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Allen Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1105
Scope and Content

This collection contains notes, correspondence, and business documentation related to Allen Jones' work in the Atlanta Executive Network, Helping Hands, Log Cabin Republicans, and Young Republicans groups. Materials also include select personal records such as a family newsletter and images of awards Jones received.

Dates: 1964-2007, undated; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2007

Apollo Social Club, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS713f
Scope and Content This collection contains business documents, newsletters, correspondence, travel itineraries, and invitations relating to the Apollo Social Club. Included are the club's by-laws, letters to members, solicitation letters, financial statements, membership applications, canceled checks, and business cards. The collection contains several lists of members considered for board and committee memberships. The collection includes seventeen issues of The Scarlett...
Dates: 1972-1978, undated

Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS412
Scope and Contents This collection contains items collected and donated to the Atlanta History Center by the Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing (ALGHT). Photographs include staff and events at Tower Lounge, a lesbian bar in the Little Five Points neighborhood; ALGHT's table at the Atlanta Pride Festival, where "The Time of Our Lives," an exhibition about LGBTQ+ history in Atlanta between the 1940s and 1990s, was on display; Olympics Out of Cobb protests, including one at the Atlanta Committee for the...
Dates: approximately 1988-1995

Atlanta Symposium records

Collection number: ahc.MSS411
Scope and Contents This collection includes records regarding the activities of the Atlanta Symposium. Documents include administrative records, minutes, and member presentations. Administrative records include the history of the organization, by-laws, correspondence, meeting notices, membership rosters. Of special note are secretary notebooks from 1907-1944. Minute records contain Symposium minutes throughout the organization's history. The bulk of the collection are member presentations and information on...
Dates: 1907-2021, undated

Atlanta Symposium visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS407
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of Atlanta Symposium members and events. It includes group photographs, member portraits, and symposium events and outings. Of special interest are photographs taken during a visit to Rising Fawn, Georgia.

Dates: 1985-2016, undated

Atlanta's Unspoken Past oral history recordings

Collection number: ahc.VIS178
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection is comprised of ten interviews, transcript of each interview (edited and unedited), original video recordings for each interview, and a DVD access copy of each.

Dates: 2004-2005

Atlanta's Unspoken Past oral history transcriptions

Collection number: ahc.MSS994
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection is comprised of eleven interviews, transcript of each interview (edited and unedited), original audio recordings for each interview, and a CD access copy of each. The interviews with Billy Jones and Ginny Boyd are part of the Maria Helena Dolan collection (1999.142)

Dates: 1997, 2004-2005

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

Billy Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1106
Scope and Content

This collection contains magazine and news clippings collected by Mr. Jones that relate to Atlanta's gay clubs, performers, and members of the LGBTQ community. Some clippings more directly reflect Jones's participation in the community, including his judging of drag pageants. The collection also contains correspondence, personal documents, and travel brochures created and collected by Jones.

Dates: 1928-2003, undated; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1995

Billy Jones visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS419
Scope and Contents This collection includes photos of the LGBTQ+ community, events at LGBTQ+ bars and drag venues, drag queens, female impersonators, performers, male actresses, bar owners, and others. Also included are autographed photographs of actors, many of which are inscribed to Jones. Of special note are photographs of Billy Jones as Phyllis Killer and Shirley Temple Jones, the Phyllis Killer Oscar Awards, and Jones at the Atlanta Pride Parade. Locations are unknown unless otherwise noted; however,...
Dates: approximately 1950-2002, undated

Black and White Men Together records

Collection number: ahc.MSS903
Scope and Content The collection consists of: a full set of monthly BWMT/Atlanta newsletters; newsletters of the National Association of Black and White Men Together and of affiliated chapters from around the country; papers regarding steering committee business and special projects undertaken by BWMT/Atlanta; convention materials, reports and correspondence generated by the National Association and its regional conferences; miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and publications from outside organizations involved...
Dates: 1982-1996

Blanchard family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS283
Scope and Content

This collection consists of portrait images of Blanchard family members, including Waid Hill Blanchard; Martha Lane Hill; Mary Anne Hill; Moses C. Blanchard; and Mary Blanchard.

Dates: approximately 1870

Burns Club of Atlanta documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS433
Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of records pertaining to the organization and administration of the Burns Club of Atlanta and the Ladies' Burns Club of Atlanta. Records include legal documents, correspondence, membership lists, program information, and pamphlets. Topics include the construction of the Burns Cottage, the Annual Anniversary Dinner, club operations, and poetry written by club members.

Dates: 1900-1985, undated

C. W. Motes photographs and drawing

Collection number: ahc.VIS436
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs taken by Columbus Washington "C. W." Motes, as well as portraits of Motes. Additional photographs include his wife, Emma F. White, and their two daughters: Mary Motes Delbridge and Eva Motes. The collection also includes photographs, presumably of his clients, images of titled sculptures, a drawing by C. W. Motes, and a color cased image of his daughter, Mary. Of special note is an ambrotype of Motes during his time as a Confederate soldier in the...
Dates: approximately 1862-1900, undated

Carl Mills letters to James Darsey

Collection number: ahc.MSS793f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of letters written by Carl Mills and sent to James Darsey. The letters track the trajectory of their relationship, beginning with their courtship and ending with their ambiguous reconciliation years later. Mills primarily wrote about his travels across California and his love for Darsey, but he also commented on how political hostility affected romantic relationships within gay and lesbian couples.

Dates: 1974-1977, undated

Charles D. Anderson papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS807f
Scope and Content The collection consists of materials from Atlanta LGBT organizations, including the Armory, Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Arts Festival, and Hotlanta River Expo. Materials include calendars, theatre programs, pamphlets, a restaurant menu, and two handwritten poems. The collection also includes programs for LGBT theatre productions including Angels in America and Straight from the Heart. Materials also...
Dates: 1983-1998, undated

Charles Stevens papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1147
Scope and Content

This collection consists of documents pertaining to the Apollo Room, interior decoration, and LGBT activism. These documents include Apollo Room travel brochures; an issue of House and Garden; and records documenting Stevens’s donations to Jerusalem House, a non-profit that housed low-income individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Of particular note is correspondence between Stevens and the Jerusalem House about building an HIV/AIDS clinic in Midtown.

Dates: 1963-2007, undated

Colonial Club minute book

Collection number: ahc.MSS521f
Scope and Content

This collection includes a minute book that record the organizational meetings of the Colonial Club held at the Kimball House Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The minute book includes membership lists, financial data, and a chronicle of the club's membership and decline.The club's purchase of the Mary F. Dougherty House at Peachtree Street and East Baker Streets in 1900 is detailed. The records were kept by Gordon F. Mitchell, secretary and treasurer.

Dates: 1899-1901

Daniel Whitehead Hicky papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1146
Scope and Content This collection primarily consists of scrapbooks containing photos, letters, and poems written by Daniel Whitehead Hicky. Most of the letters in the scrapbooks are addressed to his friend Emily Alexander Coart (1922-1996). In his letters, Hicky wrote about his eating habits and his physical weight, the difficulties he faced in publishing his work, and the 1960 presidential election. He wrote often that he did not expect Southerners to be “so bigoted” that they wouldn't vote for John F....
Dates: 1929-1983, undated

Dave Hayward papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1104
Scope and Content

This collection contains programs, flyers, and clippings collected by Dave Hayward from LGBTQ events in the Atlanta area including Atlanta Pride, museum exhibits, film screenings, musical and theatrical performances, and religious meetings.

Dates: 1991-2010, undated

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