Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau records
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Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau records
Dates: circa 1970-2006
Extent: 10.1 cubic feet (10 boxes, 1 roll)
Identification: MS 2273

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as Savannah, Georgia's destination marketing organization. Its mission is to attract and serve visitors, resulting in increased tax revenue for the city and generation of income and jobs benefiting members of the community.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains thousands of tourism articles and clippings, thousands of slides of Savannah area attractions and scenes (also known as "destination" slides), a few photographs, and a plan of Hutchinson Island, Georgia, from the Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Savannah, Georgia. Materials date from the 1970s to 2006.

Majority of the clippings and articles were prepared by Bacon's, a media clipping service. Most of the clippings are loose and roughly housed in boxes by year. Also included are entire magazines with a single article about Savannah. It appears a numerical system for organizing the slides by subject was used at some point. However, only a small portion of the slides were in order by number/subject upon donation. As a result, researchers will likely need to search in more than one box for their subject of interest.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 boxes and 1 roll:

Box 1: Magazines with articles regarding Savannah, 2000-2005.

Box 2: Magazines with articles regarding Savannah, 2005-2006.

Box 3: Bacon's clippings (loose), 2003-2004.

Box 4: Bacon's clippings (loose), 2004.

Box 5: Bacon's clippings (in binders) and other clippings and articles, 2004-2005.

Box 6: Bacon's clippings (loose) and other clippings and articles, 2005-2006.

Box 7: Slides of Savannah parks, squares, historic houses, scenes, etc. (in sleeves) and organized by subjects, 1970s-1990s.

Box 8: Slides of Savannah parks, squares, historic houses, scenes, etc. (in sleeves, within binders), 1970s-1990s.

Box 9: Slides (in sleeves and containers) and photographs (loose) of Savannah parks, squares, historic houses, scenes, etc., 1970s-1990s.

Box 10: Slides of Savannah parks, squares, historic houses, scenes, etc. (in sleeves and loose), 1970s-1990s.

Roll 1: Copy of Plan and Profile of Hutchinson Island Paddock Area/Access Roads/Loop Road/Concrete Barriers, 1996.


Index Terms

Architecture--Georgia--Savannah.
Articles.
Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah.
Hutchinson's Island (Ga.)--Maps.
Magazines (periodicals)
Maps (documents)
Parks--Georgia--Savannah.
Photographs.
Savannah (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Savannah (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ga.)
Slides (photographs)
Tourism--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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

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