Jasper Festival minutes
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Jasper Festival minutes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jasper Monumental Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Jasper Festival minutes
Dates: 1887-1907
Extent: (1 volume) 0.15 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0426
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Jasper Festival was a celebration formed at the invitation of the Jasper Monumental Association in Savannah, Georgia. It was composed of representatives of various civic societies and military organizations. Its charge was the plan the unveiling of the Jasper monument in Madison Square. The monument was dedicated and the festival was held February 22, 23, and 24, 1888. President Grover Cleveland was present on the first day of the festival. The executive committee met occasionally after the festival to discuss the dispensation of the remaining funds. On April 13, 1907, they resolved to turn the remaining funds over to the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames to apply toward a monument honoring General James Oglethorpe.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the minutes of the Jasper Festival, November 22, 1887-April 13, 1907. A roll of delegates representing city government, the military, trade organizations, and civic societies as well as a list of donors and the amounts they gave are included. Correspondence, primarily relating to excess funds donated to the Colonial Dames for a monument to James Oglethorpe and an index are also included in the volume.

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.
Jasper Festival (Savannah, Ga.)
Jasper Monumental Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Jasper, William, approximately 1750-1779--Monuments.
Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jasper Festival minutes, MS 426, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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