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MSS 047 George M. Kozelnicky collection of train memorabilia Edit


MSS 047


  • 1958-1982 (Creation)
  • 1887-1982 (Creation)


  • .42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One full letter document box.



  • Abstract

    Pamphlets, periodicals, maps, and other documents pertaining to railroads in the United States collected by George M. Kozelnicky, a professor at the University of Georgia specializing in plant pathology and genetics.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    George M. Kozelnicky

  • Physical Description


  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    George M. Kozelnicky collection of train memorabilia, MSS 047, Heritage Room, The Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    George M. Kozelnicky ("Koz"), 1918-2005, was a Second World War veteran when he moved to Athens, Georgia, to attend college. In 1951, he became a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant Genetics. During this career at the University, which spanned nearly three decades, Kozelnicky experimented extensively with turf grass, establishing a laboratory for studying diseases and other issues pertaining to its management. For his achievements in this area, as well as extensive participation in the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and his work on Georgia Turf Grass News, he was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, Class of 1992.

  • Scope and Contents

    The following publications are included: The Future of Railway Transportation in the United States, an address by Horatio L. Whitridge; A Century of Reading Company: Motive Power; Where Freight Rates and Passenger Fares Go: A Popular Statement of the Income and Expenditures Class I American Railroads, published by the Committee on Public Relations of the Eastern Railroads; Motor Transportation: Its Relation to the Public and the Railroads, a transcript of an address by C. McD. Davis, Vice-President, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; and A Yearbook of Railroad Information, 1933 Edition, and A Yearbook of Railroad Information, 1932 Edition, published by the Committee on Public Relations of the Eastern Railroads. The collection also contains scattered issues of the Railroad Data newsletter from 1929-1933; the February, 1982, issue of Amtrak Express; and an issue of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, September 22, 1974, with a cover article about the Southern Railway Company's Washington-Atlanta-New Orleans line.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is organized in a single series.

  • Separated Materials

    The collection initially contained a few folders of materials relating to the Civil War. Two of the items are historical maps pertaining to the U. S. Civil War that have been moved to the Heritage Room’s maps collection. Both are stored in drawer no. 6: “Campaigns of the Civil War Centennial Edition,” published by C. S. Hammond & Co., Maplewod, N. J., 1961; and “Civil War Battlefield Map 1861-1865,” unknown publisher and date. The remainder are clippings of a series of articles entitled “The Georgia Campaign,” published April 28-June 2, 1957, in News of the Southeast Empire, a Sunday section of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. These may be deaccessioned if nearby sources of this newspaper from those dates can be confirmed.

  • Related Materials

    Kozelnicky’s article, “The Ridge Runner: A History of North-East Georgia Railroad,” published in Volume 7 of the Athens Historian, is available in the Heritage Room and in the Athens Historical Society archival collection (MSS 062).

  • Bibliography

    “Hall of Fame Members.” Georgia State Golf Association, fame/georgia-golf-hall-of-fame-members. Accessed 14 Aug. 2019.

    George “Koz” Kozelnicky obituary. Legacy, Originally published in the Athens Banner-Herald, 25 Aug. 2005. Accessed 14 Aug. 2019.

    Luttrell, Everett S., Richard T. Hanlin, Donald R. Sumner, and Jerry T. Walker. A Collective Account of the History of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia (Origins to 1999), Department of Plant Pathology, The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia, August 2000. Accessed 14 Aug. 2019.


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