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Public Service Commission - Administration - Correspondence Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-019
Scope and Contents This series consists of directives, reports and incoming correspondence addressed to the various officials of the Public Service Commission, generally accompanied by their replies. As the series title implies, these records are mainly those from distinct individuals or companies who requested assistance from the PSC in answering specific questions on the establishment of truck companies, bus companies, the transporting of goods from a state into Georgia or through Georgia, the possible...
Dates: Created: 1923-1931
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Georgia Railroad Commission Annual Reports

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-010
Scope and Contents These annual reports were submitted to the Governor as required by Section XIV of the Act of the General Assembly of 1878 creating the Georgia Railroad Commission. Although the format and length of these reports changed considerably from year to year, a random sample volume would contain: (1) a relatively brief narrative report on the year's activities (2) recommendations for the future including amendments to acts, safety innovations and regulations (3) opinions of the special attorney (4)...
Dates: Created: 1879-1921
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Public Service Commission Annual Reports

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-003
Scope and Contents This series contains numbered published annual reports of the Georgia Public Service Commission. The commission was created to regulate public transportation and utility companies. The reports often include 1) the laws of the General Assembly relating public utilities, railroads, and motor carriers; 2) administrative rules of the Commission; 3) regulations governing passengers, freight, storage, motor carriers, depots, agencies and telegraph companies; 4) orders and circulars...
Dates: Created: 1922-1978
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Publications

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-012
Scope and Contents This series contains miscellaneous pamphlets, brochures, lists and several annual reports published periodically by the Georgia Public Service Commission. As the titles listed reveal, most deal with the Commission's chief role, the regulation of public transportation and utility companies operating in Georgia. These publications were issued to inform businessmen of laws, rules and regulations governing their businesses in the state and to complement the annual reports of the Public Service...
Dates: Created: 1910-1976
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Reading Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-020
Scope and Contents This series consists of a fragmentary collection of outgoing correspondence generated by the commissioner, the chairman, the secretary and the rate expert of the Public Service Commission. Also included are telegrams and memos. These reading files, though usually destroyed by most state agencies, give an inside view into the thinking and planning of the Public Service Commission back in the early days when the trucking industry and the railroads were competing head to head for market domination...
Dates: Created: 1925-1933
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Subject Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-018
Scope and Contents This series consists of (1) correspondence, (2) forms, (3) appointments, (4) reports, (5) directives, (6) legal reports, (7) minutes, (8) briefs, (9) rules and regulations, (10) financial statements, (11) contracts, (12) copies of petitions and (13) annual reports. These files, though fragmentary, are full of information on the efforts the Public Service Commission undertook in the early days to regulate the infant trucking industry, taxi commission, railroads and public utilities. Although not...
Dates: Created: 1870-1933
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Tariff Schedules

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-036
Dates: Created: 1960-1965
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Administration - Vouchers

 Series
Identifier: 017-01-002
Scope and Contents This series contains two volumes of vouchers or receipts for payment of salaries, goods, and services by the Railroad Commission of Georgia. Each entry recorded contains a voucher number.
Dates: Created: 1901-1915
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Hearing Reporter - Public Hearing Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 017-04-027
Scope and Contents This series consists of Hearing Docket Books, one of the four elements that make up the complete Public Hearing Records Files. Authorized on October 4, 1954, the books, kept by the Secretary of the Commission, record all proceedings of matters assigned for public hearing, the time of such hearing and the appearances. Dockets "M", "R" and "U" were established and have been maintained since January 1, 1955. (These letters are contained in the docket number and signify what utility the dockets...
Dates: Created: 1922-1981
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Hearing Reporter - Public Hearing Minute Orders

 Series
Identifier: 017-04-028
Scope and Contents This series consists of the official copies of orders issued by the Public Service Commission. The orders are of two basic types: (1) orders changing the rules and regulations under which the Commission regulates whole classes of companies and (2) orders affecting only a specific company. The latter type of orders is the most frequently found. Orders amending rules and regulations for whole classes of regulated companies concern definitions of of terms as used in the rules and regulations and...
Dates: Created: 1959-1981
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Hearing Reporter - Public Hearing Minutes

 Series
Identifier: 017-04-026
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound handwritten and typewritten accounts of the meetings held by the Public Service Commission and when it was known as The Railroad Commission. These volumes are one of the four elements that make up the Public Hearing Records Files. Some examples of the business discussed include: (1) the case of the Georgia Power Company to show cause why its rates should not be revised, (2) calls for a hearing application of the Central of Georgia Railway for authority to...
Dates: Created: 1879-1975
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Hearing Reporter - Public Hearing Verbatim Transcripts

 Series
Identifier: 017-04-025
Scope and Contents This series consists of verbatim transcripts of applicants and Protestants in public hearings before the Public Service Commission in one of the following forms: (1) audio recorded discs, (2) transcriptions from audio recorded discs and (3) audio tape cassettes. These transcriptions are one of the four elements in the Public Hearing Records Files. They give all the testimony presented to and by the Public Service Commission on its public hearings. The records contain both a file number and...
Dates: Created: 1922-1981
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Public Utilities - Public Utility Company Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-03-004
Scope and Contents This series contains various records of public utility companies operating in Georgia from the 1920's until the 1960's. The bulk of the records consist of requests for rate adjustments and territorial expansion of the companies. The records include requests to sell stock, requests to offer increased services, annual reports, complaints against the companies and general correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1920-1968
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Public Utilities - Telephone and Telegraph Company Annual Reports

 Series
Identifier: 017-03-031
Scope and Contents These annual reports of telephone and telegraph companies operating in Georgia contain a great amount of detail about the ownership, officials, financial structure and status, and extent of operations. The amount of detail varies somewhat from year to year and from different classes (or sizes) of companies. By far the greater portion of a report breaks down the financial status of the company into in-dept analysis. Also included are names of directors, officers and leading stockholders. ...
Dates: Created: 1920-1970
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Public Utilities - Utility Company Rate Case. Security/Finance Hearing Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-03-032
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound material (bound inside individual folders) documenting the efforts made by utility companies in regard to rate, security and financial hearings before the Georgia Public Service Commission. The records include: (1) company filings (2) testimonies (3) exhibits (4) minimum filing (5) case summaries (6) approval memos (7) transcripts (8) audit reports (9) data requests and responses (10) briefs and proposed orders (11) petitions (12) correspondence (13) newspaper...
Dates: Created: 1946-1994
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Bond Registers

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-015
Scope and Contents This series consists of a bound volume containing registers of bonds. Included are the sale of 7% North Eastern Railroad Bonds endorsed by the governor on behalf of the state on January 19, 1878; the sale of 4% State of Georgia Bonds involved in the sale of the Macon & Brunswick Railroad in 1880 and the sale of 4 1/2% State of Georgia Bonds on July, 1885, under authority of the General Assembly Act of December 23, 1884.
Dates: Created: 1878-1885
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Closed Bus Schedules

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-038
Scope and Contents 1946 - 1956, Atlantic Northern Lines thru Griffin Motor; 1948 - 1957, Hardage Bus Lines thru Wrightsville
Dates: Created: 1946-1957
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Freight and Passage Registers

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-024
Scope and Contents This series consists of two volumes recording the amount of freight and passage for the steamships Mary Byrd and Resaca. Volume 1, for the Mary Byrd, has the freight and passage entries beginning about the middle of the book. A general heading contains trip number, debit and credit columns. Under this heading is listed (1) date, (2) transaction, (3) amount and (4) total. Volume 2, for the Resaca, is formatted on two pages. A general heading contains (1) trip number, (2) originating station, (3)...
Dates: Created: 1869-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Freight Rate Case, Ex-Parte 259

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Identifier: 017-02-040
Dates: Created: 1968
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Georgia Railroads Before Regulation

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-001
Scope and Contents This series consists of an artificial collection of bound and unbound records accumulated by the Georgia Railroad Commission, the Office of the Governor or an agent of the General Assembly and its investigative committees for their reference or otherwise unidentified. The records include (1) correspondence, (2) accounting forms, (3) reports, (4) petitions, (5) copies of bills for reference and (6) a freight journal. Some of the reports deal with railroads aided by the State especially for the...
Dates: Created: 1840-1915
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Grain Carrier Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-044
Dates: Created: 1955-1959
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Icc Transportation Statistics Reports

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-047
Dates: Created: 1949-1960
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Increased Freight Rates, Ex-Parte 206

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-039
Dates: Created: 1956-1957
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Ledgers and Journals

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-014
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound ledgers and journals containing records of the sale of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad and records of the International Railroad & Steamship Company of Florida. This series, fragmentary in itself, should be used with Series 6, Transportation Division's Railroad Minute Books, Series 8, Transportation Division's Railroad Letterbooks, and Series 17, Unbound Macon and Brunswick Railroad Sale Records, when researching the sale of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad....
Dates: Created: 1867-1884
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Macon and Brunswick Railroad Sale Records

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-017
Scope and Contents This series consists of unbound records pertaining to the sale of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. The records include reports of special legislative committees assigned to the railroad, a copy of the act authorizing the sale of the road, reports of the board of directors of the road and a report of the receiver of the railroad. The Macon and Brunswick Railroad was placed on sale in 1875 because of bankruptcy and sold in 1880 for the sum of $1,125,000. The sale of the Macon and Brunswick is...
Dates: Created: 1881
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Minutes

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-006
Scope and Contents This series consists of minute books containing information concerning the International Railroad & Steamship Company of Florida, the Macon & Brunswick Railroad and the New York, Florida and Havanna Construction Company. A random sample of the topics discussed at the meetings of these companies includes incorporation of the various railroads, contracts for the construction thereof, shares of stock to be issued, the establishment of by-laws, resignations and elections of officials of the...
Dates: Created: 1833-1887
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Miscellaneous Records

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Identifier: 017-02-016
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound and unbound records too minuscule in number to include in new and separate series. The records concern the Central Railroad & Banking Company, the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad and the North and South Railroad. Included are a copy of a lease, a time table, a checkbook with stubs, an affidavit and several reports on earnings.
Dates: Created: 1863-1949
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Motor Carrier, Express and Railroad Orders

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-046
Dates: Created: 1939-1951
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Motor Carriers Revenue and Expense Reports

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-011
Dates: Created: 1943-1989
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Railroad, Express Co., and Street Railway Annual Report

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-009
Scope and Contents Included in this series are annual financial statements of railroad companies operating in Georgia. Also included are reports of express companies that originally used the rails for delivery of freight, but there are only a few of these companies. Prior to 1924, annual reports for street railway companies are included. Boxes numbered with the letter A were discovered during the Shelf Inventory Project of 1993. Each report is divided into two parts: (1) data on the entire company operations...
Dates: Created: 1900-1985
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Railroad Letter Books

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Identifier: 017-02-008
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound letterbooks containing records concerning the Georgia Railroad & Banking Company, the Macon & Brunswick Railroad and the Rome Railroad. The Georgia Railroad & Banking Company's letterbooks consist of bills, correspondence and invoices created by the auditor of that company. The Macon and Brunswick Railroad's letterbooks consist of correspondence concerning the sale of that railroad. The Rome Railroad's letterbooks contain correspondence signed by the...
Dates: Created: 1855-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Railroad Passenger Train Deficit Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-045
Dates: Created: 1957-1961
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Railroads and Motor Carriers Commodity Files

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-013
Scope and Contents This series contains (1) general correspondence, (2) hearing dockets, (3) disposition of applications, (4) records of hearings and (5) related documents. These files relate to different commodities shipped intrastate in Georgia by Class A and Class B carriers and the regulation and the setting of rates thereof.
Dates: Created: 1911-1971
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Rate Cases

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Identifier: 017-02-041
Dates: Created: 1949-1962
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Site Planning Drawings

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-053
Dates: Created: 1922-1955
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Steamship Cabin Registers

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Identifier: 017-02-021
Scope and Contents This series consists of two bound volumes recording the passengers carried on the steamships Resaca and Mary Byrd. The volumes are formatted under the headings "Gentlemen", "Ladies" and 'Way" into (1) type of compartment, (2) passengers' name, (3) embarkation, (4) destination and (5) amount. The volumes lack an index. Volume 1 of the Mary Byrd also contains a cash statement dated April - May, 1870.
Dates: Created: 1869-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Steamship Cash Books and Statements

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-022
Scope and Contents This series consists of two bound volumes and a single unbound statement of cash receipts for the steamships Resaca and Mary Byrd on each trip up the Tennessee River. The volumes and the statement record entries for (1) freight, (2) passage, (3) fuel expenses, (4) salaries, (5) stores, (6) miscellaneous expenses and (7) sundries. Volume 1 of the Mary Byrd also contains Series 5, Transportation Division's Steamship Portage Books, and Series 24, Transportation Division's Steamship Freight and...
Dates: Created: 1869-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Steamship Fuel Registers

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-023
Scope and Contents This series consists of two bound volumes that record the fuel consumed by the steamships Resaca and Mary Byrd. The information contained records (1) date of purchase, (2) woodyard, (3) cords of wood, (4) bushels of coal, (5) rate, (6) amount and (7) acknowledgement of payment.
Dates: Created: 1869-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Steamship Portage Books

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-005
Scope and Contents Though different in format, the volumes generally list (1) the name of payee, (2) occupation, (3) term of service, (4) days worked, (5) monthly rate, (6) daily rate, (7) total wages and (8) total for entry into the cash books, Series 22. Some of the volumes have an index, some do not. Volume 1 (see 17-2-22 and 17-2-24) of the Mary Byrd also shares space with Series 22, Bound and Unbound Transportation Division's Steamship Cash Books and Statement and Series 24, Bound Transportation...
Dates: Created: 1869-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Tag Routings, Dockets, Briefs

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-049
Dates: Created: 1956-1958
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Tariff Transmittal Correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 017-02-042
Dates: Created: 1956-1962
Found in: Georgia Archives

Public Service Commission - Transportation - Western and Atlantic Railroad Reports

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Identifier: 017-02-029
Scope and Contents This series consists of two small bound volumes containing the Western & Atlantic Railroad Commissioners' reports describing in detail and giving full value to all property of the Western & Atlantic Railroad as it was leased out by the State of Georgia over a twenty year period. The inventories, compiled in 1870 and 1890, list all (1) buildings, (2) real estate, (3) stationery, (4) tracks, (5) iron, (6) condition of road bed, (7) bridges, (8) culverts, (9) station houses, (10)...
Dates: Created: 1871-1890
Found in: Georgia Archives

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