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Harriette Speer Parker photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS353

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, taken by Harriette Speer Parker and her father, Eustace Asbury Speer. Of special note are photographs of the Great Fire of Atlanta in 1917, the Festival of Old Atlanta in the late 1960s, and negatives of aerial photographs of downtown Atlanta. The photographs taken by Eustace Asbury Speer include images of the State Revenue Department personnel in 1927, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta skyline. Also featured are family photographs, the Speer residence on West Peachtree Street, and photographs of Irma's sister, Harriett Twitty, and the Twitty residence on Washita Avenue.


  • 1917-1970, undated


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

Harriette Speer Parker (1923-2011) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Eustace Asbury Speer (1897-1967) and Imra Twitty Speer (1888-1970). Parker graduated Cum Laude from Girls High School in Atlanta and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia. She married Robert S. Parker (1931-2005) and she has two step-daughters: Elaine Vess and Shirley Cordell. Parker joined the public relations team at Delta Airlines in 1946 and retired in 1983. While there, she founded the Delta Archives (later the Delta Flight Museum). Parker was an active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia, and the Etowah Valley Women's Connection.


137.0 image(s) (82 black and white photographic prints, 24 color slides, 20 black and white negatives, 11 color photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Some images in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1968 with subsequent additions.

General note

This collection was previously cataloged as DEL and SPR.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2019.

Harriette Speer Parker photographs ahc.VIS353
Finding aid prepared by Kate Daly and Jessica Doss
March 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