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Junior League of Atlanta records

Collection number: ahc.MSS347

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of the records of the Junior League of Atlanta. Included in the collection are scrapbooks, yearbooks, minutes, and annual reports as well as programs from events sponsored by the League. Of particular interest is the scrapbook about the Gone With the Wind Ball.


  • 1917-1989


Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Junior League of Atlanta was organized in 1916 with forty-five members. It is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues, Inc. Primary activities include organized events which raise funds for charitable and philanthropic activities, and volunteer assistance for its own projects and those of other community organizations.

Activities through the years reflect the changing needs and social interest of the community. The first activity was a "Butterfly Ball" in 1916, with the proceeds going to the Churches' Home for Girls. Other projects have ranged from a Thyroid Clinic at Grady Hospital, established in 1934, to financial and volunteer support of Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children. The league gave a spectacular Gone With the Wind Ball in 1939. It also instigated the return of the Metrolpolitan Opera to Atlanta in 1947, runs the Nearly New Shop and Atlanta Speech School, and participates in many other projects.


28.84 linear ft. (5 document cases, 2 half document cases, 18 record center boxes and 2 oversize boxes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980 with subsequent additions.

Junior League of Atlanta records
Melanie Stephan
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