winslow Cope Goodwin was born August 5, 1926 in Marshalville, Georgia, the son of Cope Goodwin, Sr. and Elender Goodwin. He received his A.B. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alabama, his SP6 from Emory University, and his Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Prior to coming to West Georgia College he taught and coached at Western High School in Coweta County, Georgia and Central High School in Carroll County. He was named Region Coach of the Year twice and Teacher of the Year in each school. Dr. Goodwin served as an assistant professor of history at West Georgia College from 1964 to 1989 and also served as the faculty and alumni advisor to the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Altogether he spent forty-three years in the field of education. Following his retirement he served as interim headmaster at Oak Mountain Academy.

Dr. Goodwin was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He died September 18, 1993.


0.92 Linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder, and 1 tube)




Collected research and notes pertaining to Banning Mills of Dr. W. Cope Goodwin, a history professor at West Georgia College.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Beverly B. Goodwin, wife of Dr. Goodwin, in July 1999.

Processing Information note

Processed by Tiffany Luoma in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2016.
Guide to the W. Cope Goodwin papers LH-0046
Finding aid prepared by Written by Tiffany Luoma
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States