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Collection number: ahc.VIS144
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains aerial photographs produced to assist Adams-Cates Company in the development of commercial real estate in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Aerial views of the cities of Atlanta, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Forest Park, Gainesville, Hapeville, Lithonia, Marietta, Panthersville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, as well as dozens of images of unidentified areas in the metropolitan Atlanta region are contained in the collection. The photographs document the...
Collection number: ahc.MSS1046
Scope and Content This collection consists of papers related to Arnall T. Connell's tenure as a professor in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. Student papers written by Connell's graduate students form the largest portion of the collection. The papers cover a large array of Atlanta-related subjects, including neighborhoods and their histories, historic preservation of buildings and homes, renovation and repurposing ideas for historic...
Dates: 1894-1994, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS356
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of business records pertaining to the Atlanta Transit Authority and subsidiary transportation companies. Included in the collection is correspondence and legal records pertaining to the daily operations of the company as well as copies of testimony from court cases involving the Atlanta Transit Authority. The bulk of the collection is a group of appraisal ledgers based on 1968 valuations of company property and equipment.
Collection number: ahc.VIS139
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images of Atlanta’s physical landscape, including buildings, streets, residences, office parks, retail stores, shopping malls, interstates, and railroads in neighborhoods within the city. Many of the photographs were probably used in presentations to business leaders and task forces that worked on projects related to economic development, transportation, housing, and urban design. The images illustrate the growth of the city, and changes that have occurred in the...
Dates: 1960- 1981, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS591
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection consists primarily of the records of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. The collection includes a small amount of material (1929-1952) from predecessor organizations: Central Atlanta Improvement Association, Greater Atlanta for Annexation, Inc, and the Central Marietta Street Association. The collection also includes early correspondence regarding the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad and the construction of viaducts and bridges in downtown Atlanta in the 1920s and...
Dates: 1924-1994, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS1038
Scope and Content This collection contains reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and memoranda from organizations in which either Alvin or Charlotte Ferst were active during their professional and civic careers. Among these organizations are the High Museum of Art, the Museum Trustees Association, Rich's Department Store, Central Atlanta Progress, TransFact Inc., the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way. The collection also contains personal correspondence from Charlotte and Alvin Ferst,...
Dates: 1954-2009, undated
Collection number: ahc.CityofAtlanta
Scope and Content This collection consists of administrative records from the City of Atlanta, which have been divided into sixteen series. Records include materials pertaining to select mayors of Atlanta and correspondence and memos from the Executive Office. The collection also includes City Council and Board of Alderman legislation, minutes, and proceedings. Records also include material regarding transportation, public safety, finance, planning and community development, courts, public works, and maps. ...
Dates: 1848-2009, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS117
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images of the construction of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail stations, including the Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, North Avenue Station, Garnett Station, the North Line, South Line and East Line. Also included are photographs taken on the opening day for the Avondale, Decatur, Omni, Fare Gates rail stations, and the West Line.
Dates: 1978-1980, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS38
Scope and Content These papers consist of business and personal papers, including correspondence and financial records of Elijah A. Brown, Sr. and some of Elijah A. Brown, Jr. In addition, ther are papers pertaining to several Brown Family members, including Governor Joseph E. Brown, Julius I. Brown, and Marcus J. Brown.
Dates: 1826-1965, undated
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. Regenstein...
Collection number: ahc.VIS2
Scope and Content This collection includes photographs of people, places, and events taken by Atlanta Constitution photographer Francis E. price. Most of the images were probably produced for news stories in the newspaper. Included are photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt; Democratic party leader William Jennings Bryan; Georgia Poet Laureate and Atlanta Constitution columnist Frank L. Stanton; Atlanta...
Dates: 1906-1928, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS847f
Scope and Content This collection contains informational pamphlets and newsletters from the national Rails-To-Trails Conservancy and Georgia Rails Into Trails Society (G.R.I.T.S.). Additionally, there is a 1941 survey created by the Coal Producers Committee for Smoke Abatement during Roy LeCraw’s half term as Mayor of Atlanta that documents the problem of coal smoke in the city.
Collection number: ahc.MSS363
Scope and Content This collection contains annual reports, Board of Directors' minutes, a property inventory, and notes on the Hatton Shoals development on the Tugaloo River. Also included are loose-leaf pages to the Georgia Power Company's Atlanta Transportation System series of franchises and ordinances, as well as booklets and manuals associated with the Transportation System and its employees. Annual reports cover the company's interests in the Railway, Electric, Gas, Steam Heat, and Operating Engineering...
Dates: 1903-1975, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS382
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs and blueprints from the Atlanta Transit System, Inc. (ATS) in Atlanta, Georgia. Included are photographs and schematics of buses, streetcars, and trolleys used by ATS, as well as images of ATS staff. Of special note are photographs of Governor Lester Maddox (1915-2003) with William P. Maynard, president of ATS, signing a sales tax relief bill, which removed sales taxes on passenger fares. Also included is an image of Governor Maddox signing a proclamation...
Dates: 1923-1975, undated
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 for...
Dates: approximately 1820-1967, undated; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1967
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
Collection number: ahc.VIS115
Scope and Contents of the Records The photographs in this collection were created during two survey grants sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The images in the first grant documented the development of Atlanta’s rapid transit system (MARTA) from 1977- 1978, and photographs from the second grant (1979-1981) illustrate Atlanta’s role as a center of transportation. The photographs from the first NEA project depict downtown Atlanta prior to the construction of MARTA, employees involved in the creation of MARTA,...
Dates: 1955 – 1981, bulk 1977-1981
Collection number: ahc.MSS1077
Scope and Content This collection contains business documents generated and collected by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The bulk of the material is meeting minutes created by the Chamber and its various councils. There are also publications of the Chamber, administrative and institutional records, and various documents describing the establishment of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), airports in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission. Material includes...
Dates: 1883-2012, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS712f
Scope and Content This collection contains materials related to the proposed Interstate 485 (I-485) and the civic organizations that were formed to fight it. Included in the collection is a chronology of the fight to stop I-485, correspondence, petitions, flyers, a map, and newspaper clippings. Letters consist of correspondence between the Morningside-Monroe Civic Association, Board of Aldermen President Sam Massell, Jr., former Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield, and Congressmen Richard B. Russell, Harry Floyd...
Dates: 1964-1974, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS293
Scope and Content This collection contains images of early 20th century terminal stations, railroad yards, and freight stations located in the Atlanta area. Negatives include views of the Inman transfer railroad yards; the Madison Avenue freight station; the Decatur Street freight station; and the North Avenue automobile terminal. Of interest are background views of the Southern Railway office building.
- Subject: Transportation -- Georgia -- Atlanta X
- Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 9
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 5
- Hartsfield, William Berry 4
- Massell, Sam 4
- Atlanta (Ga.). Police Department 3
- Atlanta Braves (Baseball team) 3
- Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 3
- Atlanta Water Works (Atlanta, Ga.) 3
- Georgia Institute of Technology 3
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 3
- Jackson, Maynard, 1938-2003 3
- Southeastern Fair (Atlanta, Ga.) 3
- Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 2
- Arrington, Marvin S. 2
- Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Aldermen 2
- Atlanta (Ga.). City Council 2
- Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Department 2
- Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau 2
- Atlanta Economic Development Corporation 2
- Atlanta Public Schools 2
- Atlanta Regional Commission 2
- Atlanta Transit System, Inc. 2
- Baptist Tabernacle Church (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. 2
- East Lake Golf Club (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Fowler, Wyche, 1940- 2
- Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills 2
- Georgia Power Company 2
- Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Georgia. General Assembly 2
- Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Harris, Joe Frank 2
- King, Martin Luther, Jr. 2
- Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 2
- Maynard, W. P. (William P.), 1920-1997 2
- Model Cities Program (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- National League of Cities 2
- Nunn, Sam 2
- Resurgens Atlanta 2
- Sweat, Dan E. 2
- United States Conference of Mayors 2
- 688 Club (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Aaron, Betty 1
- Aaron, Hank, 1934- 1
- Academy for Contemporary Problems 1
- Adams-Cates Company (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Allen, Frederick, 1948- 1
- Alliance Theater (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Archambault, Charlie 1
- Arnett, Bill 1
- Art Institute of Atlanta 1
- Atlanta (Ga.) 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Education 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Health 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Bureau of Buildings 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Bureau of Planning 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). City Executive Committee 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks and Recreation 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Traffic Engineering Department 1
- Atlanta 2000, Inc. 1
- Atlanta Action Forum 1
- Atlanta Art Association 1
- Atlanta Bach Choir 1
- Atlanta Chamber Players 1
- Atlanta Chess Club (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta City Hall (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Community Relations Commission 1
- Atlanta Falcons (Football team) 1
- Atlanta Gas Light Company 1
- Atlanta Historical Society 1
- Atlanta Housing Authority 1
- Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Municipal Market (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta National Bank Building (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Peachtree Chorus 1
- Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society 1
- Atlanta Public Library 1
- Atlanta Rhythm Section (Musical group) 1
- Atlanta Transit Authority 1
- Atlanta Union Mission (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta University Center (Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Urban Design Commission (Ga.) 1
- Austin, Paul 1
- Baehr, William A. 1
- Bailey's Supreme Coffee Warehouse (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Banks, Carolyn 1
- Barker, Jennie Meta, 1883-1978 1
- Barnes, Roy E. (Roy Eugene), 1948- 1
- Barrow, Willie T. (Willie Taplin), 1924-2015 1
- Beautiful Restaurant (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Beck and Gregg Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Biltmore Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Boys High School (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Brooks, Tyrone 1
- Brown, Elijah Alexander, Sr. 1
- Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894 1
- Bryan, William Jennings 1
- Butler, F. L. 1 ∧ less