Steamship Savannah Replica Commission papers
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Steamship Savannah Replica Commission papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Steamship Savannah Replica Commission (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Steamship Savannah Replica Commission papers
Dates: 1961-1965
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (8 folders)
Identification: MS 0709

Biographical/Historical Note

The Steamship Savannah Replica Commission was established by an Act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1963. Its purpose was to promote the building of a replica of the original steamship Savannah of 1818 (the first steam vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean). The replica was to be used as a stationary museum. Governor Sanders of Georgia appropriated $150,000 for the project and donations of money, labor, materials, etc. were made by others.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of the Steamship Savannah Replica Commission. Included are the minutes, official papers, and correspondence; a copy of The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model by H.I. Chapelle; answers to a questionnaire and other correspondence from maritime museums and organizations relating to ship replicas and ship museums, including a photograph of the model of the SS Savannah in the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia; pamphlets; and drawings.

The papers are in their original arrangement.


Index Terms

Boats and boating--Reproductions.
Drawings (visual works)
Georgia. General Assembly.
Letters (correspondence)
Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
Minutes (administrative records)
Pamphlets.
Savannah (Steamship)
Steamship Savannah Replica Commission (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creating body.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Steamship Savannah Replica Commission papers, MS 709, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Steamship Savannah Replica Commission, James Scrimger, Chair of the Building Committee (Addenda, 1971),


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

 

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1Minutes; official papers and correspondence, 1963 May 31-1965 December 23 ( 14.0 items. )
Included is a copy of The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model, by H.I. Chapelle (Washington: 1961).
 

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2Answers to a questionnaire and other correspondence from maritime museums and organizations relating to ship replicas and/or ship museums ( 23.0 items. )
Includes photograph of the model of the SS Savannah in the mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, and pamphlets, 1963.
 
Addenda: Building Committee papers
 

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3Correspondence, 1961 May 11-1962 August 31 ( 34.0 items. )
 

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4Correspondence, 1962 September 4-1965 September 17 ( 27.0 items. )
 

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5Minutes, 1961-1963 ( 12.0 items. )
Typed copies of minutes of the Commission, June 16, 1961; June 10, September 10, 1963; July 21, 1964; notes of Building Committee meetings, 1962-1963.
 

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6Notes ( 106.0 items. )
Rough draft papers pertaining to costs, supplies, etc. Some rough drawings are included.
 

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7Drawings ( 20.0 items. )
 

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8Miscellaneous ( 8.0 items. )
"Projected Annual Income and Operating Expenses for Replica of SS Savannah, " (photocopy of typed MS); "Section 13 - Timber and Timberwork," (photocopy of typed MS); sample of the commission's stationery; The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model, by H.I. Chapelle (1961; "The Steamship Savannah," by Amy Chambliss (excerpt from Georgia Magazine, April-May 1962); photograph of the model of the SS Savannah in City Hall, Savannah; post card picturing the schooner Balclutha; General Electric Brushless AC Generators: Dimensions (pamphlet).