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Georgia Bicentennial Memorial Forest scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS1059

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one scrapbook concerning the Memorial Forest project carried out by the Atlanta Public Schools. Included in the scrapbooks are photos, correspondence, and clippings providing details of the project.


  • 1932-1934


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Georgia Bicentennial Memorial Forest was created in 1933 by the Atlanta Public School system to commemorate Georgia's bicentennial anniversary. The forest was originally proposed by Dr. Willis A. Sutton, superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools. The Atlanta Park Department granted forty acres of land (now known as Atlanta Memorial Park) along Peachtree Creek in the vicinity of Peachtree Battle Avenue, Northside Drive, and Howell Mill Road for the project. Hattie Rainwater, supervisor of elementary science for Atlanta Public Schools served as sponsor. In May of 1933, elementary school children performed in a dedication celebration that included dances, poetry readings, and songs. From 1933 to 1934 individual schools chose a prominent Georgian to honor by planting a special tree in the park.


1.75 linear ft. (one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1977

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2014.

Georgia Bicentennial Memorial Forest scrapbook
Jennie Oldfield
November 2014
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