Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook
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Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook
Dates: 1937
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1380

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Beach erosion--Tybee Island (Ga.)
Groins (shore protection)
Public service employment--Tybee Island (Ga.)
Shore protection--Finance.
Shore protection--Tybee Island (Ga.)
Tybee Island (Ga.)
United States. Works Progress Administration.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Tybee Island (Ga.) scrapbook, MS 1380, 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.


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

Container List




118 photographs on scrapbook pages
210 pages of newspaper clippings
320 photographs of repair work
421 photographs of repair work