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Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. papers

Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. papers
Creator: Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc.
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2002
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3152
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. was organized as a non-profit organization in 1981 to protect, preserve and maintain the oldest cemetery in Athens, located on Jackson Street on the University of Georgia campus. The foundation was the result of community concern about a possible parking deck being built on the site as well as the lack of interest by the university in its maintenance. The goals of the Foundation were met and the control of such activities was returned to the university in 2002.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of the Foundation including minutes; members lists; publications; incorporations and agreements; photos and slides; newspaper clippings; descendants correspondence; and general information concerning cemeteries and artifacts.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. papers, ms3152, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agreements.
Articles of incorporation.
Artifacts.
Cemeteries -- Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records)
Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. -- Photographs
Old Athens Cemetery Foundation, Inc. -- Records and correspondence
Publications.
Slides (Photography).

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Correspondence and pre-incorporation activities, 1980
 
121981
 
13Incorporation materials
 
141982
 
15Materials including map and historical sketch of Old Athens Cemetery, 1983
 
16Materials including map and historical sketch of Old Athens Cemetery, 1984
 
171985-1986
 
181987
 
191988-1989
 
1101990-1999
 
1112000-2002
 
112Board of Regents agreements
 
113Photographs and slides
 
114Newspaper clippings
 
boxfolder
21Descendents correspondence
 
22Descendents correspondence
 
23Georgia laws regarding cemeteries
 
24Gravestone repair
 
25Membership lists
 
26Mary Bondurant Warren, Jackson Street Cemetery and a photocopy of A 1960 Survey of Old Town Cemetery, Jackson Street by R.N. Fickett, III, 1966
Includes two copies and a photocopy of Warren's book.
 
27Artifacts, 1966
Horeshoe, shell casing, and notary seal.