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Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS110

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of images taken for two separate projects for the city of Atlanta. The first set of photographs include images of Lakewood Park, the site of the annual Southeastern Fair, and other cultural attractions from 1915 to 1976. Among the photographs are images of the interior and exterior of exhibit halls used in the Southeastern Fair, and buildings that housed motion picture companies. Also included are photographs of Lakewood Speedway and remnants of buildings that housed concession services. The purpose of the Lakewood project has not been determined, nor are any of the photographs identified. The second group of photographs were taken around 1984 to document buildings in the Pershing Point area of Atlanta before they were leveled to make way for new construction. Included are images of apartment buildings and businesses such as Pershing Point Apartments, Taylor’s Pharmacy, Muldoon’s Saloon and Cookery, and a restaurant called Butterfield’s. The collection includes both prints and original negatives.


  • 1984


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

Darlene Roth and Associates was a professional historical consulting business in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally founded as The History Group in 1974, it was one of the first businesses of its kind in the United States. The company offered a broad range of services to clients in the public and private sector such as historical structure surveys, community histories, environmental reviews, and archeology surveys. The name of the organization was changed in the mid-1980s after historian Darlene Roth bought the company. The company was dissolved in 2003.


307 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in three groups, (1) Lakewood Park interior images; (2) Lakewood Park exterior images; and (3) Pershing Point.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many 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 Darlene Roth, 1989 (1989.282) and 1991

General Physical Description note

Extent: 307 black and white and color photographic prints and negatives

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006

Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs ahc.VIS 110
An Inventory of Her Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Helen Matthews
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