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George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison papers

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0017

Scope and Contents 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.

Dates

  • bulk 1915-1985

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by the U.S. copyright laws.

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.

Extent

0.33 Linear feet (1 box, 1 map folder)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder headings.

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
Title
Guide to the George Howell Robison and Mary Ethyl Robison papers LH-0017
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Prepared by Arthur Sullivan
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

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