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Healey family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1179

Scope and Content

This collection contains a set of minutes from the Healey Real Estate and Improvement Company board of directors, two scrapbooks, and other family documents. One scrapbook records Oliver Markham Healey Sr.'s early childhood, and the other covers the wedding of Oliver Healey Sr. and Cornelia Orme Healey. Other materials include newspaper clippings about Cornelia Healey; Oliver Healy Sr.'s personal correspondence; a certificate from the Kiwanis International for Oliver Healey Sr.; stationery with the Shakerag Hounds logo; and letterhead from Healey Real Estate and Improvement Company.


  • 1901-1973, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

William Thomas Healey Sr. (1853-1920) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Thomas Goodfellow Healey (1818-1897) and Olive W. Healey (1824-1913). He married Ada Moore Healey (1881-1968) and they had two children: William Thomas Healey Jr. (1904-1988) and Oliver Markham Healey Sr. (1909-1995). William Healey Sr. founded the Healey Real Estate and Improvement Company, which owned and developed several properties in Atlanta including the Healey Building and the William-Oliver Building. Oliver Markham Healey Sr. married Cornelia Orme Healey (1911-1981) in 1930 and they had two children: Oliver Markham Healey Jr. (1936-2002) and Quill Orme Healey (1939-?). Oliver Healey Sr. was a member of Shakerag Hounds, a hunt club, and Kiwanis International, a charity for children.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2003, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Healey family papers
Kurt List
July 2019
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