Archives Adds Videos, Images to Web Site
By Daniel Pete, Assistant Archivist
Golf Tournament Raises Cash for Programs, Artifacts
he Kennesaw Museum Foundation’s 13th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament on May 18 raised more than $22,000 that will fund exciting educational programs and help acquire artifacts for the Southern Museum. The foundation thanks Brookstone Country Club and its staff for making the tournament such a success and Carl Black Buick/ Pontiac/GMC for presenting the tournament for the seventh year in a row. Thanks also to Carrabba’s Italian Grill for providing delicious food for the event. Twenty teams participated in perfect weather, and the winners were from the Houston-Stafford Electric team, consisting of Phillip Stephenson, Bobby Filkins, Ernie Hollifield, and Sid Thompson. A special thank you goes out to all of the staff and volunteers that contributed to the successful event. Please mark your calendars now for next year’s tournament which will be on May 10, 2010.
he Southern Museum Archives continues to bring awareness to the Museum’s collections in a visual way on our Web site. The first step was the addition of a video clip that showcases photographs of train depots, building structures, water tanks, coaling stations, etc., from the Southern Railway Historical Association Collection of Interstate Commerce Commission Records. We continued with the Southern Railway Presidents’ Files by placing an image of a photograph or painting for each president next to their respective list of files starting from Samuel Spencer in 1872 to Graham Claytor in 1967. Just recently we launched a short video clip highlighting the Glover Machine Works Collection. This video contains documents and photographs of inside the factory, completed manufactured locomotives, vendor invoices from their initial tannery business, construction of the Science Building on their Marietta property, vendor catalogs, and engineering drawings/blueprints. As part of our mission and goal, we continue to upgrade our Web site with additional visuals to highlight our various archival holdings, among them the Civil War and Southeastern Railroads related collections.
Our work could not be accomplished in a timely manner without our volunteers. The Archives is honored to have Heather Hale as a volunteer working with us, and we acknowledge her invaluable assistance with the creation of a finding aid for the Southern Railway Historical Association Collection of steam locomotive photographs. Heather is a Georgia native and spends some of her spare time, when not at the Museum, researching her family’s genealogy. And if this is not enough, she is working on her Master’s in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in Leicester, England at the same time.
Just recently we launched a short video clip highlighting the Glover Machine Works Collection.
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