Edmund W. Hughes photographs
Scope and Content
This collection contains images that document the metropolitan Atlanta region and photographs illustrating social events in the city. Bell and Stanton Public Relations used these photographs documenting the Atlanta area as promotional images. Most of the images were taken in the late 1960s and include the Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, First Federal Savings and Loan building, Hartford Insurance building, Peachtree Center, and the Trust Company of Georgia. The collection also includes aerial views of the city and images of Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta Stadium, and Atlanta International Raceway. Social events include images of parties sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera in Atlanta in the late 1950s and 1960s. Included are images of entertainers such as opera singers Jerome Hines (1921-2003), Blanche Thebom (1950-2010), Lucine Amara (1924-), Gabor Carelli (1915-1999), Robert Merrill (1917-2004), and director Rudolf Bing (1902-1997). musician Graham Jackson (1903-1983), and Georgia political and business figures James V. Carmichael (1910-1972), and William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971). The collection also includes a copy of the Metropolitan Opera program cover from 1910.
- Bell and Stanton Public Relations (Atlanta, Ga.). (Organization)
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.
Edmund W. Hughes (1931-2012) was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to James Lewis Hughes (1893-1964) and Mary Jackson Winston Hughes (1896-?). Edmund graduated from the University of Alabama with a journalism degree and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Georgia State University. He worked as an Account Director for Bell and Stanton Public Relations in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a staffer for the Atlanta Journal. He later served as Managing Director of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council, Executive Vice President for Georgia Safety Council, Inc., General Manager for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President of Urban Affairs at Georgia State University.
48.0 image(s) (48 black and white photographic prints)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was reprocessed in 2020.
- Aerial photography -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Aerial views -- 1960-1970
- African American musicians -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Amara, Lucine, 1924-
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social life and customs
- Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Atlanta International Raceway (Hampton, Ga.)
- Atlanta Memorial Arts Center
- Atlanta Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972
- Gabor, Carelli, 1915-1999
- Hartsfield, William Berry
- Hines, Jerome, 1921-2003
- Houses -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Jackson, Graham Washington, 1903-1983
- Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004
- Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
- Musicians -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Office buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Opera -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Peachtree Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Performing arts -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Politicians -- Georgia
- Stadiums -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.)
- Thebom, Blanche, 1950-2010
- Trust Company of Georgia
- Edmund H. Hughes photographs ahc.VIS186
- Finding aid prepared by Kate Daly
- March 2020
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- Finding aid is written in English.