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University of Georgia Portraits Committee records

University of Georgia Portraits Committee records

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of Georgia Portraits Committee records
Creator: University of Georgia. Portrait Committee
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1985
Language(s): English
Extent: .5 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: UA11-057
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The UGA Board of Trustees established an art gallery in 1887 with the goal of receiving a portrait of every Trustee. These portraits were transferred to the Library in 1905. In the 1930s, the Permanent Committee on Memorials of the Alumni Society began documenting memorials across campus. Later the University established the Committee on Gifts and Memorials. The University Portrait Committee, originally run by the Art Department and later the Library, was responsible for the inventory and management of portraits across campus.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence and inventories related to portraits, busts, and memorials at the University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia Portraits Committee records, UA11-057, University Archives, University of Georgia

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Memorials -- Georgia -- Athens.
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4Inventories and Correspondence
21-3Inventories and Correspondence