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Evans family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS36

Scope and Content

The collection of photographs consists of images documenting the life of William R. Evans and Alva C. Evans’ family in Atlanta. The images include portrait photographs of their family and friends; however, most of the images are studio portraits of unidentified people. Twelve photographs include William and Alva Evans at their family home, work, and in studio portraits. Also included is a small scrapbook with unidentified photographs. Most of the images in the scrapbook are of Alva Evans, one of the couple, and unidentified images. Among the images are photographs taken by African American photographers, Paul Poole and Carl Dixon.


  • approximately 1920-1970, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The 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

William R. Evans was a waiter, barber, and maître d’, who worked at several clubs and hotels on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia during the mid-1940s-1990s. He served as a barber for Rouse & Evans at 231 Auburn Avenue, later known as Royal Artistic Barber Shop. Evans also worked as a waiter or maître d’ at other clubs and hotels in Atlanta, including the Hilton Inn on Virginia Avenue; the Dinkler-Plaza Hotel on Forsyth Street; the Progressive Club on Techwood Drive; and the Standard Town & Country Club on University Drive. Evans married Alva C. Evans, a homemaker, and lived at 408 Linden Avenue, near Boulevard and North Avenue in Atlanta. The family moved later to 560 Waterford Road, located near Mt. Vernon Road in Northeast Atlanta.

Additional biographical information about the Evans family has not been determined.


84 photographic print(s) (84 black and white photographs)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990

Description Control

The collection was re-processed in 2015.

Evans family photographs
Felicia Render
October 2015
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