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City of Athens reports

City of Athens reports

Descriptive Summary

Title: City of Athens reports
Creator: Athens (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1890-1938
Language: English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms31
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. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in the late 1980s. 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. 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.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of several reports from Athens, Georgia city government from the late 19th century to nearly the mid-20th century. Items such as Bond Commission reports, Sewer Committee reports, and financial statements are included.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

City of Athens reports, ms31, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Items pulled from various University Archives collections and two publications donated by Lauren Goldsmith.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Administrative agencies -- Georgia -- Athens -- History.
Athens (Ga.) -- Politics and government -- History.
Financial statements.
Local budgets -- Georgia -- Athens -- History.
Local government -- Georgia -- Athens -- History.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Athens City Engineers Office Collection, ms2607; Athens, City Hall plans, ms2401; City records, 1860-1870, ms1633; Records of the Athens-Clarke County Charter Commission, ms782; Athens-Clarke County Consolidation papers, 1981, ms2106; Athens, GA Municipal Government papers, 1929 and undated, ms2206; Athens, GA Office of the City Engineer papers, 1891-1976, ms2607;

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Water Works Report, 1892-1894
12Financial Reports, 1909, 1913
13Financial Statement, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1915
14Tax Ordinance
15Report of the Treasurer, 1905, 1906
16Snelling, Charles N. Athens Street Committee Minutes, 1906 January-July
17Bond Commission Reports (incomplete), 1919-1927
18Bond Commission Reports, 1928-1931
19Bond Commission Reports, 1932-1938
110Committee of Finance, Minutes, 1907-1908
111Sewer Committee, 1890-1891
112Water Works Meter Ledger, 1893-1894