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Sarah Harper Heard plate

Sarah Harper Heard plate

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sarah Harper Heard plate
Creator: Georgia Women of Achievement
Inclusive Dates: 2016
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms4032
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sarah "Sally" Harper Heard founded the largest free traveling library system on the eastern seaboard. From 1898 until 1955 the Seaboard Airline Railway provided transportation and Sally made sure that the books were on the trains. The books were then distributed to anyone or any community along the railroad route. By 1912, 18,000 books and 38,000 magazines were being circulated throughout the traveling library system.

Georgia Women of Achievement is a statewide organization that is dedicated to publicizing, researching and providing educational materials about the accomplishment of outstanding women in Georgia history. Sarah Harper Heard was honored for her accomplishments by the organization in 2016.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of an engraved pewter plate. The engraving reads, "Georgia Women of Achievement: Sarah Harper Heard 2016 Honoree."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah Harper Heard plate, ms 4032, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Commemorative plates.
Heard, Sally
Libraries and community -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Plate, 2016