John James and Mae Elizabeth Robertson Papers
Scope and Content
The business, civic, leisure, and social activities of the Robertson’s are documented, primarily from 1945 to 1960, through correspondence, greeting cards, invitations, newspaper clippings, postcards, programs, scrapbooks, ticket stubs and travel brochures. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks relate to Mr. Robertson’s involvement in local and regional companies and organizations, including the Atlanta Real Estate Board, the Breakfast Club, the Capital City Club, the Jack T. Robertson Company (later the Strickland-Robertson Company, Inc.), the Rankin-Whitten Realty Company, the Southern Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers, and the Touchdown Club, from the 1950s and to the early 1960s. The scrapbooks, created and arranged by Elizabeth Whitten Robertson and her mother, Mrs. James Whitten, pertain to local and national events and news during the 1940s and 1950s (natural disasters, plane crashes, World War II, the Winecoff fire, the death of Eugene Talmadge, the election of Eisenhouser, the coronation of Elizabeth II), as well as Robertson and Whitten family information (through cards, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and programs affixed in and loose items from the scrapbooks), mainly related to family travels across North America and Europe during the 1950s.
- Robertson, John 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
John James (Jack) Robertson (1911-1991) married Mae Elizabeth Whitten (1911-1978) in 1937. Jack Robertson served as vice president of Rankin-Whitten Realty Company and was a former president of the Atlanta Real Estate Board. Elizabeth Whitten Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Whitten, served in numerous civic organizations, including the Junior Flower Show Association and the Women’s Council.1 James H. Whitten was president of the Rankin-Whitten Realty Company. Additional biographical information on the Robertson family has yet to be determined.
1 linear ft.
System of Arrangement
Collection is in alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. Jack Robertson, 1979 (1978.542)
General Physical Description note
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 oversized box)
Collection reprocessed in 2007
- Atlanta Real Estate Board (Ga.)
- Breakfast Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Capital City Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Rankin-Whitten Realty Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Robertson family
- Robertson, John James
- Robertson, Mae Elizabeth
- Southern Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers (U.S.)
- Touchdown Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
- Whaley family
- Whitten family
- JOHN JAMES AND MAE ELIZABETH ROBERTSON PAPERS ahc.MSS 217
- An Inventory of Their Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
- Inventory prepared by Wesley Chenault
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.