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Suzanne Anderson photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS405

Scope and Contents

This collection contains images Suzanne Anderson took of Atlanta and metro Atlanta areas, prominent figures, and sporting events. Suzanne Anderson submitted most of the photos to Atlanta Magazine. The bulk of the images depict a two-year project in which Anderson photographed Atlanta Police Department crime scenes, patrol work, funerals, and outreach events. The collection also features photographs of major Atlanta and national figures, including Ralph David Abernathy, George Busbee, Jimmy Carter, Grace Towns Hamilton, Maynard Jackson, Burt Reynolds, Herman Talmadge, Hosea Williams, and Andrew Young. Sporting events featured in the collection consist of Atlanta Falcons games, the Peachtree Road Race, Road Atlanta, and the National Wrestling Association's Georgia Championship. Of special note are images of a 1990 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in which Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Sr. were in attendance, as well as an Equal Rights Amendment march from the 1970s. All images were taken in Atlanta, Georgia, unless otherwise noted.


  • 1970-1999, undated


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

Suzanne Stearns Anderson (1944- ) served as the art director for Atlanta Magazine when it was owned by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 1977 she became the creative director for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution Magazine. A year later the Atlanta Journal named her their art director. Anderson was a faculty member at the Atlanta College of Art and exhibited her photography nationally and internationally, winning over 50 awards for her work. Additional biographical information about Suzanne Anderson has not been determined.


3087 image(s) (2450 black and white negatives, 375 color slides, 119 color negatives, 105 contact prints, and 38 color photographic prints)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

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, 2015

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2020.

Suzanne Anderson photographs
Kate Daly
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305