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John G. Newberry Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MC 74

Scope and Contents

Chief Newberry's wife, Eunice, probably compiled this small scrapbook of clippings and the related loose items and donated them to the Columbus College Archives.

It contains a small scrapbook of clippings, 1941-1949, and similar materials dealing with Newberry and his term as the Columbus, Georgia Chief of Police; a photograph of Judge Hubert Calhoun as a boy; an article about the John Frank Stringfellow murder case in which Chief Newberry was involved; and a photograph, brief biography, and obituary of Edmund Wesley Joines (1833-1900), who served as a Columbus policeman in the 1870s and 1880s. Joines was a Confederate veteran captured several times by Union forces after the Battle of Gettysburg.


  • 1900-1950s
  • Date materials were donated

Biographical / Historical

John G. Newberry (1893-1965) served in the Columbus Police Department from 1919 until 1953. During the latter years he was Chief.


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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States