Savannah Olympic Support Council records
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Savannah Olympic Support Council records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Olympic Support Council (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Olympic Support Council records
Dates: 1989-1997
Extent: 7.0 cubic feet (5 boxes, 5 volumes, 2 framed documents)
Identification: MS 1856

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Olympic Support Council (SOSCO) was formed in 1991 to help support the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in organizing the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. SOSCO played a major role in the planning and staging of the Olympic yachting events that were held in Savannah, Georgia. SOSCO was led by Chairman, Archie Davis and Executive Director Jennifer Abshire and as an organization they supported beautification efforts, cultural support, educational and fundraising opportunities in order to prepare Savannah for the 1996 Olympics.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes, programs, memorandums, newsletters, scrapbooks, audio-visual materials, banners, and other miscellaneous records and materials from the Savannah Olympic Support Council from 1989 to 1997.


This collection is arranged into 5 boxes, 5 oversize volumes, 2 framed documents:

Box 1: SOSCO board minutes, SOSCO Olympic history milestones, programs, memorandums, public relations records, newsletters, 1991-1996

Box 2: Small velvet bags filled with a bumper sticker, paperweight, and inserts for donations to SOSCO; banner, circa 1992-1996

Box 3: Videos, audio cassettes, audio reels, film reels, banner, 1993-1996

Box 4: Savannah Morning News, 1996

Box 5: SOSCO minutes, correspondence, memorandums, proposals including Community Sailing Center, with maps, and beach volleyball on Tybee Island, Make-a-Wish Foundation, lists of board members, clippings, correspondence with Atlanta Committee on the Olympic Games (ACOG), videos, as well as information on the Wood Stork in Priests' Landings. 1991-1996

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1989-1992

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1993-1994

Volume 3: Scrapbook, 1994

Volume 4: Scrapbook, 1994

Framed photograph of SOSCO members, circa 1994

Framed advertisement for SOSCO, circa 1992-1996

Index Terms

Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
Bumper stickers.
Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Minutes (administrative records)
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Programs (documents)
Records (documents)
Savannah Olympic Support Council (Ga.)
Yacht racing--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


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

Container List

A-1856-001: Savannah Olympic Support Council Organization (SOCSO) pin, 1996 View online.