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Descriptive summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Gainesville campus, University of North Georgia

Creator: Oconee Historical Society

Title: Oconee Historical Society collection

Date(s): 1929-1969, undated

Quantity: 0.33 linear feet

Language(s): English

Historical note

The Oconee County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining, enhancing and interpreting historical buildings, documents and other archeological sites in Oconee County, Georgia, for the education and enjoyment of all. For more information about OHS, please visit their website,

Scope and contents

This collection contains materials related to the history, citizens and businesses of Oconee County. Of note are materials from Powell Veale including allotments for wheat and cotton crops. Also of interest are letters written to and by members of the Durham family and a letter written to the Central Sunday School.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by family name or topic.

Administrative information

Cite as: Oconee Historical Society collection, Special Collections and Archives, Gainesville Campus, University of North Georgia.

Conditions of use

Permission to reproduce images, publish or quote from materials must first be obtained from the Oconee Historical Society. Requests shall be addressed to Oconee Historical Society, PO Box 1514, Watkinsville, GA 30677; Email

Detailed description of the collection


Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 1925, undated

Box 1/Folder 1

Magazine subscriptions, undated

Box 2/Folder 2

Burger, Emma Leila, "History of Oconee County, Georgia," 1930 (copy)

Box 2/Folder 1

Central Sunday School, 1944 November 1

Box 1/Folder 3

Dawson, Wendell, Articles

"Growing up in the Segregated South and Oconee County, Georgia," 2011 September 11

Box 1/Folder 4

"Jeannette Rankin - First Woman Member of Congress," 2003

Box 1/Folder 5

"Oconee County BOC Legislative History Summary," 2011 December 10

Box 1/Folder 6

"Oconee Court House - Historic and Lots of Memories," 2009 July 12

Box 1/Folder 7

"Small Towns - Bogart and Oconee County in the 40's and 50's," 2005 April 15

Box 1/Folder 8

"Some Memories of Bogart and Oconee County, Georgia, from long ago," 2010 September 1

Box 1/Folder 9

Durham family

Christmas cards, 1929, 1937, 1949, undated

Box 1/Folder 10


Annie Durham, 1920, 1929, 1948, 1953

Box 1/Folder 11

Tom Durham, 1929, 1943, 1955, 1967

Box 1/Folder 12

First Methodist Messenger, 1941 July 18

Box 1/Folder 13

Georgia Power Company, 1929 September 27

Box 1/Folder 14

History on the Lawn, 2014 September 21

Box 1/Folder 15

History of the Eagle Tavern, North Georgia Tours, undated

Box 1/Folder 16

Johonnot, James, Ten Great Events in History, 1900

Box 1/Folder 17

Phillips, William F., Application for soldier's pension, circa 1919

Box 2/Folder 2


Charcoal drawing of an unidentified woman, undated

Box 3/Folder 1

"Mrs. Wilson" (unidentified family), undated

Box 1/Folder 18

unidentified couple, undated

Box 1/Folder 19

unidentified woman, undated

Box 3/Folder 2

Scrapbook, Oconee High School, 1964-1965

Box 3/Folder 3

Veale, Powell

Correspondence, 1929

Box 1/Folder 20

"Farm Expenses," 1949, 1950, undated

Box 1/Folder 21

Georgia State Board of Health, 1934

Box 1/Folder 22

Notifications of acreage allotments (wheat and cotton), 1950

Box 1/Folder 23

Oconee Seed and Gin Co. receipts, 1949

Box 1/Folder 24

Porter Brothers Cotton and General Merchandise receipts, 1949

Box 1/Folder 25

Purchase orders for conservation materials or services, 1949-1950

Box 1/Folder 26

Rowe Warehouse and Fertilizer Co., 1949

Box 1/Folder 27

School work, undated

Box 1/Folder 28

Sinclair Refining Company receipts, 1949-1950

Box 1/Folder 29

"Too Young to Know," undated

Box 1/Folder 30

Trussell Equipment Co., Inc., 1949-1951

Box 1/Folder 31

Veterans Administration, undated

Box 1/Folder 32

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