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Athens Area Retired Educators Association collection

Collection number: MSS-039

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, records, and publications created by the Athens Area Retired Educators Association or related organizations. The collection begins with contents removed from a notebook. The materials are presented in the order in which they were found with the exception of issues of the AAREA Reporter, the organization’s newsletter. These have been placed in their own folders. Originally, some of them had been interfiled with the other materials in the notebook. Most issues of the AAREA Reporter published during the years, 1991-2003, are found here, as well as a small number of issues from years prior to and after that period. A few issues of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association’s newsletter are also included.

The undated photographs are Polaroids that are likely older than the rest of the photographs.


  • 1960-2015

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public with restrictions. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access. Significant portions of this collection provide telephone numbers and mailing addresses for members of the Association. These are not available to the public.

Biographical / Historical

The Athens Area Retired Teachers Association was formed in 1962, three years after the formation of its parent organization, the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. Founding members were Sarah Bird, Ellie Bradberry, Bonnie Brock, Bennie Torbet, Nell Flanagan, Magdalene Glenn, Nancy LaBoon, Vertna Means, Mary Tillman, Freddie Watson, Flo Williamson, and Mary Woods. Glenn served as the first president. In 1998, the organization changed its name to Athens Area Retired Educators Association to align with the state organization's new name, Georgia Retired Educators Association.


4 Linear Feet


Records, publications, directories, scrapbooks, and other materials pertaining to the Athens Area Retired Educators Association.


The collection is organized in two series: Series I. Records Series II. Scrapbooks, photographs, and ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Athens Area Retired Educators Association

Related Materials

Athens Area Retired Teachers Association scrapbooks, MSS 2200, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries

Physical Description


Athens Area Retired Educators Association collection
Jennifer Sirotkin, Justin Kau
December 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

2025 Baxter Street
Athens GA 30606