City of Athens reports

City of Athens reports

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Athens (Ga.).
Title: City of Athens reports
Dates: 1890-1938
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms31

Biographical/Historical Note

Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in the late 1980s. According to the 2000 U.S. census, Athens-Clarke County had a population of 101,489, making it Georgia's sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area. Georgia's "Classic City" has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and landmarks, and its largely intact nineteenth-century townscape abuts the historic North Campus of UGA. Today Athens is the center for commerce and trade, health services, and cultural arts for all of northeast Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of several reports from Athens, Georgia city government from the late 19th century to nearly the mid-20th century. Items such as Bond Commission reports, Sewer Committee reports, and financial statements are included.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Administrative agencies--Georgia--Athens--History.
Athens (Ga.)--Politics and government--History.
Financial statements.
Local budgets--Georgia--Athens--History.
Local government--Georgia--Athens--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

City of Athens reports, ms31, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Athens City Engineers Office Collection, ms2607; Athens, City Hall plans, ms2401; City records, 1860-1870, ms1633; Records of the Athens-Clarke County Charter Commission, ms782; Athens-Clarke County Consolidation papers, 1981, ms2106; Athens, GA Municipal Government papers, 1929 and undated, ms2206; Athens, GA Office of the City Engineer papers, 1891-1976, ms2607;

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

112Water Works Meter Ledger, 1893-1894
1Water Works Report, 1892-1894
2Financial Reports, 1909, 1913
3Financial Statement, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1915
4Tax Ordinance
5Report of the Treasurer, 1905, 1906
6Snelling, Charles N. Athens Street Committee Minutes, 1906 January-July
7Bond Commission Reports (incomplete), 1919-1927
8Bond Commission Reports, 1928-1931
9Bond Commission Reports, 1932-1938
10Committee of Finance, Minutes, 1907-1908
11Sewer Committee, 1890-1891