Stone Mountain Project
- Editorial by the Honorable John Temple
- In this stirring 1914 editorial, Graves, the editor of the New York American,
galvanizes popular support for a Confederate monument at Stone Mountain. Printed in the
- Johnson, Gerald W., The
- Account of Gutzon Borglum's dealings with the Stone
Mountain Memorial Association, discussing the circumstances surrounding his
dismissal as head sculptor.
- Lee Reader
- Representative clips from
writings by and about General Lee that highlight his exemplary character and penultimate status
in Southern mythology.
- Davis Reader
- Series of essays exploring the
incredible range of feelings, hostile and flattering, about the Confederate President.
- Carroll, Armond, Invocation on the Dedication of the
Mountain, May 20th, 1916
- Stirring poem celebrating the plans to memorialize
Gen. Lee on Stone Mountain.
- 1969 Press Release
This early press release documents the transition towards commoditization. The documents
celebrate the park's growing diversity but still give the carving central treatment.
- 1994 Press Release
Six different documents describing park events, attractions, and history - from the park's point of
- 1959 Master Plan
- Comprehensive plans for
park development, modenization, and diversification. Includes statements of purpose, sketches
of proposed venues, and financial analysis.
- Handbook of Information
- This brief
pamphlet describes in detail Gutzon Borglum's vision for the memorial--a larger than life and
thoroughly hyperbolic model that included over 750 soldiers.
- An American Monument to Surpass the
- When Augustus Lukeman took over the role of chief carver in 1925, he
made some substantial additions to Borglum's plan. Even more ambitious than his predecessor,
Lukeman proposed a giant reflecting pool, a Memorial Hall carved into the mountain, and
- A Developmental Concept for Stone Mountain
- Prepared by University of Georgia students, this document suggests
a plan for park development that balances new attractions with the centrality of the
- "Shame and Disgrace": Editorial in the Atlanta
- The editorial board wrote this scathing editorial on May 9, 1970, complaining
about Spiro Agnew's role as keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony.
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