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Atlanta Historical Society

 Organization

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Norma K. and Edwin J. Seiferle photographs

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS296
Scope and Content This collection contains images that document the social and civic activities of the Seiferles. The majority of images were taken on their hiking and botany trips, sometimes with groups such as the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC). Photographs are largely of gardens and flora, but also include scenic landscapes, mountains, rivers, harbors, and coastlines. Plant images are mostly identified and a great number of photographs are from the Seiferles' own Atlanta garden (later incorporated...
Dates: 1875-1988, undated

Philip T. Shutze papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS498
Scope and Content This collection documents Philip T. Shutze's work in architecture and design. The personal papers consist of topical subject files; correspondence regarding jobs and antiques; financial documents; and certificates and diplomas. The design sources include architectural periodicals; architectural fixtures catalogs; and magazine clippings. Additionally, there are job files from the architectural firm, office indices and lists, and correspondence, newspaper clippings, and brochures related to...
Dates: 1889-1983, undated

Philip T. Shutze visual arts materials

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS351
Scope and Content This collection contains architectural drawings, sketches, artwork, and photos of Shutze's professional work, his travels, his personal life, and his antiques. The architectural drawings are from the firms of Norrman, Hentz & Reid; Hentz & Reid; Hentz, Reid & Adler; Hentz, Adler & Shutze; and Shutze & Armistead, as well as drawings representing historic buildings designed by other architects and firms. Among his most well known buildings are Swan House owned by Edward and...
Dates: 1820-1993, undated

Poppy Garden Club records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS942f
Scope and Contents This collection contains items that document the club's efforts to support the Tullie Smith House and Farm. Included in the collection are writings about the Tullie Smith House, correspondence about the publication of the Tullie Smith House booklet, and Atlanta Historical Society (later Atlanta History Center) publications and newsletters. Of special interest are notes for a Yule Log slide presentation.
Dates: 1978-1979

Rosalie Howell photographs

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS335
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the residence of Judge Clark Howell (Rosalie Howell's grandfather) and the Howell family. Also included are photographs of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation and the Evan Park Howell School in Atlanta, Georgia. Of special note are images of the graveside and floral designs from Clark Howell's funeral at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.
Dates: approximately 1868-1954

Sally F. White papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS1128
Scope and Content This collection consists of correspondence, news clippings, research materials, manuscripts, records, and other documents from Sally F. White's work with various public service organizations. The bulk consists of material regarding White's work with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as well as other archival material from the 1996 Olympics and Paralympics. The collection also contains documents created by the Atlanta Fashion Group during the United States Bicentennial in 1976,...
Dates: 1949-2010, undated

Thomas Gibson papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS1185
Scope and Content The collection contains records from the Atlanta Historical Society, the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and the Yaarab Temple of Atlanta. Items include biographies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Warren Harding, a short story titled "The Poppies of Wu Fong," and newspaper clippings, mostly about Ruth Blair (1889-1974) being named as Woman of the Year in 1956.
Dates: 1914-1967, undated

Thomas O'Reilly Monument photographs

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS331
Scope and Content This collection captures the unveiling of the O'Reilly Monument in front of the Atlanta City Hall on the corner of Washington Street and Mitchell Street. The monument was erected by the Atlanta Historical Society.
Dates: 1945 October 18

U.S.S. Atlanta collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS221
Scope and Contents of the Records The artificial collection documents through a booklet, correspondence, an invitation, programs, war savings bonds and other printed material the efforts of Atlantans, among them Margaret Mitchell, to support and commemorate the third and fourth iterations of the U.S.S. Atlanta, primarily between 1941 and 1946. To a lesser extent, the activities of these two naval cruisers are documented through a printed summary and naval communications. The collection does not contain material related to the...
Dates: 1941-1946, 1979, undated

U.S.S. Atlanta visual arts collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS76
Scope and Contents of the Records The artificial collection, ranging from 1891 to 1982, documents the efforts of prominent Atlantans, among them Margaret and Stephens Mitchell and Mayor William B. Hartsfield, to support and commemorate various iterations of the U.S.S. Atlanta, primarily during the early 1940s, through photographic and albumen prints, lithographs, and a postcard. The bulk of the collection contains visual materials (black and white photographs, one lithograph, and one postcard) related to U.S.S. Atlanta, the...
Dates: 1891-1982, bulk 1944

Walter McElreath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS154
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, manuscripts, handwritten notes, and pamphlets. The bulk of the collection contains McElreath's writings; research; rough drafts; a play for the Atlanta Centennial celebration; manuscripts of books and articles; and newspaper notices about his publications. Also included are notes and articles about Gertrude Stein and George Bernard Shaw. Newspaper clippings cover topics such as the Atlanta Centennial in 1948; the...
Dates: 1879-1963, undated