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Georgia Power Company collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2
Collection number: MSS-001

Scope and Contents

The collection provides several examples of internal publications aiming to foster a familiar atmosphere among the company's employees. It also provides some evidence of promotional and sales efforts, including partnerships with appliance companies such as General Electric. The collection includes little in the way of information about the company’s internal operations.


  • 1930-1967

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

Biographical / Historical

With origins as early as 1883, when the Georgia Electric Light Company was established, the Georgia Power Company is currently the largest of four electric utilities owned and operated by Southern Company. In the early twentieth century, after the consolidation of several railway and electric companies, the Georgia Railway and Power Company emerged, powering street lights and trolley lines in Atlanta. Under the leadership of Henry M. Atkinson, the company grew significantly, purchasing electric utilities and railway companies throughout Georgia.


.21 Linear Feet (One half legal document box)


The Georgia Power Company is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta. This collection contains company periodicals, publications targeted at homemakers, and miscellaneous documents.


The collection is organized in a single series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donald Truluck

Related Materials

Georgia Railway and Power Company. Georgia Railway and Power Company, 1926. GR 627 GEORGIA.

Wade H. Wright. History of the Georgia Power Company, 1855-1956. Georgia Power Co., 1957. GR 333.7932 WRIGHT.


Calhoun, Margaret Obear. “Georgia Power Company/Southern Company.” 10 Feb. 2004. New Georgia Encyclopedia,
Georgia Power Company. Brightening Peoples’ Lives for More Than 100 Years: Georgia Power Company: A History in Pictures. Georgia Power, 1998.
W. Hubert Joiner. Let Us Reason Together: A History of Labor Relations of the Georgia Power Company. Georgia Power, 1979.
Jean Martin. Mule to MARTA. Atlanta Historical Society, 1975.

Physical Description


Georgia Power Company collection
Angela Stanley, Justin Kau
March 2015, February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library Repository

2025 Baxter Street
Athens GA 30606