The University of Georgia Press has established the new Bradley Hale Fund for Southern Studies. This fund will support the publication of a range of scholarly and general interest books in the areas of Southern history, culture, literature, food and foodways and more.
Support for the fund comes from the Sheffield Harrold Charitable Trust, headed by co-trustees Ellen Hale Jones and F. Sheffield Hale of Atlanta. The fund is named in memory of their father, Bradley Hale (1933-2011), a partner in the Atlanta law firm King and Spalding. Hale served as chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Atlanta History Center and as founding chair of the advisory board of the Georgia Historical Society. He was also a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and vice chair of Sweet Briar College.
The first title to be published in October with support from the Bradley Hale Fund is A Boy from Georgia: Coming of Age in a Segregated South by Hamilton Jordan and edited by Kathleen Jordan.