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Upatoi Historical Collection (MC 189)

Historical Note

Very little written history exists about the tiny community of Upatoi, Georgia. The earliest reference of the Upatoi community is a 1849 Post Office entry in George White's Statistics of the State of Georgia. This community located in the northwest section of Muscogee County has retained a small community flavor even though the area was consolidated into the Columbus/Muscogee County consolidated Government in 1971. These materials were gathered by Kay Ingram and Elizabeth King in the course of research into the history of the community.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials relating to the history of the community of Upatoi ,Georgia. Oral histories, photographs, and manuscript materials comprise the bulk of the collection. 1901-2002 1 box (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Upatoi collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Upatoi Historic Collection (MC 189) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Donated to Columbus State University Archives by Kay Ingram and Elizabeth King in June 2003.

Box and Folder List

  • Folder 1: CD-Rom of images of Upatoi structures, 2002
  • Folder 2: Print images of Upatoi structures, 2002
  • Folder 3: Liberty Hall materials, including Guest book, concert announcement circa 1903 and photo of Louis Vonukem circa 1901
  • Folder 4: Clippings, notes and other print materials which focus on the Upatoi community. Collected by Kay Ingram during her research.
  • Folder 5: Photocopy of material relating to the history of Upatoi.
  • Folder 6: John Woolbright, oral history interview. Tape, no Transcript. June 9, 2003
  • Folder 7: Charles E. Mccutchen, oral history interview. Tape, no transcript. July, 2002
  • Folder 8: Elizabeth L. King, oral history interview. Tape, Transcripts (6 pages), clippings, index. July 12, 2002
  • Folder 9: Laverne Taff, Raymond Taff, Sara Ann Morgan, Joe Bailey, oral history interview. Tape, no transcript. July, 2002
  • Folder 10: Mike Ritch oral history interview. Tape, no transcript. July, 2002
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