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Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection

Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection
Creator: Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1972
Language: English
Extent: 2.4 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms782
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in 1990. According to the 2000 U.S. census, Athens-Clarke County had a population of 101,489, making it Georgia's sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. Georgia's "Classic City" has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and landmarks, and its largely intact nineteenth-century townscape abuts the historic North Campus of UGA. Today Athens is the center for commerce and trade, health services, and cultural arts for all of northeast Georgia. The city struggles to maintain its distinctive sense of place in the face of rapid growth and development.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records of the Athens-Clarke County Charter Commission to formulate a workable charter for consolidation of city and county governments. The collection includes: correspondence, general material, minutes of charter commission, public hearings, vouchers, receipts, draft copies, preliminary organization material, audits, tax levies, newspaper and magazine articles and miscellaneous printed material. Note: The question of consolidation was defeated in a referendum on May 24, 1972.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection, ms782, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 2010 August 16.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) -- History.
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) -- Politics and government.
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission -- Public records
Audits.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
County government records.
Minutes (administrative records)
Municipal government records.
Receipts (financial records)
Vouchers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Correspondence
boxfolder
111967
12January-July, 1968
13August-December, 1968
141969
151970
161971
171972
18Undated
 
boxfolder
21Clarke Co. Commission-General material
 
22Minutes of Charter Commission, March 28, 1967-December 18, 1968
 
23Minutes of Charter Commission, March 31, 1971-March 31, 1972
 
24Public Hearings
 
25Charter Commission vouchers, September 27, 1967-September 26, 1968
 
26Charter Commission vouchers, May 3, 1967-February 2, 1969
 
27Misc. vouchers & receipts, 1967-1969
 
boxfolder
31Drafts of Charter Summaries
 
32Charter drafts, edited
 
33Charter "Field Draft"
 
34Charter, First draft-Black Notebook material
 
35Charter draft-William E. Hudson copies
 
36Charter drafts-Misc. alterations
 
boxfolder
41Costs and Service Study
 
42The Courts-Preliminary Study
 
43Fire Protection-Preliminary Study
 
44Health Services-Preliminary Study
 
45Legislative & Administrative-Preliminary Study
 
46Police Protection-Preliminary Study
 
47Recreation, Libraries, Parks-Preliminary Studies
 
48Schools-Preliminary Studies
 
49Water & Sewer Services-Preliminary Studies
 
410Tentative Organization
 
Audits
boxfolder
511957
521961
531967
 
Tax Levy
boxfolder
541957
551961
561966
 
57Press Releases
 
Newspaper Clippings
boxfolder
581968
591969
5101970
5111971
5121972
 
513Newspapers and Magazine clippings, undated
 
514Miscellaneous material
 
boxfolder
61Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Street Locator
 
62Bold View: Special Report-Two Years of Consolidated Government
 
63Charter of Augusta-Richmond County, Ga.
 
64Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn.
 
65The Community and the Univ. of Georgia
 
66A Guide for Charter Commissions
 
67Final Text of Proposed Charter of Government of Brunswick, Glynn County
 
68An Inventory of Governmental Services for Athens and Clarke County
 
69Perspective, Athens Banner-Herald & Daily News
 
610Survey of Current Operations, City of Athens, Ga., December, 1970
 
611Survey of Current Operations, City of Athens, Ga., December, 1971
 
612"What is Community Development?"
 
613Miscellaneous, printed material