Finding Aid, Coosa River Profile 1915

Part of the Coosa River Profile 1915 project

Author(s): Gloria Montero

Year: 2013


The Veterans Curation Program utilizes the standard archival practice of unique naming of collections. Therefore, this collection is referred to as "Coosa River Profile 1915.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The document collection includes two portions of a profile of the Coosa River, which were mailed to the St. Louis District and then transported to the Augusta lab by Andrea Adams. The extent of this collection is approximately six (6) linear inches when it is rolled. For final housing, the profiles were wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and placed in an acid-free box. A special box was created to better fit the document, and this box was returned to the Mobile District via mail.

The Coosa River Profile 1915 document collection consisted of two oversized items. The first portion of the profile measured 11.5 inches (width) by 691 inches (57.6 feet, length). The second section measured 11.5 inches (width) by 687 inches (57.25 feet, length).

The profile was rolled and in fair to poor condition due to acidification and tearing. Both items were unrolled so that the item could be digitized, and then rolled for permanent storage. Minimal cleaning and mending was performed to preserve the document, because it was determined that many of these techniques would adversely affect the document. Tape was present, but it was not removed. The document was unrolled only a few times to minimize further damage. Digital photography was used to capture an electronic copy of the scroll. Several photographs were taken and then stitched together to create one file.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Coosa River Profile 1915. Gloria Montero. 2013 ( tDAR id: 427665) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8319ZHQ


Geographic Keywords
Adam’s Ferry Alabama (State / Territory) Angles Bar Auberry’s Bar Ball Play Creek Ball Play Shoal Banks Landing Baskin’s Ferry Beach Creek Berry’s Bar Big Nose Creek Blacks Bluff Bradford’s Ferry Brigg’s Slough Landing Cathey’s Creek Cedar Bluff Ferry Cedar Creek Cemetary Center Shoals (Island) Chattooga River Chicken Shoals Chrisler’s Island Clayton’s Landing Cleveland Landing Coffee Log Landing Coosa River Copperas Bluff Croft’s Ferry Croft’s Lower Island Croft’s Upper Island Cross’s Landing Curtains Landing Davis’s Ferry Davis’s Reef Dean’s Landing Dry Creek Etowah River Evan’s Creek Ewing’s Landing Fish Trap Shoals Fitz’s Ferry Foster’s Island Foster’s Landing Freeman’s Landing Garrett’s Island Georgia (State / Territory) Horseleg Creek Horseleg Island Hughes Landing Kemps Landing King’s Landing Bar Kirk’s Landing Lessburg Ferry Little Ball Play Creek Little Dry Creek Livingston’s Landing Lock and Dam Mayos Bar May’s Island McCoy’s Ferry McCoy’s Island McCoy’s Landing McGehee’s Landing Mill Shoals Neal’s Ferry Oostanaula River Palestine Bar Plano Landing Poole’s Ferry Potash Landing Quinn’s Island Randell’s Landing Sanford’s Landing Sewell’s Ferry Simm’s Landing Smith Cabin Creek Smith Creek Smith’s Ferry Spring Creek St. Mary’s Landing Stenson’s Landing Sugar Creek Sycamore Landing Terrapin Creek Thornton’s Island Tinsley’s Island Tumlin’s Landing Turkeytown Creek Turkeytown Island Wagnon’s Bar Wagnon’s Ferry Wimpee’s Landing Wood’s Ferry Wood’s Island Wright’s Island Yancey’s Island Yancey’s Landing Yellow Creek Show More

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.111; min lat: 31.579 ; max long: -84.694; max lat: 35.066 ;


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, original survey sheets 1 and 2, oversized material spreadsheet, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the document folder listing, initial data collection, notes, oversized material labels, and records removal sheets. For additional information on these materials, refer to the finding aid.

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
FindingAid.pdf 24.88kb Feb 22, 2017 10:20:34 AM Public