Mahla Kent Wilson collection of photographs and school yearbooks
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Mahla Kent Wilson collection of photographs and school yearbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilson, Mahla Kent, active 1910-1997.
Title: Mahla Kent Wilson collection of photographs and school yearbooks
Dates: 1885-1989
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1934

Biographical/Historical Note

Mahla Kent Wilson resided in Savannah, Georgia and was married to Arthur Wilson, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs and school yearbooks collected by Mahla Kent Wilson from 1885 to 1989. The following school yearbooks are included in this collection: Savannah High School in Savannah, Georgia's The Blue Jacket (1920-1921); Shorter College in Rome, Georgia's The Argo (1925, 1950); Pape School in Savannah's The Paper (1948); Independent Presbyterian Church School in Savannah's Forward (1952-1953); Independent Presbyterian Church kindergarten, preschool, and elementary school in Savannah's The Rileyville Record (1956-1957); and the Shorter College in Rome's Alumni Directory (1989). Also included are photographs, daguerreotypes, and tintypes of members of the Wilson, Fry, Kent, and Whiteside families of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. Majority of the photographs have identification information on the reverse side.

Index Terms

Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Fry family.
Kent family.
School yearbooks.
Tintypes (prints)
Whiteside family.
Wilson family.
Wilson, Mahla Kent, active 1910-1997.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.