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Josephine Nunn Papers
[bulk 1925,1939]

Descriptive Summary

  Creator: Nunn, Josephine Papers
  Title: Josephine Nunn Papers
  Dates: 1918-1939
  Abstract: The collection contains correspondence related to the crypt of civilization. It also includes several tickets and an invitation to the opening of Lupton Hall.
  Quantity: 0.5 linear feet

Administrative History


The collection contains items related to the crypt of civilization. In 1937 Thornwell Jacobs conceived of the idea of preserving the known facts and artifacts of current western civilization. He hired T.K. Peters as the archivist for the project and together they devised a system for collecting and preserving the materials that would be sealed in the crypt in Hearst Hall on May 25, 1940. Many letters were sent soliciting information and items for the crypt. The collection also contains correspondence with William Lee Nunn of Buford , Ga. Nunn, a 1922 graduate of Oglethorpe, taught at the Y.M.C.A. in Oita, Japan.



This collection contains correspondence from William Lee Nunn and Thornwell Jacobs; correspondence between T.K. Peters and The National League of Professional Ball Clubs; correspondence between T.K. Peters and Anheuser-Busch, Inc.; one invitation to the opening of Lupton Hall; 3 tickets for Oglethorpe vs. Dahlonega; 2 calling cards.




Subject Headings


The National League of Baseball Clubs

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Lupton Hall, Oglethorpe University,(Atlanta, Ga.)

Peters, Thomas Kimmwood

Jacobs, Thornwell, 1877-1956

Nunn, William Lee

Administrative Information

  Preferred Citation: Please cite Josephine Nunn Collection, MF 1, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.

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