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Thomas E. Foster papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS90

Scope and Content

This collection contains business, financial, and organizational records gathered by Thomas E. Foster. Most items document his participation in various Atlanta social, civic, and business clubs. Materials include meeting minutes, memos, rosters, handbooks, correspondence, directories, and newsletters.


  • 1940-1963, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Thomas Eldridge Foster (1892-1970) was an Atlanta businessman who worked during the mid 20th century. He was married to Ella Aimer Foster (1895-1973), and they had one son, Thomas Eldridge Foster Jr. (1918-?). The Senior Foster was active in multiple professional organizations, including the Building Merchants of Georgia, the Buckhead Business and Development Association, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Buckhead Century Club, the Buckhead Fifty Club, the Civitan Club of Buckhead, and the Hoo-Hoo Club. He died on September 20, 1970.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.

Thomas E. Foster papers
Andrew Beck
May 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