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Meredith Zara photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS61

Scope and Content

This collection contains two prints depicting unidentified African American laborers involved in construction work on Alabama Street, between Pryor Street and Whitehall Street in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early twentieth century. The other image is of the exterior of the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant located on Ponce de Leon Avenue, which is now Ford Motor Lofts.


  • 1900-1930

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

Meredith Jo Zara (1935-) was born to Frank Joseph Zara (1904-1970) and Ruby Clinkscales Zara (1904-1991) in Atlanta,Georgia. She attended Henry Grady High School and received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University in 1957. Zara was a coloratura soprano who studied with Mankski Lundeen, and had a very successful opera career. She was also a resident artist with Dusseldorf Opera and a part of the Atlanta Bach Choir.


2 black and white photographic print(s)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2020.

Meredith Zara photographs
Serena McCracken
July 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305