Julian K. Quattlebaum collection of Savannah Grand Prize Races material
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Julian K. Quattlebaum collection of Savannah Grand Prize Races material

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Quattlebaum, Julian K.
Title: Julian K. Quattlebaum collection of Savannah Grand Prize Races material
Dates: 1908-1982
Extent: 3.0 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Identification: MS 2168

Biographical/Historical Note

Julian Killen Quattlebaum was born in 1897 in Statesboro, Georgia. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1917 and played semi-pro baseball to finance his education at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He received his medical degree in 1921.

Quattlebaum's medical career lasted 56 years. He gained an international reputation as a surgeon, developed new techniques in liver surgery and helped to establish Memorial Hospital in Savannah. He married Helen Burkhalter and they had three children. Julian Quattlebaum died on February 10, 1987.

Beyond medicine, Quattlebaum had a keen interest in history and automobile racing. He wrote The great Savannah races (1957; reprinted 1983) which recalled the days when automobile races of international interest were held in Savannah from March 1908 through November 1911.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers, programs, photographs and scrapbooks collected by Julian K. Quattlebaum, MD on the history of the Savannah Grand Prize Races from 1908-1911. The collection is arranged in six series: Series 1; Savannah Automobile races, March 18-19, 1908-- Series 2; Savannah Automobile races, November 25-26, 1908-- Series 3; Savannah Automobile races, November 11-12, 1910-- Series 4; Savannah Automobile races, November 27-30, 1911-- Series 5; Ephemera & miscellaneous photographs of the 1908, 1910, and 1911 races-- Series 6; Manuscript, correspondence, and programs.


Index Terms

Automobile racing--California--Santa Monica--History.
Automobile racing--Georgia--Savannah--History.
Automobile racing--New York--History.
Automobile racing--Pennsylvania--History.
Automobiles.
Baseball--Georgia--Statesboro.
Grand Prix racing.
Grand Prize Race (Savannah, Ga.)
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts for publication.
Maps (documents)
Photographs.
Programs (documents)
Savannah Challenge Cup (Savannah, Ga.)
Savannah High-Powered Cup (Savannah, Ga.)
Scrapbooks.
Southern Runabout Cup (Savannah, Ga.)
Stock car racing.
Tiedeman Trophy (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection belonged to Julian K. Quattlebaum prior to donation to the Georgia Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Julian K. Quattlebaum collection of Savannah Grand Prize Races material, MS 2168, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Julian K. Quattlebaum, 1984.


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

 

Series 1:: Savannah Automobile Races, 1908 March 18-19

Box: 1 Folder: 1-7
This series contains an official race program from March 18-19, 1908, an article by Quattlebaum on the Savannah stock car races, photographs of the stock car races, the Southern Runabout Cup, Savannah High-Powered Cup, the Savannah Challenge Cup, and a photograph album of the March, 1908 races.

Program, Savannah Automobile Races, 1908
Article by Qutattlebaum about Savannah Stock Car Races, 1908 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of miscellaneous views of Savannah stock car races
Photographs of Southern Roundabout Cup, 1908 March 18
Photographs of the Savannah High-Powered Cup, 1908 March 18 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of the Savannah Challenge Cup
Photograph album of Savannah Automobile Races, 1908
 

Series 2:: Savannah Automobile Races, 1908 November 25-26

Box: 1-2 Folder: 8-14
This series contains the November 28, 1908 issue of Automobile Topics Illustrated magazine that features the Savannah Grand Prize Races on November 25-26, 1908; miscellaneous articles and statistics on the Novembre 1908 races; photographs of the Light Car Races, the Grand Prize Race; general views of the course, drivers, and cars and a photography album of the cars from the Vanderbilt Cup race.

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18 Automobile Topics Illustrated, featuring the Grand Prize Race at Savannah, 1908 November 28
9Miscellaneous articles and statistics on the November 1908 races, 1908
10Photographs of miscellaneous views of the Savannah Grand Prize Races, 1908
11Photographs of Light Car Races, 1908 November 25
12Photographs of the Grand Prize Race, 1908 November 26

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213Photograph album of the Savannah Automobile Races, 1908. View images: 1 | 2.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
14Photograph album of the cars from the Vanderbilt Cup race, 1908 November 25 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
 

Series 3:: Savannah Automobile Races, 1910 November 11-12

Box: 3 Folder: 15-26
This series contains an official program from November 11-12, 1910 for the Savannah Automobile Races and photographs of the Savannah Challenge Cup, Tiedeman Trophy, the Grand Prize Race and general views of the course, drivers, and cars.

Program, November 11-12, 1910, International Road Races of the Savannah Automobile Club, 1910
Photographs of miscellaneous views of the 1910 Savannah automobile races, 1910. View images: 1 | 2 | 3.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of pages from the November 17, 1910 issue of The Automobile magazine, 1910 November 17
Photographs of the Savannah Challenge Cup, 1910 November 11
Photographs of the Tiedeman Trophy Race, 1910 November 11
Photographs of the Grand Prize Race, 1910 November 12 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Program, November 27-30, 1911, Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races, Savannah, Ga., 1911
Ticket from the Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races, 1911 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Ticket dated November 27 and 30, 1911
Miscellaneous newspaper articles and statistics on the 1911 races, 1911 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of miscellaneous views of the 1911 Savannah Automobile Races, 1911. View images: 1 | 2 | 3.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of the Savannah Challenge Cup, 1911 November 27 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of the Tiedeman Trophy Race, 1911 November 27
 

Series 4: : Savannah Automobile Races, 1911 November 27-30

Box: 4 Folder: 27-32
This series contains an official program from November 27-30, 1911 for the Savannah Automobile Races, ticket for the Vanderbilt Cup and the Grand Prize Race on November 27 and 30, 1911; miscellaneous newspaper articles and statistics on the 1911 races; photographs of the Savannah Challenge Cup, the Tiedeman Trophy, the Vanderbilt Cup, the Grand Prize Race and general views of the course, drivers and cars.

Photographs of the Vanderbilt Cup, 1911 November 27. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photographs of the Vanderbilt Cup, 1911 November 27. View images: 1 | 2.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Photograph album of the Vanderbilt Cup, 1911 November 27
Photographs of the Grand Prize Race, 1911 November 30
Photographs of the Grand Prize Race, 1911 November 30
Photographs of the Grand Prize Race, 1911 November 30
 

Series 5: : Ephemera and miscellaneous photographs of the 1908, 1910 and 1911 races, 1908-1982

Box: 4-5 Folder: 33-42
This series contains judges arm bands from the 1908, 1910 and 1911 automobile races in Savannah; a new automobile map of Georgia (1913) drawn by Frank C. Battey; miscellaneous photographs of the Savannah races including the course, cars, drivers and photographs of Julian Quattlebaum. Also, photographs of a "picture road map from Savannah to Atlanta" from 1909, an automobile race in New York and Pennsylvania in 1911, a road race in Santa Monica in 1912; and a scrapbook containing photographs, tickets, articles, and arm bands from the 1908 and 1910 Savannah automobile races. Correspondence from 1944-1982 is also in this series.

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433Judges arm bands from the 1908, 1910, and 1911 Savannah Automobile Races, 1908-1911 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
34New Automobile Map of Georgia, drawn by Frank C. Battey, 1913

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535Photographs of Julian Quattlebaum, antique cars and a baseball team from Statesboro, Ga., circa 1910-1915
36Photographs of miscellaneous race cars
37Photographs of miscellaneous race cars
38Scrapbook of the 1908 and 1910 Savannah Automobile Races, 1908, 1910
40Photographs of "Picture Road Map from Savannah to Atlanta", 1909
41Photographs of an automobile race in New York and Pennsylvania, circa 1911
42Road race in Santa Monica, California, 1912
 

Series 6: : Manuscript, Correspondence, and Programs, 1958-1976

Box: 6 Folder: 43-52
This series contains a copy of the 1957 manuscript from Julian Quattlebaum's The Great Savannah Races, articles by Quattlebaum about automobile racing, correspondence, newspaper clippings and magazine articles about racing, the August 1958 issue of The Antique Automobile, programs from the 1967, 1971, 1973 and 1976 meetings of the Savannah Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and postcards of antique cars.

The Great Savannah Races manuscript, 1957
Articles about automobile racing by Julian Quattlebaum
Correspondence, 1944-1982
Newspaper clippings and magazine articles about automobile racing
The Antique Automobile, 1958 August
Program, June 16-18, 1967, Southeastern Region, Antique Automobile Club of America (Stone Mountain, Georgia), 1967
Program, April 6-8, 1973, Invitational Meet, Savannah Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America (Savannah, Georgia), 1973
Program, April 6-8, 1973, Invitational Meet, Savannah Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America (Savannah, Georgia), 1973, 4 copies.
Program, June 5-6 1976, Invitational Meet, Savannah Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America (Savannah, Georgia), 1976
Postcards of antique cars