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Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS134
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains photographs of banks, businesses, theaters, clubs, hotels, and grocery stores in downtown Atlanta, including two structures, the Atlanta Theater and the Equitable Building that were built by engineer and developer Joel Hurt. The collection also contains photographs of the Candler Building, the Century Building, the Empire Building, the English-American Building, and the Piedmont Hotel. Among the images are photographs taken by Tracy Mathewson, Edwards and Sons, and...
Dates: circa 1893 - 1923

Charles Longstreet Weltner films

Collection number: ahc.VIS360
Scope and Content This collection documents the political life of Charles Longstreet Weltner and the built landscape of Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1950s and 1960s. Film footage highlights a variety of Weltner's campaign activities including him walking on the sidewalk through a blighted Atlanta neighborhood; Weltner looking over the city of Atlanta from the top of the Merchandise Mart; and scenes most likely used for campaign ads. Included are street scenes of downtown Atlanta, with views of public and...
Dates: approximately 1958-1966, undated

Edmund W. Hughes photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS186
Scope and Content This collection contains images that document the metropolitan Atlanta region and photographs illustrating social events in the city. Bell and Stanton Public Relations used these photographs documenting the Atlanta area as promotional images. Most of the images were taken in the late 1960s and include the Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, First Federal Savings and Loan building, Hartford Insurance building, Peachtree Center, and the Trust Company of Georgia. The collection...
Dates: 1958-1968

Ernest W. Sills Tullie Smith House photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS338
Scope and Content

This collection contains images taken of the Tullie Smith House in its original location at 2890 North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.

Dates: approximately 1940

Fitzhugh Knox, Sr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS201f
Scope and Content This collection contains one bound volume. Inside are two letters to Miss Ruth Blair, the Executive Secretary of the Atlanta Historical Society, dated March 11, 1938 and March 18, 1938, both from Fitzhugh Knox, Sr. Also included is a short manuscript titled “My Reminiscences From 1883”. The first part of the manuscript is a memoir which mentions many prominent citizens, such as Joel Chandler Harris, Carroll Payne, and Henry W. Grady; businesses, like the Merchants Bank of Atlanta, J....
Dates: 1938

Harriette Speer Parker photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS353
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs of scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, taken by Harriette Speer Parker and her father, Eustace Asbury Speer. Of special note are photographs of the Great Fire of Atlanta in 1917, the Festival of Old Atlanta in the late 1960s, and negatives of aerial photographs of downtown Atlanta. The photographs taken by Eustace Asbury Speer include images of the State Revenue Department personnel in 1927, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta skyline. Also featured are family...
Dates: 1917-1970, undated

Haverty family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS904
Scope and Content This collection documents the Haverty family, Haverty's Furniture Company, and associated professional organizations. The papers consist of business correspondence, family letters, financial records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, speeches, travel journals, and writings. Included in the collection are speeches from Haverty's and American Retail Federation meetings and conventions, as well as first person narratives from Rawson Haverty Sr. highlighting his travels to Europe and family...
Dates: 1810-2007, undated

Haverty family visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS367
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs, negatives, and maps that document the Haverty family, Haverty's Furniture Company, and associated professional organizations. Included in the collection are images of J. J. Haverty, Clarence Haverty, and Rawson Haverty Sr.'s children, as well as the weddings of Clare Haverty to Frank Ridley Jr., Betty Haverty to Alex Smith, and Rawson Haverty to Margaret Munnerlyn. Photographs feature J. J. Haverty's home Villa Clare, along with Clarence and Elizabeth...
Dates: 1842-2006

Henry Burr Green real estate photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS308
Scope and Content This collection contains black-and-white photographs accumulated by Henry Burr Green in the process of conducting real estate business for Cheves-Green Enterprises, the mortgage loan, real estate, property management, and insurance company of which he was President. Most photos were taken by commercial photographer Walter M. Wright, and depict residential homes and office buildings in Atlanta, College Park, Decatur, East Point, and Marietta. Highlights include the Healey Building, Henry...
Dates: 1928-1947, undated

Herbert H. Lee Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS130
Scope and Contents of the Records Included in this collection are slides and photographs of geographic locations, events, and transportation in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The collection contains images of downtown Atlanta, including aerial views, government buildings, private residences, parks, street scenes, railroads, as well as photographs depicting poverty and sub-standard housing. The photographs of Herbert H. Lee are an excellent resource for those interested in the subject of urban renewal, and the post-World...
Dates: 1919- 1968, undated

Jack Etheridge Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS109
Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of images of the construction of a section of highway that merges Interstate 75 and Interstate 85, known as the downtown connector. Included are aerial photographs of downtown Atlanta, and images taken on the ground depicting the path of the interstate.

Dates: 1961-1962

Kuhns family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS319
Scope and Content

This collection contains images from the Kuhn's Photography Studio, including photographs of both the Kuhns family and clients. Many of the images are identified, however most of the tintypes remain unidentified.

Dates: approximately 1860-1929

Marie Dodd Ivan Allen family collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS1161
Scope and Content This collection contains documents from Marie Dodd’s personal life as well as from her time working at the Ivan Allen Company. Business material includes a Fielder and Allen Co. catalogue, an Ivan Allen-Marshall Co. catalogue, the “Road to 100,000” incentive packet, company font and logo templates, and pricing manuals. There are also documents about Ivan Allen Jr., his accomplishments, and awards he received during his years as mayor of Atlanta and afterward. This collection also contains a...
Dates: 1900-1993, undated

Marion Johnson photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS33
Scope and Content This collection documents the Atlanta urban environment, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s, through cityscapes, aerial views and scenes of individual buildings as the city underwent a period of building and growth. The arrival of the city's first professional sports team, the Atlanta Braves, is documented. Also included in the collection are scenes pertaining to Southern politics including local, state and presidential races. A wide variety of Georgia agriculture and industry is...
Dates: 1938-1975

Meeting Place for Travellers, West End, Atlanta, essays

Collection number: ahc.MSS1231
Scope and Contents This collection contains two bound volumes of typescript essays written by the 1947 tenth and 1949 twelfth grade English classes at Joseph E. Brown High School under the direction of James E. Warren Jr. in West End, Atlanta. The writings highlight a variety of topics including West End schools, churches, residents, parks, businesses, transportation, newspapers, and smaller neighborhoods within West End. Many of the essays were inspired by oral interviews with long-term West End residents....
Dates: 1947-1949

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS167
Scope and Contents This collection consists of images of geographic locations in the Metropolitan Atlanta region, and several events, most probably used in promotional material published by the Chamber. The majority of the photographs are aerial views of the city, as well as Atlanta landmarks, and commercial and government buildings. The identity of the photographers who produced the images has not been determined. This collection also contains four films produced by the Chamber. They depict Atlanta's first...
Dates: 1922-1993, undated

Midtown Historic District photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS265
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of images of the historic Midtown area in Atlanta, Georgia. The photographs were taken for draft nomination on the National Register of Historic Places for Midtown. Included are photos of churches, Henry Grady High School, stores and businesses, street scapes, apartments, and homes in the Midtown area. Types of homes photographed vary among bungalows, duplexes, row houses, carriage houses, alley dwellings, and cottages. Of special interest are photographs of the...
Dates: 1997

Parker Lowell Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS136
Scope and Contents of the Records

Included in this collection are photographs of Atlanta buildings and parks. Images include the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, Piedmont Park, the Cyclorama building in Grant Park, the Hurt Building and Hurt Park, the Municipal Auditorium, Rich’s Department Store, and The Temple and other scenes on Peachtree Street.

Dates: 1949

Philip T. Shutze papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS498
Scope and Content This collection documents Philip T. Shutze's work in architecture and design. The personal papers consist of topical subject files; correspondence regarding jobs and antiques; financial documents; and certificates and diplomas. The design sources include architectural periodicals; architectural fixtures catalogs; and magazine clippings. Additionally, there are job files from the architectural firm, office indices and lists, and correspondence, newspaper clippings, and brochures related to...
Dates: 1889-1983, undated

Philip T. Shutze visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS351
Scope and Content This collection contains architectural drawings, sketches, artwork, and photos of Shutze's professional work, his travels, his personal life, and his antiques. The architectural drawings are from the firms of Norrman, Hentz & Reid; Hentz & Reid; Hentz, Reid & Adler; Hentz, Adler & Shutze; and Shutze & Armistead, as well as drawings representing historic buildings designed by other architects and firms. Among his most well known buildings are Swan House owned by Edward and...
Dates: 1820-1993, undated

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