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Bibb City Historical Collection

Identifier: MC 166

Scope and Contents

John S. Lupold accumulated this collection in 2002 while teaching in the CSU History Department. It focuses on the founding of Bibb City in 1903 and the subsequent history of the mill town. Included are minutes of the town council, maps, photographs, history student papers on various subjects pertaining to Bibb City and oral history transcriptions of interviews with residents. This is an invaluable collection for anyone doing research on the town of Bibb City in Muscogee County, Georgia.


  • 1903-002

Biographical / Historical

Bibb City was founded in 1903 and incorporated in 1909 specifically to serve the needs of workers at the Bibb City Mills, which were located in the middle of the new town. It was a professionally planned model company town, offering housing, schools, a clinic, businesses, recreational facilities (including a swimming pool and Comer Auditorium), a hotel for single women who worked at the Mills and churches, all within walking distance of where most of its residents worked. As the desegregation movement grew, the Mills discontinued support for the social activities and in 1964 began selling the houses, mainly to the families who had lived in them up to that time. In December of 2000, following the closure of the Mills, Bibb City gave up its charter and was annexed by the Columbus/Muscogee County Consolidated Government


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Custodial History

These materials were transferred to the CSU Archives by Professor John S. Lupold in March of 2002.

Related Materials

Bibb City Recorder Clippings Scrapbooks 1927-1955, MC 100 Bibb Manufacturing Company Booklets, SMC 82 Bibb Mills Collection, MC 211 Columbus Museum Collection, MC 9 Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Collection, MC 14 Jack Brinkley Collection, MC 4 (Box 116 on Bibb Manufacturing) Oral History Collection, MC 109
July 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States