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Charles Wallace Collins papers

Abstract

Title:
Charles Wallace Collins papers
Author/Creator:
Collins, Charles Wallace
Collection number:
86-127
Size:
13.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1925-1970
Inclusive dates:
1915-1972
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Charles Wallace Collins (1879-1964) was a lawyer, writer, and librarian. During a long career in Washington, D.C., his positions included director of the Economic Section of the Legislative Reference Service at the Library of Congress, Librarian of the Supreme Court, General Counsel for the Bureau of the Budget, and Deputy Comptroller of the Currency. In addition, he was an authority on banking law and in his private law practice he served as counsel to many of the leading financial institutions and bank holding companies in the United States. His relationship with the Bank of America was particularly significant. Following his retirement in 1927, Collins devoted himself to restoring and renovating his home, an eighteenth-century estate known as "Harmony Hall," and other properties he owned in Prince George's County, MD. He also wrote several books and pamphlets expressing his views supporting "states' rights" and segregation. Collins's wife, Sue Spencer Collins (1895-1983) shared his interest in historic preservation, and enjoyed researching her family's genealogy. She was active in organizations such as the Colonial Dames and Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as social organizations such as the Washington Club. Her other interests included flower arrangement, fashion, and cooking. The Papers of Charles Wallace Collins consist of correspondence, clippings, essays, articles, pamphlets, and other publications generated or collected by Collins and his wife, Sue Spencer Collins. Areas of emphasis include the restoration of Harmony Hall and the daily maintenance of the farm, Collins' consulting relationships with banks, and his views on segregation and civil rights. Sue Spencer Collins' papers deal with domesticity; social activities; family; and her own genealogical research.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Charles Wallace Collins papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1724
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Charles Wallace Collins was born April 4, 1879, in Gallion, Hale County, Alabama, to Robert Wood Collins and Ann Bates (Allen) Collins. He graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1899 with a B.S. in Agriculture and then spent two years reading law privately in Birmingham. He was admitted to the Alabama bar in 1901. He earned an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Chicago in 1909 and briefly studied economics at Harvard from 1910 to 1911. He married Sue Steele Spencer in Gallion on July 12, 1933. Mrs. Collins was born August 13, 1895, to William Micajah Spencer and Bertha Gracey Steele.

Collins's professional activities included a private law practice and a number of positions in the Federal government. He directed the Economic Section of the Legislative Reference Service at the Library of Congress between 1918 and 1920, and in addition served as legal advisor to the select committees of the U.S. Senate and House from 1919 to 1920. From 1920 to 1921 he was Librarian of the Supreme Court and also Law Librarian for the U.S. Congress. He served as General Counsel for the Bureau of the Budget from 1921 to 1923, General Counsel in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1923 to 1925, and Deputy Comptroller of the Currency from 1923 to 1927.

After 1927, Collins left the government to concentrate on his private law practice, his writing, and his consulting activities. He officially retired in 1947 but continued his relationship with several clients almost until his death. As an authority on banking law, Collins served as counsel to many leading American financial institutions and bank holding companies, of which the most prominent was the Bank of America. He also served as special counsel for the American Bankers Association in 1933.

Throughout his life, Collins devoted considerable time to writing. He authored books and articles on branch and rural banking, budget theory and practice, constitutional law, and states's rights. From 1920 to 1923, he served as a contributing editor to the Commercial and Financial Chronicle. His book Whither Solid South? a pro-segregation treatise published in 1947, rallied the Dixiecrat Party in the presidential election of 1948. Other significant works included "Plan for the National Budget System" (House Document No. 1006, 1918), Rural Banking Reform (1931), a pamphlet titled "The South Must Not Surrender" (1948), and The Race Integration Cases (1954).

For many years Collins's principal special interest was Harmony Hall, his home near Broad Creek in southern Prince George's County, Maryland. John Lane built the house sometime around 1723 for Mr. William Tyler. At that time, the estate was known as Battersea; the name Harmony Hall did not come into use until 1792, when brothers John and Walter Dulaney Addison lived there with their wives. The quartet had such a happy experience that they called the place Harmony Hall. The name found its way into legal records by 1850.

Charles Wallace Collins died at Harmony Hall on December 14, 1964, at the age of eighty-five. He left the house to the National Park Service, with the condition that his widow be permitted to live out her life there. It is unclear how long Sue Spencer Collins remained in Maryland after her husband's death. She died in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 28, 1983, at the age of eighty-seven

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Charles Wallace Collins cover the years 1915 to 1972 and consist of correspondence, clippings, essays, articles, pamphlets, and other publications collected by Collins and his wife, Sue Spencer Collins. Areas of emphasis include the restoration of Harmony Hall and the daily maintenance of the farm, his consulting relationships with a variety of banks nationwide during the 1930s, and his views on segregation and civil rights. Correspondents include the Giannini family that owned the Bank of America; regional banks, such as the First National Bank of Atlanta and the South Carolina National Bank; editors at publishing houses such as Little, Brown & Co.; antique dealers; and agricultural suppliers. Sue Spencer Collins's papers deal with domesticity; social activities, including a variety of women's groups such as The Washington Club; and her own genealogical research.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The National Park Service donated the collection to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sarah Heim, June 2002. Reprocessed by Steven Bookman, May 2006.

Processing note:

When received from the National Park Service, the Collins papers were in poor condition and in complete disorder. The collection was gamma-irradiated to kill insects, mold, and bacteria that had accumulated while the papers were stored in an outbuilding at Harmony Hall. In 1987, documents relating to Harmony Hall were separated, placed in acid-free folders, and re-boxed in acid-free boxes. In 2002, the remainder of the collection was placed in acid-free folders. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips. The collection was separated into series first by document creator/recipient (Charles Wallace Collins or Sue Spencer Collins), then by the function for which the documents were used. Where accurate original folder headings existed, they were retained, and original folder divisions were also preserved. Photographs were separated, as were oversized items. Clippings relating to Charles Wallace Collins's career were photocopied on to acid-free paper and then discarded; other clippings were interleaved with acid-free paper.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Sarah Heim, February 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Professional Papers, 1915-1953 (2.50 linear feet)

Collins's professional papers consist of notes, correspondence, and government documents relating to Federal regulations on banking and the federal budget. They were assembled in the course of Collins's work for the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and as an expert consultant to many banks. Topics discussed include changes in banking policy related to the Depression, proposals on a federal budget, and court cases dealing with civil rights. Correspondents include the Giannini family, owners of the Bank of America, and banks such as the First National Bank of Atlanta (GA). The arrangement is alphabetical by topic, and chronological within each category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Banking Law -- Title and Guaranty Company of Bridgeport CN, 1927 series 1box 1folder 1
Banking Law -- Standard Collateral Shares Corporation, 1928-1932 series 1box 1folder 2
Banking Law -- First National Bank, Chicago-correspondence, 1929-1931 series 1box 1folder 3
Banking Law -- Letters re: banking legislation, 1929-1933 series 1box 1folder 4
Banking Law -- First National Bank of Atlanta-correspondence, October 1929-July 1933 series 1box 1folder 5
Banking Law -- Plaza Trust Company-correspondence, 1929 series 1box 1folder 6
Banking Law -- Stover, John-correspondence, 1929 series 1box 1folder 7
Banking Law -- H. N. Stronck-Group Banking-correspondence, February 1929 series 1box 1folder 8
Banking Law -- South Carolina National Bank-correspondence, July 1929 series 1box 1folder 9
Banking Law -- Pomeroy and Salmon, Inc.-correspondence, 1930-1932 series 1box 1folder 10
Banking Law -- Correspondence on Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1930-1933 series 1box 2folder 1
Banking Law -- First Wisconsin National Bank-correspondence, 1930-1935 series 1box 2folder 2
Banking Law -- Sunderland, Edwin S.-correspondence, 1930 series 1box 2folder 3
Banking Law -- National Shawmut Bank, Boston MA-correspondence, 1930 series 1box 2folder 4
Banking Law -- National Republic Bancorporation-correspondence, 1930 series 1box 2folder 5
Banking Law -- House Banking and Currency Committee-correspondence, 1930 series 1box 2folder 6
Banking Law -- Old National Corporation, Spokane WA-correspondence, 1931-1933 series 1box 2folder 7
Banking Law -- Correspondence with First National Bank of Atlanta, GA, 1932-1933 series 1box 2folder 8
Banking Law -- Bay View National Bank and Sixth Wisconsin National Bank - Correspondence, 1932-1933 series 1box 2folder 9
Banking Law -- Northwestern National Bank-correspondence, 1932-1933 series 1box 2folder 10
Banking Law -- Perry-Expenses, 1932-1933 series 1box 2folder 11
Banking Law -- Application by Wisconsin National Bank for the establishment of branches in Milwaukee, 1932 series 1box 2folder 12
Banking Law -- House Document Room, U. S. Capitol, 1932 series 1box 2folder 13
Banking Law -- Senator George, Correspondence, 1932 series 1box 2folder 14
Banking Law -- Department of the Treasury forms, 1932 series 1box 2folder 15
Banking Law -- National Bank of Commerce-correspondence, 1932 series 1box 2folder 16
Banking Law -- Federal National Bank of Boston-reorganization national banks, 1932 series 1box 2folder 17
Banking Law -- Federal National Bank of Boston-reorganization national banks, 1933 series 1box 2folder 18
Banking Law -- List of members, Senate Banking and Currency Committee, March 1933 series 1box 2folder 19
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- Bank of America N.T. and S.A.-Notes-correspondence CWC personal, 1935-1944 series 1box 3folder 1
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- Bank of America v. William O. Douglas, et al (Civil Action No.1326), 1939 series 1box 3folder 2
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- Bank of America-correspondence, December 1939 series 1box 3folder 3
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- Correspondence on Bank of America book, 1945-1947 series 1box 3folder 4
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- correspondence, 1947-1948 series 1box 3folder 5
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- publications, 1947-1953 series 1box 3folder 6
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- annual report, 1954 series 1box 3folder 7
Banking Law -- Bank of America -- Miscellaneous Bank of America notes and clippings, 1957 series 1box 3folder 8
Race -- Briefs and correspondence on Japanese resident aliens in CA, 1921-1922 series 1box 3folder 9
Race -- Published court documents on Japanese Aliens in CA, 1921-1922 series 1box 3folder 10
U.S. Budget -- Tentative Draft of an independent audit bill, by Senator McCormick, [c. 1915] series 1box 4folder 1
U.S. Budget -- First and Second Reports of the Committee on Public Accounts. Great Britain, 1916 series 1box 4folder 2
U.S. Budget -- Report of Select Committee on National Expenditures, Great Britain, 1918 series 1box 4folder 3
U.S. Budget -- Writings on U.S. Government budget, 1918-1921 series 1box 4folder 4
U.S. Budget -- HR 9763 and other bills, 1919-1927 series 1box 4folder 5
U.S. Budget -- HR 9763 and other bills, 1919-1927 series 1box 4folder 6
U.S. Budget -- Clipped copy of the Good Budget Bill, H.R. 9783, 1919 series 1box 5folder 1
U.S. Budget -- Notes relating to the Budget System and Senator McCormick's House Bill, 1919 series 1box 5folder 2
U.S. Budget -- Draft of House Bill, 66th Congress, 1st Session, 1919 series 1box 5folder 3
U.S. Budget -- Good Budget Bill, 1919 series 1box 5folder 4
U.S. Budget -- Article re: Professor Fairlie's article in New York Times, July 1919 series 1box 5folder 5
U.S. Budget -- Extracts from Republican and Democratic platforms re: Budget Bill, 1920 series 1box 5folder 6
U.S. Budget -- Data on Good and McCormick Bills, draft of committee report, 1920 series 1box 5folder 7
U.S. Budget -- Constitutional and legal phases of President's veto of the Budget Bill, December 1920 series 1box 5folder 8
U.S. Budget -- Articles on U. S. Government budget system, 1921 series 1box 5folder 9
U.S. Budget -- Memoranda on U. S. Budget, 1921 series 1box 5folder 10
U.S. Budget -- Index to articles written by CWC on the budget system. Also bills and resolutions drafted by CWC, 1921 series 1box 5folder 11
U.S. Budget -- Duties of General Council, Bureau of the Budget, March 1921 series 1box 5folder 12
U.S. Budget -- Historical Sketch of the Budget Bill in Congress, June 1921 series 1box 5folder 13
U.S. Budget -- Digest of the Budget and Accounting Act approved June 10, 1921, June 10, 1921 series 1box 5folder 14
U.S. Budget -- Historical sketch of appropriation bills, 1922 series 1box 5folder 15
U.S. Budget -- Copy of "The Annalist", April 22, 1922 series 1box 5folder 16

Series 2: Writings, 1921-1957 (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains drafts of book chapters and articles by Charles Wallace Collins, as well as correspondence about particular publications. Rural Banking Reform (1931) addresses many of the issues that occupied Collins professionally during the 1930s. His three later books, Whither Solid South? (1946), Peril at Home and Abroad (c.1950), and the unfinished Recollections of Charles Wallace Collins, reflect his support of segregation. The arrangement is alphabetical by document type and chronological within each category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles and Speeches -- Commercial and Financial Chronicle, December 1921-June 1923 series 2box 1folder 1
Articles and Speeches -- Commercial and Financial Chronicle, December 1921-June 1923 series 2box 1folder 2
Articles and Speeches -- The MacMillan Company-correspondence, 1927-1946 series 2box 1folder 3
Articles and Speeches -- "America Has Entered New Golden Era in Finance," article by CWC, Washington Herald, December 16, 1928 series 2box 1folder 4
Articles and Speeches -- Clippings on state's rights and segregation, 1948-1951 series 2box 1folder 5
Articles and Speeches -- "Constitutional Aspects of the Truman Civil Rights Program", 1948 series 2box 1folder 6
Articles and Speeches -- Pieces by CWC on civil rights, states's rights, "Address to Federation of Women's Clubs", October 1948 series 2box 1folder 7
Articles and Speeches -- Documents on the United Nations, 1949-1953 series 2box 1folder 8
Articles and Speeches -- Pieces by CWC on segregation, state's rights, political parties, and democracy, 1949-1954 series 2box 1folder 9
Articles and Speeches -- Pamphlets on integration and civil rights, 1950-1954 series 2box 1folder 10
Articles and Speeches -- United Nations-clippings, drafts and correspondence on CWC's research on the UN Charter, 1951-1953 series 2box 1folder 11
Articles and Speeches -- Henry Regenery Company, Publishers-correspondence, 1952-1953 series 2box 2folder 1
Articles and Speeches -- Correspondence and writing on segregation, 1953-1954 series 2box 2folder 2
Articles and Speeches -- "The Impact of the Civil Rights Proposals on the South", [undated] series 2box 2folder 3
Articles and Speeches -- "Need for New Party Alignments," 3 drafts, [undated] series 2box 2folder 4
Articles and Speeches -- "Establishment of the Appointing Power", [undated] series 2box 2folder 5
Books -- Rural Banking Reform -- copy, 1931 series 2box 2folder 6
Books -- Rural Banking Reform -- dust cover, 1931 series 2box 2folder 7
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- "The South at the Crossroads" drafts-contents and preface, [undated] series 2box 3folder 1
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- "The South at the Crossroads" drafts-chapter one, [undated] series 2box 3folder 2
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- "The South at the Crossroads" drafts-chapter two, [undated] series 2box 3folder 3
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- "The South at the Crossroads" drafts-chapter three, [undated] series 2box 3folder 4
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- "The South at the Crossroads" drafts-chapter four, [undated] series 2box 3folder 5
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- Drafts, [c. 1946] series 2box 3folder 6
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- Drafts, [c. 1946] series 2box 3folder 7
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- Correspondence, 1946-1953 series 2box 3folder 8
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- Drafts of talk to Dallas, TX Southern Democratic Club on Whither Solid South? and other writings, 1948 series 2box 3folder 9
Books -- Whither Solid South? -- Talk on Whither Solid South? to Southern Democratic Club, Dallas TX, 1948 series 2box 3folder 10
Books -- Peril at Home and Abroad -- "Constitutional Republic or Welfare State?" draft, [undated] series 2box 4folder 1
Books -- Peril at Home and Abroad -- "Constitutional Republic or Welfare State?" re-titled Peril at Home and Abroad-chapter drafts, [undated] series 2box 4folder 2
Books -- Peril at Home and Abroad -- notes and chapter drafts, [undated] series 2box 4folder 3
Books -- Peril at Home and Abroad -- rejected papers and notes, 1952 series 2box 4folder 4
Books -- Recollections -- drafts, [undated] series 2box 5folder 1
Books -- Recollections -- drafts, 1955-1957 series 2box 5folder 2
Books -- Recollections -- drafts, 1955-1957 series 2box 5folder 3
Books -- Recollections -- Rejects, May 1956 series 2box 5folder 4
Books -- Recollections -- chapter drafts and correspondence, 1957 series 2box 5folder 5
Books -- Recollections -- chapter drafts and notes, [c. 1957] series 2box 5folder 6
Books -- Recollections -- chapter drafts and notes, [c. 1957] series 2box 5folder 7
Books -- Recollections -- correspondence, chapter drafts, July 1957 series 2box 5folder 8

Series 3: Personal, 1919-1966 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series is comprised of Collins's personal correspondence as well as notes and files on his non-professional activities. Correspondents include members of Collins's family in Alabama, merchants in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and members of the Philosopher's Club, a group that Collins helped to found. Topics include travel plans, family news, and medical concerns. Three journal volumes describe developments on the farm (Harmony Hall) and briefly note Collins's reactions to world events such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Arrangement is alphabetical by folder heading.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alma F. Birckner vs. Robert Tilch, Anacostia National Bank, CWC, SSC, F. Regis Noel, Adrian P. Fisher, 1947 series 3box 1folder 1
Clippings -- Assorted Clippings, 1925-1954 series 3box 1folder 2
Clippings -- Eisenhower administration clippings, 1953 series 3box 1folder 3
Correspondence -- Asprer, Patricio, 1941-1942 series 3box 1folder 4
Correspondence -- Collins, Berry H., 1929-1932 series 3box 1folder 5
Correspondence -- Collins, Bradley L., July-August 1932 series 3box 1folder 6
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1930 series 3box 1folder 7
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1931 series 3box 1folder 8
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1932 series 3box 1folder 9
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1933 series 3box 1folder 10
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1934 series 3box 1folder 11
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1935 series 3box 1folder 12
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1937 series 3box 1folder 13
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1938 series 3box 1folder 14
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1939 series 3box 1folder 15
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1940 series 3box 1folder 16
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1941 series 3box 2folder 1
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1942 series 3box 2folder 2
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1943 series 3box 2folder 3
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1944 series 3box 2folder 4
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1945 series 3box 2folder 5
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1946 series 3box 2folder 6
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1947 series 3box 2folder 7
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1948 series 3box 2folder 8
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1949 series 3box 2folder 9
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1950-1954 series 3box 3folder 1
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, 1958-1960 series 3box 3folder 2
Correspondence -- Collins, Charles Wallace, undated series 3box 3folder 3
Correspondence -- Collins, Floyd, March 1932 series 3box 3folder 4
Correspondence -- Collins, Van, 1930-1931 series 3box 3folder 5
Correspondence -- Family, 1919-1954 series 3box 3folder 6
Correspondence -- Family, 1919-1954 series 3box 3folder 7
Correspondence -- Game and Wildlife-regulations, 1931-1934 series 3box 3folder 8
Correspondence -- Gillespie, Rees B., August 1943 series 3box 3folder 9
Correspondence -- Glass, Senator Carter, 1929-1933 series 3box 3folder 10
Correspondence -- Insurance, 1936-1945 series 3box 3folder 11
Correspondence -- Library of Congress, 1947-1953 series 3box 3folder 12
Correspondence -- Maryland University-K. A. Clark, Animal Husbandman, Extension Service, 1931-1932 series 3box 3folder 13
Correspondence -- McDougall, Archibald, 1932-1940 series 3box 3folder 14
Correspondence -- Medical, 1955-1961 series 3box 3folder 15
Correspondence -- Pole, J. W., 1931-1938 series 3box 3folder 16
Correspondence -- Recommendations and employment, 1934-1944 series 3box 4folder 1
Correspondence -- Scheele, George A. - Grocer, April 1931 series 3box 4folder 2
Correspondence -- Spencer, William M., 1951-1953 series 3box 4folder 3
Correspondence -- State Democratic Executive Committee, 1947-1950 series 3box 4folder 4
Correspondence -- State Roads Commission, November 1941-October 1942 series 3box 4folder 5
Correspondene -- Ursinus, Numer, 1940-1941 series 3box 4folder 6
Family History -- Charles Wallace Collins will, draft and correspondence, 1956 and undated series 3box 4folder 7
Family History -- Collins Family Information, Nineteenth Century, circa 1955 series 3box 4folder 8
Family History -- Collins Family Wills, Nineteenth Century, undated series 3box 4folder 9
Family History -- William Spencer, Sr., Estate, 1941 series 3box 4folder 10
Journal -- Charles Wallace Collins -- Journal I, October 1934-April 1938 series 3box 4folder 11
Journal -- Charles Wallace Collins -- Journal II, May 1938-April 1949 series 3box 5folder 1
Journal -- Charles Wallace Collins -- Journal III, April 1949-August 1958 series 3box 5folder 2
Old Cancelled Stamps, 1927-1930, 1952-1953 series 3box 5folder 3
Philosopher's Club, 1933-1947 series 3box 5folder 4
University of Chicago Emeritus Club, 1966 series 3box 5folder 5

Series 4: Property, 1919-1970 and undated (2 linear feet)

This series includes correspondence, notes, publications, and other documents relating to land and houses owned by Collins. Topics include maintaining the farm at Harmony Hall, restoring and adding to the original building, and furnishing and renting houses on Livingston Road in Prince George's County, Maryland. Also included is correspondence and documentation of several properties owned by Sue Spencer Collins in Alabama. The arrangement is alphabetical by property type and by folder heading within each category. Harmony Hall comprises the largest category of this series, and is subdivided into four parts: Farm, House, Local History, and Related Properties.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Harmony Hall -- Farm, 1942-1944 series 4box 1folder 1
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Notes, 1944-1952 series 4box 1folder 2
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Correspondence, 1933-1942 series 4box 1folder 3
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Correspondence, 1945 series 4box 1folder 4
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Correspondence, 1947 series 4box 1folder 5
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Broad Creek project, Freitag permit, 1949 series 4box 1folder 6
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Cattle, 1930-1936 series 4box 1folder 7
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Cattle-American Aberdeen Angus, 1940-1944 series 4box 1folder 8
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Gravel Contract Capital Materials Company, 1932-1940 series 4box 1folder 9
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Machinery and motors, 1933-1947 series 4box 1folder 10
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Plants, seeds-garden, 1933-1941 series 4box 1folder 11
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Potthast Brothers, 1937 series 4box 1folder 12
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Reforestation, 1933-1935 series 4box 1folder 13
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Sheep and wool, 1934-1940 series 4box 1folder 14
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Soil conservation, 1936-1937 series 4box 1folder 15
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Sale of swine, 1943-1947 series 4box 1folder 16
Harmony Hall -- Farm -- Smoot Sand and Gravel Company, 1936 series 4box 1folder 17
Harmony Hall -- House -- Additions, [undated] series 4box 2folder 1
Harmony Hall -- House -- Additions, [c. 1942] series 4box 2folder 2
Harmony Hall -- House -- Booklet-reprint American Clan Gregor Society, 1935-1944 series 4box 2folder 3
Harmony Hall -- House -- Clippings, 1938, 1970 series 4box 2folder 4
Harmony Hall -- House -- Construction, 1942, 1946 series 4box 2folder 5
Harmony Hall -- House -- Correspondence (includes Harmony Hall, Piscataway House, Broad Creek), 1933-1949 series 4box 2folder 6
Harmony Hall -- House -- Equipment and Paint, undated series 4box 2folder 7
Harmony Hall -- House -- Features -- Servants' quarters, [undated] series 4box 2folder 8
Harmony Hall -- House -- Features -- staircase, article in Maryland Club Woman, 1937 series 4box 2folder 9
Harmony Hall -- House -- Furnishings, [undated] series 4box 2folder 10
Harmony Hall -- House -- Furnishings, 1932-1941 series 4box 2folder 11
Harmony Hall -- House -- Furnishings, 1942 series 4box 2folder 12
Harmony Hall -- House -- Furnishings, 1947-1955 series 4box 2folder 13
Harmony Hall -- House -- Furniture Inventory, 1931 series 4box 2folder 14
Harmony Hall -- House -- Guest Register, 1938-1979 series 4box 2folder 15
Harmony Hall -- House -- Historical societies, correspondence, 1947-1958 series 4box 2folder 16
Harmony Hall -- House -- Histories and correspondence; Addison, Lyles, Magruder family history, 1919-1941 series 4box 2folder 17
Harmony Hall -- House -- History and restoration-superceded recollections text of chapter XII, Chapter XIII, 1949-1957 series 4box 2folder 18
Harmony Hall -- House -- History-excerpt from Maryland's Colonial Charm Portrayed in Silver, 1938 series 4box 2folder 19
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- "Indexes to the County Wills of South Carolina", 1939 series 4box 3folder 1
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- Notes and clippings on historic houses, 1970, undated series 4box 3folder 2
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- Maryland History Notes, vol. 22 #2-vol. 28 #1, 1964-1970 series 4box 3folder 3
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- Maps-routes traveled by George Washington, [c. 1971] series 4box 3folder 4
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- [St. John's Parish and Church], 1955-1963 series 4box 3folder 5
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- St. John's Episcopal Church, 1962-1963 series 4box 3folder 6
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- St. John's Church, Broad Creek, 1963-1968 series 4box 3folder 7
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- [Lyles Family Wills; Historical Notes of St. John's Parish], 1963-1970 (1870) series 4box 3folder 8
Harmony Hall -- Local History -- Harmony Hall-National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings, 1948-1952 series 4box 3folder 9
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, 1929 series 4box 3folder 10
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, 1931-1939 series 4box 3folder 11
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, 1940-1949 series 4box 3folder 12
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, 1951-1958 series 4box 3folder 13
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, 1964 series 4box 3folder 14
Harmony Hall -- Related Properties, undated series 4box 3folder 15
Other Property -- Alabama -- Bessemer Property, 1946-1947 series 4box 4folder 1
Other Property -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- East Lake Lot, 1944-1953 series 4box 4folder 2
Other Property -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- East Lake Lot -- Alabama Outdoor Advertising, 1940-1956 series 4box 4folder 3
Other Property -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Murrelle Land Company -- Correspondence and Balance Sheets, 1945-1952 series 4box 4folder 4
Other Property -- Alabama -- Demopolis -- Robertson Banking Company, 1943-1956 series 4box 4folder 5
Other Property -- Alabama -- Demopolis -- Turk Place, 1895, 1943-1953 series 4box 4folder 6
Other Property -- Alabama -- Ensley -- 2020-2022 Ensley Ave., 1945-1952 series 4box 4folder 7
Other Property -- Alabama -- Gallion -- Floradale and Cedar Glade Dairies -- Correspondence and analyses of dairies, 1945-1956 series 4box 4folder 8
Other Property -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- 18 Winthrop Court -- Correspondence, 1946-1947 series 4box 4folder 9

Series 5: Sue Spencer Collins, 1927-1971 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series consists of documents generated or collected by Sue Spencer Collins, including correspondence, notes, clippings, and pamphlets. Correspondents include family members and friends, particularly her brother, William M. Spencer. Topics include food, fashion, flower arrangement, and the social lives of elite women in Washington, D.C., during the mid-twentieth century, as well as genealogy, family news, and medical concerns. A number of documents are related to the Washington Club, of which Mrs. Collins was a long-time member. The arrangement is alphabetical by category and chronological within each category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- Genealogy Notes, [undated] series 5box 1folder 1
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- Genealogy Notes, [undated] series 5box 1folder 2
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- Genealogy Notes, [undated] series 5box 1folder 3
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- Spencer, [undated] series 5box 1folder 4
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- Spencer, [undated] series 5box 1folder 5
Genealogy -- Call Slips -- call slips, [undated] series 5box 1folder 6
Genealogy -- General -- Genealogy notes "mostly VA little MD Spencer", 1941, undated series 5box 2folder 1
Genealogy -- General -- notes, 1943, undated series 5box 2folder 2
Genealogy -- General -- Correspondence-William M. Spencer, Spencer family records, 1943-1952 series 5box 2folder 3
Genealogy -- General -- "Spencer miscellaneous", 1944-1949, undated series 5box 2folder 4
Genealogy -- General -- Genealogy notes-Spencer, [c. 1949], undated series 5box 2folder 5
Genealogy -- General -- notes, correspondence, 1949, undated series 5box 2folder 6
Genealogy -- General -- notes, 1950-1958 series 5box 2folder 7
Genealogy -- General -- notes - John Spencer of Maryland, 1950 series 5box 2folder 8
Genealogy -- General -- notes, 1952, undated series 5box 2folder 9
Genealogy -- General -- Notebook recording correspondence and genealogy notes, 1954-1955 series 5box 2folder 10
Genealogy -- General -- Correspondence, National Genealogical Society, 1959-1960 series 5box 2folder 11
Genealogy -- General -- notes, 1959, undated series 5box 2folder 12
Genealogy -- General -- Spencer genealogy, 1962 series 5box 2folder 13
Personal -- Correspondence, 1933-1963, undated series 5box 3folder 1
Personal -- Correspondence, 1940, undated series 5box 3folder 2
Personal -- Correspondence, 1943-1953, undated series 5box 3folder 3
Personal -- Correspondence, 1952-1957 series 5box 3folder 4
Personal -- Correspondence, 1959-1967 series 5box 3folder 5
Personal -- Correspondence, 1970 series 5box 3folder 6
Personal -- Files -- "My Trip Abroad" diary in which SSC is mentioned, 1927 series 5box 4folder 1
Personal -- Files -- Income Tax liability of A.H. Woodward, Annie J. Woodward, and Margaret Spencer against W.S. Hart, [c. 1942] series 5box 4folder 2
Personal -- Files -- Notes and correspondence, 1943-1961 series 5box 4folder 3
Personal -- Files -- Medical notes, 1945-1948 series 5box 4folder 4
Personal -- Files -- Correspondence, medical, 1947-1948 series 5box 4folder 5
Personal -- Files -- Correspondence, medical, 1950-1952 series 5box 4folder 6
Personal -- Files -- Income Tax and Insurance Forms, 1951-1956 series 5box 4folder 7
Personal -- Files -- Correspondence and notes, 1957,1971, undated series 5box 4folder 8
Personal -- Files -- Checkbook/Diary, 1963-1964 series 5box 4folder 9
Personal -- Files -- Month-at-a-Glance diary, 1970 series 5box 4folder 10
Social -- General -- Invitations and Newsletters, 1931-1958, undated series 5box 5folder 1
Social -- General -- Catalogs (representative sampling),, 1940, undated series 5box 5folder 2
Social -- General -- Loose correspondence - Club-related, 1948-1964 series 5box 5folder 3
Social -- General -- Loose correspondence - Club-related, 1948-1964 series 5box 5folder 4
Social -- General -- Clippings on fashion, food, flower arrangement, 1952-1958 series 5box 5folder 5
Social -- General -- Correspondence - Clubs, 1952-1961 series 5box 5folder 6
Social -- General -- Clippings on domestic subjects-representative sampling, 1954-1971 series 5box 5folder 7
Social -- General -- Correspondence - Invitations, 1955-1962 series 5box 5folder 8
Social -- General -- Fashion publications (representative sampling), 1956-1958 series 5box 5folder 9
Social -- General -- Clubs, [c. 1960] series 5box 5folder 10
Social -- General -- Club notes, 1962-1964 series 5box 5folder 11
Social -- Washington Club -- Glassware inventory, 1951 series 5box 6folder 1
Social -- Washington Club -- Bulletins, yearbooks, rules, 1952-1960 series 5box 6folder 2
Social -- Washington Club -- Finances, ballots, membership list, 1955-1959 series 5box 6folder 3
Social -- Washington Club -- Correspondence, 1955-1960 series 5box 6folder 4
Social -- Washington Club -- Financial Summaries, 1956 series 5box 6folder 5
Social -- Washington Club -- 1960 election, 1957-58 finance statements, 1957-1960 series 5box 6folder 6
Social -- Washington Club -- Secretary's business, 1957-1960 series 5box 6folder 7
Social -- Washington Club -- Minutes, 1958-1960 series 5box 6folder 8
Social -- Washington Club -- Annual meeting minutes, 1961 series 5box 6folder 9
Social -- Washington Club -- Financial summary, May 1961 series 5box 6folder 10
Social -- Washington Club -- Balance Sheet, 1963 series 5box 6folder 11
Social -- Washington Club -- Contents of folder labeled 'Washington Club 1964', 1964, undated series 5box 6folder 12

Series 6: Maps, Drawings, and Blueprints, 1926-1966 (61 items)

This series consists of maps of property owned by Collins, architectural drawings of additions to buildings owned by Collins, and other oversized images that Collins collected including unidentified landscapes. The items are separated into four categories: Surveys and Maps, Harmony Hall, Lyles House, and Other.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Surveys and Maps -- Millard Thorne, surveyor: July 1926; the late John J. Sellners part of a tract of land called Broad Creek in Piscataway District; surveyed and platted from W. J. Latimer survey of January 1866. (Oversize Only), July 1926 series 6box 1folder 1
Surveys and Maps -- Edward L. Latimer, surveyor; Survey for CWC Broad Creek Farm, Prince George's County, MD. Hyattsville, MD, February 21, 1929. (Oversize Only), February 21, 1929 series 6box 1folder 2
Surveys and Maps -- Edward Latimer, county surveyor, Prince George's County, MD. Survey for Charles Wallace Collins, Broad Creek Farm (Oversize Only), April 9, 1929 series 6box 1folder 3
Surveys and Maps -- Millard Thorne, surveyor. A part of a tract called "Bachelors Arbor" now known as the MacDonald Farm in Piscataway district, Prince George's County, MD. (Oversize Only), November 13, 1935. series 6box 1folder 4
Surveys and Maps -- A part of a tract called "Bachelors Arbor" now known as the MacDonald Farm in Piscataway District, Prince George's County, MD - shows property lines. (Oversize Only), November 13, 1935 series 6box 1folder 5
Surveys and Maps -- Manus J. Fish C. L. S. Compilation of property plats vicinity Broad Creek, Prince George's County, MD (Oversize Only), September 26, 1956 series 6box 1folder 6
Surveys and Maps -- U. S. Geological Survey. Mount Vernon, MD-VA. NE/4 Indian Head 15' Quadrangle N3837.5W7700/7.5. (Oversize Only), 1956 series 6box 1folder 7
Surveys and Maps -- U. S. Geological Survey. Piscataway, MD. NW/4 Brandywine 15' Quadrangle. N38375.-W7652.5 / 7.5 (Oversize Only), 1957 series 6box 1folder 8
Surveys and Maps -- David Volkert & Associates, Inc. Hedge Neck Area - Friendly District, Water extension, Fort Washington Road and various streets. Contract number 3959-W, no. 6-7 of 23 (Oversize Only), September 26, 1963 series 6box 1folder 9
Surveys and Maps -- United States Department of the Interior. Region: National Capital. Drawing number N.C.P. Scale 1"=100'. (Oversize Only), June 1964 series 6box 1folder 10
Surveys and Maps -- United States Department of the Interior. National Capital Region. Survey of the property of Charles W. Collins. Scale 1"=200' (Oversize Only), March 31, 1965 series 6box 1folder 11
Surveys and Maps -- Ben Dyer Associates, Inc. Topographic Map of proposed Harmony Hall Elementary School Site, Piscataway District, Prince George's County, MD. Scale 1"=50'. (Oversize Only), April 1965 series 6box 1folder 12
Surveys and Maps -- Map made by Gus W. S., Castle of Mount Salubria (Oversize Only), 1950 series 6box 1folder 13
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Plan and elevation (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 1
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Plans, elevations, section (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 2
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Sections and details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 3
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Sections, details and half-plan (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 4
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Sections and details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 5
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey, survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD.Sscale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints with penciled notes. -- Sections and details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 6
Harmony Hall -- U. S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Buildings Survey. Survey number 10-8: Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD. 1934; scale 1/8"=1'0; 6 sheets; blue line prints as enumerated above. (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 2folder 7
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, proposed addition to Harmony Hall, MD. Numbers 1, 2, 3. September 1942. Various plans, elevations, and details. Pencil (Oversize Only), September 1942 series 6box 2folder 8
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, proposed addition to Harmony Hall, MD. Numbers 1, 3. Plans, section, and elevations. Pencil (Oversize Only), September 1942 series 6box 2folder 9
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, proposed addition to Harmony Hall, MD. Numbers 1-3. Plans, section, and elevations. Blue line print (Oversize Only), [undated] series 6box 2folder 10
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Preliminary basement plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 11
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Preliminary first floor plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 12
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Preliminary second floor plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 13
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Preliminary section: loggia, pantry, etc. looking south (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 14
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Proposed addition to Harmony Hall, MD - east, west, south elevations; pencil (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 15
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil. -- Proposed addition to Harmony Hall, MD - east, west, south elevations; blue line print (2 copies) (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 16
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil -- Preliminary basement plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 17
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil -- Preliminary first floor plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 18
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil -- Preliminary second floor plan (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 19
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall. Pencil -- Preliminary section: loggia, pantry etc looking south (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 20
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall, MD, October 5, 1942; Blue line print with pencil markings. Heating Hudson Air Cond. Co. by H.G.G. 10/21/42 Copy. (no. 1 and 2 of 5) (Oversize Only), October 5, 1942 series 6box 2folder 21
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall, MD. October 5, 1942. Blue line print with pencil markings. Copy (no. 1-3 of 4.) Heating Hudson Air Cond. Co. By H. G. G. (Oversize Only), October 21, 1942 series 6box 2folder 22
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to Harmony Hall, MD. October 5, 1942. Blue line print. Copy (no. 1-4 of 4.) Heating Hudson Air Cond. Co. By H. G. G (Oversize Only), October 21, 1942 series 6box 2folder 23
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, east elevation Harmony Hall, cut from blue line print, with penciled notes (Oversize Only), [undated] series 6box 2folder 24
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blueprints (2 copies.) -- Plans (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 25
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blueprints (2 copies.) -- Plan and elevations (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 26
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blueprints (2 copies.) -- Sections (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 27
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blue line print -- Plans (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 28
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blue line print -- Plan and elevations (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 29
Harmony Hall -- Ward Brown, architect, alterations and additions to residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Harmony Hall, MD. Blue line print -- Plans (Oversize Only), November 1942 series 6box 2folder 30
Harmony Hall -- D. M. Turner and T. S. McClelland, architects. Plot plan of restoration of Harmony Hall, Prince George's County, MD. C. W. Collins, Esq. owner. [undated] Ink. (Oversize Only), [undated] series 6box 2folder 31
Harmony Hall -- D. M. Turner and T. S. McClelland, architects. Plot plan of Harmony Hall estate of Charles W. Collins esq. [undated] Ink. (Oversize Only), [undated] series 6box 2folder 32
Harmony Hall -- Maps and Plans for Planting (Oversize Only (8 items), 1930s-1940s series 6box 2folder 33
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints. -- Elevations, plans, details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 1
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints. -- Section: elevations, details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 2
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints. -- Details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 3
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints. -- Sections, details (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 4
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints. -- Detail sections (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 5
Lyles House -- U. S. Department of the Interior. Historic American Buildings Survey, survey no. 10-7; the Lyles House, Prince George's County, MD. 5 sheets, blue line prints as above with penciled notes. (Oversize Only), 1934 series 6box 3folder 6
Unidentified landscape (positive and negative images) (Oversize Only), [undated] series 6box 4folder 1

Series 7: Photographs, 1924-1985 and undated (138 photographs and 55 negatives)

This series consists of snapshots of Harmony Hall and surrounding land, pictures of the Collins papers in an outbuilding at Harmony Hall, and other photographs that were sent to Collins. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Charles Wallace Collins -- Portrait, December 1, 1924 series 7box 1folder 1
Frankland Marshall House, 1929-1930 series 7box 1folder 2
Harmony Hall -- Harmony Hall A [mostly before restoration], September 7, 1932 and undated series 7box 1folder 3
Harmony Hall -- After resoration, December 22, 1932 and undated series 7box 1folder 4
Harmony Hall -- M. Spencer, taken by Margaret and Polly, March 30, 1936 series 7box 1folder 5
Picture and Proof of Silver Platter with Scene of Harmony Hall, October 14, 1937 series 7box 1folder 6
Charles Wallace Collins -- nieces and nephews, 1938 and undated series 7box 1folder 7
Charles Wallace Collins and Sue Spencer Collins, 1940 series 7box 1folder 8
Piscataway House and garage construction, April 1946 series 7box 1folder 9
Wallace D. Malone and others, 1948 series 7box 1folder 10
Notley Hall, April 19, 1958 series 7box 1folder 11
Harmony Hall -- Interior of two rooms and one of outbuildings, January 11, 1985 series 7box 1folder 12
Harmony Hall -- Aerial Photographs, undated series 7box 1folder 13
Susan Wood, reproduction -- 19th Century Collins ancestor, undated series 7box 1folder 14

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