ABOUT THE COBB MEMORIAL ARCHIVES
The Cobb Memorial Archives was built as a memorial to George S. and Edna L. Cobb, parents of George S. Cobb, Jr., who was chairman of the Coca Cola Bottling Company of West Point-LaGrange and chairman of the George S. and Edna L. Cobb Foundation. The Cobb Foundation provided funding for the building of the Archives adjoining the H. Grady Bradshaw Chambers County Library in Valley, Alabama. The Archives was dedicated on June 13, 1976.
The facility houses a colleciton of local history and genealogical materials. All materials are carefully inventoried and stored in acid-free folders and boxes. The nucleus of the collection is the twenty-four year accumulation of historical materials donated by the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society. The Archives also serves as the headquarters of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society.
Located on the borders of Alabama and Georgia, the Archives collection policy focuses primarily on materials from Chambers County, Alabama and West Point, Georgia. The main function of the Archives is to serve as a repository for area historical and genealogical documents, photographs, newspapers, maps, oral histories, videos and reference books. Rotating exhibits feature local history and folk-life. Vertical files are maintained on many subjects of local interest.
In July 1998, the renovated facility of the H. Grady Bradshaw Chambers County Library was reopened, and the Archives moved into its new home providing improved research areas and more adequate storage for expanding collections.