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Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks

Identifier: ahc.MSS816

Scope and Content

This collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by Mrs. Arrowood. The scrapbooks consist of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and notes made by Mrs. Arrowood.


  • 1898-1938


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Bertha Harwood, the daughter of Elvis and Helen A. Harwood, was born in Illinois, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the founder, in 1908, and first president of the Atlanta Musical Association. In 1912, Miss Harwood married Milton Wallace Arrowood, president of the National Motorcycle company. Later in 1916. the couple moved, with their daughter, Dorothy, to Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Mrs. Arrowood was involved with the suffrage movement in Atlanta. She was involved in music both in Atlanta and Chicago. Later still they moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where all the scrapbooks were damaged in a tidal wave in 1938. The 1910 scrapbook which covered the Atlanta Musical Association was so badly damaged by insects and damp that it had to be destroyed. Additional biographical information about Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood has not been determined.


4.42 linear ft. (one document case and four record center boxes)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically according to the date of the scrapbook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984
Bertha Harwood (Mrs. Milton W.) Arrowood scrapbooks
Laura Starratt
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305