2 Banker's boxes (2.0. linear ft.)..
Organized into two accessions.
The Celia Kelley Alford Papers are circa early 1920s and include photographs, memory books and textbooks. The Alice Gertrude Papers include a class photo and an invitation to the 1911 commencement ceremony. `Materials in the collection were refoldered for preservation purposes. Although photographs were removed from photo albums and placed into archival quality sleeves, the memory books were left intact in order to preserve their intrinsic value. Both the Celia Kelley Alford Papers (UGA 03-038) and the Alice Gertrude Alford Papers (UGA 08-030) were donated by Caroline Beaty. Due to that connection, the two accessions are included under one finding aid.
Celia Kelley Alford was born in 1902 in Lilburn, Georgia. Since at the time Lilburn was rural and most people in the area were farmers, the school system didn't prepare children for college. Her father was determined that all four of his children would graduate from college and so in 1919 Celia was sent to the Fifth District A & M School. Celia graduated from there in 1920 and then attended the State Normal School to prepare to become a schoolteacher. In 1922, she graduated and went on to a life as a teacher. In addition to her teaching, Celia also raised 3 children.
Alice Gertrude Alford graduated from the State Normal School as part of class of 1911.
Celia Kelley Alford papers and Alice Gertrude Alford papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University Archives, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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