Historical Perry, Georgia, City Council minutes now available online

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, dhakes@georgialibraries.org, (404) 852-5547; Mandy Mastrovita, mastrovi@uga.edu, 706-583-0209

ATHENS, GA…Georgia HomePLACE and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the online availability of the 19th and 20th century Perry, Georgia, City Council Minute Books collection at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/hlp_hcmb. The project was made possible through a partnership between the Digital Library of Georgia, Georgia HomePLACE, and the Houston County Public Library System.

This collection of Perry’s municipal documents includes the charter, ordinances, minutes, and rules of council from 1859-1943. The minutes include details of city council meetings, the names of council committee members, and city business transactions, including some financial records. The city charter, ordinances, and rules of council include information about the town’s incorporation, statutes, and regulations.

These materials document the growth and modernization of Perry, Houston County’s county seat. “Unlike much of the country during the Great Depression, Perry experienced a period of industrial growth and population increase, with electricity to homes instead of gas, as well the first Blue Bird bus being built in Perry in 1927,” notes J. Sara Paulk, Director of the Houston County Public Library System. “Tourism was supported and encouraged with the second in the state tourist court, gas stations, and modern streets. The historic Dixie highway came through Perry and was paved during the 1920s.” The digitized collection gives researchers access to the original records which reflect these changes over time.

About Houston County Public Library System

Houston County Public Library System offers a full program of library services of all citizens of Houston County and the surrounding communities to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs. Learn more at http://houpl.org/.

About Georgia HomePLACE

Georgia HomePLACE encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state to participate in the Digital Library of Georgia. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy. HomePLACE is supported with Federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Learn more about Georgia HomePLACE at http://www.georgialibraries.org/homeplace/abouthomeplace.php.

About the Digital Library of Georgia

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.

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New Collections Document Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center and Morehouse, Morris Brown, and Spelman Colleges.

Dance Theater Students
Dance Theater Students, Spelman College Photographs Collection, Theatre and Dance Series 3, http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scimgtnd/3

As part of the CLIR-funded, “Our Story” project, Atlanta University Center, Spelman College, and the DLG are happy to announce additional content documenting the largest consortium of African American private institutions of higher education.

Additional “Our Story” updates are available through the DLG blog.

Interdenominational Theological Center

  • The Center–Quarterly journal of the Interdenominational Center’s cooperating seminaries and the Stewart Missionary Foundation of Africa dating from 1960 to 1966 and containing articles of wide general interest as well as more detailed discussions or special subjects from the Divisions of Biblical, Historical, Theological, and practical.
  • The Foundation–Quarterly journal published between 1905 and 1980 for  the Gammon Theological Seminary, its alumni, and the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa.
  • The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center–Semi-annual scholarly journal dating from 1973 to 2007 and featuring the work of I.T.C. faculty.
  • The Lantern–Alumni news publication covering the period from 1984 to 2009 highlighting the work of I.T.C. alumni and important events and activities.
  • Yearbooks -Yearbooks of the Interdenominational Theological Center dating from 1945 and 1986 and chronicling the annual activities of Gammon Theological Seminary, The Morehouse School of Religion, Phillips School of Theology, and Turner Theological Seminary.

Morehouse College

  • Morehouse College Photographs–Photographs depicting the buildings and grounds, students, campus events and visitors, faculty, and individuals associated with Morehouse College, the only all-male historically Black college in the United States, dating from the 1880s through the 1970s.

Morris Brown College

  • Catalogs–Course catalogs dating from 1889 to 1998 of historically black, Atlanta-based, liberal arts college, Morris Brown College.

Spelman College

  • Buildings–Photographs tracing the development of the Spelman College campus from the 1880s to the present.
  • Commencement –Photographs depicting Spelman College commencement ceremonies from 1887 to 2005.
  • Presidents–Photographs documenting the leadership history of Spelman College from its founding in 1881 to present day.
  • Theatre–Photographs of productions and performances of the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance from the 1930s to present.
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