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Edmund W. Hughes photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS186

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.


  • 1958-1968


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

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

Gift, 1969

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2020.

Edmund H. Hughes photographs ahc.VIS186
Finding aid prepared by Kate Daly
March 2020
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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