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Jo Beth Garrard photographs, 1915-1976 (VIS 95)

Josephine “Jo Beth” Cornelia Elizibeth Apperson (1909 - ) was the daughter of Mr. Lawrence Apperson and Mrs Caroline Middlebrooks of Atlanta. She is of the tenth generation of the Middlebrooks family (who founded the Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia). Her maternal grandfather served the confederacy as a surgeon in the 17th Georgia Infantry.  Jo Beth Apperson graduated from the Washington Seminary in 1928 with both her graduation diploma and a certificate in the Harp.  She played her harp for many social events and charities, and as a guest for the Atlanta Symphony.  This collection consists of images of Jo Beth Apperson, as a child, at recitals, and in promotional portriats. Also included are photographs of her family, and three images of violinist James De La Fuente.

The Jo Beth Garrard photographs contain 25 black and white photographic prints, 22 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.

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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.