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Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS112
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection is comprised primarily of photographs of geographic locations in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. They were obtained by Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company through the course of business and were probably used to promote their services as a printing company. The photographs were taken by commercial photographers and photojournalists such as Edgar Orr (active 1922-1964), Kenneth Rogers (Head of the Constitutions Photography department, and later the head of the Atlanta...
Dates: 1961-1962, undated

Carroll B. McGaughney photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS294
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of exterior and interior views of the McGaughney farmhouse in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Dates: 1951

Erna Lee Mason papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1234
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an unbound scrapbook and records collected by Erna Lee Mason about her farm and the Mason family. The scrapbook includes photographs, deeds, correspondence, brochures, and ephemera. Farm records document maintenance and finances, such as acreage reports to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and tree upkeep. The collection also includes newspaper clippings about the Spanish-American War, Glover Cleveland’s presidency, and President Roosevelt’s economic policies.

Dates: 1878-1985, undated

Myrta Lockett Avary photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS279
Scope and Content The collection contains images collected by Avary, including images of Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus Memorial Association members, and portraits of Myrta Avary. Also included are exterior views of Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia, and the Wren's Nest in Atlanta, Georgia. Of note are images of a ceremony transferring possession of the Wren's Nest from Mrs. Joel Chandler Harris to the Uncle Remus Memorial Association. Other photographs include Joel Chandler Harris...
Dates: 1870-1917, undated

Perry family correspondence

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS174
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between the Perry family and extended family members including the Carters and the Chisolms. Transcription is available for the letters dated between 1852 and 1869. The topics include the experiences of the Perry children in school in Monroe, Georgia, as well as plantation and farming life after the Civil War. Other topics include difficulties with freedmen after the Civil War, failing banks in Georgia, poor health, and development in Atlanta.

Dates: 1852-1901, undated

Robert S. Paden photographs and drawing

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Collection number: ahc.VIS439
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of five generations of the Smith-Steele-Medlock-Davenport family gathered for Elizabeth Hawkins Smith's 93rd birthday. Also included is a watercolor drawing of Jasper Smith (1836), Martha Ellen Smith Paden's brother, who died during the American Civil War. Of special note are photographs of “Auntie Gracie” and Wilkes Smith, two formerly enslaved people who worked for the Smith family. Robert S. Paden took the photograph of Wilkes Smith.

Dates: approximately 1895-1925, undated

Tolliver Dillard diary

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Collection number: ahc.MSS93f
Scope and Content

This diary contains handwritten entries by Tolliver Dillard, a farmer in antebellum Burke County, Georgia on the weather, expenses, crops, and illnesses. Also included are entries about the Know Nothing Party, and the state penitentiary in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Dates: 1854-1857

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