Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection

Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission.
Title: Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection
Dates: 1967-1972
Quantity: 2.4 Linear feet (6 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of records of the Athens-Clarke County Charter Commission to formulate a workable charter for consolidation of city and county governments. The collection includes: correspondence, general material, minutes of charter commission, public hearings, vouchers, receipts, draft copies, preliminary organization material, audits, tax levies, newspaper and magazine articles and miscellaneous printed material. Note: The question of consolidation was defeated in a referendum on May 24, 1972.
Coll. Number: ms782

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.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Athens-Clarke County (Ga.)--History.
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.)--Politics and government.
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission. -- Public records
Audits.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
County government records.
Minutes.
Municipal government records.
Receipts (financial records)
Vouchers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens-Clarke County consolidation collection. MS 782. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Correspondence
BoxFolder
111967
2January-July, 1968
3August-December, 1968
41969
51970
61971
71972
8Undated
 
BoxFolder
21Clarke Co. Commission-General material
 
2Minutes of Charter Commission, March 28, 1967-December 18, 1968
 
3Minutes of Charter Commission, March 31, 1971-March 31, 1972
 
4Public Hearings
 
5Charter Commission vouchers, September 27, 1967-September 26, 1968
 
6Charter Commission vouchers, May 3, 1967-February 2, 1969
 
7Misc. vouchers & receipts, 1967-1969
 
BoxFolder
31Drafts of Charter Summaries
 
2Charter drafts, edited
 
3Charter "Field Draft"
 
4Charter, First draft-Black Notebook material
 
5Charter draft-William E. Hudson copies
 
6Charter drafts-Misc. alterations
 
BoxFolder
41Costs and Service Study
 
2The Courts-Preliminary Study
 
3Fire Protection-Preliminary Study
 
4Health Services-Preliminary Study
 
5Legislative & Administrative-Preliminary Study
 
6Police Protection-Preliminary Study
 
7Recreation, Libraries, Parks-Preliminary Studies
 
8Schools-Preliminary Studies
 
9Water & Sewer Services-Preliminary Studies
 
10Tentative Organization
 
Audits
BoxFolder
511957
21961
31967
 
Tax Levy
BoxFolder
541957
51961
61966
 
7Press Releases
 
Newspaper Clippings
BoxFolder
581968
91969
101970
111971
121972
 
13Newspapers and Magazine clippings, undated
 
14Miscellaneous material
 
BoxFolder
61Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Street Locator
 
2Bold View: Special Report-Two Years of Consolidated Government
 
3Charter of Augusta-Richmond County, Ga.
 
4Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn.
 
5The Community and the Univ. of Georgia
 
6A Guide for Charter Commissions
 
7Final Text of Proposed Charter of Government of Brunswick, Glynn County
 
8An Inventory of Governmental Services for Athens and Clarke County
 
9Perspective, Athens Banner-Herald & Daily News
 
10Survey of Current Operations, City of Athens, Ga., December, 1970
 
11Survey of Current Operations, City of Athens, Ga., December, 1971
 
12"What is Community Development?"
 
13Miscellaneous, printed material