Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where did the Georgia State Fair images come from?
  2. Will there be more images added to this site?
  3. How can I find out more about the people, places, and events that are depicted in the images?
  4. Can I visit the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library?
  5. How can I get copies of the images on this site or images from the Middle Georgia Archives that are not on the Web?
  6. How do I get permission to use one of the images in a publication or on a Web site?
  7. How do I cite images from the database?
  8. I found a mistake. I have additional information about an image. Whom should I notify?
  9. How can I find out about related Web sites?
  10. How can I find out about Georgia State Fair collections in other libraries and archives?
  11. I have some photographs of the Georgia State Fair. Can you tell me what their value is? Would the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library be interested in having them for its collection?

  1. Where did the Georgia State Fair images come from?

    The images featured on this Web site are part of the Georgia State Fair Records collection from the the Middle Georgia Archives. The archives is housed in the Genealogy and History Room of the Washington Memorial Library in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. The collection consists of photographs and ephemera.

  2. Will there be more images be added to this site?

    At this time, there are neither plans nor additional funds to add images beyond those presented.

  3. How can I find out more about the people, places and events that are depicted in the images?

    Many of the people and places in the images are identified in the photograph's description. More general information about subjects related to the Georgia State Fair is available in a variety of topical reference materials. A good place to begin would be the Suggested Readings, Related Links, or to check at your local library. Additional information about the Georgia State Fair may be available in other collections at the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library.

  4. Can I visit the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library?

    The Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library is open to the public, and people are invited to visit the facilities to use the collections. Please see the library's Web site for more information.

  5. How can I get copies of the images on this site or images from the Middle Georgia Archives that are not on the Web?

    Consult the reference staff at the Washington Memorial Library for information on obtaining reproductions of images in its collection.

  6. How do I get permission to use one of the images in a publication or on a Web site?

    Before material from the collection may be published or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication (including dissertations to be microfilmed and distributed by University Microfilms), written permission must be obtained from the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library. Contact the library's archivist.

  7. How do I cite images from the database?

    When citing images from the collection, please include all the following information.

    [title of item], Georgia State Fair Records, 1906-, Middle Georgia Archives, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

    When doing an actual footnote or bibliography, this information should conform to the manual of style being used for the research work. Citations may be shortened after the first reference.

  8. I found a mistake. I have additional information about an image. Whom should I notify?

    Often, the only known information about a particular image appears in the description and additional notes that accompany that image. If you suspect an error, please send an e-mail to the GALILEO help desk by completing the Contact us form, and let us know what the nature of the error is. Include the collection name and identification number of the image (e.g. "Georgia State Fair, gsf106").

  9. How can I find out about related Web sites?

    Please check our Related Links section.

  10. How can I find out about Georgia State Fair collections in other libraries and archives?

    A good place to begin would be to peruse Suggested Readings, Related Links, or to ask at your local library.

  11. I have some photographs of the Georgia State Fair. Can you tell me what their value is? Would the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library be interested in having them for its collection?

    Unfortunately we cannot help with appraisals. Please contact a professional appraiser. A rare books or antiques dealer in your area may be able to help or to refer you to an appraiser. For information on local dealers, you may want to contact the American Antiquarian Booksellers Association or the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

    If you are interested in donating materials to the Middle Georgia Archives at the Washington Memorial Library, please contact the library.