Loretto Chappell Collection
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Loretto Chappell was born in Milledgeville, Georgia on November 11, 1895. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Harris Chappell. Dr. Chappell, her father, was the first president of Georgia Normal & Industrial College. She later attended school there and went on to obtain her master's degree from Richmond School of Social Work at William and Mary College. She held several jobs which included teaching, working with the Traveler's Aid in Detroit, Michigan for three years.
She returned to Georgia and worked for the Child Welfare Association of Fulton and DeKalb Counties. She also became the official Child Welfare Director for the state. Miss Chappell died of cardiac arrest on May 2, 1990. She was survived by her older sister, Cornelia Chappell, of Decatur, Georgia. Cornelia was a former professor at Young Harris College and died on May 3, 1990. Both Loretto and Cornelia Chappell are buried in Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Provenance and Arrangement
It is not known when this collections was donated. The collection spans 0.5 linear feet of material.
Scope and Content
The collection of Loretto Chappell contains a variety of information, including photos and correspondence between her and Gertrud Mahler, a German woman, from 1948 to 1966, as well as correspondence between Chappell and Catherine Thurston and Mil Lapsinova. The collection also contains information about Miss Chappell being suspected of affiliation with the Communist party by the state of Georgia in the early 1950s.
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