Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission minute book
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Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission minute book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah-Chatham County Historical Site and Monument Commission (Ga.)
Title: Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission minute book
Dates: 1949-1965
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0682

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on March 8, 1949, for the purpose of marking, caring for, restoring, and repairing historic sites and monuments in Savannah and Chatham County. The members were appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah and County Commission. Thomas H. Gignilliat was the commission's first secretary, 1949-1955; Lilla M. Hawes was the second, 1955-1965.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission minute book, 1949-1965. It is a record of the proceedings of the Commission, including some correspondence and other records, kept first by Thomas H. Gignilliat, the first secretary, 1949-1955, and then by Lilla M. Hawes, the second secretary, 1955-1965. A copy of the charter is in the front of the volume.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--1865-
Hawes, Lilla Mills.
Historic sites--Georgia--Savannah.
Minute books.
Monuments--Georgia--Savannah.
Savannah-Chatham County Historical Site and Monument Commission (Ga.)
societies--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Lilla Hawes, secretary of the creating body.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission minute book, MS 682, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lilla M. Hawes, date unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Minute book, 1949 May 31-1965 December 3