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Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. family papers

Identifier: aarl96-015

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.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1971-1990
  • Bulk, 1971-1990 1912-1996 1971-1990


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.

Historical Sketch

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.


1.5 Linear feet




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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged by type.
Inventory of the Dr. Claude C. George, Jr. Family Papers aarl96-015 aarl96-015
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303