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Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Administrative Records

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Identifier: 061-01-001
Scope and Contents Before it disbanded in 1973, the Georgia Historical Commission spent over two decades working to preserve evidence of the state's past. The Commission acquired and administered historic sites and museums, promoted historic preservation, placed historical markers, and worked closely with national and local historical associations. This series documents very well the varied activities of the Commission. It includes the correspondence of the following individuals who guided the Commission...
Dates: Created: 1950-1973
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Historic Sites Inventories

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Identifier: 061-01-018
Scope and Contents In 1966, the United States Congress passed the Historic Preservation Act, later signed by the President. This act authorized the United States to grant funds to state agencies to be used to preserve historic sites, i.e. houses, blacksmith shops, barns, etc. Before the funds are approved, however, each state and local governmental unit must submit inventories of these historic sites to the National Park Service, a division of the United States Dept. of Interior, where the site would be judged...
Dates: Created: 1967-1969
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Historic Sites Operations Correspondence

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Identifier: 061-01-002
Scope and Contents These subject files are closely related to those of other acting agency chiefs. They contain: correspondence; memorandums; reports; lists; fiscal records; research data; publications; insurance coverage data; and personnel data. Despite the series title, these records deal with virtually every phase of the Historical Commission's field of endeavor. Of particular interest are the lists of historical markers erected through­out the State by the Commission, correspondence with various prominent...
Dates: Created: 1954-1967
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Project Correspondence and Reports

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Identifier: 061-01-021
Scope and Contents Throughout its more than two decades of existence before it was disbanded in 1973, the Georgia Historical Commission sponsored a variety of projects including an archaeology lab, historical surveys, museums, and the restoration of houses, forts, and other historic sites. This series contains correspondence and reports related to the Commission's projects, and it provides both historical background and information about the ways in which restoration of historic sites was accomplished. The...
Dates: Created: 1951-1965
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Publications

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Identifier: 061-01-019
Scope and Contents These miscellaneous publications address a number of subjects pertaining to Georgia's history and the specific sites maintained by the Division.
Dates: Created: 1972-1973
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Research and Project Plans

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Identifier: 061-01-017
Scope and Contents Series includes various maps and plans related to historic sites, museums, and other historical commission projects.
Dates: Created: 1786-1979
Found in: Georgia Archives

Georgia Historical Commission - Director's Office - Scrapbooks

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Identifier: 061-01-020
Scope and Contents This series consists of newspaper clippings that relate to publicity on every phase of the Georgia Historical Commission's activities. These include archaeological investigations, restoration and maintenance of historic sites and the erection of historical markers throughout the state. The clippings are bound in six scrapbooks dating from 1953 to 1956. There are, in addition, a separate scrapbook for the historical marker program beginning in 1952 and three scrapbooks devoted to historic...
Dates: Created: 1953-1958
Found in: Georgia Archives

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