Carroll Rural Electrification Association records
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Carroll Rural Electrification Association records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Carroll Rural Electric Association (Ga.).
Title: Carroll Rural Electrification Association records
Dates: 1935-1959
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (6 boxes)
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.
Identification: LH-0001

Biographical/Historical Note

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).


Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by file title.


Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History.
Carroll Electric Membership Corporation (Ga.).
Carroll Rural Electric Association (Ga.).
Cooperative societies--Georgia.
Electric power--Georgia.
Electric utilities--Georgia.
Rural electrification--Georgia.
Tisinger, Robert D.

Administrative Information

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.

Sponsorship


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by the U.S. copyright laws.


Related Material

Carroll EMC, LH-0037.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Annual Meeting, 1947
 
2Annual Meeting, 1948
 
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
 
5Carroll REA Correspondence, 1935-1937
 
6Correspondence REA, 1936
 

Box

Fldr

21Correspondence REA, 1936-1937
 
2Correspondence REA, 1936-1938
 
3Easements, undated
 
4Easements Doubtful, 1936, 1937
 
5Easements – Railroad Crossing Agreements, undated
 
6Engineering Contract D.1, undated
 
7Engineering Contract “E”, 1940-1941
 

Box

Fldr

31Extension Correspondence REA, 1938
 
2Georgia 34D Carroll EMC – Right of Way, 1940-1941
 
3Georgia 1034FD Carroll EMC, 1940-1941
 
4Georgia 34F1 Carroll EMC, 1944-1948
 

Box

Fldr

41Georgia 34L Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1946-1947
 
2Georgia 34N Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1946-1947
 
3Georgia 34P Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1949-1954
 
4Georgia 34P Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1954-1959
 
5Georgia 34S Carroll EMC Correspondence, 1948-1949
 
6Installation Loan Contract REA, undated
 

Box

Fldr

51Legal REA, 1936-1949
 
2Legal REA – 34B and E, 1936-1944
 
3Legal REA (2034E1), 1948
 
4Miscellaneous, 1951-1956
 
5Mortgage and Deed of Trust REA, 1936
 
6Project “P”, 1954
 
7Retirement Program, Carroll EMC, 1949-1951
 
8Right of Way “E”, 1942
 
9Right of Way (34F1), 1949
 
10Rural Electrification News, 1937
 

Box

Fldr

61Sullivan vs. Carroll EMC (Electric Shock Case), undated
 
2Tax Refund Carroll EMC, 1942-1943
 
3Telephone Cooperative Act 1949-1951 (folder 1 of 2), undated
 
4Telephone Cooperative Act 1949-1951 (folder 2 of 2)
 
5Tri-County Electric Membership, undated