Lawrence E. Babits papers
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Lawrence E. Babits papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Babits, Lawrence Edward.
Title: Lawrence E. Babits papers
Dates: 1980-1990
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 1511

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawrence E. Babits is a professor who specializes in maritime material culture and military history. He currently teaches at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he teaches classes in method and theory in nautical archaeology, material culture studies, small boat documentation, and field schools. During the 1980s, Babits was a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in Savannah, Georgia, where he was involved in the Center for Low Country Studies. The Center for Low Country Studies was a part of the history department at AASU and was integral in promoting research activities that dealt with topics related to coastal Georgia and the Atlantic coastal region and Babits contributed a lot of research to this program.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains archaeological surveys, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, student reports, and field notes relating to Lawrence E. Babits and his archaeological research on areas in Chatham County, Georgia from 1980-1990. The locations Babits researched include the Augustine Creek, Causton's Bluff, the Savannah River, and Tybee Island. Also included are student reports Babits collected while a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University and his research on local evidence of prehistoric man found in the Savannah area.


This collection is arranged into 2 boxes:

Box 1: Archaeological survey of the Savannah River and Causton's Bluff, articles, Tybee Island field notes, photographs, negatives, 1982-1990

Box 2: Archaeological surveys of Causton's Bluff and Augustine Creek, student reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, slides, 1980-1987

Index Terms

Archaeological surveying--Georgia--Savannah.
Architectural surveys.
Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Augustine Creek (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Babits, Lawrence Edward.
Causton's Bluff (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Field notes.
Letters (correspondence)
Negatives (photographic)
Prehistoric peoples--Georgia--Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.
Slides (photographs)
Tybee Island (Ga.)--Archaeological surveying.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.