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Samuel A. Hider photographs and posters

Collection number: ahc.VIS361

Scope and Content

This collection consists of images of Techwood Home's 50th anniversary celebration and Atlanta Housing Authority's 50th anniversary. Included are photographs of Hider with Atlanta political leaders Mayor Maynard Jackson, Julian Bond, and Governor Joe Frank Harris. Other images include S. Truett Cathy, city council president Marvin Arrington, and Mayor Bill Campbell. Of special interest are posters from both anniversary celebrations, one of which includes a schedule of a week of activities surrounding the ceremony.


  • 1986-1988


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

Samuel A. Hider (1923-2003), seventh executive director of the Atlanta Housing Authority, was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Augustus Hider (1890-?) and Ella Lee Edwards (1900-?). He was one of ten children. Hider's family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois, where he attended East St. Louis High School and organized the first band of which the world renowned trumpeter, Miles Davis, was a member. After graduating from high school, Hider joined the United States Army and served for three years during World War II in Italy and the North African Campaign. He studied arbitration and labor relations at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois. Hider served as Special Representative for the United Mine Workers for twelve years in St. Louis where he met his wife Shirley in 1961. In 1964, Hider transferred to Atlanta. His next two positons included working as personnel director for Cagle Poultry in 1970 and director of the Bureau of Labor Relations in 1974. In 1980, Hider became the executive director of the Atlanta Housing Authority, a position he held until his retirement in 1990. His position as executive director coincided with the Atlanta Child Murders (1979-1981). Hider was active in organizations and held many leadership roles including the Southeastern Regional Council of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment, and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.


9 item(s) (six color photographic prints, two posters, and one black and white photographic print)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2018

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Samuel A. Hider photographs and posters
Felicia D. Render
August 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