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Ed Scruggs papers

 Collection
Identifier: Q113

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The papers are comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, certificates and awards, commemorative materials from President Bill Clinton and information pertaining to the 1994 campaign to get the Olympics out of Cobb county. The materials reflect Scruggs' involvement with gay rights activism in Atlanta.

Dates

  • 1972, 1993-2009

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Ed Scruggs

Ed Scruggs (1929-2009) was a gay and civil rights activist from Atlanta, Georgia who was active in the coalition to change the Georgia state flag. He graduated from Buford High School in 1948 and attended Emory University before serving in the US Army during the Korean War. Scruggs was also a retired violinist with the Atlanta Symphony and he was a member of the LGBT Veterans Organization, American Veterans for Equal Rights.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Ed Scruggs (1929-2009) was a gay and civil rights activist from Atlanta, Georgia who was active in the coalition to change the Georgia state flag. The papers are comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, certificates and awards, commemorative materials from president Bill Clinton and information pertaining to the campaign to get the 1994 Olympics out of Cobb county.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Floyd Taylor, executor for Ed Scruggs, January 1, 2013.

Collection Transfer Note

This collection was previously designated W113, but was assigned collection number Q113 with the formationĀ of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Denelle Eads June 2013. EAD created by Denelle Eads, June 2013.
Title
Ed Scruggs:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 20, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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