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Alexander family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS5f
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence of Daniel and Lee Alexander to public officials on the nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the United States Supreme Court and the desegregation of public schools. Also included are programs of the Northwest Unitarian Church, Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, and the Atlanta Ballet. Also included is a flyer advertising a rally against the Vietnam War, and a coloring book of Atlana scenes.

Dates: 1947-1971, undated

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

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

Austin T. Walden papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS614
Scope and Content This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Austin T. Walden. The papers are primarily office files and case briefs from his law career. Additional material includes correspondence, financial papers, membership information, political campaign documents, speeches, and marketing and outreach material from various organizations. The collection contains materials from the many organizations to which Walden belonged or defended in court, such as the NAACP, the Atlanta Negro...
Dates: 1900-1969, undated

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

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

Grady Lee Randolph diaries

Collection number: ahc.MSS1002
Scope and Content The collection contains eighty-six volumes of diaries written by Grady Lee Randolph that include memoirs, observations and analysis of daily life as a Alabama farm boy and later as a school teacher and permanent resident of Atlanta, Georgia. The collection spans from 1931 to 2001, but skips the year 1943. Randolph recorded over 20,000 daily diary entries that include observations of life during the Great Depression, and events such as the Gone With the Wind premier; World War II; the...
Dates: 1931-2001

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

Herman L. Turner papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1226
Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly correspondence and press clippings from Reverend Turner's latter years in ministry, with a focus on the 1957 "Ministers' Manifesto" and similar materials connected to the second statement issued the following year. Additional material includes speeches, publications and other writings from Turner's earlier professional and social affiliations.

Dates: 1934-1966, undated

Home Owners' Loan Corporation rental advertisements

Collection number: ahc.MSS556f
Scope and Content

This collection contains nine Atlanta rental advertisements, with five listings for "black properties" and four listings for "white properties." Advertisements contain the address, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of property in square feet, the annual taxes, rental prices, and full sales prices.

Dates: 1938-1940

Jessie Boynton photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS288
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of the Fulton County Alms Home for African Americans; Fulton County Alms Haven Home; Boynton's farm house; and a photograph of Jessie Lee Clark.

Dates: 1977

John Wesley Dobbs letter to Roy D. McClain

Collection number: ahc.MSS960f
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter written by John Wesley Dobbs on Prince Hall Grand Lodge stationary to Rev. Roy D. McClain. In the letter, Dobbs contests McClain’s sermons that promote racial segregation and limiting African Americans' access to higher education. Dobbs uses the Bible to argue that Black's should have access to higher education not only because they are Americans, but because it would help improve the country's economy and progress. He also contends that integration is a...
Dates: 1956

Lester Maddox papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS135
Scope and Content The collection includes papers from Maddox's political campaigns in 1966 and 1974, subject files, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and audio recordings. Campaign papers include letters of support, volunteer lists, thank you letters, receipts, schedules, business cards, district organization charts, and lists of contributors. Subject files include information on a grand jury investigation in to the Atlanta Police Department in 1963 in which some Atlanta police officers were accused of involvement...
Dates: 1915-2003, undated

Lester Maddox Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS105
Scope and Contents of the Records The majority of this collection is comprised of images of Lester Maddox during his tenure as governor, and lieutenant governor of Georgia. Also included are campaign events during his run for mayor of Atlanta, and governor and lieutenant governor of Georgia. Most of the campaign photographs were produced during his run for lieutenant governor and were taken at events in rural Georgia. There are several photographs of Maddox riding on bicycles and speaking to crowds. Many of the photographs...
Dates: 1934-2000, undated

MacDougall Family Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS228
Scope and Content The Papers of Robert and Margaret MacDougall consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings and scrapbook pages, and brochures and other printed materials. Many of these papers concern MacDougall’s work as an engineer, work as an administrator of the Works Progress Administration and his activities working with the city of Atlanta, particularly in the development of the expressways through the city and the bond issues to finance the projects. A second portion of these papers concern the...
Dates: 1924-1977

Research Atlanta Records

Collection number: ahc.MSS993
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection consists of the records of Research Atlanta, Inc. The records document the administrative history and research activities of the organization from its inception in 1971 to 1992. The records include correspondence, publications, clippings, research notes, and reports regarding the activities and projects in which Research Atlanta was involved. The bulk of the collection consists of the research files in Series II, which document the various topics analyzed by the organization....
Dates: 1930-1997 Bulk: 1970-1992

Robert W. Miller essay "Extraordinary People: All Saints' and the Civil Rights Movement"

Collection number: ahc.MSS884f
Scope and Content This essay "Extraordinary People: All Saints' and the Civil Rights Movement" was delivered to the congregation of All Saints' Episcopal Church. In it Miller discusses how three parishioners; Elbert Tuttle, a judge and the chief judge of the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Ralph McGill, a columnist, editor, and publisher of The Atlanta Journal Constitution; and Reverend Frank Ross, the senior minister at the All Saints' Episcopal Church,...
Dates: 2013

Roland M. Frye papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1222
Scope and Contents

This collection contians letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, and emphemera that document Roland Mushat Frye Sr's work integrating schools and universities in Atlanta, Georgia. The bulk of the collection focuses on his work with Help Our Public Education (HOPE) and the Southern Presbyterian Church.

Dates: 1954-2022, undated

Utopian Literary Club documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1120
Scope and Content

This collection consists of historical sketches written about the club, biographies highlighting members, and a proclamation from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners honoring the club. There are also programs for events and special projects, yearbooks documenting past club members, meeting minutes, financial reports, and meeting agendas.

Dates: 1927-2003, undated

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