Remer Young Lane oral histories and transcripts
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Remer Young Lane oral histories and transcripts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lane, Remer Young, 1910-1984.
Title: Remer Young Lane oral histories and transcripts
Dates: 1976-1977
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 2129

Biographical/Historical Note

Remer Young Lane (1910-1984), a Savannah, Georgia, native and retired businessman and farmer, was deeply interested in the history of Savannah and coastal Georgia. He worked on numerous projects to document this history, including inventorying and researching trees, researching the history of fires and hurricanes in Savannah, and numerous other projects to document the history of the region.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of six cassette tapes containing interviews (and transcripts) between Remer Y. Lane and three local fishermen: James Adams, Louis Mathews, and Gilbert Maggioni. The interviews focus on the history of the fishing industry in the coastal area of Georgia.

Index Terms

African Americans--Employment--Georgia--Chatham County.
African Americans--Georgia--Chatham County.
African Americans--History.
Chatham County (Ga.)--Economic conditions.
Lane, Remer Young, 1910-1984.
Oral histories (document genres)
Oyster industry.

Technical Access Restrictions

An audiocassette player is required to access portions of this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from its creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Remer Young Lane oral histories and transcripts, MS 2129, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Remer Y. Lane, 1983.


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



1Conversation between James Adams, Louis C. Mathews, and Remer Y. Lane at Tybee Island, February 1977


2Conversation between Louis C. Mathews and Remer Y. Lane, December 1976


3Conversation between Remer Lane and Gilbert Maggioni about oystering and fishing on the South Atlantic Seaboard, undated


4Conversation between Remer Lane and Gilbert Maggioni, undated


5Conversation between Remer Lane and Gilbert Maggioni, undated