Ed Scruggs papers
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.
- 1972, 1993-2009
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
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.
0.21 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
Files arranged alphabetically.
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 formation of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.
Processed by Denelle Eads June 2013. EAD created by Denelle Eads, June 2013.
- Ed Scruggs:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
- Georgia State University Library
- June 20, 2013
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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