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MSS 005 Athens Regional Library System records Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 005

Dates

  • 1915-present (Creation)

Extents

  • 7.08 Linear Feet (Part)
    8 boxes
  • 3.55 Linear Feet (Part)
    7 boxes
  • 2.29 Linear Feet (Part)
    6 boxes
  • 3.75 Linear Feet (Part)
    9 boxes
  • 4.17 Linear Feet (Part)
    10 boxes
  • 4.25 Linear Feet (Part)
    3 paige boxes filed legal, 3 regular
  • 3.3 Linear Feet (Part)
    bound volumes

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  • Abstract

    Records of the Athens Regional Library System, starting with the formation of the original library and its growth into a system with eleven branches serving Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Condition Description

    Mostly good but includes fragile scrapbooks, brittle papers, and faded photographs. Scrapbooks and many photographs have been scanned and are available through the Digital Library of Georgia.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Open to researchers without restrictions.

  • Accruals

    Records are transferred to the Heritage Room based on the ARLS retention policy.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Digital copies of board minutes can be found on the Internet Archive.

  • Arrangement

    The records are broken into six series for easier management and access - annual reports, board minutes, director's correspondence, organizational records, photographs, and scrapbooks. Most series are arranged chronologically, but some are arranged thematically.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Writing text....

  • Preferred Citation

    Athens Regional Library System records, MSS 005 Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library, Athens, GA, USA.

  • Related Materials

    H. Randolph Holder Elijah Clarke NSDAR

  • Content Description

    This collection documents the history of the Athens Regional Library System, from the first Athens library to the current multi-county system. Record formats include scrapbooks, minutes, correspondence, advertisements, photographs, slides, transaction logs, and reports.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

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