Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. family papers
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Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: George, Claude Clarence, 1922-
Title: Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1971-1990
Dates: 1912-1996 1971-1990
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection contains six volumes of Capital Avenue Elementary School publications from 1972 through 1973, Cooper Street Elementary School publications from 1970 through 1972, biographical information about Atlanta educator Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. and other family members, clippings from the Atlanta constitution and Atlanta daily world from 1957 through 1964, pamphlets, periodicals, essays, and other publications relating to the Atlanta public schools (1974-1990), and a diploma from Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute awarded to Mr. Claude Clarence George, Sr., May 30, 1912.
Identification: aarl96-015

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. was born on November 22, 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B. S. at Tuskegee Institute in 1948, MA education in 1949 at New York University, EdS in 1972 and EdD in 1981 at Atlanta University.

Since 1950, when he launched his professional career as an instructor for Texas Southern University, Dr. Claude George, Jr. has collected more than 27 awards for excellence. Some of his awards include Boy Scouts of Georgia Achievement, Urban League Community Award, Jewish Education Alliance Achievement Award (NY), American Association of Physical Education, Health and Recreations Physical Fitness Award, St. Stephen Memorial Baptist Church Performance Award, YMCA Achievement Award and the "Man of the Year in Sports," Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, to mention a few.

In 1941, Ms. Dorothy Lee Bolden married Frank Smith. Within a short period, the couple divorced, and she married Abram Thompson, Sr. She is the mother of six children - Frank, Avon Butts, Dorothy Ingram, Altenmiece Knight, Abram, and Anthony.

Dr. Claude George's career as an educator began in 1951. He served the Atlanta Public Schools and community for 39 years. Some of his duties included: Coach at Atlanta Public Schools, 1951-1969; Director of C. C. George Day Camp, 1956-1969; Counselor, 1957-1969; School Principal, 1969-1973; Director of Voluntary Transfer Program for Desegregation, Atlanta Public Schools, 1973; Director of Alternative Education Programs, Atlanta Public Schools, 1978-1983; Director of Adopt a Student Program, 1983-1988; Director of International Student Ambassador Exchange Program of the Council of the Great City Schools for the Atlanta Public Schools, 1984-1988; supervised student ambassadors to Zimbabwe, Africa, in 1987. He also directed Job Placement Program. In addition, he was the administrator of the David T. Howard Center, Atlanta Public Schools.

Dr. George was inducted in the Tuskegee Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975. He is a life member of the National Education Association, Atlanta Chapter of the United Nations Association, and Japan-American Society of Georgia. He is also a member of the Urban League, NAACP, YMCA, and Boys Club of America.

Dr. George is married to Dr. Herma J. Hightower. He has four (4) daughters: Ms. Collette George Scott, Ms. Yvette George, Ms. Valerie Hightower, and Ms. Kimberly Hightower.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is approximately 1 1/2 cubic feet. It contains six (6) volumes of Capital Avenue Elementary School Publications, Highlights, from 1972 through 1973; Cooper Street Elementary School Publications, from 1970 through 1972; biographical information about Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. and some members of his family; clippings from the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Daily World, from 1957 through 1964; a copy of Dr. George's resume, detailing his many accomplishments, his contribution to the African-American communities and abroad; and photocopies of Mrs. Gwendolyn Lampkin George, first wife of Dr. George. Also included in the collection is a Diploma from Tuskegee Institute, which was awarded to Mr. Claude Clarence George, Sr., in 1912.


Arranged by type.

Index Terms

African American school administrators--Georgia--Atlanta.
African American teachers--Georgia--Atlanta.
African Americans--Education--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atlanta Public Schools.
Capital Avenue Elementary School (Atlanta, Ga.).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cooper Street Elementary School (Atlanta, Ga.).
George family
George, Claude Clarence, 1922-
Public schools--Georgia--Atlanta.
Segregation in education--Georgia--Atlanta.
Student exchange programs--Georgia--Atlanta.


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection. However, permission must be obtained for reproduction of materials for which the Research Library does not hold coypright to researcher only for "Fair Use", as defined in the copyright law (Title 17, US Code). Also, permission must be obtained to publish reproductions from materials for which the Research Library does hold copyright for one time use only.

Container List




11Capital Avenue Elementary School Publications
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 3, October 13, 1972
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 5, November 22, 1972
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 6, December 20, 1972
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 7, February 2, 1973
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 8, February 23, 1973
Highlights, Vol. VI. No. 9, March 28, 1973, two copies
2Capital Avenue Elementary School - Media Center, Mar. 21, 1973.
2 Capital ECHO - (final edition) Vol. XV, June 6, 1973.
3General correspondence: Atlanta Public Schools, 1959-1996
4Claude C. George, Sr. - copy of newspaper clipping, Atlanta Daily World, Dec. 18, 1975
5Biographical Information - Claude C. George - copies of newspaper clippings: Atlanta Daily World, 1939
6Speeches, Creative Writing of Claude C. George, Jr, 1986
7Speeches, Creative Writing of Claude C. George, Jr, 1981-1995
8Cooper Street Elementary School Publications - by C. C. George Jr, 1981-1995
Fine Arts Festival, May 16, 1971
Book Week Program, Nov. 15, 1971
School Cafetorium, Mar. 6, 1970
"What's A School" - Cooper Street School, 1971-1972
9 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1957
10 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1958
11 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1959
12 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1960
13 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1961
14 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1962
15 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1963
16 By-lines: - Newspapers clippings, 1964
17Copies of newspaper articles
Atlanta Constitution (1986) / Atlanta Daily World (1996); 1 (one) copy of Atlanta Daily World, July 21, 1996
18Photocopies of Mrs. Gwendolyn Lampkin George, 1st wife of Claude C. George
181 (one) program, "Daniel H. Stanton, 7th Grade Closing Exercise", by Mrs. G. L. George, principal, May 28, 1972
19Synopsis of Professional Resume: Herma J. Hightower, 2nd wife of Dr. Claude C. George
20The George boys genealogy
21Bennie J. George: Coach of Delaware State College, 24 years
22Wilbur G. George: Tuskegee Institute's SIAC championship basketball teams of 1944, 1947, and 1948
23The Rainbow celebrates the life of John D. George, Oakland Attorney, Rainbow Reporter, January 1989
24Cora George Green - photocopy pictures
24Montage - Love Kinships and Justice - speech by Dr. Claude C. George
25Photocopy of newspaper clipping from the Atlanta Daily World, August 12, 1953
Miss Evelyn George - women's tennis tournament. Aug. 12, 1953.
264 Photographs
Lee Archer, (ACE of Tuskegee Airmen), Roscoe Brown (1st Black Airmen to shoot down German plane), Claude C. George, Jr
1937 World Boys Scout
Don Clendenon, baseball player coached by Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. - 1st Black State championship, Georgia, 1952.
Dr. Claude C. George, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter, and an unidentified friend.
Atlanta Public Schools - Majority to Minority News
Voluntary Transfer News, no date given
An interview with Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.
Voluntary Transfer News On the road with VTP (Voluntary Transfer Program), Nov. 1974.
Voluntary Transfer News
28 The Cornerstone, Vol. II, No. 2, 10/89. (2 copies)
28 The Simpsonian, Vol. 120, No. 15, Jan. 25, 1990.
28Accomplishments, Voluntary Transfer Program, June 1975.
29Essays - Atlanta Exchange Students, 1985, Canada, England, Israel, Republic of China, and Taiwan, 1985.
30Pamphlet - Young Ambassadors: Six London School Students in the American South, November 1985.
311986 Atlanta Exchange Students - Essays, 1986
321988 Atlanta Public Schools Student Exchange Essays. Taiwan, Canada, England, Israel and Zimbabwe, 1988.
33Atlanta Public Schools International Student Exchange Program, 1984-1988.