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Judge Thomas L. Camp papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS916

Scope and Content

Much of the collection consists of newspaper articles and clippings relating to Judge Camp’s professional life and the personal life of him and his relatives. Letters, programs, financial records, and postcards comprise a portion of the collection. Also included are three Camp family scrapbooks, one scrapbook for the Joseph Habersham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Thomas Camp’s diploma from George Washington University. The oldest item in the collection is a newspaper, a copy of The Palmetto Blade (Palmetto, GA) from 1884.


  • 1884-1997


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Most of the papers in this collection relate to Judge Thomas L. Camp and his personal and professional life. Camp was born and raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Oglethorpe and George Washington Universities. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946. In 1966 he was elected chief judge of the Fulton County Civil Court. He was an active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church as well as several clubs, including the Atlanta Masonic Club and the Old War Horse Lawyers’ Club. His wife, Gladys Hobgood Camp (d.1991), was regent for the Joseph Habersham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


2.5 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 oversize box; 2 oversize folders)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Judge Thomas L. Camp papers
Josh Hogan
February 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305