University of West Georgia
Carroll Rural Electric Association (Ga.).
|Title: ||Carroll Rural Electrification Association records|
2.5 Linear feet
|Abstract:||This collection consists primarily of correspondence, right of way easements, and papers relating to the operations, management, and legal activities of the Carroll Rural Electric Association, a cooperative currently known as Carroll Electric Membership Corporation. These activities were performed through the office of local attorney Robert D. Tisinger as general counsel.|
The Carroll Rural Electric Association (currently known as Carroll EMC) started as a cooperative entity in 1936. It was the 34th project funded by the federal Rural Electrification Administration through a loan of $118,000 from the federal government. Its main goal was to run miles of power lines providing electrification to homes in rural areas. The charter of the association was amended the following year, and its name was changed to Carroll Electric Membership Corporation (Carroll EMC).
The Corporation had its challenging times prompted by World War II and disastrous weather conditions in 1960. However, demand for electricity started to increase by the mid-1950s. In 1982, Carroll EMC, with over 2,700 miles of line, was serving 21,000 homes, businesses, and local structures. As a central station for the system, lines went out like spokes in a wheel running in different directions. Among the first lines were one south to Tyus and Roosterville in Heard County, one to Hickory Level, and one up Bremen Road to Bowdon Junction. The Roopville area was already served by the Georgia Power Company.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of six document boxes of correspondence between Tisinger and his representatives with the following groups or individuals: Rural Electrification Administration officials in Washington, DC; Local, state and federal government officials; Suppliers and contractors, and Clients served by Carroll REA (currently Carroll EMC). The collection also contains the following documents: Right of way easements; Contracts and agreements (e.g., project funding renewals, suppliers' payment schedule, etc.); Papers relating to lawsuits; Board meeting announcements and minutes; and other documentation related to the Association's activities (e.g., newsletters, annual meeting brochures, etc).
Arranged alphabetically by file title.
Preferred Citation note
Carroll Rural Electrification Association records. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Robert D. Tisinger, general counsel of the Carroll Rural Electric Association (currently known as Carroll EMC), donated the papers and documents related to this collection dealing with the history of the organization in March, 1982.
Robert David Tisinger was born October 20, 1909 in the Victory community of Carroll County, Georgia, the son of George W., and Ida B. McDaniel Tisinger. He was married to Naomi Eugenia Evans in Carroll County on September 29, 1934, and had two sons, David H. and Richard G. Tisinger.
Tisinger served as general counsel to the Carroll Rural Electric Association (currently known as Carroll EMC) from its inception in 1936. He was involved in many aspects of Carroll County’s growth and development, was active in its judicial system, and was recognized for his participation in numerous local civic organizations as elected official and/or as award recipient. Tisinger died of heart failure on December 22, 1991. He was buried at Victory United Methodist Church in Carroll County.
Processing Information note
Processed by Danilo M. Baylen in 2009.
Conditions Governing Access note
Open to all users; no restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use note
As stipulated by the U.S. copyright laws.
Carroll EMC, LH-0037.
|1||1||Annual Meeting, 1947|
|3||“C” Rural Electrification Administration from 08 Jun 1938 (folder 1 of 2), undated|
|4||“C” Rural Electrification Administration from 08 Jun 1938 (folder 2 of 2), undated|
|5||Carroll REA Correspondence, 1935-1937|
|6||Correspondence REA, 1936|
|2||1||Correspondence REA, 1936-1937|
|2||Correspondence REA, 1936-1938|
|4||Easements Doubtful, 1936, 1937|
|5||Easements – Railroad Crossing Agreements, undated|
|6||Engineering Contract D.1, undated|
|7||Engineering Contract “E”, 1940-1941|
|3||1||Extension Correspondence REA, 1938|
|2||Georgia 34D Carroll EMC – Right of Way, 1940-1941|
|3||Georgia 1034FD Carroll EMC, 1940-1941|
|4||Georgia 34F1 Carroll EMC, 1944-1948|
|4||1||Georgia 34L Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1946-1947|
|2||Georgia 34N Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1946-1947|
|3||Georgia 34P Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1949-1954|
|4||Georgia 34P Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1954-1959|
|5||Georgia 34S Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1948-1949|
|6||Installation Loan Contract REA, undated|
|5||1||Legal REA, 1936-1949|
|2||Legal REA – 34B and E, 1936-1944|
|3||Legal REA (2034E1), 1948|
|5||Mortgage and Deed of Trust REA, 1936|
|7||Retirement Program, Carroll EMC, 1949-1951|
|9||Right of Way (34F1), 1949|
|10||Rural Electrification News, 1937|
|6||1||Sullivan vs. Carroll EMC (Electric Shock Case), undated|
|2||Tax Refund Carroll EMC, 1942-1943|
|3||Telephone Cooperative Act 1949-1951 (folder 1 of 2), undated|
|4||Telephone Cooperative Act 1949-1951 (folder 2 of 2)|
|5||Tri-County Electric Membership, undated|