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Athens Historical Society papers

Athens Historical Society papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Historical Society papers
Creator: Athens Historical Society
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2023
Language(s): English
Extent: 11.5 Linear Feet 9 boxes and 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2306
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Athens Historical Society, founded in 1959, promotes and stimulates public interest in and appreciation of the history of Athens and Clarke County through preparing, editing, and publishing historical research descriptive and sponsoring programs and activities of historical interest.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, speeches, newspaper articles, maps, photos, and indenture, and a cemetery survey that chronicle Athens history. University history is recorded in newspaper articles and some letters and Georgia history in speeches, newspaper articles, and brochures. Athens Historical Society (AHS) history is recorded in minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and speeches. AHS internal papers include directories, membership rolls, Constitution and by-laws, rosters, news releases, and a paper entitled The First Twenty Years: A Brief History of the Athens Historical Society. The collection also has the papers, scripts, and newspaper clippings concerning the AHS produced video The Presence of the Past: Historic Houses of Athens, Georgia. See also the typescripts of the full soundtrack of the video Reminiscences of Old Athens. Later additions to the collection include financial papers, Athens Historical Society Papers Volume II, and material regarding the "Vanishing Athens" project, Crampton's Gap project, Clarke County Cemeteries project, and Ellis Merton Coulter birthday commemoration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens Historical Society Papers, ms2306, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

General Notes

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- History.
Athens (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Athens Historical Society -- Directories
Cemeteries -- Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Membership lists.
University of Georgia -- History--Sources

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative

Includes photostats of four 1820 and 1821 letters, one written by Dr. Waddell, and the others concern Elijah Clark Mounger, grandson of General Elijah Clarke, an 1857 Indenture between Charles M. Reese, and C.W. and H.R.J. Long, an 1857 Agreement between Thomas R.R. Cobb and C.W. and H.R.J. Long, a survey and blueprint of Jackson Street Cemetery, Natalie Bocock's "Names of Early Athens Streets," and various newspaper articles.
11Minutes, 1960-1963
12Newsletters and minutes, 1961-1964
13-6Minutes, 1965-1984
17Minutes, 1994-2012
18-9Board meeting agendas, minutes, meeting reports and handouts, 2013-2018
110Constitution and Bylaws revision, 2015
111Administrative Assistant position, 2001-2002
112Insurance for events, 2005-2007
113Archive agreement-Hargrett Library, 1996
114Athens-Clarke Public Library and Heritage Room support and affiliations, 1994-2005
115Affiliate chapter status, 1996, 2010
116Inherit Georgia Partnership, 2018
117Support of community, 2001-2009
118First Athens Historical Society newsclipping and a brief history of the Athens Historical Society, 1899, 1980
119Oconee Street School-National Historic Register Initiative, 2018
120Preservation of Old Athens Cemetery, 1980
121Local non Athens Historical Society history events, 1907-2011
122Reference queries from the public, 2016-2017
123Agenda for meetings of Board of Directors, officers and minutes, 2019
124Calendar, 2019
125-26Internal papers, 1960-1979
21-2Internal papers, 1980-1989
823Membership, Officers, 1960-1963, 1984-1994
824Minutes and agendas, 1989-1993

2. Membership

23Membership materials and renewal solicitations, 2013-2014
24Members survey, 2015
25Directory (also includes 1981 information), 1982-1984
26Directory, 1985-1987
27Directory, 1988-1990
28Directory, 1990-1992
29Directory, 1992-1993
210Directory, 1994-1999
211Directory, 2000-2012
212Membership card record journal, 1963-1971

3. Financial

213Business correspondence, 1963-1986
214Business advertisements, 1962
215-17Business bank statements, 1968-1979
218Business bills, receipts, 1969-1971
219Business ledgers, 1960-1980
31-4Financial papers, 1968, 1991-1993
35-6Tax-exempt status application and papers, 1988-1989
38Tax-exempt status provisional granting by IRS, 1989
37Copyright-City of Athens map, 1975
38Important financial papers, 1989-1990
39Miscellaneous papers (includes R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation), 1992
310-11Miscellaneous papers, 2006-2010
312Bills and invoices to Athens Historical Society, 2009-2013
313Bills and invoices from Athens Historical Society, 2009-2013
314Treasurer's responsibilities and correspondence, 1994-2011
315Financial reports, 1994-2018
316Banking documents, 2006-2007
317Tax documents, 2002-2008
318Financial documents and related correspondence, 2000-2001
319-20Monthly account statements and minor invoices, 2002-2007
321Cash flow, 2018-2019
41-3Financial documents, 1998-2009
44-8Financial documents, 1994-2009
825-28Financial papers, 1976, 1984, 1987-1990

4. Correspondence

49-16Correspondence, 1970-1988
51-6Correspondence, 1989-1994
829-31Correspondence , 1967-1969
832-35Correspondence, 1962-1965
836Correspondence, 2013-2018
9Records, 2015-2023

5. Printed materials, memorials and photographs

57Publications-inventories, discussions, general correspondence and volume one of papers, 2007, 2018
58Papers (volume 1), paste up copies and photographs, 1964, 2007
59Athens Historian-printing and images use permissions from Hargrett, 2000-2008
510Athens Historian-Dr. Gayther Plummer dispute, 2004-2005
511Map (1874) history, copyright-paperwork, 2014
512Remembering Athens-Susan Frances Tate-paperwork, 1996
513-17Newsletters, 1976-1994
518Field trip to Elberton, 1981
519Miscellaneous newletters and pamplets, 1967-1986
520Printed materials, 1988-1989
521Athens history, 1969-1985
522University of Georgia history, 1924-1984
523Julia Pope Moss papers, undated
524Dr. William Lorenzo Moss, 1981-1983
525Miscellaneous Georgia history, circa 1960s-1970s
526Athens history, 1802-1916
527News clipping, 1963-1989
61Papers (volume 2), 1979
62Guest book, 1960s
63Guest books, circa 1970s-1980s
65-6Newspaper clips, 1965-1971
67Articles, 1967-1971
68The first twenty years, circa 1960s-1970s
69Newsletters, 1961-1972
610Copyrights and incorporation papers, 1964-1984
611Speeches given , 1960-1979
612Ellis Merton Coulter Birthday commemorations, 1980, 1990
613"Presence of the past" premiere material, 1987
614Susan Frances Barrow Tate Fund-reception, 1988
615"Vanishing Athens" Project, 1989-1990
616Crampton's Gap Project (includes correspondence), 1992
617Crampton's Gap Project-Maryland, 1992
618Crampton's Gap Project-Athens (includes photographs), 1993
619Crampton's Gap Project-Macon, 1994
620Crampton's Gap Project research material, circa 1800s
621Clarke County Cemeteries Project (includes slides), 1991
622Oconee Hill Cemetery Project worksheets, 1960-1963
71"These men she gave" (includes appendices and notes), 1800s, 1963
72Newsletters, 1994-2018
73Clarke County cemeteries, 1997-1998
74Athens Treasures Project, 2001
75"Postcard history of Athens, Georgia"-Gary Doster, 2002
76"History and people of St. Luke AME Church"-Ruth Roberson Hughes, 2007
77"Oconee Hill Cemetery"-Charlotte Marshall, 2009
78Athens Historical Society website-Permission to use Hargrett images, 2014
79Agreement with Hargrett to use historic images, 2015
710Notecards- University of Georgia lithograph (1850s) and Cooke's View from Carr's Hill (1845), 2015
711"Putting on the blue" by Al Hester, 2015-2016
712Map reproductions-productions notes and package insert texts (Steven Brown), 2016-2017
713"A story untold" by Michael Thurmond-prepublication, 2018
714"Presence of the past: historic houses of Athens, Georgia", 1987
715"Presence of the past"-remastering from VHS to DVD (information), 2007-2009
716"Presence of the past"-DVD reissue (information), 2014
717Crampton's Gap marker, 1994
718World War II participant markers, 1994-2001
719Ben Epps statue and text, 2010
720Original University of Georgia Botanical Garden marker, 2013
721Reconstruction Athens-republishing Robert Gamble's thesis, 2018
722Newsclippings, 1961-1964
723Exhibition of antiques, 1963
724Papers of Athens Historical Society (volume 1), 1962-1963
725"The presense of the past: historical houses of Athens, Georgia", 1987
726"Presence of the past" records (includes photographs), 1987
727"Reminiscences of old Athens", 1987
728Miscellaneous Athens Historical information, 1987
729Susan Frances Barrow Tate Fund, 1988
730"Honoring Athens architectural past 1800-1942: exhibition catalog", 2019
731Old Athens Cemetery-brochure, 2009
732Augustus Longstreet Hull Award (flyer), 2018 January
733Miscellaneous maps and photocopies (includes photographs), circa 1960s-1990s
734Photographs of Athens Historical Society meeting, 1990
735Photographs of historic houses and structures of Athens, undated
736News clippings, 1973-1983
81Hull Award planning, undated
82First Hull Award, 2015
83Second Hull Award-Patricia Cooper, 2015
84Third Hull Award-Mary Bondurant Warren (includes annual meeting remarks on 2016 by President Janet Patterson), 2017
85Fourth Hull Award-Charlotte Thomas Marshall, 2018
86Fifth Hull Award-Gary Lafayette Doster, 2019
87Athens Historical Society programs and parties, 1994-2018
88Video/media production of programs, 2007-2009
89"New light on Old Athens"-Charlotte Thomas Marshall, 1988
810E. Merton Coulter Centennial-Dr. Lester Stephens and Dr. Horace Montgomery, 1990
811REM program, 2007
812Revolutionary Ramble-Bill Moffat, 2014
813"Athens by leaps and bounds: development of Athens shown in historic maps 1793-1946"-Mary Linnemann and Steven Brown, 2015
814Georgia Brick Company Ramble and Lecture-Beth Whitlock and Steven Brown, 2017
815"Yesterday's vision: Athens City Master Plan of 1925"-Beth Whitlock and Steven Brown , 2018
816Athens Treasures Exhibit, 2000
817Co-sponsored programs, 1994, 2013
818Slides, undated
819Vanishing Athens Project, 1989-1990
820"The Athens stroller"-newsletter, 2019
821"Michael L. Thurmond Black History Bowl lecture and celebration" (flyer), 2019 March 2
822"Black History Celebration" and Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series (program), 2019 March 2
837Family photos, 1908-1953
838The Athens Mutual Insurance Company of Athens, Georgia building form, 1908
11-3"50th Anniversary of Athens Historical Society" (three banners), 2009
11"To lasso the clouds: the beginning of aviation in Georgia" (poster), undated