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Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS307

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two scrapbooks kept by Charles F. Rice from 1893-1912. Topics in the books include national and international politicians, world's fairs and expositions, and elections. Information on elections includes newspaper articles from the Atlanta Constitution and the Atlanta Journal about local and state-wide Democratic and Republican elections from 1902-1906. Images and printed biographies of contemporary senators, judges, congressmen, , and ambassadors, as well as foreign diplomats and royalty are taken from other printed material. Also included are images of buildings from the Chicago World's Fair (also known as the World's Columbian Exposition) in 1893, and also views of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition.


  • 1893-1912


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

Charles F. Rice (1867-1928) was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Franklin P. and Mary (Mitchell) Rice. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1887, Charles became a bookkeeper for the Fulton County Street Railroad Company. He later worked as Atlanta correspondent for the Macon Telegraph, and also became involved in local politics. Charles was appointed Chief Deputy City Clerk of the Atlanta City Council in 1893; served as Chief Clerk of the Court of Ordinary under Ordinary William H. Hulsey; and also served as Chief Deputy of Clerk of the State Senate. He was the director of the Young Men's Library Association until 1897 and was active in the Young Men's Democratic League, holding the position of Secretary in 1897. He retired from public life and worked in real estate, managing his family's estates.


1.5 linear ft. (1 oversize box)



System of Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Rice, 1939 (1939.24)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2011.

Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks
Laura Starratt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305