|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook|
|Extent:||0.5 cubic feet (1 box)|
No biographical information is available.
This collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings relating to beach erosion at Tybee Island, Georgia, in 1937. They are prefaced by a letter from Orrie E. Bright, the mayor of Savannah Beach, Tybee, Island. The letter requests funding from the federal government to repair storm-damaged groins and bulkheads and for projects to help prevent further beach erosion.
The collection includes 8 photographs on scrapbook pages. The photographs illustrate the damage done by the storm and the following erosion. The damage was primarily between 17th and 19th Streets on the island. Ten pages of newspaper clippings follow the photographs. The clippings recount damage, meetings held to discuss solutions, and the WPA and federal government assistance.
There are 41 loose photographs that document the completed repair work. Most of the photos are labeled on the back identifying the work processes; however, the handwriting excludes cross-bars on the "t"s and "f"s.
[item identification], Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook, MS 1380, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1||1||8 photographs on scrapbook pages|
|2||10 pages of newspaper clippings|
|3||20 photographs of repair work|
|4||21 photographs of repair work|