|Title:||Athens Historical Society Papers|
|Quantity:||5.6 Linear feet (14 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of letters, speeches, newspaper articles, maps, photos, and indenture, and a cemetery survey that chronicle Athens history. University history is recorded in newspaper articles and some letters and Georgia history in speeches, newspaper articles, and brochures. Athens Historical Society (AHS) history is recorded in minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and speeches. AHS internal papers include directories, membership rolls, Constitution and by-laws, rosters, news releases, and a paper entitled The First Twenty Years: A Brief History of the Athens Historical Society. The collection also has the papers, scripts, and newspaper clippings concerning the AHS produced video The Presence of the Past: Historic Houses of Athens, Georgia. See also the typescripts of the full soundtrack of the video Reminiscences of Old Athens. Later additions to the collection include financial papers, Athens Historical Society Papers Volume II, and material regarding the "Vanishing Athens" project, Crampton's Gap project, Clarke County Cemeteries project, and Ellis Merton Coulter birthday commemoration.|
The Athens Historical Society was founded in 1959 and is dedicated to preserving the history of Athens, Clarke County and the surrounding area. The Society is a non-profit organization under federal 501(c)(3) regulations. Membership in the Society offers informative quarterly meetings (typically the third Sunday of January, March, May and October), interesting projects, newsletters and the annual volume of papers presented to the Society, the Athens Historian. Other publications issued by the Society include books, a map and a color video tour of 21 historic homes in Athens.
Athens Historical Society website - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaahs/ (Retrieved June 23, 2009)
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Athens Historical Society Papers. MS 2306. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.