James M. Wright Papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS211
Scope and Content
The bulk of the James M. Wright papers, circa 1964, consists of handwritten research on note cards, handwritten manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys of his book, The License System of the City of Atlanta (1964). Box 4 contains subject files containing articles, pamphlets, reports, surveys, and other printed material related to public utilities, taxation, religion, slavery, and transportation. Information about Wright’s background in education and employment is contained in the folder titled, “Education and Employment History, 1896-1938.”
- Wright, James (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
James M. Wright (1880-?) spent his youth in Missouri, and attended Norborne public schools. After high school, Wright completed undergraduate work at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, before graduating with a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He married Eva Burrus on 5 September 1906 in Liberty, Missouri and they had one son, James M. Wright. Wright taught at numerous academic institutions, among them Georgetown College and Baylor University, before accepting a faculty position at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where he taught economics and sociology during the late 1920s and 1930s. He authored numerous scholarly articles about economics, law, and race relation, and later wrote, The License System of the City of Atlanta, published in 1964. Additional descriptive information regarding James M. Wright has not been determined.
4.8 linear ft.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. William Green, 1976 (1976.144)
General Physical Description note
Extent: 4.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection reprocessed in 2008
- James M. Wright Papers: ahc.MSS 211
- An Inventory of His Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
- Inventory prepared by Melanie Stephan
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.