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Elberton Granite Association collection

Elberton Granite Association collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elberton Granite Association collection
Creator: Elberton Granite Association (Elberton, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1924-1926, 1959-2004
Bulk Dates: 1960-2000
Language(s): English
Extent: 15 Linear Feet 18 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms3361
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Elberton Granite Association was founded in 1951 and is the largest trade association of granite quarriers and manufacturers in the United States. More than 150 firms are represented by the Elberton Granite Association, Inc.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs which depict all aspects of the granite industry. Included are numerous images of quarries as well as internal and external views of granite finishing plants and companies. There are also photographs of granite products (buildings, monuments, memorials), conferences, conventions, tours, views of Elberton and the surrounding area, and also several photographs of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Besides the 17 boxes of photographs there are also three boxes of negatives and one box of slides. Also in the collection are a few diplomas and grade sheets (1924-1926) which belonged to Ambrosini Dante.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elberton Granite Association collection, ms3361, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 April 15.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Elberton (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Elberton Granite Association (Elberton, Ga.)
Elberton Granite Association (Elberton, Ga.) -- Records and correspondence
Georgia Center for Continuing Education -- Photographs
Granite industry and trade -- Societies, etc.
Granite industry and trade -- United States -- Photographs.
Negatives (photographs)
Quarries and quarrying -- United States -- Photographs.
Slides (Photography).

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Photographs

11Aerial views: Plants, quarries, & Elberton, ca. late 1950s-early 60s
12Award presentations, etc.
13Banquet, 1976
15Board of Trustees
16Breaking Away (television show)
17Brown, Paul
18Carter, Jimmy
Companies/Plants (by name)
21Allen and National Granite Companies
22Anderson Trucking Service
23Apex Granite Co.
24Athens Marble and Granite Co.
25Atlas Granite Co.
26Brown Transport Corp.
27Century Granite Co.
28Coggins Granite and Marble Industries, Inc.
29Comet Granite Co.
210Comolli Granite Co.
211Dixie Granite Co.
212Eagle Granite Co.
213Elberton Granite Finishing Co.
214George T. Oglesby Granite Co.
215Georgia Granite Co.
216Georgia Marble Co.
217Granite Sales and Supply Corp.
218Harmony Blue Granite Co.
219Harper Motor Lines
220Landmark Granite Co.
221Lexington Blue Granite Co.
222Mercury Motor Express, Inc
223Puritan Granite Co.
224Quality Monument Sales, Inc.
225Quality Sand Blast and Granite Co.
226Republic Granite Co.
227Ross L. Brown Granite Co.
228Scales Granite Co.
229Southeastern Granite Co.
230Southern Granite Co.
231Star Granite Co.
232Superior Granite Co.
233Supreme Granite Co.
234Universal Memorial Co.
235Vickery Brothers Granite Co.
236Welch and Worley Granite Co.
237Worley Brothers Granite Co.
238Worley Monument Co.
239Unidentified companies
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
31Educational Conference, 1959
32Educational Conference, 1959
33Educational Conference, 1959
34Southern Governors' Conference, 1955-1959
35Cemetery Management Institute, 1961
36Educational Conference, 1962
37Educational Conference, 1962
38Educational Conference, 1962
39Educational Conference, 1962
310Educational Conference, 1962
311American Monument Association meeting, 1965
41Educational Conference, 1967
42Educational Conference, 1967
44Cleveland, OH, 1968
46Ohio, 1971
47Las Vegas, NV, 1974
48Membership meeting, 1974
49Disney World, 1975
410Atlanta, GA, 1976
411New Orleans, LA. M.B.W. A. Convention, 1978
412Chamber of Commerce reception and meeting, 1980
51Nashville, TN, 1995
52Nashville, TN, 1995
53Nashville, TN, 1995
54No date. Cincinnati, OH. Tri-State
55No date. New York
56No date. Orlando, FL
57No date. Pine Isle-Lake Lanier Islands
58No date. Tennessee
59No date. Tri-State
510-19No date
61Contest, 1975
62Display, Portable
63Elberton, GA. Bicentennial Memorial. Groundbreaking, Dedication
64Elberton, GA. Elbert Co. High School Band, 1971
65Elberton, GA. Freight depot
66Elberton, GA. Granite Day
67Elberton, GA. Historical markers
68Elberton, GA. House next to Granite Center
69Elberton, GA. ? Schools?
610Elberton, GA. Theatre
611Elberton, GA. Views
612 Elberton Graniteer
613Elberton Graniteer, Summer - proofs, 1976
615-23Employees, 1975
624-25Employees, 1976
626Employees, 1995
72Equipment. Conveyor system, 1976
73Equipment. Crane
74Equipment. Crane, 1975
75Equipment. Louis pin
76Equipment. Wire saw, 1976
77Equipment. Various
710Re. Fendley, Joe (Elberton mayor)
711-12Film crew, 1975
713University of Georgia Photos: Georgia. University. Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1962
714University of Georgia: Georgia. University. Glee Club, 1962
715University of Georgia: Government marker committee
716University of Georgia: Granite blocks
717University of Georgia: Granite Chips (publication)
718University of Georgia: Granite close-up
Granite Products
81Bank teller's counter
82Bench & building. Georgia Welcome Center
83Bench. Valley Forge
84Benches. Elbert County High School
85Bicentennial plate
86Buildings. Elberton, GA. Banks
87Buildings. Elberton, GA. Civic Center
88Buildings. Elberton, GA. The Granite Center
89Buildings. Elberton, GA. Granite City Bank branch, 1975
810Buildings. Elberton, GA. Lutheran Church
811Buildings. Elberton, GA. Schools
812Buildings. Elberton, GA. Sears
813Cemetery. Elks National Home Cemetery
814Mausoleum. Hammond
815Mausoleum. Norton, 1975
816Mausoleum. Rivers
817Memorial gardens, parks, etc.
818Memorials. Adams, Bill and Pat
819-20Memorials. Elberton, GA. Bicentennial Memorial
821Memorials. Escambia Co., AL. Veterans Memorial
822Memorials. Various
91Monument. Bobby Brown State Park
92Monument. Child reading
93Monument. Coldwater Creek
94Monument. Confederate monument. Elberton, Ga.
95Monument. Elbert Co. Middle School
96Monument. Georgia Guidestones
97Monument. Jones, 1976
98Monument. Leslie, 1975
99Monument. Richard Russell
910Monument. Samuel Elbert Academy
911Monument. Stonehenge reconstruction. University of Missouri
912Monuments, 1975
913Monuments, 1988
914Monuments. Various
915Pen holders (including ones for Richard Nixon & Jimmy Carter)
917Signs. Elberton, GA. "Granite Capital of the World" sign
918Signs. Various
919"The Graniteer Suite"
920Hawaii. Views
921Insurance Department., 1975
924Parade floats
101Plants. Aerial views
102Plants. Exterior views
103-9Plants. Internal views
111-9Plants. Interior views
136Quarries, 1975
137Quarries. Aerial views
141Railroad train
142Seals, trademarks
143Seminars, 1975
144Tour. Granite Day, 1969
145Tour. Brown Tour, 1975
146Tour. June Whelan-Dpt. Of the Interior, 1975
147Tour. New Zealand visitors, 1975
148Tour. Salisbury Granite & Marble, 1975
149Tour. World Congress Center visitors, 1975
1410Tour. Retailer Day, 1976
1411Tours. Pine Isle & Elberton Day, 1978
1412Tour. German visitors, 1980
1413Tour. No date. Japanese visitors
1414Tour. No date. Korean visitors
1415Tours, visits-various
1416Training. Technical assistance program, 1975
1417Training. First aid course, 1976
1418Training. Wire saw school, 1976
1420-21Trucks, 1975
1422Trucks, equipment, 1995
1423Miscellaneous items, printed material

2. Slides

151Conference - Nashville, 1995
152Vietnam War Memorial, South Carolina, 1986
153Merchandising, Elberton scenes
155Monument - Argo spire
156Plant machinery
157Plant workers, quarries, and sculptors, 1980
158Plants - Interiors and exteriors, 1960-1980
159Plants, machinery, The Granite Center, Elberton sign, 1981-1988
1510Quarries and quarry workers, 1980
1511Quarries, 1982-1983
1512Quarry machinery, polishers, water jet, 1980-1985
1513Statue Dutchy

3. Negatives

161-2M.B.N.A.-A.M.A., 1964
163M.B.N.A., 1965
164Unidentified, 1966
165-6Unidentified, 1968
167Unidentified, 1974
168E.G.A. annual meeting, 1975
169No date. Michigan trip
1610No. date. Summer outing
1611-15No date and unidentified
171-4No date and unidentified
181Award presentations
182Billboards, signs
184Cemeteries, memorial gardens
186Displays, exhibits
187 Elberton Graniteer
189Film crew-Spartanburg TV, 1976
1810Film crews
1812Monuments, memorials
1813Plant interiors, workers
1814Quarries, workers
1815Quarry. Childs Bros.
1816Road injunction?
1817Seminars, classes, training
1818Granite Center visitors
1819-20Japanese visitors
1821Retailer Day, 1976
1822Various tours
1824Miscellaneous (color)
1825Miscellaneous (color), 2003
1826-27Miscellaneous (color), 2004

4. Oversize Photographs and Diplomas

191Argo monument
192Elberton, Ga. Aerial view
194Granite blocks
195The Granite Center
196Monuments and memorials
197Plants and companies-External views
198Seals, signs, and granite close-up
199Stone Mt. Confederate Memorial
21Plants-Internal Views
211Ambrosini Dante - Diploma, 1924
212Ambrosini Dante - Diploma, 1925
213Ambrosini Dante - Diploma, 1927
214Ambrosini Dante - Grade book, 1923-1924
215Ambrosini Dante - Grade sheet, 1924
216Ambrosini Dante - Grade sheet, 1925
217Ambrosini Dante - Grade sheet, 1926

5. Bound Periodicals

1Granite - Volumes 6-13 (missing vol. 7, 1897), 1896-1903
2Granite - Volumes 14-20 (missing vol. 19, 1909), 1904-1910
3Granite, Marble and Bronze - Volumes 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 , 1911-1916
4Granite, Marble and Bronze - Volumes 27-33, 1917-1923
5Granite, Marble and Bronze - Volumes 34-39, 1924-1929
6Granite, Marble and Bronze - Volumes 40-48, 1930-1938
7Graniteer (The Elberton Graniteer) - Volumes 1-24, 1957-1979
8Graniteer (The Elberton Graniteer) - Volumes 25-48, 1981-2004
9Materials and Documents - Volumes 1-10
10Monument Builder News - incomplete run, 1948-1969
11Monumental News - Volumes 8,11, 13, 26, 27, 28, 1896-1916
15Monumental News - Volume 15, 1903
12Monumental News - Volumes 29-35, 1917-1923
13Monumental News - Volumes 36-41, 1924-1929
14Monumental News Review - Volume 51-55, 1939-1943
15Monumental News Review - Volumes 56-59, 1944-1947
7Monumental World - Volumes 3, 6-8, 11, 12, 1931-1943