Athens Historical Society papers

Athens Historical Society papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Athens Historical Society.
Title: Athens Historical Society papers
Dates: 1960-2019
Quantity: 11.0 Linear feet 8 boxes and 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2306

Biographical/Historical Note

The Athens Historical Society, founded in 1959, promotes and stimulates public interest in and appreciation of the history of Athens and Clarke County through preparing, editing, and publishing historical research descriptive and sponsoring programs and activities of historical interest.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--History.
Athens (Ga.)--Photographs.
Athens Historical Society. -- Directories
Clippings (information artifacts)
Membership lists.
University of Georgia. -- History--Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Athens Historical Society Papers, ms2306, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative

Includes photostats of four 1820 and 1821 letters, one written by Dr. Waddell, and the others concern Elijah Clark Mounger, grandson of General Elijah Clarke, an 1857 Indenture between Charles M. Reese, and C.W. and H.R.J. Long, an 1857 Agreement between Thomas R.R. Cobb and C.W. and H.R.J. Long, a survey and blueprint of Jackson Street Cemetery, Natalie Bocock's "Names of Early Athens Streets," and various newspaper articles.
11Minutes, 1960-1963
2Newsletters and minutes, 1961-1964
3-6Minutes, 1965-1984
7Minutes, 1994-2012
8-9Board meeting agendas, minutes, meeting reports and handouts, 2013-2018
10Constitution and Bylaws revision, 2015
11Administrative Assistant position, 2001-2002
12Insurance for events, 2005-2007
13Archive agreement-Hargrett Library, 1996
14Athens-Clarke Public Library and Heritage Room support and affiliations, 1994-2005
15Affiliate chapter status, 1996, 2010
16Inherit Georgia Partnership, 2018
17Support of community, 2001-2009
18First Athens Historical Society newsclipping and a brief history of the Athens Historical Society, 1899, 1980
19Oconee Street School-National Historic Register Initiative, 2018
20Preservation of Old Athens Cemetery, 1980
21Local non Athens Historical Society history events, 1907-2011
22Reference queries from the public, 2016-2017
23Agenda for meetings of Board of Directors, officers and minutes, 2019
24Calendar, 2019
25-26Internal papers, 1960-1979
21-2Internal papers, 1980-1989
823Membership, Officers, 1960-1963, 1984-1994
24Minutes and agendas, 1989-1993

2. Membership

23Membership materials and renewal solicitations, 2013-2014
4Members survey, 2015
5Directory (also includes 1981 information), 1982-1984
6Directory, 1985-1987
7Directory, 1988-1990
8Directory, 1990-1992
9Directory, 1992-1993
10Directory, 1994-1999
11Directory, 2000-2012
12Membership card record journal, 1963-1971

3. Financial

213Business correspondence, 1963-1986
14Business advertisements, 1962
15-17Business bank statements, 1968-1979
18Business bills, receipts, 1969-1971
19Business ledgers, 1960-1980
31-4Financial papers, 1968, 1991-1993
5-6Tax-exempt status application and papers, 1988-1989
8Tax-exempt status provisional granting by IRS, 1989
7Copyright-City of Athens map, 1975
8Important financial papers, 1989-1990
9Miscellaneous papers (includes R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation), 1992
10-11Miscellaneous papers, 2006-2010
12Bills and invoices to Athens Historical Society, 2009-2013
13Bills and invoices from Athens Historical Society, 2009-2013
14Treasurer's responsibilities and correspondence, 1994-2011
15Financial reports, 1994-2018
16Banking documents, 2006-2007
17Tax documents, 2002-2008
18Financial documents and related correspondence, 2000-2001
19-20Monthly account statements and minor invoices, 2002-2007
21Cash flow, 2018-2019
41-3Financial documents, 1998-2009
4-8Financial documents, 1994-2009
825-28Financial papers, 1976, 1984, 1987-1990

4. Correspondence

49-16Correspondence, 1970-1988
51-6Correspondence, 1989-1994
829-31Correspondence, 1967-1969
32-35Correspondence, 1962-1965
36Correspondence, 2018

5. Printed materials, memorials and photographs

57Publications-inventories, discussions, general correspondence and volume one of papers, 2007, 2018
8Papers (volume 1), paste up copies and photographs, 1964, 2007
9Athens Historian-printing and images use permissions from Hargrett, 2000-2008
10Athens Historian-Dr. Gayther Plummer dispute, 2004-2005
11Map (1874) history, copyright-paperwork, 2014
12Remembering Athens-Susan Frances Tate-paperwork, 1996
13-17Newsletters, 1976-1994
18Field trip to Elberton, 1981
19Miscellaneous newletters and pamplets, 1967-1986
20Printed materials, 1988-1989
21Athens history, 1969-1985
22University of Georgia history, 1924-1984
23Julia Pope Moss papers, undated
24Dr. William Lorenzo Moss, 1981-1983
25Miscellaneous Georgia history, circa 1960s-1970s
26Athens history, 1802-1916
27News clipping, 1963-1989
61Papers (volume 2), 1979
2Guest book, 1960s
3Guest books, circa 1970s-1980s
5-6Newspaper clips, 1965-1971
7Articles, 1967-1971
8The first twenty years, circa 1960s-1970s
9Newsletters, 1961-1972
10Copyrights and incorporation papers, 1964-1984
11Speeches given, 1960-1979
12Ellis Merton Coulter Birthday commemorations, 1980, 1990
13"Presence of the past" premiere material, 1987
14Susan Frances Barrow Tate Fund-reception, 1988
15"Vanishing Athens" Project, 1989-1990
16Crampton's Gap Project (includes correspondence), 1992
17Crampton's Gap Project-Maryland, 1992
18Crampton's Gap Project-Athens (includes photographs), 1993
19Crampton's Gap Project-Macon, 1994
20Crampton's Gap Project research material, circa 1800s
21Clarke County Cemeteries Project (includes slides), 1991
22Oconee Hill Cemetery Project worksheets, 1960-1963
71"These men she gave" (includes appendices and notes), 1800s, 1963
2Newsletters, 1994-2018
3Clarke County cemeteries, 1997-1998
4Athens Treasures Project, 2001
5"Postcard history of Athens, Georgia"-Gary Doster, 2002
6"History and people of St. Luke AME Church"-Ruth Roberson Hughes, 2007
7"Oconee Hill Cemetery"-Charlotte Marshall, 2009
8Athens Historical Society website-Permission to use Hargrett images, 2014
9Agreement with Hargrett to use historic images, 2015
10Notecards- University of Georgia lithograph (1850s) and Cooke's View from Carr's Hill (1845), 2015
11"Putting on the blue" by Al Hester, 2015-2016
12Map reproductions-productions notes and package insert texts (Steven Brown), 2016-2017
13"A story untold" by Michael Thurmond-prepublication, 2018
14"Presence of the past: historic houses of Athens, Georgia", 1987
15"Presence of the past"-remastering from VHS to DVD (information), 2007-2009
16"Presence of the past"-DVD reissue (information), 2014
17Crampton's Gap marker, 1994
18World War II participant markers, 1994-2001
19Ben Epps statue and text, 2010
20Original University of Georgia Botanical Garden marker, 2013
21Reconstruction Athens-republishing Robert Gamble's thesis, 2018
22Newsclippings, 1961-1964
23Exhibition of antiques, 1963
24Papers of Athens Historical Society (volume 1), 1962-1963
25"The presense of the past: historical houses of Athens, Georgia", 1987
26"Presence of the past" records (includes photographs), 1987
27"Reminiscences of old Athens", 1987
28Miscellaneous Athens Historical information, 1987
29Susan Frances Barrow Tate Fund, 1988
30"Honoring Athens architectural past 1800-1942: exhibition catalog", 2019
31Old Athens Cemetery-brochure, 2009
32Augustus Longstreet Hull Award (flyer), 2018 January
33Miscellaneous maps and photocopies (includes photographs), circa 1960s-1990s
34Photographs of Athens Historical Society meeting, 1990
35Photographs of historic houses and structures of Athens, undated
36News clippings, 1973-1983
81Hull Award planning, undated
2First Hull Award, 2015
3Second Hull Award-Patricia Cooper, 2015
4Third Hull Award-Mary Bondurant Warren (includes annual meeting remarks on 2016 by President Janet Patterson), 2017
5Fourth Hull Award-Charlotte Thomas Marshall, 2018
6Fifth Hull Award-Gary Lafayette Doster, 2019
7Athens Historical Society programs and parties, 1994-2018
8Video/media production of programs, 2007-2009
9"New light on Old Athens"-Charlotte Thomas Marshall, 1988
10E. Merton Coulter Centennial-Dr. Lester Stephens and Dr. Horace Montgomery, 1990
11REM program, 2007
12Revolutionary Ramble-Bill Moffat, 2014
13"Athens by leaps and bounds: development of Athens shown in historic maps 1793-1946"-Mary Linnemann and Steven Brown, 2015
14Georgia Brick Company Ramble and Lecture-Beth Whitlock and Steven Brown, 2017
15"Yesterday's vision: Athens City Master Plan of 1925"-Beth Whitlock and Steven Brown, 2018
16Athens Treasures Exhibit, 2000
17Co-sponsored programs, 1994, 2013
18Slides, undated
19Vanishing Athens Project, 1989-1990
20"The Athens stroller"-newsletter, 2019
21"Michael L. Thurmond Black History Bowl lecture and celebration" (flyer), 2019 March 2
22"Black History Celebration" and Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series (program), 2019 March 2
OS FolderItem
11-3"50th Anniversary of Athens Historical Society" (three banners), 2009
1"To lasso the clouds: the beginning of aviation in Georgia" (poster), undated