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African American visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS68
Scope and Content This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the...
Dates: 1860-1957, undated

Agatha Sheehan photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS359
Scope and Content

The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.

Dates: approximately 1900, undated

Atlanta Housing Authority photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS96
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images of substandard housing areas to be cleared for the Capitol, Hope, Grady and Herndon Housing Projects. It also contains images of the Aux Coal Storage Bins and a civil defense unit based at Techwood Homes. The images in this collection were created to document living conditions in these areas prior to their demolition. A key to the photographs’ geographical locations is also stored with this collection. The key includes the project names, their geographical...
Dates: circa 1940

Atlanta Water Works photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS280
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the construction and the expansion of Atlanta's second water works station located on Hemphill Avenue. Included are images of the construction of pipes to bring water from the Chattahoochee River. Photographs also consist of images of construction workers extending the water pipeline on Marietta Street and Walton Street; pipeline crossing under the Seaboard Air Line railroad yards near Chattahoochee Avenue; and the exterior of the Hemphill Avenue...
Dates: 1887-1924, undated

Aubrey Williams transcript of "The Failure of Gradualism"

Collection number: ahc.MSS957f
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of Aubrey Williams' speech, "The Failure of Gradualism" that that he presented in Atlanta, Georgia, before the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, a historically Black fraternity. In the speech, Williams calls for a united stand against States' Rights Democratic Party, commonly called Dixiecrat, politicians and white supremacists and argues against a gradualist approach to desegregation.

Dates: 1949

Austin family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1230
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Eugene and Dorethia Austin’s high school diplomas and graduation programs from Buford Colored High School, a newspaper clipping about Eugene Austin speaking at Poplar Hill Baptist Church in Buford, Georgia, and a plaque honoring his induction into the United States Supreme Court as an attorney and counselor.

Dates: 1949-1976, undated

Backstreet Atlanta Discotheque visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS225
Scope and Content

This collection contains snapshot photographs of staff and patrons inside the nightclub during special events and regular business hours. Included are professional publicity photographs of drag performers and entertainers that include Jimmy James, Cynthia Manley, Bubba McNeely, Jane Doe, and Gladys Knight. Also included are advertising flyers for special events.

Dates: 1982-2002, undated

Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS152
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection includes images of residents and homes in the Bedford-Pine district of Atlanta, Georgia during the early 1970’s. The images depict children playing in the streets and on playgrounds as well as adults outside their homes. The photographs depict dilapidated and condemned housing in the area, a few neighborhood storefronts, refuse, and scenes of the Atlanta skyline in the background.

Dates: circa 1970-1971

Chandler-Watson wedding invitation

Collection number: ahc.MSS55f
Scope and Content

This collection contains an invitation for the wedding between Beth Imogene Chandler, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone Lewis Chandler, and Reverend Theodore John Watson, Jr. on August 29, 1964. The couple married in the Cathedral of St. Phillip. Ms. Chandler was the first African American woman married in a predominantly white church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1964

Chris Mastin photographs of protest marches

Collection number: ahc.VIS399
Scope and Contents

This collection contains digital images taken by Chris Mastin of the March for Science Atlanta, the Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally in Atlanta, and the Women's March on Washington. Photographs in this collection depict protesters holding signs and marching in downtown Atlanta and Washington D.C. The Women's March on Washington photographs also include images of protesters traveling on a charter bus from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

Dates: 2017-2018

Civil Rights Movement collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS748f
Scope and Content This collection contains fliers, pamphlets, mailouts, and statements from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia. Subjects addressed in the documents include racial relations in the south, school segregation, African-American voting, civil rights demonstrations, and memorials to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some materials in this collection pre-date the recognized beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, in 1954. Of particular note is a handbill from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to boycot...
Dates: 1934-1991, undated

Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1180
Scope and Content

This collection contains research materials from the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project. Materials document the history of African American residents in the Edgewood-Candler Park area, such as deeds, city directories, neighborhood histories, and maps. Of particular note are theses written by Georgia State University students and papers about the neighborhood written by the project's founder, Amy Meyer Burns, about the neighborhood.

Dates: 1880-2011, undated

Florence W. Brine manuscripts

Collection number: ahc.MSS515f
Scope and Content

This collection contains three manuscripts: "Arrogant Atlanta" retells a British newspaper account of a visit to Atlanta around 1880; "Atlanta's Heart" discusses the building of the Georgia Railroad Depot in 1864 and the activities of the Beethoven Society which was located in the building; and "David Howard" a profile of a former enslaved man and his entrepreneurial activities in post-bellum Atlanta.

Dates: approximately 1935

Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS145
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains photographs taken by Fred L. Howe at the Cotton States and International Exposition. Photographs in the collection contain images of buildings and grounds, and exhibitions featuring advances in transportation, electricity, forestry, agriculture, and art. Other photographs of exhibitions feature Confederate history, African American and Native American culture and history, and the Liberty Bell on loan from the city of Philadelphia. The collection also illustrates...
Dates: 1895

George Mason Coleman scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS1233
Scope and Contents This collection contains scrapbooks that document George Mason Coleman’s career as a journalist in Atlanta. The bulk of the material is newspaper clippings of his work at Atlanta Daily World including cartoons, poems, articles, and photographs about the Civil Rights Movement, the African American community in Atlanta, legal affairs, and race relations. In addition, there is a scrapbook of correspondence from corporations and individuals praising his work as...
Dates: 1947-2006, undated

Grace Towns Hamilton maps and photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS35
Scope and Content The collection contains images of Grace Towns Hamilton, her family, special events, and other public officials. The bulk of the collection features Hamilton posed with public officials including: Governor Jimmy Carter, U.S. Congressman Andrew Young, Georgia Governor George Busbee, Coretta Scott King, Atlanta University President Benjamin E. Mays, and U.S. Congressman Julian Bond. Also included are photographs of Atlanta homes of the 1960s; African-American Navy yard workers (1940s); the...
Dates: 1882-1984, undated

Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS102
Scope and Content

This photograph collection contains images of hospital physicians, nurses, staff, patients, as well as the buildings and grounds of the institution, including Grady Memorial Hospital, the Grady Memorial School of Nursing, and Hughes Spalding Pavilion. Among the images are photographs taken during special events, such as retirement ceremonies, graduations, Christmas parties, and receptions.

Dates: 1896-1979, bulk (1950-1970), undated; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Graham W. Jackson papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS526
Scope and Content

This collection contains materials pertaining to the musical career of Graham Washington Jackson, including advertisements, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, musician contact records, a recital program, and a certificate for the WSBeaver Award from WSB Radio. In addition, this collection includes some of Jackson’s personal papers, such as his driver’s license, some postcards, birth announcements, business and membership cards, and event programs.

Dates: 1923-1983, undated

Graham W. Jackson visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS34
Scope and Content This collection contains 1,668 images. The images depict Graham Jackson, his family, and Jackson's performances at various events and locations. Also featured are photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Little White House in Warm Springs and theLife magazine photograph by Ed Clark. Other images of politicians include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and President Jimmy Carter. The majority of the photographs are...
Dates: 1913-1981

Harry G. Lefever photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS203
Scope and Content This collection contains black and white photographs collected by Harry G. Lefever through his research and work as a Sociology professor. The photographs document street scenes and residents of inner-city Atlanta neighborhoods, including scenes during and after the 1917 Atlanta fire; street scenes of Baker Street, Butler Street, Chestnut Avenue, Ellis Street, Harris Street, Houston Street, and London Lane; photos of Mrs. A. B. Jefferson, Reverend William Holmes Borders, and W. A. Scott III;...
Dates: approximately 1900s-1979, undated

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