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Webb Garrison "Oglethorpe's Folly" literary manuscripts

Identifier: G1984-23

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Collection consists of manuscript versions of “Oglethorpe’s Folly.”


  • circa 1982


Restrictions on Access

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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.

Biographical / Historical

Webb B. Garrison (1919-2000) was born in Georgia. He was educated at Emory University, graduating with degrees in philosophy and divinity. He served twenty-eight years as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. He also served as assistant dean of Candler School of Theology of Emory University, a lecturer at Vanderbilt University and Scarritt College, and president of McKendree College. Garrison was the author of twenty-eight books, and a frequent contributor to newspapers published in Georgia as well as more than one hundred nationally circulated magazines. Oglethorpe’s Folly: The Birth of Georgia was published in 1982.


0.8 Linear Feet

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Webb Garrison, May 25, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Joe Constantine, 1984; updated by Laurel Bowen, 2004.
Webb Garrison
A Guide to His "Oglethorpe's Folly" Literary Manuscripts in the Georgia State University Archives
Laurel Bowen
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia State University Archives Repository

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