Society for Georgia Archaeology Records
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Society for Georgia Archaeology Records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Society for Georgia Archaeology.
Title: Society for Georgia Archaeology Records
Dates: 1932-1938
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft.
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (six document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS144

Biographical/Historical Note

The Society for Georgia Archaeology, initiated in the 1930s and reorganized in 1973, is a non-profit organization that promotes the identification, investigation, preservation, and protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the state of Georgia. The Society’s mission “is to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Georgia and to work actively to preserve, study, and interpret Georgia’s historic and prehistoric remains.” In an effort to fulfill their mission, the society strives to educate the public about the importance of the state’s archaeological sites, encourage professional guidance in the investigation, study, and interpretation of archaeological sites, and publish the results of scientific investigations. The bylaws require the Society to maintain six elected officers: President, a Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, two Editors, and a Parliamentarian. The Board of Directors at the annual meeting elects all officers, and each serves a two-year term. In addition, the Board of Directors has the authority to form Committees at their discretion. Membership is open to any individual or institution that has an interest in archaeology and strives to fulfill the mission of the Society.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily correspondence pertaining to activities of the Society for Georgia Archaeology during the 1930s. James M. Mallory amassed much of the materials during his tenure as vice president for the Society. A significant portion of the correspondence relates to general administrative activities of the Society, however, there are several reports and surveys of archaeological sites throughout Georgia. Of special interest is the Fort Mountain folder, which includes correspondence from Ivan Allen detailing the stipulations of the gift to the state. In addition, the Moundville Park folder includes information pertaining to the National Park Service’s involvement in the facility and the contributions made by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the construction of the park infrastructure.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Mallory, James M.
Society for Georgia Archaeology.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Society for Georgia Archaeology Records, MSS 144, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2009.


Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Related Material

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Container List




11Booklet, “A 17th Century Letter of Gabriel Diaz Vara Calderon, Bishop of Cuba, Describing the Indians and Indian Mission of Florida”, 1936
2Correspondence, Brunswick-Sea Island excavations, 1936 August–1937 July
3Correspondence, DeSoto Expedition materials, 1917-1938 January
4Correspondence, Fort Mountain Park, 1933 November – 1937 March
5Correspondence, Indian Burials in vicinity of Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia, 1935 February – 1937 September
6Correspondence, “Irene” Mound (near Savannah, Georgia), 1936 March – 1937 September



21Correspondence, “Irene” Mound (near Savannah, Georgia), 1937 October – 1938 February
2Correspondence, “Irene” Mound (near Savannah, Georgia), 1938 March – 1938 May
3Correspondence, Robert Fechner Recreational Center, , 1935 May – 1937 September
4Correspondence, Kolomoki (Kolomokee, Colomokee) Valley, 1934 June – 1938 April
5Correspondence, Meeting, Annual, 1937 June 11-12
6Correspondence, Meeting, Spring, 1938 May 6-7



31Correspondence, Moundville Park, Alabama, 1931-1938
2Correspondence, Ocmulgee Fields National Park, 1932 April – 1935 December
3Correspondence, Ocmulgee Fields National Park, 1936 January 1 – 1938 March 23
4Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1935 April – 1935 August
5Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1935 September – 1935 December



41Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1933 January – 1934 December
2Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1934 November – 1935 May
3Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1935 June – 1937 July
4Correspondence, Santo Domingo State Park, 1936 January – 1938 May



51Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1932 December – 1933 December
2Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1934 January – 1934 April
3Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1934 May – 1934 December
4Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1935 January – 1936 June
5Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1936 July – 1936 December
6Correspondence, Society, general administrative, 1937 January – 1938 May



61County Geological Survey, Georgia, undated
2Georgia Historical Quarterly excerpts, 1923 September, 1924 September, 1925 June, 1930 December
3Map, topographic map Georgia-Tennessee Dalton Sheet, 1897 May
4Minutes of the Commission of the Forestry and Geological Development and corresponding documents, 1936 January – 1937 March
5Reports, Fort Mountain, 1933 December – 1935 April, undated
6Reports, Tumlin Plantation, Indian Springs, and Macon Indian Mounds, 1932 December, 1936 July, undated