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First Presbyterian Church (Athens, Ga.) records

First Presbyterian Church (Athens, Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: First Presbyterian Church (Athens, Ga.) records
Creator: First Presbyterian Church (Athens, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1997
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3151
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and records of First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Georgia, from 1907-1997. Several letters are from members of the armed forces, their families, chaplains and pastors during World War II. Photographs depict missionaries, church members, and the church building. Church records include inventories, bulletins, various resolutions and memorials.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

First Presbyterian Church (Athens, Ga.) records, ms3151, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Church buildings -- Georgia.
Church bulletins.
Church records.
Missionaries -- Georgia.
Presbyterians -- Georgia.
Records (documents)
Resolutions (administrative records)
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. World War II Correspondence and Related Material


Correspondence, 1941-1942 August

12Correspondence, 1942 September-December
13Correspondence, 1943 January-August
14Correspondence, 1943 September-November
15Correspondence, 1943
16Correspondence, 1944 January-August
17Correspondence, 1944 September-December
21Correspondence, 1945 January-May
22Correspondence, 1945 June-December
24Log of church activities regarding servicemen; Lists of soldier's addresses, record of church activities in their behalf , 1942-1944
25Inventory of church vault; Margaret Prescott Montague poem To the Fighting Men, 1942, 1967

2. Church Scrapbooks and History

26Church scrapbook (disbound), 1911-1949
Church scrapbook; Photographs of missionaries: The Swineharts and Mrs. H.C. Ostrom; Bulletins; Bible School picture; University Class; Appreciation of W.D. Hooper; Program of Progress committee minutes; Georgia Synodical Training School picture; Photographs of John Roark, Martha Stone and Chaplain W.R. Floyd, Interior and exterior of church building
27Church scrapbook (disbound), 1907-1955
Church scrapbook; Photographs: family night suppers, Sunday school classes, meetings; Dr. Eugene L. Hill information-pastor; Article on new organ; Memorial for Sarah Frances Marshall Ramsey (Mrs. Harmon B.); Resolution of Dr. Harmon B. Ramsey
28Church scrapbook (disbound), 1963-1997
Hill memorial tablet; Photographs: groundbreaking ceremony, Earl Roberts Family, Forward Step banquet, building committee, floor plans, family night, Haiti mission trip; Newsclips; Mrs. A.S. Isom letter; Theodore C. Santana letter
29Photocopies of various church publications
Photocopies of Sesqui-centennial book of church history; Memorial Day observance honoring gold star veterans on 50th Anniversary of end of WWII with list of veterans; Script for slide presentation based on armed services letters