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Not Always By The Book: A Reception at Roberts Memorial Library: Home

This guide was created to support the events held at Roberts Memorial Library of Middle Georgia State University to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the city of Cochran, Georgia in March 2019.

What is this guide for?

We’ll explore the history of Cochran, Georgia and its cooperative growth with New Ebenezer College, the forerunner of Middle Georgia College and Middle Georgia State University.

Middle Georgia State University will celebrate it's shared history with the community of Cochran, Georgia in March 2019.

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American Songsheets: Georgia, My Georgia!

Georgia, My Georgia! by Sinclair, Carrie Bell, b. 1839

This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library: 

American Song Sheets collection  circa 1830s-1920s bulk 1850s-1880s

Collection #RL.00036 | 3 Linear Feet; 1982 Items

ABSTRACT
In the mid nineteenth century, publishers printed the lyrics to popular songs, without their tunes, on small sheets called song sheets, handbills, or broadsides. These sheets were often illustrated with a woodcut scene or portrait and sold at gathering places where people sang together. Duke's collection of American song sheets includes 1,982 of these ephemeral productions, from "The Star Spangled Banner" to "Pop Goes the Weasel," forming a rich source for research on American society and culture. The American South and the Civil War era are especially well documented, including well over one hundred Confederate broadsides. The collection also includes carrier's addresses, non-musical poetry, and other ephemeral verse. Publishers represented in the collection include: J. Andrews, A. W. Auner, Bell and Company, James D. Gray, Johnson and Company, Charles Magnus, H. de Marsan, T. M. Scroggy, St. Clair Smith, John T. Thorne, H. J. Wehman, J. Wrigley, and others. (from https://repository.duke.edu/dc/songsheets) 

Cochran, Ga., March, 1885 / Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited

Cochran, Ga., March, 1885 / Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited

Sanborn Map & Publishing Co.. "Cochran, Ga., March, 1885 / Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited." University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library. 1885-03, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_sanb_cochran-1885.

Description: Fire insurance maps which show building construction by hand coloring, locations of windows and doors, and available water facilities.  Shows commercial and religious occupancy of buildings, dwellings with property boundaries, and house and block numbers.  Includes notes on population, water facilities, fire department, and prevailing winds. The Sanborn Maps database is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The maps represented are from the University of Georgia Libraries Map Collection.

Lucian A. Whipple historical marker

Lucian A. Whipple historical marker

Seibert, David. "Lucian A. Whipple historical marker." Digital Library of Georgia. 1996/2014,  https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_lucian-a

Description: Location: Courthouse lawn, U.S. 23 Business, Cochran
text of marker: "LUCIAN A. WHIPPLE. Attorney, Stateman, and Educator of Cochran, Bleckley County, for more than seventy years. This plaque is erected to commemorate the 100th birthday of Col. Whipple and his contributions to this community. September 4, 1978"

Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook historical marker

Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook historical marker

Seibert, David. "Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook historical marker." Digital Library of Georgia. 1996/2014,   https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_dedicated-to-the-memory-of-james-jim-earnest-coo

Description: Location: Courthouse lawn, U.S. 23 Business, Cochran Text of marker: "1884-1955 DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES (JIM) EARNEST COOK. Beloved lifelong citizen of Cochran and Bleckley County, he was a banker, farmer, mayor, rotarian, Mason, Shriner and a never failing friend to all. His example to do all men good helped shape the lives and destiny of this county. His Chritian tolerance, his consideration of the of the rights and opinions of others, his unselfish service to this community will always be remembered. To thus honor his memory, his friends with deep affection pay this tribute."

Cochran, Pulaski County, Georgia, May 1912 / Sanborn Map Company

Cochran, Pulaski County, Georgia, May 1912 / Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Map Company. "Cochran, Pulaski County, Georgia, May 1912 / Sanborn Map Company." University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library. 1912-05, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_sanb_cochran-1912. 

Description: Fire insurance maps which show building construction by hand coloring, locations of elevators, windows and doors, and available water facilities. Shows commercial and religious occupancy of buildings, dwellings with property boundaries, and house and block numbers. Includes notes on population, water facilities, fire department, and prevailing winds. The Sanborn Maps database is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The maps represented are from the University of Georgia Libraries Map Collection.

Bleckley County historical marker

Bleckley County historical marker

Seibert, David. "Bleckley County historical marker." Digital Library of Georgia. 1996/2014,  https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_bleckley-county

Description: Location: Bleckley County Courthouse Square, Cochran
Text of marker: "BLECKLEY COUNTY. This County, created by an act of the Georgia Legislature July 30, 1912, is named for Chief Justice Logan E. Bleckley, ofthe Georgia Supreme Court, one of the greatest jurists in the history of this State. Born in Rabun County in 1827, he served as a Confederate soldier, resumed his law practice after the war, was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1875-1880 and Chief Justice 1887-1894. Among the first Bleckley County officers were Sheriff J.A. Floyd, Superior Court Clerk J.T. Deese, Ordinary W.M. Wynne, Tax Receiver Jim Holland, Tax Collector W.D. Porter, Treasurer J.R. Taylor, Coroner Morgan Barrs, Surveyor W.H. Berryhill, Comm. of Roads and Revenue J.B. Hinson. 012-1 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1985"

Farmers get their sausage ground free when they bring meat for storage. Cochran, Dec. 1938.

Farmers get their sausage ground free when they bring meat for storage. Cochran, Dec. 1938.

This item has been aggregated as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)'s "Deeply Rooted: The Agricultural Rural History of the American South" project.

GAES. "Farmers get their sausage ground free when they bring meat for storage. Cochran, Dec. 1938.." Hargrett Library. 1938-12, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/caes/do:0004-001-005-198-001.

Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.

Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.- UGA- Cochran, GA

This item has been aggregated as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)'s "Deeply Rooted: The Agricultural Rural History of the American South" project.  

Johnson, G. I.. "Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.." Hargrett Library. 1959-05, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/caes/do:0004-001-005-044-001.

Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.

Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.- UGA- Cochran, GA

This item has been aggregated as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)'s "Deeply Rooted: The Agricultural Rural History of the American South" project. 

Johnson, G. I.. "Hog Sales Barn and Farm Bldgs.." Hargrett Library. 1959-05, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/caes/do:0004-001-005-044-006.

In Memory of Perry L. Johnson historical marker

In Memory of Perry L. Johnson historical marker

Seibert, David. "In Memory of Perry L. Johnson historical marker." Digital Library of Georgia. 1996/2014,  https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_in-memory-of-perry-l

Description: Location: Courthouse Lawn, U.S. 23 Business, Cochran
Text of marker: "JULY 21, 1908 - OCTOBER 8, 1986. In memory of Perry L. Johnson, of Bleckley County, Georgia who at age 36 while serving as a Corporal in the United States Army during WW II, single handedly captured fifteen German soldiers at St. Malo, France on August 10, 1944. His extraordinary heroism displayed courage in the face of enemy fire. His conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army."

In Memory of Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. historical marker

In Memory of Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. historical marker

Seibert, David. "In Memory of Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. historical marker." Digital Library of Georgia. 1996/2014,  https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_in-memory-of-sgt-john-f  

Description: Location: Courthouse Lawn, U.S. 23 Business, Cochran
Text of marker: "In Memory of Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. who gave his life in line of duty. "Greater love hath no man than his that a man lay down his life for his friends." St. John 15:13"

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Assistant Director of Library Services - Cochran, Dublin, & Eastman Campuses

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Ann Williams
Contact:
Assistant Director of Library Services- Cochran, Dublin, & Eastman
Middle Georgia State University
Roberts Memorial Library
1100 Second Street, S.E.
Cochran, GA 31014
(478) 934-3149
Website