Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers consist of news clippings, correspondence, and photographs, 1984-1993. The majority of the collection consists of editorials, articles, and letters to the editor from the Augusta Chronicle, and documents Crim's opposition to the Chronicle's stance on gay rights, and, to a lesser extent, smokers' rights. The photographs depict an Augusta Pride Parade.
- Crim, Thomas H. (Person)
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.
Biographical Note about Thomas Crim
Thomas H. Crim, Jr. was born in Kentucky on June 7, 1918 and graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1935. He then moved to Evans, Georgia, a suburb of Augusta. From 1984-1993, he wrote to the Augusta Chronicle to defend both gay rights and smokers' rights to columnists, most notably Dartmouth College professor Jeffrey Hart. Crim died in Evans, Georgia on April 4, 2000 at the age of 81.
0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
Thomas H. Crim, Jr. (1918-2000) lived in Evans, Georgia, from around 1935. The majority of his papers consists of editorials, articles, and letters to the editor from the Augusta Chronicle, and documents Crim's opposition to the Chronicle's stance on gay rights, and, to a lesser extent, smokers' rights.
The contents of the collection had been assembled as a scrapbook by Crim.
Donated by Mari Banks, June 16, 2012.
The entirety of the Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers have been digitized and are available online at the Georgia State University Library Digital Collections, LGBTQ Collection page.
Collection Transfer Note
This collection was previously designated W105, but was assigned collection number Q105 with the formation of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.
Processed by Courtney Nix at the item level, August 2012.
- Thomas H. Crim, Jr.:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- August 2012
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