Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS164
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, financial records, annual reports, trade publications, scrapbooks, programs and invitations, relating to the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Coca Cola Bottling Company.
- 1909-1979, undated
- Montgomery, Arthur (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Arthur Montgomery (1854-1940) was born at Madison Station, Mississippi, the son of Andrew Jackson Montgomery and Susan Dixon Montgomery. He married Anna Mann (d. 1937) and in 1896 moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There he met Asa Candler, who had recently purchased from the inventor a new beverage called Coca-Cola. With his two closest friends, J. B. Whitehead and J. T. Lupton, Montgomery formed the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company for the purpose of manufacturing and bottling Candler's beverage. Arthur served the company as General Manager then as President until his death. He was succeeded as President by his adopted son, LaFayette (1889-1964) who joined the company in 1908. Lafayette retained the Presidency until 1958 when he was elected Chairman. He in turn was succeeded as President by his son, Arthur L. Montgomery.
3 linear ft. (3 document cases, 1 half document case, 3 oversize boxes)
- Atlanta Baseball and Amusement Corporation
- Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company
- Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team)
- Banks and Banking -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Baseball -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Business enterprises -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Coca-Cola Company
- Flower arrangement
- Jones, Harrison
- Montgomery, Lafayette
- Scrapbooks -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Soft drink industry -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Trust Company of Georgia
- Woodruff, Robert Winship
- Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers
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