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Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) photographs

Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) photographs
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1900
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2668
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Lucy Cobb Institute was a secondary school for young women in Athens, was founded in 1859 by Thomas R.R. Cobb, a prominent lawyer and proslavery writer. Cobb had hoped that his young daughter Lucy would attend the new school, but she died before it opened, and the institute's board of directors named the institute in her honor. For more information, see the article Lucy Cobb Institute in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

In 1880, shortly after Mildred Rutherford became principal of the Lucy Cobb Institute, she recognized the need for a chapel for the religious services of the school, and initiated a fund-raising campaign. Nellie Stovall wrote to George I. Seney, who had given to both Emory University and Wesleyan College, to which he contributed a significant amount. The cornerstone of the Seney-Stovall Chapel was laid in May 1882. The chapel was used for graduation exercises, as a recital hall, for lectures, plays, pageants, concerts and cultural events of all sorts.

-- The Carl Vinson Institute of Government website (Retrieved July 14, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two photographs, one of the Lucy Cobb Institute Building and one of the Seney-Stovall Chapel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) photographs, ms2668, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Subject Terms

Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Seney-Stovall Chapel (Athens, Ga.)

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