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Georgia Archives - Administration - Special Events Records

Identifier: 004-01-009

Scope and Contents

This series consists of records relating to four special events. The first is a Georgia exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and subsequent traveling exhibit in Georgia. Records pertaining to this special event include correspondence relating to the collection of materials sent to the Library of Congress from Georgia, inventories, invitations, newspaper clippings and a catalog of the exhibit. The second event is the Georgia Bicentennial and the attendant festivities at Atlanta schools. Records documenting this celebration include the programs of the various activities. The third special event is the Yorktown Sesquicentennial and records include correspondence relating to activities of the delegation from Georgia and scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia. The fourth event documented in this series is the trip of the French Merci Train through Georgia and its distribution of gifts to the American people in gratitude for the help they rendered the people of France in World War II. This collection includes inventories, requests and receipts for gifts arranged alphabetically by city and correspondence relating to materials received by the Archives. The Director of the Department of Archives and History, Mrs. J. E. Hays, was actively involved in the Georgia exhibit and in the Merci Train gifts affair, and those records include her incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning these two subjects. Except for the Director's involvement in these two subjects, there is no apparent connection between the projects which comprise this series.


  • Created: 1948-2018


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Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States