Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection, 1860-1947


42 items (0.1. linear ft.)..
Arranged in chronological order.
The collection consists of letters, programs, and invitations pertaining to Athens, Ga. and the University of Georgia. Some items include an invitation to the wedding of Richard B. Russell and Ina Dillard, an invitation to the wedding of John Wallis Brumby and Belle Hardeman, an invitation to the wedding of Henry W. Grady and Julia King, commencement programs for the University of Georgia (1873 and 1947), and a copy of Where the south leads and where Georgia leads by Mildred Lewis Rutherford.
Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in 1990. According to the 2000 U.S. census, Athens-Clarke County had a population of 101,489, making it Georgia's sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. Georgia's "Classic City" has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and landmarks, and its largely intact nineteenth-century townscape abuts the historic North Campus of UGA. Today Athens is the center for commerce and trade, health services, and cultural arts for all of northeast Georgia. The city struggles to maintain its distinctive sense of place in the face of rapid growth and development.
Related collections held by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries.
Athens, Ga. social and cultural events collection. MS 404. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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