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Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.) papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.) papers
Dates: 1993-1998
Extent: 2.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Identification: MS 0974

Biographical/Historical Note

The Cosmos Club is a men's social and intellectual club. It was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1916 and is still in existence. Membership is by invitation and each member must, from time to time, deliver scholarly papers at the club meetings. The club meets monthly, except for the summer months.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is divided into two series. Series 1 contains minutes from meetings, correspondence, and membership lists of the Cosmos Club of Savannah, Georgia from 1933-1937, 1948-1980. Series 2 contains copies of some of the scholarly papers presented to the club by its members beginning in 1944. The collection is arranged chronologically and those papers without dates are in the beginning.

Note: When originally processed in 1983, each item in the collection was numbered 1-131. The collection was not put in chronological order. New items have been added since then and the entire collection reprocessed. The collection is now in chronological order. The new items have not been numbered.


Index Terms

Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.)
Men--Georgia--Savannah.
Men--Societies and clubs.
societies--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

When originally processed in 1983, each item in the collection was numbered 1-131. The collection was not put in chronological order. New items have been added since then and the entire collection reprocessed. The collection is now in chronological order. The new items have not been numbered.]

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.) papers, MS 974, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Cosmos Club, 1976.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

Minutes, Correspondence, Rosters, 1933-1937, 1948-1980

This series contains minutes from meetings, correspondence, and membership lists of the Cosmos Club of Savannah, Georgia from 1933-1937, 1948-1980.

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11Clipping from the Washington Star, 1973 July 23
Regarding a history of the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C.
2Minutes, 1933 June 12-1937 May 13
3Minutes, 1948 November 17-1953 June 10
4Minutes, 1953 October 14-1955 June
5Minutes, 1955 November 9-1960 June 15
6Minutes, 1960 October 19-1964 June10
7Miscellaneous correspondence and documents, 1950-1965
lists of members, notice of meetings, etc.

Box

Fldr

21Minutes, 1964 October 27-1969 November 18
2Minutes, 1970 February 10-1975 October 21
3Minutes, 1975 November 25-1977 November 15
4Minutes, 1978 June 19-1980 April 9
5Correspondence, 1989-1990, 1992, 1995
5Membership list, 1992-1993
 

Papers, 1944-1998, undated

This series contains copies of some of the scholarly papers presented to the club by its members beginning in 1944. The collection is arranged chronologically and those papers without dates are in the beginning.

Box

Fldr

11Foreman M. Hawes "Descriptions of Savannah", undated, 26.0 p.
2Foreman M. Hawes "Changing Concepts of Education in the United States", undated, 12.0 p.
2Max W. Lippitt "Propaganda, the Fifth Front", undated, 14.0 p.
2Judge A. B. Lovett "Quo Vadis?", undated, 8.0 p.
2Walter Scott Nelson "Zachary Taylor", undated, 9.0 p.
3Walter Scott Nelson "Anna Morrison Jackson, Stonewall and the War of Secession", undated, 10.0 p.
3Antonio J. Waring "The County Unit System of Georgia and Tom Watson", undated
attributed to
4Merrell P. Callaway "Influence of the Carolina Traders on Early American History", 1944, 15.0 p.
Printed pamphlet. 2 copies.
4Richard M. Charlton “The Virginia Mountaineer", 1944, 14.0 p.
5Thomas M. Oxnard "Problems of Post-War Planning", 1944, 2.0 p.
5Foreman M. Hawes "An Elementary Discussion of Electrons and Electronics", 1944, 8.0 p.
5Rabbi George Solomon "A Lenten Causerie", 1944, 5.0 p.
6Merrell P. Callaway "Southern Freight Rate Structure", 1945, 36.0 p.
7Thomas Mayhew Cunningham "The Constitution of the State of Georgia", 1945, 23.0 p.
7William Murphy "Why I Love and Live in Savannah", 1945, 15.0 p.
7Antonio J. Waring "The Therapy and Philosophy of Outdoor Sports", 1945, 11.0 p.
8Richard M. Charlton "Savannah's Political Complexion", 1946, 23.0 p.
8F. Bland Tucker "Savannah and the English Hymn", 1946, 8.0 p.
9Merrell P. Callaway "Review of Ellis Arnall's The Shore Dimly Seen", 1947, 36.0 p.
9William J. Robertson "The Physiognomy of the Cosmos", 14.0 p.
10Thomas Mayhew Cunningham "Russia and the United States", 1948, 12.0 p.
11Thomas Mayhew Cunningham "The Four Russian Revolutions", 1951, 20.0 p.
11William J. Robertson "Man the Unknown", 1951, 22.0 p.
12Merrell P. Callaway "Joseph E. Brown", 1952, 43.0 p.
13Robert Walker Groves "Beaulieu Plantation", 1952, 26.0 p.
13Walter Scott Nelson "The Story of James Buchanon Duke, the Tobacco Tycoon", 1952, 15.0 p.
13William Murphy “The Need for Spirituality”, 1952, 11.0 p.
13Walter Scott Nelson "The Story of James Buchanan Duke", 1952, 15.0 p.

Box

Fldr

21Robert Walker Groves "Savannah's Martial Spirit", 1953, 18.0 p.
Printed pamphlet.
1Robert Walker Groves "The Wreck of the Steam Packet Pulaski", 1955, 16.0 p.
1Walter Scott Nelson "The Impatient Patriarch (Book of Job)", 1954, 14.0 p.
1Walter Scott Nelson "The Golden Age of Man's Inventive Genius", 1955, 13.0 p.
2Foreman M. Hawes "Early Education in Georgia", 1956, 14.0 p.
2Foreman M. Hawes "Ogeechee and Altamaha Canal", 1958, 10.0 p.
2 maps, 10 photos.
3Robert Walker Groves "John Barnwell, Tuscarora", 1959, 11.0 p.
3Robert Walker Groves "Turbulent Winds Over Savannah", 1963
3Walter Scott Nelson "The Land of the Skies (North Carolina)", 1960, 15.0 p.
3Walter Scott Nelson "Slavery, Serfdom and Social Rights", 1962, 14.0 p.
3Walter Scott Nelson "Early and Late Presidents (Emphasis on Cuba, Zachary Taylor and Social Rights)", 1964, 17.0 p.
3Walter Scott Nelson "The Clivedon Set *Nancy Langhorne* The Astors", 1965, 13.0 p.
3Walter Scott Nelson "Cotton and the Flight of the Cottonseed", 1967, 12.0 p.
4Walter Scott Nelson "George Wythe - A Great Virginian and Student of Law", 1969 May, 27.0 p.
4Jack Jones "The Cocktail Party by Joe and Mary Jane", 1969, 5.0 p.
4Jack Jones "Flood of September 5, 1973", 1971, 14.0 p.
4Jack Jones "Dendrologying in Russia", 23.0 p.
5Robert C. Roebling "Harvard Lampoon Centennial Celebration", 1975, 17.0 p.
5Jack Jones "The Primary Force Behind the Gulf Stream", 1976, 16.0 p.
5J. Curtis Lewis "The Fifth Estate and the First Amendment", 1976, 14.0 p.
6Maclean, Malcolm "The One Horse Shay: The Judge's Lament", 1976, 12.0 p.
6Dr. James C. Metts "The Golden Wings of Appolo", 1976, 8.0 p.
6John L. Sutlive "Of Buildings and Men", 1976, 9.0 p.
6F. Bland Tucker "The Most Unusual Person I Ever Met", 1976, 12.0 p.
7John M. McIntosh "Energy - A Situation Report", 1977, 23.0 p.
7Jack Jones "Fishing Fever", 1978, 10.0 p.
7George A. Mercer "Letter to President James Earl Carter", 1978, 13.0 p.
7Dr. F. Bland Tucker "Southern Poetry", 1978, 14.0 p.
8Albert S. Britt, Jr. "Georgia Historical Society", 1979, 8.0 p.
8Joseph E. Lambright "Wassaw - A Conservation Overkill", 1979, 11.0 p.
8Dr. James Metts "The Ways of Ants", 1979, 14.0 p.
8Robert C. Roebling "Reminiscences regarding childhood, loving the water and boats", 1979, 17.0 p.
8William W. Sprague, Jr. "The Future of Food Costs Through a Glass Darkly", 1979, 4.0 p.
8General Paschal Strong "When the World Was Young", 11.0 p.
9Jack Jones "Judge Solomon and His Trees", 1980, 9.0 p.
9J. Curtis Lewis "Television", 1980 March 19, 7.0 p.
9Malcolm Maclean "If, or History as it might have been", 1984
9A. Minis, Jr. "Some Wonders of the Deep", 1984 July 9
10Lt. Gen. John McLaughlin "Tour D’Horizon", 1985 January 16
10Malcolm Maclean "South Africa", 1986
10A. Minis, Jr. "The Psychology of Crowds and Today’s Economics", 1986 May 21
10William Walker "William Walker, President of Nicaragua 1855-1957", 1986 April 9
10Dr. Preston Russell "Forgotten Black Patriots of the Revolution", 1986
10Dr. Preston Russell "George Washington - In his own words", 1986

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Fldr

31Peter Coy "The Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty", 1987
1Ray Ellis "Modern Art . . . Genius or Hoax", 1987 February 19
1Dr. Preston Russell "Peale the Unstoppable", 1987 November 24
2Malcolm Maclean "Savannah and other will cases", 1988 October 27
2Arthur Gordon "Burglars - America’s new leisure class", 1988 May 5
2Ray Ellis "Baseball . . . Then and Now", 1988 April 20
3A. Minis, Jr. "The Wheel of Life", 1988 March 23
3John D. Carswell "Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts", 1988 October 19
3W. W. Sprague, Jr. "Savannah Youth Programs", 1988 February 24
4Dr. Preston Russell "The Problem of Compassion", 1989 October 25
4Lt. Gen. John McLaughlin "His capture and imprisonment during the Korean War", 1989 March 22
4Malcolm Maclean "Idealism/Realism", 1989 November 15
5J. Curtis Lewis "Deficits and Taxes", 1989 January 10
5Peter Coy "King Richard III of England", 1989 April 20
5George Beatty "The Republic of Panama", 1989 May 25
6Frank Tremaine "Attack on Pearl Harbor", 1990 April 11
6A. Minis, Jr. "The Greenhouse Effect - How serious is it?", 1990 March 14
6Arthur Gordon "A formula for living", 1990 May 23
6George Beatty "Whatever happened to Polo?", 1990 October 24
7Malcolm Maclean "The Savannah Volunteer Guards in the Civil War", 1992 January 23
7Ray Ellis "The Ill-fated Voyage of the Globe", 1992 April 23
7Frank Tremaine "The United Press", 1992 June 4
7Charles Fraizer "Education", 1992 October 29
8Arthur Gordon "The Story-teller as Teacher of History", 1993 May 13
8George Beatty "A personal glimpse of General George Marshall", 1993 November 18
9Dr. Preston Russell "Robert E. Lee", 1994 February 17
9Frank Anderson "Andrew Louroke", 1994 March 15
9Malcolm Maclean "Savannah Perspective on Health Care", 1994 April 14
9A. Minis, Jr. "How many people can the world support?", 1994 May
10Frank Tremaine "Sunday, September 2, 1945", 1995 February 23
10Charles Fraizer "A far cry from the staid halls of the Oglethorpe Club: Hyper glitz", 1995
10Frank Anderson "Changing times and the Management of Change", 1995 October 19
11George Beatty "Mr. Robert McNamara", 1996 January 25
11A. Minis, Jr. "A Comparison of the U.S. Economy 1929-1995", 1996 February
11Arthur Gordon "Not far from Sundown", 1996 April 18
11Dr. Preston Russell "The Remains of Casimir Pulaski: One if by land and two if by sea", 1996
12Frank Tremaine "A man and a message", 1997 January 16
12Stephen Williams "The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and One Ton Tony", 1997 May 15
12Frank Anderson "The World Wide Web - the latest challenge to newspapers", 1997 October 30
12W. W. Sprague "Sale of Savannah Foods", 1997 November 20
13A. Minis, Jr. "The Forgotten War", 1998 February 12
13Malcolm Maclean "Undaunted Courage", 1998 March 19