Atlanta Arts Alliance records
Collection number: ahc.MSS584
Scope and Content
This collection contains material about the founding and early operations of the Atlanta Arts Alliance. Material includes meeting minutes, correspondence between members of the Alliance, press releases about the Atlanta Memorial Cultural Center, financial records, and issues of the magazine Atlanta Arts and other articles. Topics include fundraising efforts, financial planning (particularly raising money for the Memorial Arts Center), and community outreach. Of particular note are materials regarding the founding of the organization, including the 1965 charter, a blueprint of the A-flame logo, and a report from 1963.
- 1961-1986, undated
- Atlanta Arts Alliance (Organization)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
The Atlanta Arts Alliance, a collective of arts organization, was formed on August 2, 1963, largely as a response to the June 3, 1962 airplane crash at Orly Field in Paris that caused the death of 106 Atlanta art patrons. The first institutional members to join the Alliance were the Atlanta Art Association (later called the High Museum of Art), the Atlanta School of Art, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Later the Atlanta Children's Theater and the Alliance Theater Company also joined. The Atlanta Arts Alliance is run by a board of trustees, a president, and the directors of the affiliate organizations. The first president of the Alliance was Charles R. Yates, an Atlanta civic leader, amateur golfer, and business man. One of the primary goals of the group was to build a physical center for its member institutions. Anonymous gifts (including four million dollars from the Woodruff Foundation) and other donations raised through extensive fundraising campaigns resulted in the construction of the 13 million dollar Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, located at 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Joe Amisano, a local architect, designed the building and construction began in 1966 and ended 1968. The Atlanta Arts Alliance continued to expand through annual appeals for donations and eventually funded building projects for the High Museum of Art (housed in the Woodruff Arts Center), the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre Company, the 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta College of Art.
1.67 linear ft. (four document cases and one oversize folder)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1981, with subsequent additions
All visual arts materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.
This collection was reprocessed in 2017.
- Alliance Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Art -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Art publicity -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Art schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Atlanta Art Association
- Atlanta Arts Alliance
- Atlanta Ballet
- Atlanta Memorial Arts Center
- Atlanta School of Art
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
- Fund raising -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Goodwin, George E.
- High Museum of Art
- Nonprofit organizations -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Performing arts -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Vigtel, Gudmund
- Atlanta Arts Alliance records
- Leah Lefkowitz
- July 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.