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  • Creator is exactly "George M. Sparks"

G1973-05_06_065-p181.pdf
This letter, in response to queries from the National Education Association of the United States, clarifies the number of students at the downtown division (about 2500 at the time) and the accommodations for the students, comprised solely of the…

G1973-05_06_065-p177-178.pdf
Apparently prompted by C.J. "Jay" Smith's remarks suggesting that there was little importance or even perhaps financial risk in acquiring the Bolling Jones Building, Sparks writes this letter to rather forcefully inform him of how financially sound…

G1973-05_06_065-p176.pdf
This letter concerns the placing of cotton deliveries, intended for building tenant Anderson-Clayton & Company, in the downstairs lobby or on the sidewalk in front of the Bolling Jones Building. Sparks is clearly agitated with the unsightly packages…

G1973-05_06_065-p175.pdf
This letter is written to Vaughan Howard, of the Georgia Industrial and Agricultural Development Board, one of the tenants of the adapted Ivy Street Garage. Sparks requests Howard pay for work done by Lloyd Preacher, Jr. to convert the garage's…

G1973-05_06_065-p174.pdf
This letter to the firm directing the Ivy Street Garage renovations requests three copies of the new ventilation plans as well as an architect's plan.

G1973-05_06_065-p161.pdf
Sparks clarifies his original December 4th letter to George A. Levy of Anderson, Clayton & Company, stating that he never threatened any legal action or consequences against the company. He however doubles down on his ultimatum, restating that the…

G1973-05_06_065-p158-160.pdf
George Sparks engages in threatening discourse with George Levy of Anderson-Clayton & Company, who rented space within the Bolling Jones Building for processing cotton. Concerned with the health and fire hazards imposed by the airborne cotton…

G1973-05_06_065-p157.pdf
Sparks writes this letter to a representative of the Railway Express Agency, one of the Bolling Jones Building's tenants, in hopes of assuaging fears of the school growing to crowd out office space. He further consoles the tenants by informing them…

G1973-05_06_065-p156.pdf
This letter from George M. Sparks to G. J. Dye is about the lack of heat in the Ivy Street Building and specifically the floors occupied Mr. Dye's company. The problem ended up being that the heat was turned off for Thanksgiving which cooled the…

G1973-05_06_065-p152-153.pdf
This letter is from Dr. George M. Sparks to Mr. Marion Smith, the Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
In the letter, Dr. Sparks is outlining the financial standing of the college in regards to the purchasing of a…

G1973-05_06_065-p149-150.pdf
In this letter from Director Sparks to the Tax Assessors and Receivers of Atlanta, he explains the error in regards to his ownership of a 1942 Ford. The address for the tag was incorrect in that it showed his business address instead of his personal…

G1973-05_06_065-p148.pdf
Dr. Sparks writes to Mr. John H. Landers in this letter to compliment and possibly recommend the work done by Lloyd Preacher and Associates who did a lot of the initial work on Kell Hall.

G1973-05_06_065-p141-147.pdf
This is a report written by Dr. Sparks for Acting-Chancellor Marion Smith of the University System of Georgia. It is regarding the enrollment of veterans and the affects it will have in the coming years. Dr. Sparks leads with this in order to make a…

G1973-05_06_065-p138-140.pdf
This letter is a progress report on the prospective work to be done on the Bolling Jones (Kell Hall) building. Dr. Sparks states what the $35,000 budget will go towards including the heating, air-circulation, electrical, and lab equipment for the…

G1973-05_06_065-p136-137.pdf
In this letter, Director Sparks writes to Mr. George A. Levy of Anderson, Clayton & Co. about a recently renovated state-owned building that Anderson, Clayton & Co. might be able to occupy. The reason Director Sparks is informing them of this is…

Ivy Street Garage and GSU at the end of WWII
This letter was written by George McIntosh Sparks, and intended to relate the budgeting projections for the purchase of land adjacent to the Ivy Street Garage. The letter was addressed to the Board of Regents and references the financial impact of…

Ivy Street Construction logistics
This letter is a record of correspondence between George M. Sparks and the Board of Regents, it explains ongoing delays with real estate improvements being made to university properties on Ivy Street. Sparks is explaining the circumstances behind his…

The Troops Come Home to Ivy Street
This is a letter to Colonel Ed Green from George M. Sparks requesting assistance with securing building materials for GSU land acquisitions from surplus Army construction. Sparks had established a working relationship the U.S. military based on a…

Progress Report on Ivy Street Garage Conversion
This correspondence is a progress report on the conversion of the Ivy Street Garage into a building for use by Georgia State University. The report details both the prices for the construction materials used and the place from which these materials…

Request for support for further land acquisition on Ivy Street
This letter is from George M. Sparks to Secretary Siebert of the Georgia Board of Regents. The letter outlines how student tuition will be leveraged to secure additional land to protect ongoing investment in the Ivy Street Garage building. Sparks…
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