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Alex M. Hitz papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS854

Scope and Content

This collection contains many of Alex Hitz's business and personal papers. Included are sociel security records, tax return, military records, and general business papers, both private practice and city commission. Hitz also assembled a "Compilation of the State's Grantees to All Land Lots in Fulton County." A family history and genealogy records are also included. The collection also contains Hitz's collection of programs from various Atlanta Theaters.


  • 1893-1972


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Alex Hitz was born on May 16, 1893 in Washington D.C. He graduated from Georgetown's School of Law in 1915. Hitz served int the United States Army between 1918 and 1919 and was an active member of the Reserve Corps afterward. Alex Hitz and Elizabeth Crawford were married in June of 1920. Hitz practiced law in Atlanta for approximately 50 years, both privately and as the special assisstant to the Fulton County Attorney. He was distantly related to J.Edgar Hoover, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


1.25 linear ft. (3 document cases, one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972

Alex M. Hitz papers
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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