Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc., Planning Committee records
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Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc., Planning Committee records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Axley, Lowry, approximately 1890-1960.
Creator: Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc. (Ga.). Planning Committee.
Title: Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc., Planning Committee records
Dates: 1947-1955
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (13 folders)
Identification: MS 0683

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc. was chartered in March 1947 for the purpose of the erection and maintenance of a suitable memorial to the men and women of Chatham County who gave their lives in World War II. Shortly after its organizational meeting on March 20, 1947, a Review and Planning Committee was appointed to select the memorial; Lowry Axley was elected as chairman of the Committee. The Committee distributed forms to civic and patriotic organizations and individuals for suggestions for the memorial. A memorial hospital was the first choice among the suggestions. A City and County Hospital Authority was then appointed by the Mayor and County Commission to study the feasibility and financing of a general hospital. These efforts resulted in the erection of Memorial Medical Center, which opened on October 21, 1955.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers collected by Lowry Axley as Chairman of the Review and Planning Committee of the Savannah-Chatham County World War Memorial Association, Inc. Included are the minutes of the committee, 1947-1948, the committee's by-laws, names of the committee members, correspondence, 1947-1951, letters addressed to the mayor of Savannah and to the Association containing memorial suggestions, 1945-1948, clippings, radio talks, pamphlets, and sketches of memorials. Also included is a Savannah Hospital Survey, 1948.


Index Terms

Axley, Lowry, approximately 1890-1960.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Health facilities--Georgia--Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
Memorial Health University Medical Center (Savannah, Ga.)
Minutes (administrative records)
Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, Inc. (Ga.). Planning Committee.
Sketches.
Surveys (documents)
War memorials--Georgia--Savannah.
World War, 1939-1945--Memorials.
societies--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Lowry Axley was Chairman of the creating body.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah-Chatham World War II Memorial Association, Inc., Planning Committee records, MS 683, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowry Axley, 1953 and later.


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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1Minutes reports and bylaws, 1947-1949 ( 10.0 items. )
Minutes of Savannah-Chatham County World War II Memorial Association, 1947-1949; Minutes of the Review and Planning Committee, 1947-1948; Report by the President of the Association on the hospital program, march 30, 1948; Report of the Review and Planning Committee, June 1, 1948; and bylaws.
 

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2Names of committee members ( 4.0 items. )
 

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3Correspondence, 1947-1951 ( 22.0 items. )
 

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4Letters to the Mayor of Savannah suggesting memorials, 1945-1946 ( 18.0 items. )
 

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5Letters to the Association suggesting memorials, 1945-1946 ( 16.0 items. )
 

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6Letters to the Association suggesting memorials, 1947-1948 ( 47.0 items. )
 

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7Memorial suggestions on forms ( 46.0 items. )
Includes tally sheets.
 

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8Memorial suggestions on forms ( 46.0 items. )
 

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9Memorial suggestions on forms ( 46.0 items. )
 

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10Memorial suggestions on forms ( 47.0 items. )
 

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11Publicity, 1947-1955 ( 21.0 items. )
clippings; 2 radio talks; copy of undated letter from Lowry Axley to editor, Savannah Morning News.
 

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12Memorials, miscellaneous: pamphlets, clipping, and drawings of memorials ( 5.0 items. )
 

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13Savannah Hospital Survey, 1948 ( 1.0 items. )