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Southern Council on International and Public Affairs photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS357

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of two council meetings: a meeting held at McElreath Hall of the Atlanta Historical Society (later named Atlanta History Center) and a regional conference of the Southern Council on International and Public Affairs in Charleston, South Carolina. Images taken at McElreath Hall highlight Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's address to the Southern Council. Also included are American politicians Mayor Andrew Young (1932-), Governor Zell Miller (1932-2018), Governor George Busbee (1927-2004), and United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk (1909-1994). Of special note are images of political members on the conference panel and in the audience, including Peter C. White, Mary Beth Busbee (1927-2012), and Wyche Fowler (1940-).


  • 1976 March 6; December 3-4


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 Southern Council on International and Public Affairs, previously known as Education for Freedom, was established in June of 1961. The organization's mission focused on educating the local community on contemporary issues in international relations by inviting both domestic and international diplomats to Atlanta to discuss relations and economics. Founding members included Atlanta businessmen Randolph Richardson, Bo Callaway (1927-2014), Ed Noble (1928-2016), and Dillard Mumford (1918-1993). The organization was also governed by an officer's board. It is maintained by a staff that includes the current president, Peter C. White. As of 2019, the organization is currently known as the Southern Center for International Studies.


32 photographic print(s) (21 color photographic prints and 11 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976, with subsequent additions


VIS 357 was previously catalogued as SCI.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2019.

Southern Council on International and Public Affairs photographs
Francis Noon
June 2019
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