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1 Title:   The Empire State broadside collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia Power Company  
  Dates:   1922-1931  
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This collection consists of 194 broadsides regarding "The Empire State" Advertising campaign of the Georgia Power company. The broadsides advertise and celebrate Georgia's history and current economy. The broadslides include statements of economic or historical facts about Georgia. The format of the broadsides does not vary much from 1921 to 1931, but the slogans change every advertisement on a weekly basis. Broadsides #1-26 (1922) focus on economic statistics from 1921 and Georgian history and attractions. An example would be: "Romance of Tallulah / Five men operate the 108,000 horse power Tallulah power house / From this station, light, heat, and power are furnished 51 cities and towns in 25 counties of Georgia with a population of 750,000." Broadsides #27-57 (1923) focus on economic statistics from 1922 and Georgian history and attractions. Example: "Georgia Leads in U.S. Navy / In 1922, Georgia led the Nation in furnishing her native born sons to the sea forces of this country." Broadsides #58-85 (1924) focus on economic statistics from 1923 and Georgian historical figures. Example: "Georgia Clay / More than $7,000,000 is brought into this State annually from the sale of commercial articles manufactured from Georgia clay." Broadsides #86-101 (1925) focus on economic statistics from 1924 and Georgian history, places, people, and crops. Example: "Selling Cane Syrup to the World / Cairo, Ga., is the largest producing shipping point for pure cane syrup in America. In 1924 Georgia produced 3,796,875 gallons." Broadsides #102-125 (1926) focus on economic statistics from 1925 and Georgian history, places, people, and crops. Example: "A Steamboat operated on the Savannah River 17 years before Fulton launched his 'Clermont' on the Hudson in N.Y." Broadsides #126-142 (1927) focus on economic statistics from 1926, Georgian people (famous, military, etc), and Georgian places and crops. Example: "Wintering in Georgia / Ideal climatic conditions, magnificient hotels, golf courses, bathing facilities, and other attractions combine to make Central and South Georgia among the most popular winter resorts of the country." Broadsides # 143-159 (1928) focus on economic statistics from 1926 and 1927 and historical quotations about Georgia. Example: "Georgia's major farm products for 1927 were valued at $250, 685,000, an increase of more than 18 per cent over 1926. Georgia's crop values for 1927 ranked fifteenth in the United States." Broadsides # 160-177 (1929) focus on economic statistics from 1928, Georgia history, current Georgian attractions, and historical quotations about Georgia and its crops. Example: "King Cotton / Georgia's 1,020,000 bale cotton crop for 1928 is valued at $100,000,000. A large part of it will be made into cloth and tire fabric in Georgia mills." Broadsides #178-188 (1930) focus on economic statistics from 1929 and early Georgian history. Example: "Georgia Agriculture / The total value of Georgia's farm products was $262, 254,000 in 1929, an increase of $29,000,000 over the total of the previous year." Broadsides # 189-193 (1931) focus on 18th century Georgian history. Example: "Georgia's Last Trustees / The trustees of Georgia held their last meeting April 19, 1752, and Georgia came under direct control of Great Britain. Only six of the original 72 trustees were then living." Broadsides #194-196 (misc undated) contain three broadsides that refer to Atlanta attractions, such as Druid Hills and Georgia Tech.
 
  Identifier:   ms2723  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Athens Historical Society papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Athens Historical Society  
  Dates:   1897-1979  
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The collection consists of files and plaques, including the minutes of the meetings and documentation of events and projects undertaken by the Athens Historical Society. Included are photographs, and papers belonging to Sarah H. Moss.
 
  Identifier:   ms2005  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Collection of miscellaneous Georgia documents  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Abrams, Harvey Dan  
  Dates:   1818-1977  
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The collection consists of autographs, indentures, correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, receipts, legal documents, leases, and some photographs. The collection also includes several court documents issued in the counties of Lawrence, Mobile, and Marion, Alabama; correspondence from political figures; and papers collected from other cities in the United States, located in Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Some notable correspondents and mentioned names include Lionel Barrymore, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas R. Marshall, William Harman Black, William Harman Black, Sam Nunn, Adlai E. Stevenson, and Dr. Joyce Brothers.
 
  Identifier:   ms2051  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   George Abney scrapbooks  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Abney, George M., 1930-2002  
  Dates:   1930-2002  
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The collection consists of two scrapbooks, one concerning Georgia in general and one on the Atlanta area in particular. Both books contain newspaper clippings and reproduced photographs. They both seem to herald from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Both scrapbooks contain information from the 1939-1940 time period about the Civil War. Book 1 focuses on Georgia and numerous places within the state. It was badly deteriorated so it was dismantled and placed into two oversized folders within Oversized Box 1. The 107 pages of the scrapbook have persisted into its deconstructed form. Some of these are images drawn by George Abney, and a good number of others are newspaper articles about events and places in Georgia. Several seem to overlap with items found in Book 2. Book 2 concentrates on Atlanta and Georgia materials. It is fully intact and in good condition. The clippings date from 1939 to 1940. Most focus on Atlanta and its commercial and residential areas. However, a good number are about other parts of Atlanta, such as vacations to parks, restored forts, the tornado that touched down in Albany, and many rural areas where farming was the main feature (cotton, tobacco, turpentine, and apples are the most prominent crops). Likewise, logging, mining and corn-shucking appear in the scrapbook. Images and articles about local entertainment and shopping are included. Several debutants and the Gone with the Wind Premier also feature in this scrapbook. The rotograuvure set contains some pictures of World War II, a few of World War I, some clippings on Thomas Watson, and also some of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's visit to the University of Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms187  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   George Wymberley Jones De Renne family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   University of Pennsylvania  
  Dates:   1735-1916  
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The collection consists of miscellaneous documents, receipts, accounts, legal papers, and other materials related to the De Renne family, especially Noble Jones and George Wymberley Jones. Selections from this collection include: Land grant to Noble Jones, 9 December 1756, issued by Governor John Reynolds; Inventory and appraisal of property of Noble W. Jones, Jefferson County, 1819; Indenture, Noble W. Jones - George [Wymberley] Jones, 20 July 1796; and, Diploma, Doctorem in Arte Medica, University of Pennsylvania to G. Wymberley Jones, 8 April 1848.
 
  Identifier:   ms1064a  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   John M. Phillips family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Phillips family  
  Dates:   1857-1949  
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The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, financial papers, diaries, deeds, genealogies, certificates, and other materials related to John M. Phillips, the Phillips family, the Acree family, and the Isbell family.
 
  Identifier:   ms3178  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   Boyd family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mattox, Mary E. Turner, 1828-1903  
  Dates:   1810-1986  
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This collection contains Anne Boyd's genealogical notes on the Boyd family as well as letters, postcards, deeds, receipts, and photographs of related families in Georgia during the 19th and 20th centuries. The bulk of this collection contains the papers of Minnie Branham Stonestreet, a writer for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers' Project during the Great Depression. It includes her notes and drafts for a guidebook of Washington, Georgia; oral histories; and some notes on her work as a genealogist. Also of note are the papers of Luke and Eliza Turner, parents of Mary Mattox. Luke Turner served as a state representative of Wilkes County from 1838-1839.
 
  Identifier:   ms4296  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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