Atlanta Baseball Corporation documents
Scope and Content
Collection materials consist of business and legal records, including a 1933 lease, a 1947 certificate of residence change, meeting minutes, financial statements, correspondence, and memos.
- Atlanta Baseball and Amusement Corporation (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
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In 1932 the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company bought the Atlanta Crackers, a minor league baseball team, under the name the Atlanta Baseball Corporation (sometiems called the Atlanta Baseball and Amuseument Corporation). The Board of Directors included the president of the Coca-Cola Company Robert Woodruff, Robert T. (Bobby) Jones, Jr., his father Robert Purmedus Jones, and Hughes Spalding, a partner in Spalding, Sibley, Troutman, and Kelley. Despite financial struggles that included low ticket sales due to the Great Depression, poor previous management, the need to repair Spiller Field, the Corporation and the Crackers' president and general manager Earl Mann turned the team into a success once again, winning the Southern Association title in 1935 and 1938. In 1949 Coca-Cola sold the team to Mann.
0.25 linear ft. (half document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2015.
- Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company
- Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team)
- Baseball -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Baseball teams -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Business enterprises -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Coca-Cola Company
- Depressions -- 1929 -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Jones, Bobby
- Mann, Earl (Earl Otis )
- Woodruff, Robert Winship
- Atlanta Baseball Corporation records
- Leah Lefkowitz
- September 2015
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- Finding aid is written in English.