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Compton O. "Fat" Baker collection Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MSS 016.029
Level of Description
Series
Language
English

Dates

  • 1950-1961 (Creation)

Extents

  • .026 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One of 16 folders in a full legal document box.

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Six black-and-white photographs, each 8 inches x 10 inches, depicting a banquet held by the Boys' Club of America, renamed the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Farris Cadle.

  • Physical Description

    Fair to good

  • Preferred Citation

    Compton O. "Fat" Baker collection, Small Collections, Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library, Athens, GA, USA.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Compton O. "Fat" Baker was a lawyer and elected state representative. He was instrumental in founding the Boys & Girls Club of Athens, Georgia. Born August 28, 1910, Baker attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate and law degrees. During his stint in the government, a special chair was constructed for him since he kept breaking the regular chairs. He ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1950 against Herman Talmadge. He died July 23, 1961, and is buried in Jeffersonville, Georgia.

  • Scope and Contents

    One of the six photographs is a duplicate. The location of the banquet is unknown but one of the photographs shows what appears to be a large entrance room of a building that could potentially be identified. Microphones bearing the call numbers WGAU and WRFC are visible in three of the five shots.

Instances

  • Type
    Graphic Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    6
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    31

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