BETTY S. RAGAN COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2008.08

1935-1949

 


SOURCE: Betty Ragan

SIZE: .1 lf

SHELVING UNIT: 1 manuscript box

PROCESSING: BNJ, 2008

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Betty Smotherman Ragan is the daughter of Fred L. (d. 1946) and Eva McCurdy Smotherman (d. 1990). F. L. Smotherman was a prominent LaGrange grocer who served two terms on the LaGrange City Council (1931-1934) and was a member of local draft board No. 2 during World War II. Prior to her retirement, Betty Ragan was employed in the laboratories of West Georgia Medical Center and Clark-Holder Clinic.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection consists of various programs and events in LaGrange from 1930-1948. Of particular interests are a 1940 LaGrange High Home Economic Club meeting in Thomaston, Georgia, complete with club song; the 1943 Army-Navy E Award for Excellence in War Production program for Callaway Mills; and the 1949 Miss LaGrange Pageant. A patient pamphlet from the City-County Hospital provides insight into its services and fees. A 1935-36 season pass to LaGrange City Pool, some business advertisements, copies of The Clarion, LaGrange High newspaper, and a photo of LaGrange City Officials in 1930 complete the collection.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders
1 LaGrange High Clarion, 1935-1939
2 Pamphlets and programs, 1935-1948
3 LaGrange High Home Economics District Programs, 1940
4 Business advertisements and receipts, 1947
5 Miss LaGrange Pageant, 1949

Photograph: LaGrange City Officials, 1930

ART-2008.30-2 Dress patterns c.1945-1960

TRACINGS:

City-County Hospital
LaGrange Businesses
Troup County Schools