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Joe McTyre Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS106

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of images taken by Atlanta Journal- Constitution journalist Joe McTyre, and images of other Atlanta photojournalists. The photographs in the collection include images of prominent individuals in government, business, entertainment, sports, and others who were the subject of news events. Also included are photographs of the physical environment of Atlanta, and in rural Georgia towns. The remaining photographs relate to news coverage of events such as airplane crashes, fires, floods, trials, sporting events, political campaigns, and World War II.


  • 1889-1985, undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative History

Joe McTyre is a retired photographer from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has worked as a photojournalist in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia since 1950. Additional biographical information about Joe McTyre has not been determined


184 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in two series; (1) Joe McTyre Photographs; (2) Collected Photographs.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the images in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joe McTyre, 2004 (2004.018)

General Physical Description note

184 black and white photographic prints, 75 black and white negatives, 51 color transparencies

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006

Joe McTyre Photograph Collection ahc.VIS 106
An Inventory of His Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305