Anna Colquitt Hunter papers
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Anna Colquitt Hunter papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hunter, Anna Colquitt, 1892-1985.
Title: Anna Colquitt Hunter papers
Dates: 1943-1945
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (7 folders)
Identification: MS 0408

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna Colquitt Hunter, widow of George L.C. Hunter, was born in Savannah. After the death of her husband she became a reporter on the Savannah Morning News She was at one time the Society Editor and was Literary Editor at the time of her retirement. In addition to her newspaper work, she is also an artist of note, and was one of the organizers of the Historic Savannah Foundation, Inc. which spearheaded the preservation movement in Savannah. She wrote and published several short sketches. During World War II, she spent two years in North Africa with the American Red Cross Field Service.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers concerning Anna Colquitt Hunter's work with the American Red Cross during the 1940s. They are arranged in the order in which she kept them.

Index Terms

Africa, North.
American Red Cross.
Economic assistance, American.
Hunter, Anna Colquitt, 1892-1985.
Letters (correspondence)
Souvenir programs.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Anna Colquitt Hunter papers, MS 408, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Anna Colquitt Hunter, 1967.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Items 1-4A: Camp Lyautey, 1943
Letter of Jean Howard to George L. King, December 8, 1943, introducing Anna Hunter; Tri-Camp Courier, December 4, 1943, containing article by Anna Hunter; official pass for Mrs. Hunter, December 7, 1943; 2 clippings of article by Anna Hunter (from Tri-Camp Courier?).


2Items 5-15: Christmas, 1943
Program of services, December 19 and December 24, 1943; printed Christmas carols, marked "5th Replacement Depot, North Africa, December 25, 1943;" menu for Christmas dinner, December 1943; 4 examples of mimeographed Christmas greetings from North Africa; small sheet with quotations from scripture and a devotional, and a cut-out glittered star noted "December 31, 1943, 8th Replacement Depot near Oran, Africa, on one of boy's coats on party with Col. Hauser, N.Yr's Eave." Included is an unaddressed and unsigned Easter card.


3Items 16-32: Entertainments, 1944
Dance programs, concert programs, invitations, play programs, painting exhibit, etc., February-May 1944 and undated. (Includes 16A and 20A).


4Items 33-36: Orders, 1943 December-1944 July 16
Travel orders.


5Items 37-67: Miscellaneous, 1943-1945
Most of the items concern American Red Cross instructions, movement of personnel, etc. Included is a printed copy of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell message to Allied Forces in the Mediterranean Theater, January 1, 1944; a broadside, "To American Soldiers" distributed at 4th of July, 1944 parade in Oran; currency exchange; program of Easter sunrise service, undated.


6Items 68-73: News papers, 1943-1944
Tri-Camp Courier (A.B.S. Transportation News), November 29, December 4, 1943; You Name It! (Hq. 8th Replacement Depot); The Eight Ball (8th Replacement Depot), May 13, May 20, June 10, 1944.


7Items 74-80: Camp Patrick Henry & Crossing, 1943 November, 1944 November and undated
Untitled poem written on board Empress of Scotland, November 1944; instructions regarding baggage and equipment, shipping ticket; field voucher; APO?, mimeographed newspaper, on board ship, 3 issues.