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Zenobia Tye Liles family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS263

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs from the extended Cooper family, Hinton family, Liles family, McKinney family, and Tye family of Atlanta, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Missouri. Included are photographs from milestones such as graduations, weddings, and reunions, as well as baby pictures and school photos.


  • 1865-1992, 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

Zenobia Tye (1920-1994) was born in Tennessee. She was an author and educator who helped develop the 1959 guide, A Guide for the Improvement of Typewriting Instruction, Second Edition, while on the staff of the Georgia Department of Education. In 1958, she married Alton B. Parker Liles (1904-1980), known as Parker. The couple resided in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Parker Liles taught at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Zenobia Tye Liles taught English at DeKalb College (later Georgia Perimeter College). Zenobia and her husband were both interested in genealogy and investigated families in their lineage that extended across the South. Zenobia wrote a dissertation titled, An analysis of secretarial science curriculums in public & private junior colleges in the United States as well as the book, Analysis of vocational information on careers for women in business. The media center at the Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross is named after Zenobia.


143 image(s) (63 black and white photographic prints, 77 color photographic prints, one black and white negative, and two drawings)



System of Arrangement

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of this collection is located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage items before viewing material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Related Archival Materials

Zenobia Tye Liles papers, MSS 873, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Zenobia Tye Liles family photographs
Maeve Vitale
July 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