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Audits - State Auditor - Chief Examiner's Correspondence

Identifier: 019-01-022

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence (both incoming and copies of outgoing); rough drafts of letters and memorandums in longhand; memorandums; telegrams; invoices for equipment rentals; directions for performing audits; and other miscellaneous records. This series, only a fragment of what must have been a larger file, documents the duties of the Chief Examiner of the Department of Audits, an official apparently second in command to the State Auditor. Much of the correspondence specifically illustrates the Chief Examiner's role as dispatcher of the field auditors employed by the department to audit state agencies and particularly school systems in all parts of Georgia. The problems reflected were similar to those in many government agencies, too much work and too little time to complete it. One interesting aspect of the work is the fact that the Chief Examiner often answered queries directed to the State Auditor and sent out these replies over the State Auditor's signature. Another interesting aspect of life in state government illustrated here is the active participation of all state employees, even relatively minor ones, in the internal politics of the day.


  • Created: 1934-1954


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Arrangement Note

This series is arranged chronologically by time span of considerable length and thereunder alphabetically by letter of the alphabet or name of employee. Although the overall time span of this series is quite long, the great bulk of the records covers a much more restricted time period.

Related Materials

For a more extensive documentation of the Department of Audits and Accounts, see series 19-1-21, State Auditor's Correspondence and Subject Files.


Audits - State Auditor - Chief Examiner's Correspondence
Georgia Archives
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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States