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John M. Martin papers

Identifier: MS-0032

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a variety of brochures, conference programs, correspondence, memos, newsletters, notices, programs, reports, and speech notes.


  • 1952-1976


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

John Milton Martin was born to Samuel Ulysses Martin and Brazora Missouri (Calhoun) Martin on June 24, 1925. He graduated from Ohatchee, Alabama, High School, received a B.S. and a B.A. degree from Jacksonville State University, a M.A. degree in History from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina.

Martin taught at the University of Alabama Center in Gadsden and at Tennessee Wesleyan, where he became chair of the Social Science Division, before coming to West Georgia College. In 1957 West Georgia College became a four-year institution and Dr. Martin came to Carrollton as the chairman of the Social Science Division, eventually becoming Dean of the Graduate School and later Vice-President and Dean of Academic Affairs, retiring in 1977. He received the first honorary alumnus award given by West Georgia College and later the Distinguished Service Award. The college yearbook was dedicated to him in 1961.

Dr. Martin was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton. He was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He served on the Board of Tanner Medical Center Hospital Authority and several other boards and committees. He died January 15, 1993. A scholarship in his memory was established for students based on their academic performance and financial need.


0.21 Linear feet (1 box)




Papers of Dr. John M. Martin, a faculty member at West Georgia College from 1957 to 1977.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Processing Information note

Processed by Sara Berry in 2010 and Candice Larson in 2016.
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States