Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection

Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection
Dates: 1860-1947
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 393 to MS 413 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters, programs, and invitations pertaining to Athens, Ga. and the University of Georgia. Some items include an invitation to the wedding of Richard B. Russell and Ina Dillard, an invitation to the wedding of John Wallis Brumby and Belle Hardeman, an invitation to the wedding of Henry W. Grady and Julia King, commencement programs for the University of Georgia (1873 and 1947), and a copy of Where the south leads and where Georgia leads by Mildred Lewis Rutherford.
Coll. Number: ms404
Location: 32108050743981

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. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in 1990. 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. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. 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. The city struggles to maintain its distinctive sense of place in the face of rapid growth and development.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--History--Sources
Athens (Ga.)--Social conditions--19th century--Sources.
Brumby, Belle Hardeman
Brumby, John Wallis
Commencement ceremonies--Georgia--Athens.
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Grady, Julia King
Invitation cards--Georgia--Athens.
Programs (documents)
Russell, Ina Dillard, 1868-1953
Russell, Richard Brevard, 1861-1938
Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928
University of Georgia. -- History--Sources

General Notes

Related collections held by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection. MS 404. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Hines Gift.