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Jessie Boynton photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS288

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of the Fulton County Alms Home for African Americans; Fulton County Alms Haven Home; Boynton's farm house; and a photograph of Jessie Lee Clark.


  • 1977


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

Jessie Lee Clark Boynton (1902-1980) was born in Tampa, Florida. Her first husband was Henry C. Clark, who served as the second superintendent of the Fulton County Alms Home for the Colored, a facility for African American tenets (later became Arts and Crafts Center at Chastain Park) and the Fulton County Alms Haven Home (later named Galloway School). They lived on the second floor of the Alms Home and had five children. In 1932, Henry Clark died and Jessie Clark successfully petitioned Fulton County to take his place as superintendent. She remarried several years later to her second husband Charles F. Boynton. Charles Boynton was a night superintendent for the Alms Home. From 1932 to 1963, Jessie Boynton served as the director of the facility. Her achievements included instituting recreational programs for the elderly, supervising the women prisoners who performed domestic work at the Almshouse, and pioneering efforts at prison reform.


12 image(s) (10 black and white copy negatives and two sepia tone photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1977


VIS 288 was previously cataloged as BOY.

Description Control

The collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Jessie Boynton photographs
In Process
Felicia D. Render
April 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305