Family-Placed Death Notice
ALLIE CARROLL HART Born June 28, 1913 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, died July 23, 2003. She was the daughter of Joseph Martin Hart and Maud Atkinson Hart. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dr. Josephine Hart Brandon. She is survived by brother in-law, Howard R. Brandon of Madison, GA; niece, Carroll Brandon Simpson (Richard) of Madison, GA; nephew, Howard R. Brandon, Jr. (Dee) of Lawrenceville, GA; great-niece, Jennis Carroll Brandon of Athens, GA; great-nephew, Howard R. Brandon III of Athens, GA.EDUCATION:Ms. Hart was a graduate of Madison High School, Class of 1931 receiving a scholarship to Brenau University: Graduated Brenau University, Class of 1935, with a BA in History: Graduated Phi Beta Kappa University of Georgia, Class of 1939, with a MA in History: Graduate study in Library Science, Columbia University: Diploma in Preservation and Archives, the American University, Washington, D.C., 1958CAREER:Taught first grade at Madison Grade School and journalism at Madison High School: Worked as a librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries: Began work at the Department of Archives and History in Atlanta as assistant director in 1957 under Director Mary Givens Bryan. After the death of Bryan in 1964, Carroll Hart was named Director. She served in this capacity from 1964 to 1982: Co-editor, Georgia Date Book, 1959:Achievements as Archives Director:Established the state's records management program: Established the statewide county records microfilming program: Established a "Forts Committee" comprised of archives employees who surveyed the sites and performed related research, and prepared articles for publication in the "Georgia Magazine": Established a publications program for the "Compilation of Governor's Addresses and Public Papers of several Georgia Governors: Established the Georgia Archives Institute in conjunction with Emory University Library School: Assisted in establishing the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library: Established the "Vanishing Georgia" program, a model program to preserve historical photographs that resulted in the publication of the "Vanishing Georgia" book: Instrumental in founding the Southeast Archives and Records Conference, a training program for archivists and records managers in the Southeastern states: In 1989 she was named Director Emeritus, by Secretary of State David Poythress. Her portrait, commissioned and funded by organizational and public contributions, was hung in the Archives building. A Proclamation by Governor Joe Frank Harris states: "Under Carroll Hart's direction, with support of the late Secretary of State Ben W. Fortson, Jr., the Department of Archives and History saw unprecedented growth and development in program effectiveness and outreach, becoming one of the nation's premier state archives.": Established a caucus of Georgia Historical Societies and Agencies.HONORS & AWARDSFaithful Service Award - awarded by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1971: Outstanding Achievement Award - awarded by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in 1997 and again in 2000: Brenau Alumni Hall of Fame, inducted in 2002: Juliette Low Society of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia, 2002:MEMBERSHIPS - Past and PresentNational Association of Records Managers & Administrators (named Public Records Administrator Emeritus): Alpha Delta Journalism Fraternity, University of Georgia: Phi Beta Sigma Scholastic Fraternity, University of Georgia: Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, Honorary Membership Society of Georgia Archivists, Founder Georgia Genealogical Society, Founding member National Board for Certification of Genealogists (Trustee): Georgia Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution: 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society: Georgia Historical Society (Curator): The Southern Historical Association: Athens Bird Club: Atlanta Bird Club: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Board Member: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, Advisory Board Member: Fine Arts Commission for the new State Executive Center, 1966-69: State Library Council: Georgia Council for Environmental Quality: Georgia Wildlife Federation: The Georgia Conservancy: The Morgan County Conservancy: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center: Morgan County Landmarks Society (founding member). Assisted her sister, Dr. Josephine Hart Brandon, in establishing the Heritage Foundation program: Henry Walton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution: Morgan County Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy: Morgan County Confederate Heritage Club: Madison First United Methodist Church, Church Historian: The "Upper Room" Archives: G.O.S.H. Club - one of Miss Hart's happiest achievements was the founding of the G.O.S.H. Club (Girls Over Seventy, Honey!) in Madison, Georgia in 1999.In lieu of flowers: Morgan Co. Landmark Society, Heritage Education Program, P.O. Box 248, Madison, Georgia 30650. Simmons Funeral Home of Madison, in charge of arrangements.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jul. 25, 2003.