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Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS125
Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of images of the early development of Ansley Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer. Mr. Solon Zachery Ruff, who was the development’s civil engineer, can be seen, along with images of the home of Amos Rhodes (now Rhodes Hall). Mr Ruff is identified as “papa” on some of the images. One of the images is of an auction of lots in Ansley Park.

Dates: 1905

Alston family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1068
Scope and Content This collection includes legal documents, genealogical materials, and personal and legal correspondence pertaining to the wills and trusts of members of the Alston family and the family's "home place" in Barbour County, Alabama. Also of interest are materials relating to a visit to Atlanta in 1941 by Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl Halifax, the British ambassador to the United States, as well as the Alston family genealogy, which includes two large parchment indentures made out to...
Dates: 1612-1973, undated; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1968

Atlanta Community Relations Commission documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1228
Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes, reports, and other items generated by the Atlanta Community Relations Commission. These items document the Commission's establishment; relations with Atlanta Public Services; and reports on housing, discrimination, and race relations. Of particular interest is correspondence pertaining to segregation in schools, real estate, and employment.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1966-1968

Atlanta Housing Authority records of the General Neighborhood Renewal Plan for the West End Area

Collection number: ahc.MSS1043
Scope and Content This collection consists of the General Neighborhood Renewal Plan application for the West End Area, submitted in 1960. This application documents the details for the renewal projects and includes rationales for selecting the area, descriptions of the area, lists of resources to be used to accomplish the plan, maps of the area, land use maps, and official city of Atlanta budget and planning forms. In addition to the application there are manuals detailing minimum property standards for...
Dates: 1958-1967

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

Bill Horne Marietta Street Film

Collection number: ahc.VIS192
Scope and Content The collection, in its original format, is a single 8mm black and white acetate film. The film captures the roadside environs along Marietta Street and other downtown roadways beginning in or near downtown Atlanta, heading northwest towards Kennesaw Mountain, and ending in the Marietta Square. Mr. Horne appears to be following the inner urban streetcar route. There are several billboards for businesses located in downtown Atlanta: Downtown Chevrolet Co., Henry Grady Hotel, Ansley Hotel,...
Dates: 1937

Charles E . Troutt Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS116
Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains photographs taken by commercial photographer Charles E. Troutt, presumably for his clients. Included are images of commercial buildings, government buildings, private residences, private clubs, colleges and universities, aerial views, and street scenes in various neighborhoods in Atlanta.

Dates: 1951-1969, undated

Collier Hills Civic Association documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1178
Scope and Content

This collection contains documents from meetings of the Collier Hills Civic Association. Materials include meeting minutes, directories, newspaper clippings, and neighborhood newsletters. Of particular note is a 2005 presentation about the pros and cons of approving the Atlanta BeltLine.

Dates: 1990-2009, undated

Cornelia Cunningham Schoolcraft Huffer drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS224
Scope and Content

This collection contains twenty-four original pencil sketches on drawing board by Cornelia Cunningham Schoolcraft Huffer that she used for her book, Atlanta: City of To-Day, published in 1933. The drawings include Atlanta landmarks, street scenes, and prominent buildings and houses in the city.

Dates: 1933

Corona Collective manuscript materials

Collection number: ahc.MSS1206
Scope and Contents This collection contains physical material collected by the Atlanta History Center that documents the early moments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Papers include correspondence, public health information, periodicals, event invitations, and other ephemera. Of particular interest are menus from Manuel's Tavern and Southern Belle that adjusted their policies to accommodate new public health guidelines. There are also neighborhood newsletters and correspondence that show how the shutdown affected...
Dates: 2020-2021, undated

Darlene Roth papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1210
Scope and Contents This collection documents Darlene Roth's professional work at the History Group, Inc., the Atlanta History Center, and Darlene Roth and Associates, Inc. The bulk of papers are historical surveys and reports about the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area that she completed as research assessments for corporate clients such as MARTA, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. Papers include records, reports, surveys, notes, maps, and correspondence....
Dates: 1854-2004, undated

Eleanor Hand Peoplestown neighborhood essay and recordings

Collection number: ahc.MSS852f
Scope and Content

This collection contains an essay written by Eleanor Hand entitled "A Re-Viewing of Peoplestown" and taped interviews with Peoplestown residents Henry Phipps, Olivia Parks, and Grace Barksdale. In the essay Hand presents a history of Peoplestown's geographical development in relation to the railroad tracks, housing trends, racial prejudice against its residents, the Civil Rights Movement, and her hope for the future of the neighborhood.

Dates: 1994, undated

Garden Hills Neighborhood documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS924f
Scope and Content This collection contains information and correspondence from the East Wesley Road Traffic Steering Committee, meeting information for the Garden Hills Civic Association (GHCA), neighborhood complaints concerning the justice system and safety. Also included are a Garden Hills swimteam brochure, copies of Garden Hills and Fulton County road maps, information for historic districts, surveys for East Wesley Road property owners concerning traffic problems, a 1992 GHCA directory, two 1993 GHCA...
Dates: 1991-1993, undated

Herbert Jenkins photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS43
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of photographs of Police Chief Herbert Jenkins and Atlanta Police Department personnel throughout Jenkins' career. Noteworthy images of Jenkins include photographs of him as a child, a portrait taken on his first day as a police officer, and a photograph of him being sworn in by Mayor William B. Hartsfield. Other images of note include a series of photographs of the Summerhill riot of 1966, pictures of the first African American patrolmen, and portraits...
Dates: 1890s-1975, undated

Hugh Brannon papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1170
Scope and Content This collection mostly contains documents relating the Hugh Brannon's education at Technological High School, and the neighborhood in which he lived, Inman Park. Included are examples of Brannon's classwork at William A. Bass Junior High School and at Technological High School, in courses such as mathematics, science, English, and social studies. Student assignments represented in the collection sometimes touched upon the subject of war in Europe. Brannon, a lifelong resident of Atlanta's...
Dates: 1922-2007, undated

Inman Park Restoration, Inc. documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS650f
Scope and Content

The records include intra-neighborhood communications, minutes, by-laws, and promotional and publicity materials.

Dates: 1971-1974

Jennie Meta Barker research papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS53
Scope and Content These papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings collected by Jennie Meta Barker about Atlanta and it's history. Most clippings relate broadly to Atlanta, but particular subjects include history, the arts, politics and government, business and organizations, notable Atlantans, and Georgia geography. In addition to clippings, there are also reports, pamphlets, publications, and correspondence relating to these topics. The collection also contains notes and chapters that Barker wrote...
Dates: approximately 1820-1967, undated; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1967

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1037
Scope and Content This collection consists of executive committee records, including bylaws and articles of incorporation, regarding the incorporation of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO); executive committee correspondence on neighborhood concerns, such as zoning, public safety, transportation issues, and education; KNO meeting agendas and minutes; subcommittee activities and special projects, such as streetscape improvements for Kirkwood commercial district, oral history projects, green space...
Dates: 1993-2009, undated

Long, Rucker, and Aiken family photographs and lithographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS32
Scope and Content

The collection documents the political, civic, educational, professional, family, and social life of members of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families from 1859 through the 1970s. The images document three generations of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families and visually chronicles their rise from slavery to social and political influence. It also provides visual documentation of African American life from Reconstruction to the late 20th century.

Dates: 1859-1979, undated

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