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Columbus Public Library Photograph Collection (MC 332)

Scope and Content

This collection of photographs of the Columbus, Georgia area covers a wide range of topics and dates, from late the 1800s to more modern times.  All are black and white, mostly 8 x 10 in size.  The pictures are arranged by topic and the folders are in alphabetical order by subject.  The last folder (Number 32) contains an inventory/index of the photographs, some with detailed identification and others with very little.

1880-1970s 1 box (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Columbus Public Library Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Columbus Public Library Photograph Collection (MC 332)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


This collection was donated to the CSU Archives in the fall of 2013 when the Columbus Public Library closed its archival collection. Many of the photos are labeled on the back "from the files of Betty Lawrence Taylor".

Note to Researchers:

See also: CSU Historical Photograph Collection

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Business and Industry – Columbus
Folder 2 – City buildings – Columbus
Folder 3 – Columbus churches
Folder 4 – Columbus homes
Folder 5 – Columbus schools
Folder 6 – Dams; Oliver and Woodruff Lock and Dam
Folder 7 – Fire Department
Folder 8 – First Presbyterian Church
Folder 9 – Fort Benning
Folder 10 – Fountains
Folder 11 – General Hood's family 1879
Folder 12 – Golden Park
Folder 14 – Historic markers and monuments
Folder 15 – Holy Family Catholic Church
Folder 16 – Hospitals
Folder 17 – Linwood Cemetery
Folder 18 – Mills
Folder 19 – Parks; Flat Rock and Lakebottom/Weracoba
Folder 20 – Phenix City
Folder 21 – Postcards
Folder 22 – Riverboats
Folder 23 – School class photos; 1920 Columbus High, 16th St. School 4th grade, Columbus Training Class for Kindergarten Teachers 1895
Folder 24 – Snow storm, February, 1973
Folder 25 – Ronald Reagan
Folder 26 – St. James A.M.E. Church
Folder 27 – St. Luke United Methodist Church
Folder 28 – St. Paul United Methodist Church
Folder 29 – Unidentified
Folder 30 – Utility companies
Folder 31 – WRBL
Folder 32 – Photographic Inventory