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Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta visual arts materials

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS398

Scope and Contents

This collection contains images and items related to the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta's outreach activities and members. Included are photographs, negatives, and slides of annual events and contests, as well as WCC members and officers, meetings, and committees. Also included are materials related to activities conducted in partnership with the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce. All images were taken in Atlanta, Georgia, unless otherwise noted.

Dates

  • approximately 1948-1981, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (WCC) was formed in 1922 as the Women's Division of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 1937 it was restructured to form an independent organization devoted to making Atlanta a safer and more beautiful place in which to live and work. The organization grew significantly in ensuing decades, involving itself with numerous aspects of community improvement and business and civic development. Its overall objective is the advancement of the civic, cultural, commercial, educational, and health interests of Atlanta as defined by Atlanta business women. The organization recognizes and encourages the prominent leadership role these business women play in the affairs of Atlanta and the state of Georgia. In 1967 the WCC began sponsoring the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, transforming the fledgling and irregularly-held event into an annual April event. The Festival attracts many visitors to Atlanta, thus positively impacting the economy and culture of the metropolitan area.

Extent

1161 item(s) (658 black and white photographic prints, 250 black and white negatives, 83 color photographic prints, 68 color slides, 60 black and white slides, 37 color negatives, three caption pages, one drawing, and one photo collage)

Language

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series. Series I. Administrative; and Series II. Outreach.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the items 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 material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982

Related Materials

Atlanta Dogwood Festival records of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, MSS 718, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Women's Chamber of Commerce records, MSS 938, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce records, MSS 1077, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021.
Title
Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta visual arts materials
Author
Kate Daly
Date
January 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta GA 30305
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