Southeastern Imprints Plan, Works Progress Administration

Southeastern Imprints Plan, Works Progress Administration

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Satterfield, Virginia
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.
Title: Southeastern Imprints Plan, Works Progress Administration
Dates: Bulk, 1808-1875
Dates: 1808-1970, bulk 1808-1875
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2700

Biographical/Historical Note

"The American Imprints Inventory, a record of imprints from early American books, pamphlets, and broadsides, began operating as a Historical Records Survey project in 1937. It was directed by Douglas C. McMurtrie at the Chicago HRS office. Two products were expected: a file or union catalog of title slips representing the holdings of American libraries and a series of published checklists of state or city imprints within specific time periods. It was agreed in 1938 that the file eventually would come to the Library of Congress. Approximately fifteen million typed slips had been accumulated by March 1942 when work ceased and ownership of the file was formally transferred to the Library." -- "American Imprints Inventory." American Memory from the Library of Congress. (Retrieved July 29, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 3x5 index cards and index card pieces of paper listing approximately 2360 imprints from Milledgeville, Georgia. They were collected by Virginia Satterfield and by WPA workers as part of the "Southeastern Imprints Plan." The bulk of the imprints reflect works produced between the years 1808-1875, however, several imprints reflect twentieth century dates.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Imprints (Publishers' and printers' statements)--Georgia--Milledgeville.
Imprints (partial documents).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southeastern Imprints Plan, Works Progress Administration, 1808-1970. MS 2700. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 5 November 1948