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Loretto Chappell correspondence, 1948-1987

Scope and Content

The Loretto Chappell correspondence is 0.5 cubic feet and contains a letters between Chappell and Gertrud Mahler, a German woman, from 1948 to 1966, as well as correspondence with Catherine Thurston and Mil Lapsinova and photographs. An additional folder of clippings from the Union-Recorder and the Atlanta Constitution discuss the controversy surrounding Chappell's tenure at the Georgia State Department of Welfare. Representative Bush Sims publicly criticized Chappell's handling of the Children's division and accused her of ties to the Communist Party of America in 1951. Most of the editorials defend Chappell.