Civil War Centennial Commission
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This series, almost exclusively correspondence, both incoming and carbon copies of replies, documents virtually every phase of DuBose's two positions in the Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission. From August 12, 1959 to August 2, 1963, DuBose was Chairman of the Pageants and Re-enactments Committee of the Commission, chaired at that time by Hon. Peter Zack Geer. During this period DuBose's correspondence was very limited, there being only one letter for the year 1961 and none at all for...
Dates: Created: 1959-1966
Scope and Contents This series contains letters addressed to various members of the Commission and also occasionally to Governor Carl Sanders requesting that information, pictures, maps, or similar material concerning the War Between the States be mailed to them. No carbon copies of replies are included except those from the Governor's office in which he indicated he was forwarding the request to the Commission. Although most inquiries come from school children, there are many from adults as well, and a wide...
Dates: Created: 1963-1965
Scope and Contents This series consists of 27 reels of magnetic tape recordings of Civil War Centennial News prepared by the Commission to be presented on radio stations all over the State. The tapes were prepared by the Protestant Radio and Television Center in Atlanta and the commentator was Jerry Vanderenter, an Atlanta commercial radio personality who donated his time free of charge. The format was based generally on historically accurate news items of the war period. In each reel carton there is a printed...
Dates: Created: 1964-1965
Scope and Contents This series consists of a wide variety of papers pertaining to the formation and administration of the Commission from its inception to the closing of the office. Included are: (1) copies of legislative bills and resolutions; (2) recommendations as to the aims and membership of the Commission; (3) memorandums concerning various emergencies that arose; (4) reports of the Chairman; (5) invitations and programs; (6) insignia of the Commission; (7) publications distributed by the Commission. This...
Dates: Created: 1958-1965
Scope and Contents This series contains a wide variety of papers which document the scope of the centennial observances across the nation. Of particular interest are the documents issued by the United States Civil War Centennial Commission, the national body established by Congress to coordinate the local observances and set the theme of the national observance of the centennial and those of the Confederate States Centennial Conference, an organization of southern state commissions. Many of the pamphlets and...
Dates: Created: 1955-1965
Scope and Contents This series consists of ten reels of film each containing a thirty minute lecture of the history of the War Between the States produced in February, 1961 in cooperation with Emory University, the State Department of Commerce and WAGA-TV. The lecturer was Col. Allen P. Julian, U.S. Army, Ret., an expert on the War and then Director of the Atlanta Historical Society. These films were shown on virtually all Georgia commercial television stations and on several Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North...
Dates: Created: 1961
Scope and Contents Collections consists of correspondence (both incoming and carbon copies of outgoing), memorandums, circulars, news releases, newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, invitations, conference agendas, invoices, biographical sketches, and outlines of proposed programs
Dates: Created: 1959-1965