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Charles and Annie Haden papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS108

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal and business papers of Charles J. Haden and his wife, Annie Bates, including correspondence, land grants, clippings, maps, speeches, and printed material. Topics include genealogy, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state Democratic Party, the Cherokee Slate Company, and the Cyclorama. Of particular note is a speech by Haden on cotton production in the South and the effects of various New Deal policies on southern economy, the Atlanta Convention Bureau press release on the Cyclorama, and a letter from Stephen Vincent BenĂȘt concerning African American civil rights and Atlanta University.


  • 1847-1966, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1906 - 1950


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles Jones Haden (1863-1948) was an Atlanta lawyer, orator, historian, farmer, and businessman born in Huntsville, Alabama. He married Annie Llewellyn Bates (1872-1951) in 1895. Haden organized the construction of several historical markers in the south, and helped bring the Battle of Atlanta painting (later called the Cyclorama) to Atlanta. In addition, he founded the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce and was its first president, and was chairman of the Farm Department Adjustment Commission for Georgia in 1934. He was also a member of the Piedmont Driving Club, the Capital City Club, and the Stone Masons. Annie Haden was also a civic leader. She was chairman of the National Council of Defense in Atlanta during World War I, lifetime director of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the president of the Atlanta Federation of Women's Club in 1912, the president of the YWCA from 1914-16, headed the Atlanta Colonial Dames Committee in 1936, and acted as a trustee on the Tallulah Falls School, among others.


1.42 linear ft. ((one document case, four oversize folders) )



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.

Charles and Annie Haden papers
Andrew Beck
June 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305