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Georgia Irene Watson Jordan (pronounced "Jerdin") was born in 1865 and died in Salisbury, NC in 1941. She was buried in Salisbury's Chestnut Hill Cemetery. She was know as "Miss Georgie" throughout her lifetime. She married John C. Jordan and had four children; letters from the oldest child James Frank (J.F.) are represented in the Digital Archive collection.
The Georgia Jordan Papers consist of letters, receipts, newspaper clippings and a few printed materials collected by Miss Georgie and written between between 1872 and 1925. These items reflect the everyday concerns of a rural people. The inventory for this collection can be found at MSS#9510
The Rowan Public Library serves the communities of Salisbury, Landis, and Rockwell, North Carolina. Founded in 1911, the mission of the Rowan Public Library is to provide the citizens of Rowan County library with materials and services that inform, educate, and entertain; to promote literacy, the enjoyment of reading, and lifelong learning; and to serve as a center for community activities and services. With three branches and two mobile units, the library serves Rowan County by providing a popular materials reference library with a genealogy and local history research center. For further information on the Rowan Public Library, please visit their homepage at: http://www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.
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The digitized version of this collection was produced as a part of the Internet Multimedia Studio (IMS) project in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The IMS project is a part of an initiative to enhance the instructional use of technology at UNC-CH. The virtual archives presented here is the result of a pilot project conducted with the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina, during the spring of 1997. It had the explicit goal of developing a model for conversion and distribution of such materials that could be applied on a larger scale to libraries across the state. SILS faculty member, Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, coordinated this project with Mr. Kevin Cherry, a recent SILS alumnus, and Public History Librarian at Rowan Public Library. SILS students, Laura Micham and Lynn Pritcher, were responsible for the document selection, scanning, and Web page development for this project.