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Clair McLeod Muller papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1244

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers of city council member Clair Muller during her time in office from 1990-2009. Included are planning materials for the Atlanta BeltLine, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Georgia State Route 400, environment and sustainability efforts, and community outreach. These papers were generated by her work on subcommittees for the Atlanta Department of Transportation, Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, Atlanta Regional Commission, and the City Utilities Committee. The bulk of her papers include Atlanta City Council Office documents such as budgets, financial reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and publications. Also included are records that predate Muller's time in office such as


  • 1980-2012, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Clair McLeod Muller (1945- ) was born to Virginia Parrish McLeod (1910-1991) and Clifford Baggette McLeod (1905-1984). She graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1963. She then attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 1967. During that time, she spent a year studying in Madrid, Spain. In 1970 she married Thomas Henry Muller Jr. and they had two daughters, Catherine (1974- ) and Anne Muller (1979- ). From 1990 to 2009, Muller served as the city councilwoman for District 8 of the City of Atlanta and her committee assignments were the Atlanta Department of Transportation and the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management.


6.88 linear ft. (16 document cases, one half document case, and one oversize folder)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2018

Related Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Bias in Description

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2023.

Clair McLeod Muller papers
Sara Matthews
March 2023
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