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Kiwanis Club of Atlanta photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS249

Scope and Content

This collection consists of portraits of Kiwanis Club of Atlanta members, including portraits of the club's former presidents, vice presidents, and chairmen such as: George Hunt, the first president who served in 1918; J. Sherrard Kennedy, the fifth president and Chairman of the International Committee on Community Programs; and George West, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee in the early twentieth century. Most of the photographs are in black and white. There are also group photos of members painting a building and other group portraits taken by photographer Francis E. Price. Most of the photographs are dated and identified.


  • 1918-1995, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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 Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Georgia, is a civic club founded in 1918 by professional men as an association to promote business networking and serve the poor. The club is governed by a board of directors and is led by a president, treasurer, and secretary. George Hunt was the club's first president. Among the club's earliest projects included: selling World War I Liberty Bonds in 1918, the beautification of buildings, and the implementation of children activities. By 1920, the club had over two hundred members, making it one of the larger Kiwanis clubs in the world. The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta's motto is "Learn, Serve, Connect". The club features education luncheons with speakers addressing local, national, and international issues. Also, the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta provides grants to various educational and humanitarian organizations through the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta.


184 image(s) (184 black and white and color photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1999

Related Archival Materials

Kiwanis Club of Atlanta records, MSS 392, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Kiwanis Club of Atlanta photographs
NaVosha Copeland
February 2017
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