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Atlanta Art Association Film

Collection number: ahc.VIS193

Scope and Content

The collection, in its original format, is one reel of black and white acetate 16mm film. The film captures some members of the tour group boarding an Air France jet in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the passengers captured boarding the plane were Tom Little, Charlotte Little, and Ruth McMillan, the trip's organizer. It is unclear from the footage if the plane is in Atlanta, Georgia or Orly Field near Paris, France. The donation records indicate the passengers are boarding the plane at Orly Field, but a shot of the terminal shows the text for the gate information in English. Also, the Air France jet is named Chateau d' Amboise and according to details regarding the crash, the jet that crashed was named Chateau de Sully.


  • 1962

Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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/Biographical History

The Atlanta Art Association sponsored a museum tour of Europe in 1962. Soon after takeoff on June 3, 1962 the Boeing 707 crashed and 130 passengers died including 106 Atlantans. Many of those who died on the flight had strong ties to the arts and cultural organizations. To honor the victims of the crash the Atlanta Arts Association became the Atlanta Arts Alliance which today includes the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, the 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta College of Art.


1 film reel(s)



System of Arrangement

Collection is arranged by catalog number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beauchamp C. Carr, 1995 (1995.119)

Existence and Location of Copies

A DVD access copy is available for the entire film.


Marion Gaines, "Fiery Wreck Kills 115 Georgians," Atlanta Constitution, June 4, 1962, 1,3.

General Physical Description

One and a half minutes playing time of 16mm black and white acetate film transferred to digital format (DVD)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.

Atlanta Art Association Film
Melanie Stephan
February 2011
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