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Girls High School photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS326

Scope and Content

This collection contains various photographs of class photos, faculty photos, and physical education classes, Christmas decorations and alumni of Girls High School. There is also a photo of the Board of Education committee of the Atlanta City Council.


  • 1875-1943, 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

Girls High School was founded in 1872 as part of the Atlanta Public School System. At the time, it was the only public school in Atlanta for girls. Curriculum included physical education, domestic skills such as cooking, cleaning and sewing and business. The original school site was the DeSaul Building at the corner of Whitehall Street and Hunter Street and had an enrollment of 171 students. In 1925, with over 750 students, the school moved to Rosalia Street and in 1947 the school became coeducational and renamed Roosevelt High School. The school combined with Hoke Smith Technical School in 1985 when it officially closed.


34 image(s) (22 sepia-toned photographic prints, 12 black and white photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Related Archival Materials

Girls High School collection, MSS 365, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


VIS 326 was previously catalogued as GHS.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Girls High School photograph collection
Breylan Martin
September 2018
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