Society for Georgia Archaeology Records
Scope and Contents of the Records
The collection is primarily correspondence pertaining to activities of the Society for Georgia Archaeology during the 1930s. James M. Mallory amassed much of the materials during his tenure as vice president for the Society. A significant portion of the correspondence relates to general administrative activities of the Society, however, there are several reports and surveys of archaeological sites throughout Georgia. Of special interest is the Fort Mountain folder, which includes correspondence from Ivan Allen detailing the stipulations of the gift to the state. In addition, the Moundville Park folder includes information pertaining to the National Park Service’s involvement in the facility and the contributions made by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the construction of the park infrastructure.
- Society for Georgia Archaeology (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Administrative History of
The Society for Georgia Archaeology, initiated in the 1930s and reorganized in 1973, is a non-profit organization that promotes the identification, investigation, preservation, and protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the state of Georgia. The Society’s mission “is to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Georgia and to work actively to preserve, study, and interpret Georgia’s historic and prehistoric remains.” In an effort to fulfill their mission, the society strives to educate the public about the importance of the state’s archaeological sites, encourage professional guidance in the investigation, study, and interpretation of archaeological sites, and publish the results of scientific investigations. The bylaws require the Society to maintain six elected officers: President, a Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, two Editors, and a Parliamentarian. The Board of Directors at the annual meeting elects all officers, and each serves a two-year term. In addition, the Board of Directors has the authority to form Committees at their discretion. Membership is open to any individual or institution that has an interest in archaeology and strives to fulfill the mission of the Society.
2.5 linear ft.
Arrangement of the Papers
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet (six document cases)
Collection reprocessed in 2009.
- Society for Georgia Archaeology Records ahc.MSS 144
- An Inventory of Their Records at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
- Inventory prepared by Melanie Stephan
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.