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Georgia Archives - Administration - County Historians Correspondence

Identifier: 004-01-006

Scope and Contents

This series consists primarily of correspondence with county historians concerning the preparation of county histories, but also includes copies of historical materials such as rosters of county officials, newspaper clippings, extracts from state records, etc. which relate to specific counties. Also included are the State Historian's general correspondence regarding the project as a whole and her general information folder containing state level compilations of data regarding individual counties including such items as lists of manuscripts of county histories on file with the Department of Archives and History, the name of each county's designated historian, lists of published county histories, the origins of county names, etc. The series relates to a movement to prepare county histories for the celebration of Georgia's bicentennial in 1933, but the correspondence covers quite a span of years before and after that year. the letters received include copies of the replies attached. This series documents in a most interesting and personal manner the State Historian's role in collecting and disseminating data relating to the histories of Georgia's counties and in the area of guiding and counseling those responsible for compiling these histories. Related material may be found in the other series under this record group and sub group and in the various series to be found under Record Group 40, Records of the Works Progress Administration.


  • Created: 1928-1948


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Arrangement Note

The arrangement of this series is alphabetical by county, with each having a separate folder for correspondence and historical materials. The two general folders described above are filed first.

Georgia Archives - Administration - County Historians Correspondence
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Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States