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Spratling family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS198

Scope and Content

This collection contains Frances' memory book from her time at Girls High School and the reunions that followed, as well as Quillian Spratling's entrance to Techonological High School diploma, his high school graduation diploma, and a certificate signifying his participation in the Reserve Officer's Training Corp (ROTC). Of particular note is a scrapbook created by Mattie Spratling (Frances' mother), detailing the history of Native Americans in Georgia.


  • 1921-1972, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Mattie Barfield Spratling (1877-1962) was born to Wesley Jardson Barfield (1850-1890) and Sarah Frances Moore Barfield (1855-1889) in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1901, she married Frederick Herman Spratling (1881-1950) and they had two children, Frances Elizabeth Spratling (1903-1996) and Quillian Donald Spratling (1908-1980). Frances Spratling graduated from Girls High School in 1922 and from Agnes Scott College in 1926. A year later, Quillian Spratling graduated from Technological High School and in 1942 he enlisted in the army and served overseas until 1945.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize folder)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Spratling family papers
Allison Maier
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