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Governor - Executive Dept. - Executive Dept. Minutes

Identifier: 001-01-003

Scope and Contents

This series consists of the rough and final copies of the Minutes of the Executive Division of the Georgia Office of the Governor. The rough minutes, generally unbound, dated 1778 to 1967, are the working papers from which a portion of the final (bound) volumes were copied. There are many gaps as not all of the rough minutes were retained. The rough minutes are not indexed and sometimes difficult to read, especially the early years, so it is recommended that the final copies be used for reference. The bound final copies of the Minutes from 1778 to 1971 have been microfilmed and are available in the Microfilm Library of the Archives.

The Executive Minutes represent journals of the official proceedings of Georgia Governors beginning in 1778. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: (1) minutes of Executive meetings; (2) correspondence; (3) petitions; (4) election appointments; (5) requisitions; (6) executive orders; (7) affidavits; (8) fugitive warrants; (9) resignations/acceptances of; (10) proclamations; (11) commissions; (12) press releases of speeches and messages; (13) Acts; (14) indentures; (15) resolutions (16) deeds; (17) confirmations; (18) vetoes; and (19) commissions.

The bound volumes are indexed, either within the volume or added later as an external addendum. The unbound minutes (final copy) are not indexed.


  • Created: 1778-2018


Conditions Governing Access



141.50 Cubic Feet

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Arrangement Note

The contents of the volumes and unbound pages of Executive Minutes are arranged in a rough chronological order by month, day and year. The series as a whole is arranged chronologically by year. The rough minutes are grouped first.

Physical Access Requirements

Final copies or editions of minutes from 1778 through 1971 available for use in repository on microfilm only.

Related Materials

For cross reference, please see the Executive Minutes Working Papers, RGSGSERIES 1-7-105, for material related to the compilation of some more recent Executive Minutes.

Governor - Executive Dept. - Executive Dept. Minutes
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