UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department Collection

UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Duncan, Janine
Title: UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department Collection
Dates: 1874, 2006-2014
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes and 2.1 gigabytes)
Coll. Number: UA0107

Biographical/Historical Note

The cemetery, on Jackson Street on the University of Georgia's North Campus, was used primarily between 1810 and 1856. When this 2.5 acre site was full, Oconee Hill Cemetery (located behind Sanford Stadium) opened. There are approximately 800 graves, including those for merchants, tailors, ministers, children of UGA faculty members, and two UGA presidents, Robert Finley and Moses Waddel. The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 2009. The cemetery has been cleaned up and repaired during a multi-year restoration process between 2007 and 2009. Vegetation has been cleared away, head stones have been repaired and cemetery monuments, including obelisks and vaults have received structural repairs. Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau website (Retrieved November 24, 2010)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of reports, images, correspondence, and a map of the Old Athens Cemetery created by Janine Duncan.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Historic preservation--Georgia--Athens.
Old Athens Cemetery (Athens, Ga.). -- Photographs
University of Georgia. Physical Plant Division.

General Notes

RG 3-5

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department, UA0107, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions governing access note

This collection contains electronic files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that some file formats may not currently be supported by the library for research use.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ER 1Cemetery condition images ua0107CD001-019 [electronic files], 2006
11Old Athens Cemetery update reports, 2007 March-April
2Old Athens Cemetery update reports, 2007 May-June
3Old Athens Cemetery update reports, 2007 July-August
4Old Athens Cemetery update reports, 2007 September-October
5Old Athens Cemetery update reports, 2007 November-December
6Old Athens Cemetery correspondence and map, 2008
ER 2Old Athens Cemetery history update, chapters 1-3, ua0107CD021-022 [electronic files], 2008
17National Register nomination, 2008
ER 3Old Athens Cemetery monthly reports ua0107CD023-024 [electronic files], 2013
ER 4Old Athens Cemetery images ua0107CD025-027 [electronic files], 2013
18Moore College cresting (1874) explanation, newsclipping and images, 2014
9North Campus fence repairs (phases 3 and 4), 2013
ER 5North Campus fence repairs, images and reports ua0107CD028-029
21-2Two pieces from Moore College's roof cresting, 1874