CHARLES S. WALLER, SR. COLLECTION
SOURCE: Charles Waller 1984, 1985, 1992
SIZE: 1.5 linear feet, 4 volumes
SHELVING UNITS: 1 manuscript box
1 OP box
4 volumes in Archives library
PROCESSING: RAA, February 1986, January 1992
For more than sixty years Charles Waller has collected historical and genealogical data, memorabilia, and artifacts relating to Troup County and west Georgia. These papers are a portion of that collection which also includes Indian artifacts, antique firearms, and research material for Mr. Waller's books, The Wallers In America, and The Chesapeakers.
9 folders, 1 oversized folder, 2 volumes
Mr. Waller's collection of periodicals includes publications from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Two family histories written by Mr. Waller are shelved in the Archives reading room.
II, Historical Notes and Clippings
Mr. Waller's hand written reminiscences include stories he heard as a child from elderly Troup County residents. An account of Yankee soldiers passing through Mountville and Mr. Waller's personal reminiscences of early days of the LaGrange fire department are of particular interest. J.B. Strong's 1925 history of LaGrange is among the collection of newspaper clippings. Additional Waller family information, compiled by Mr. Waller subsequent to publication of his two books, is also included.
2 oversize folders
This series, filed with oversized papers, includes a Civil War centennial poster, Lester Maddox souvenir records and photos, and drawings for The Wallers In America.
Series I, Publications
OP Folder 1 Pages from Harper's Weekly 1864-1865. All articles relate to Civil War battles, personalities, events or places.
Folder 1 Plane News - Air Service of American Expeditionary Force, 17,24 Aug 1918
2-3 Stars and Stripes 1918-1919 (8 issues)
4 Los Angeles Times 4 Jul 1950
5 Liaison - The Courier of the Big Gun Corps 15 Feb 1919
The Spiker, Published by the men of the Engineers Railway, US Army Oct 1918 Vol. 2, No. 5.
6 Saturday Eveninq Post, 10 Nov 1906
7 Tested Recipes for Camp Peary, US Naval Construction Training Center, Williamsburg, VA Seabee Sonas, US Naval Construction Battalion, Williamsburg, VA, c.1943
8 Men O' War, Newport News Shipbuilding Company, 1943
9 The Story of Creation, G.C. Andrews, 1901
Volumes The Wallers In America, The Chesapeakers,
(2 copies of each), Archives Library
Series II, Historical notes
Folder 1 Fincher family/Wilson's Raid (2 Clippings)
Callaway Beacon 1950, "Unity's 50th Anniversary.
Chalybeate Springs, Meriwether County, GA
The Atlanta Journal 17 March 1976
J.B. Strong, History of Troup County
The LaGrange Graphic-Shuttle 1925 (Reprinted in LaGrange Daily News 19 Oct 1965)
"Easter Battle Civil War's Last", The Atlanta Journal /Constitution Magazine, 18 Apr 1965
Sherman Daisies, no date, no paper
"Lehman Fire First Since Sherman", LaGrange Daily News, no date
"Battle Was Fought Week After Lee's Surrender" LaGrange Reporter, no date
Ludo Van Stavorn, Sr. biography 1959, obituary 1969
Olin L. Rodgers-Estelle Edwards wedding announcement 1904
3 Waller reminiscences of LaGrange and Troup County
4 Waller family history notes
Serles III, Memorabllla
OP Folder 2 Posters
From National Observer on General Douglas MacArthur(1964)
Forrest Adamson, Civil War Centennial (1964)
Drawing by John F. Ketchum
OP Folder 3 3 Lester Maddox Souvenir Records and Photo, 1973
5 Ink Drawings by Forrest Jacobs for The Wallers In America, 1980
1970 Calendar, Georgia On My Mind by Betty Foy Sanders
Fire Deaprtment, LaGrange
Maddox, Lester G.
Rodgers, Olin L.
Saturday Evening Post
Street Car, LaGrange
Unity Cotton Mill
Van Stavoren, Ludo
World War I
World War II