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Thornton, Ella May



  • Existence: 1885 - 1971

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Atlanta's Woman of the Year photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS455
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs of Atlanta's Woman of the Year awardees, sponsors, and committee chairs for each year. Of particular note is a photograph of Atlanta's Woman of the Year founder, Charles H. Jagels, in 1943, as well as photographs of Mayors William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971) and Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003) with Woman of the Year awardees. Among the hundreds of women selected for Woman of the Year, notable awardees include Leila Denmark (1898-2012) in 1953, Ruth Blair...
Dates: 1943-1972

Ella May Thornton documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS528f
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between Georgia State Librarian Ella May Thornton to Alex Gaines of the Alston & Bird law firm about Ms. Thornton's wish to see a miniature village depicting Atlanta in 1864 developed in Atlanta near the site of the Georgia State Capitol. The collection also contains brochures and news clippings on other miniature villages. The proposal did not go beyond this correspondence.

Dates: 1968

Ella May Thornton Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS206
Scope and Content This collection contains personal documents of Miss Thornton’s, as well as material that reflected some of her interests later in life. Included are report cards from the Georgia Capital Female College and Conservatory of Music in 1890-1891, her passport from 1935, and a citation from the Atlanta Library Club upon her retirement in 1954. Other material consists of hand-written correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical records, and pamphlets that documented her interests in the Gate...
Dates: 1890-1973, undated (bulk 1947-1968)

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