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James Solomon Peters papers

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 129

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James Solomon Peters from 1927-1970. The papers include printed material, photographs, subject files, biographical material, correspondence, scrapbooks, certificates, plaques, a motion picture, a screenplay; audio tapes, resolutions, a diploma, and a cartoon. Materials pertain to Peters' life and career and include information on Manchester, Georgia, and Georgia education. Photographs depict Georgia Governors Sanders and Griffin, Beaver Dam School (1906), and Peters' Board of Education retirement banquet (1971); the cartoon is of Peters. The audio tapes are interviews with or about Peters. The motion picture and film script is "Mr. Jim - The Life and Changing Times of James Solomon Peters." Most awards pertain to Peters' career in education.


  • 1927-1970

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

James Solomon Peters, educator and politician, was born March 21, 1884, in the Lois District of Berrien County, Georgia, and died December 6, 1974, in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from Emory College (1904) and taught in Hahira, Georgia, before moving to Manchester (Meriwether County), Georgia and going into banking (1909). He served on the Meriwether County Board of Education (1914-1939); was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1933-1939); member of the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee (1941-1957; chairman (1948-1956); member of the Georgia Senate (1957-1958); member of the Georgia Board of Regents (1941-1942); member of the Georgia State Board of Education (1949-1971); and also served on the Georgia University and Public School Building Authority (1959-1971).


1 linear ft. (2 boxes); 2 oversized papers boxes (OP); 4 bound volumes (BV); AV Masters: .25 linear feet (1 box and one film)


Papers of James Solomon Peters, Georgia educator and politician, including printed material, photographs, subject files, biographical material, correspondence, a motion picture, a screenplay, audiotapes, and other memorabilia.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


Gift, 1970.


File name: peters129.doc


File name: peters129.doc

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James Solomon Peters papers, 1927-1970
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
July 24, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States