MARTHA MAE “MATSY” DEAL COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2003.08

1938-1975

 

SOURCE: Estate of Martha Mae Deal

SIZE: .3lf

PROCESSING: BNJ, 2003

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA: Martha Mae "Matsy" Rushing Deal, born November 15, 1907, in Bulloch County, Georgia, devoted her life to the advancement and appreciation of music. She graduated from Georgia Teachers College, now Georgia Southern University, in 1938. Mrs. Deal began her teaching career at Harwell Avenue Elementary School in 1946 when her husband, William J. Deal (born 1907, died April 28, 1968), was named the band and choral director at LaGrange High School. She later became music teacher and librarian at Hollis Hand School. Mrs. Deal was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Symphony Association Board and the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, a member of the LaGrange Woman's Club, Roundtable Book Club, and served on the Board of the LaGrange Mutual Concert Association. Their home on Cameron Mill Road was the former "Fairmont Plantation," home of James Jackson and his son Robert Housand Jackson. It became known as "Daffodil Hill," thanks to the many flowers that bloomed there each spring. She died October 26, 2002.


 

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection consists of Mrs. Deal's diploma from South Georgia Teachers College, 1938; a scrapbook, "The Invasion of Okinawa;" slides of "Daffodil Hill" and the flowers grown by William J. Deal; and football championship towels from LaGrange High School. A map of the Deal property is also included.

 

CONTAINER LIST:

Folder 1 Diploma
2 Scrapbook


 

ITEMS SEPARATED

ART 2003.07 1955, 1958 LaGrange High School Football Championship Towels
MAP-017 Plat map of Deal property and Wildwood Subdivision, 1975
MS-2003.08ph1 Photograph, William J. Deal's retirement from LaGrange High School

MS-2003.08 slides
Box
1 Daffodil Hill or Fairmont Plantation
2-5 Grounds of Daffodil Hill
6 Matsy and William Deal; pets
7-8 Flowers, Dahlias

Books
RB-116b Hi-Ya Neighbor: FDR at Warm Springs
RB-135 Lamar Dodd, A Retrospective Exhibition
B-L26 The Lincoln Reader

TRACINGS

Historic Homes
LaGrange Public Schools
Performing Arts
Societies and Clubs
World War II