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.
This much-anthologized meditation follows Dillard and her husband as they drive to a mountaintop in Washington to witness a total eclipse — that rare event when the sun becomes entirely obscured, turning day briefly into night. Dillard's rendering of this experience showcases her enviable abilities to both observe and describe. It's collected in
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.
Donald Trump reminds me of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace and a message of hate designed to create a fearful electorate that sees him as their personal savior.
Then President Atterbury launched his greatest project - electrification of the Pennsy - completed last month from New York to Philadelphia, last week on down to Wilmington, soon to Baltimore and Washington.
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.
Wallace, who served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as governor, was a little man with little ideas; Trump is bigger but still has the same small ideas pursuing a racial platform.
George Wallace was a significant artist, and although he was somewhat indifferent to commercial success in the contemporary art world he deserves a larger audience, as his work is about us all. He was a great observer of life, he loved people, and he speaks to us of the human condition. We see ourselves with all our struggles, loves and spiritual desire. At times this is hard to look at, as the dark places in our lives often are, and in his art we bear witness to the tragic and often painful mysteries of the world we inhabit. Though he could make fun of society's pretences as in his later satirical work (look at the monotypes of businessmen and lovers, and the bronze heads of commedia dell'arte characters), what he is telling us is not what fools we are, but how human we are in our weaknesses, not heroes just our everyday selves!
This site is designed to present the life and works of George Wallace sculptor, printmaker, painter and teacher. It is an ongoing project cataloguing a large body of work that spans over 70 years. There are invariably gaps and omissions in the work selected, but we hope that he is honestly represented here. We also hope that this site helps raise awareness of George Wallace's work, but most importantly that viewers find something of value in his art.
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.