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Newnan Coweta Historical Society records, 1971-1992

Identifier: NC-0010

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Newnan Coweta Historical Society between the years 1971-1992. This collection is composed of newsletters, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, newspaper clippings, reports, correspondence, financial documents, handbooks, membership lists, museum committee records, and other materials pertaining to the Newnan Coweta Historical Society.


  • 1971-1992

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Biographical / Historical

The not-for-profit organization, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Inc., was founded in February 1972 with the purpose of "preservation and conservation of the cultural, historical, and architectural heritage of Coweta County" (see History and Articles of Incorporation file).

The original Board of Directors included: Virginia B. Arnold; Rufus B. Askew; June M. Brewer; Herb Bridges; James O. Hardin, Jr.; Betty K. Lillie; Bryon H. Matthews, Jr.; Virginia B. St. John; and Patrick H. Yancey, Jr.

According to a brief history written in 1987, by that year membership was at 338, and the organization had reproduced 100 years of Newnan-Coweta historical newspapers on microfilm, reprinted early printed county histories, published two volumes of transcriptions from Coweta County marriage records, published the book, Coweta County History, and presented a tour of homes.


2.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)




This collection contains the records of the Newnan Coweta Historical Society between 1971-1992.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by file title.

Physical Location

Located at the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society in Newnan, Georgia. Please contact the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society for instructions on use.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jennah MacPherson in October 2020 as part of the Community Archives program at the University of West Georgia Ingram Library Special Collections.

Processing Information

In June 2019, University of West Georgia Ingram Library Special Collections and the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society executed a Memorandum of Agreement under which Special Collections would assess and prioritize processing of archival collections held by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, assess preservation needs, and arrange and describe archival materials, thereby making them more publicly accessible. Work on this project was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Michael Camp starting in August 2019. The project was interrupted because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from March-September 2020, and was resumed in October 2020 under Head of Special Collections, Blynne Kensel Olivieri. The project concluded in December 2020.

Processing Information

Funding to support this project was generously provided by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) and the Board of Directors of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.
Guide to the Newnan Coweta Historical Society Records, 1971-1992
Jennah MacPherson
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Repository Details

Part of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Repository

McRitchie-Hollis Museum
74 Jackson Street
Newnan GA 30263 USA