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Southline Press, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1015

Scope and Content

This collection contains corporate records of Southline Press, and includes advertising and administrative records, published articles, and research files. Advertising records include advertising copy, sales records, advertising rates, and sales invoices. Administrative records contain budgets, contracts, reader surveys, and correspondence of Southline publisher Todd Evans. The remainder of the collection consists of drafts and copies of articles published in Southline and subject files on issues such as economic development, campaign finance, capital punishment, nuclear power, housing, and zoning.


  • 1959-1988, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1985 - 1988


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Southline Press, Inc. was founded in October 1984 by former Georgia State Senator Todd Evans. From February 1985 to May 1988, Evans published Southline, an Atlanta weekly that offered mostly liberal editorials and published news stories on local politics and government, national affairs, the arts, sports, and cuisine. Evans employed a staff of roughly fifteen to twenty editors, writers, and account managers and leased an office at 761B Peachtree Street in the Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. At its peak, the newspaper claimed approximately 40,000 subscribers. Southline ceased publication on May 11, 1988, citing financial problems as the primary reason.


4.59 linear ft. (11 document cases)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: I. Advertising records, II. Administrative records, and III. Research & Publication records. Within each series, records are arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Related Archival Materials

Southline Press, Inc. photographs, VIS 158, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection processed in 2012.

Southline Press, Inc. records
Paul Crater
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