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MSS 001 Georgia Power Company collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 001

Dates

  • 1930-1967 (Creation)

Extents

  • .21 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One half legal document box

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Georgia Power Company is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta. This collection contains company periodicals, publications targeted at homemakers, and miscellaneous documents.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donald Truluck

  • Physical Description

    Fair

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions. 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Georgia Power Company collection, MSS 001, Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    With origins as early as 1883, when the Georgia Electric Light Company was established, the Georgia Power Company is currently the largest of four electric utilities owned and operated by Southern Company. In the early twentieth century, after the consolidation of several railway and electric companies, the Georgia Railway and Power Company emerged, powering street lights and trolley lines in Atlanta. Under the leadership of Henry M. Atkinson, the company grew significantly, purchasing electric utilities and railway companies throughout Georgia.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection provides several examples of internal publications aiming to foster a familiar atmosphere among the company's employees. It also provides some evidence of promotional and sales efforts, including partnerships with appliance companies such as General Electric. The collection includes little in the way of information about the company’s internal operations.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is organized in a single series.

Accessions

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    1-2

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