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Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1180

Scope and Content

This collection contains research materials from the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project. Materials document the history of African American residents in the Edgewood-Candler Park area, such as deeds, city directories, neighborhood histories, and maps. Of particular note are theses written by Georgia State University students and papers about the neighborhood written by the project's founder, Amy Meyer Burns, about the neighborhood.


  • 1880-2011, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project was established in 2006 by Amy Meyer Burns to commemorate the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre, where a white mob killed at least 25 African Americans. The Project originally focused on the history of Old Stone Church in Candler Park, but it expanded its purpose to increasing awareness of African American history of the Atlanta, Georgia, neighborhoods of Edgewood and Candler Park. Membership projects include researching the neighborhood and the genealogy of early residents as well as placing interpretative Legacy Marker signs at key African American sites.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case and one audio file)



System of Arrangement

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The Latimore Sisters StoryCorps Interview is available digitally upon request.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project documents
Allison Maier
July 2019
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