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Paden, Northen, Duckworth family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS460

Scope and Content

This collection contains material pertaining to Dean S. Paden's enlistment in the army during World War I and the King Hardware Company. Personal papers included in the collection are his enlistment application, correspondence, and a diary. Materials pertaining to King Hardware include financial records, legal documents, and correspondence.


  • 1910-1974, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dean S. Paden was born in Clarkston, Georgia and served in the armed forces during World War I. He became president of King Hardware in 1934, after the death of founder George E. King. He became chairman of the board in 1953. Additional biographical information about Dean S. Paden is not available.


2.04 linear ft. (one document case, one half document case, and one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980
Paden, Northern, Duckworth family papers
Melanie Stephan
August 2012
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305