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Blair Family Collection, 1914-1950

Identifier: SC-B-002

Content Description

The Blair Family Collection consists of scrapbooks, papers, and photographs pertaining mainly to the 1940s, while L.M. (Rip) Blair was mayor of Marietta, Georgia, and the Bell Aircraft Company was transforming the local economy and culture. The collection also includes a number of blueprints for public projects in Marietta and Fair Oaks from 1938 to 1941.


  • Creation: 1914-1950
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1940s


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person.

KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensative information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed.

Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.

Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.


Leon McKenzie "Rip" Blair served as mayor of Marietta from 1938 to 1947. He was significantly involved in the efforts to bring the Bell Aircraft plant and an airport to Marietta, and in infrastructural improvements to the city such as roads and public housing.


4 cubic feet (3 record cartons, 1 document case, 3 oversize flat boxes, 8 oversize folders)

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Custodial History

These papers were owned by Jack and Barbara Renshaw.

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Thomas Scott

Other Descriptive Information

Merchants and Farmers Bank, Marietta, Georgia, Minutes, Directors and Stockholders Meeting Book and the Ryman Motors Accounting Book were housed in the Bentley Rare Book Gallery until May 2013. On May 23, 2013, these volumes were transferred to the Archives and housed with the Blair collection.

Dr. Thomas Scott
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Revision Statements

  • 2017 August: updated by Armando Suarez
  • 2020 June: updated by Maggie Thomas

Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

1000 Chastain Road
MD 1704
Kennesaw GA 30144 GKJ