UGA Chapel artifact

UGA Chapel artifact

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Title: UGA Chapel artifact
Dates: 1832
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA0051

Biographical/Historical Note

The UGA Chapel was built in 1832 to replace a temporary wooden structure. It was constructed at a cost of fifteen thousand dollars and was considered the finest building on campus. In the early days of the University, a daily manditory religious service was held in the building along with assemblies and commencements.

Scope and Content Note

During the 1952 renovation of the Chapel, Margaret E. LaBoon retrieved a piece of wood from one of the building's original 1832 window sills. She donated the piece of wood to the Hargrett Library on February 2, 1968.


The collection consists of a single piece of wood.

Index Terms

Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Georgia--Athens.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. Chapel.

General Notes

RG 1-6

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

UGA Chapel artifact, UA0051, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Piece of wood obtained from Chapel's window sill during 1952 renovation, 1832