Guide to the Mike Greer Papers,

Record Group 060

Date Span:  1917-2005

Extent
8 File Folders

Biographical Sketch:  Mr. Greer grew up in Slocomb, AL, and served in the US Navy in the mid 1950s. He worked as an airplane mechanic and retired from a career in glass manufacturing to return to Midland City, AL, where he opened a construction company. He writes items on local history for the Slocomb Town Crier, the Hartford News, and the Slocomb Reaper-Ledger, as well as letters to the editor of local newspapers.

Mr. Greer's father served in the US Army in World War I, then returned to Geneva County, AL, where he worked in the lumber industry.

Scope / Content Note:  Contains 10 scanned images of Levi Washington Greer in WWI, Mike Greer as US sailor in mid 1950s, and various images of L.W. Greer operating his lumber business. Also contains various articles and letters published in local newspapers by Mike Greer, mostly on local historical subjects.

Organization / Arrangement:  Organized into 2 series: 1. Photographs; 2. Articles.

Restrictions:  Pending Donor Agreement

Date processed:   Ongoing
Processed By:
MTO

INVENTORY

Series 1:  Photographs, 1917-ca. 1954-55:  Service portrait of Levi Washington Greer, informal snapshot of Mike Greer as a sailor, and 6 images of L. W. Greer's work as a logger and sawyer in Geneva County, Alabama.

  060-05-1205-CD-001--Military Portrait of Levi Washington Greer in his American Expeditionary Force Uniform, ca. 1917, with cardboard frame.
  060-05-1205-CD-002--Close up of military portrait of Levi Washington Greer.  See 060-05-1205-Img-001
  060-05-1205-CD-003--Mike Greer as a sailor in the US Navy pictured with his parents, Levi Washington Greer and <Mother's Name> at the family home in Slocomb, Alabama.  ca. 1950s.
  060-05-1205-CD-004--L. W. Greer rides a logging skid he constructed from a World War I US Army artillery caisson.  Date unknown.
  060-05-1205-CD-005--L. W. Greer rides a logging skid he constructed from a World War I US Army artillery caisson.  Date unknown.
  060-05-1205-CD-006--Unidentified man stands with oxen team used to pull logging skids in L. W. Greer's logging and lumbering operation.  Date unknown.
  060-05-1205-CD-007--L. W. Greer stands beside engine that ran his portable ("Peckerwood") sawmill.  ca. 1954-55.
  060-05-1205-CD-008--Feeder end of L. W. Greer's peckerwood sawmill.
  060-05-1205-CD-009--L. W. Greer (center) poses with crew operating his peckerwood sawmill.  Jugs on the ground held gasoline for the engine, not moonshine for the sawyers.  ca. 1954-55.
  060-05-1205-CD-010--Long view of "Peckerwood" sawmill and other logging tools of the mid-20th century.
  060-05-1205-CD-011--Long view of "Peckerwood" sawmill and other logging tools of the mid-20th century.
  060-05-1205-CD-012--L. W. Greer stands with logs.  Place and date unknown.
  060-05-1205-CD-013--L. W. Greer stands with logs.  Place and date unknown.


Series 2: Articles, ca. 2005--Mike Greer's articles about the history of Geneva County and his letters to the editors are published by local newspapers.

File I.D.   File Label
060 05-1205 001 001   "Energy Conservation" - pub. America Online - 2006
060 05-1205 001 002   "Letter to the Editor - Slocomb Log Roll" - [Geneva] Reaper, Ledger, News-Herald - 7/27/2005 [incl. poem "When Pop rode the goat" by W.D.Rowland]
060 05-1205 001 003   "Letter to the Editor" - Slocomb Town Crier - n.d.
060 05-1205 001 004   "Remember When - Airshow in Slocomb" - [Geneva] Reaper, Ledger, News Herald - Sept. 12, 2005
060 05-1205 001 005   "Remember When - [Slocomb Sawmills]" - Hartford Herald - Nov. 30, 2005
060 05-1205 001 006   "Tribute to Ernest Davis" - n.d.


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