Beehive Press papers

Beehive Press papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Beehive Press.
Creator: Cashin, Edward J., 1927-2007
Creator: Lane, Mills B., 1942-2001
Title: Beehive Press papers
Dates: 1972-1993
Quantity: 1.1 Linear feet (2 document box, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms3118

Biographical/Historical Note

The Beehive Press was founded by Mills Lane in 1970 in Savannah, Georgia. It specializes in publishing books about the cultural and social history of Georgia and the South.

Edward J. Cashin was one of the preeminent historians of colonial and Revolutionary-era Georgia. His academic career was unique in that he spent the vast majority of it in his hometown of Augusta and made that city a focal point for much of his prolific scholarship. Cashin served on the faculty of Augusta State University (ASU) from 1969 (when it was Augusta College) until his retirement in 1996. He then founded the Center for the Study of Georgia History on the ASU campus and served as its director for more than a decade. New Georgia Encyclopedia. ( Retrieved 10/5/2009.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of broadsides, catalogs, clippings, letters, book covers, and other material relating to books that Beehive Press published. Complete galleys, proofs, typescript, etc. for one of its publications, "Setting Out to Begin a New World," is also included in this collection.


Arranged by record type and topic into 4 series.

Index Terms

Beehive Press. -- Records and correspondence
Broadsides (notices).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Covers (gathered matter components).
Galley proofs.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Sources.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Sources.
Proofs (printed matter)
Sales catalogs.
Setting out to begin a new world.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Beehive Press papers, MS 3118. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: General

11Book: The First Twentv-Five Years of the Beehive Press (softcover)
2Book: The First Twenty-Five Years of the Beehive Press (hardcover)
3Catalogs, 1972-1978 & 1992-1996
4Clippings, 1972-1975
5Empty envelope
6Form letters, promotional material, etc.
7Labels for exhibit
8Letters (mainly to Felix Hargrett), 1972-1979 & 1991
10Page designs (not used)
11Receipts (Felix Hargrett), 1972-1978

Series 2: Book covers, promotional material, etc.

112 Architecture of the Old South
13 Dear Mother see oversize folder
14 Free Joe
15 General Oglethorpe's Georgia
16 Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation
17 Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahamas
18 Memoirs or a Ouick Glance at My Various Travels, etc.
19 The Most Delightful Country of the Universe
20 The New South
21 The People of Georgia see also oversize folder
22 The Rambler in Georgia
23 Reconstruction in Georgia
24 Savannah Revisited see oversize folder
25 Slave Life in Georgia
26 Standing Upon the Mouth of a Volcano
27 Times That Prove People's Principles
28 Uncle Remus
29 A Wilderness Still the Cradle of Nature

Series 3: Setting Out to Begin a New World materials

2Galleys, Proofs, etc.

Series 4: Broadsides

OS Folder
1B"Savannah Revisited: A Pictorial History," "Dartmouth College Library Salutes Mills Lane and The Beehive Press," "The Beehive Press Proudly Announces the Publication of Dear Mother: Don't Grieve About Me," and ""The Beehive Foundation Proudly Announces The People of Georgia" (2), 1990s