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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.
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
Collection number: ahc.VIS93
Scope and Contents This collection contains postcards that depict scenes in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Most of the images are of man-made structures in Atlanta including Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Municipal Airport (now Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), Biltmore Hotel, Booker T. Washington High School, Bulloch Hall, Candler Building, Capitol City Club, City Hall, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park, English-American (Flatiron) Building, Fort McPherson,...
Dates: 1899-1990, undated
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...
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
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
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, and...
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
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
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.
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
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
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 of...
Dates: 1890s-1975, undated
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 Inman...
Dates: 1922-2007, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS650f
Scope and Content The records include intra-neighborhood communications, minutes, by-laws, and promotional and publicity materials.
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.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
Collection number: ahc.VIS290
Scope and Content This collection includes city maps of Atlanta and its suburbs, as well as plat maps drawn to facilitate the purchase of new homes in neighborhoods and subdivisions in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties. The maps illustrate the physical growth of the city of Atlanta and the creation of neighborhoods in and around the city in the latter half of the 19th century through the late 20th century.
Dates: 1853-1991, 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
- Subject: Neighborhoods -- Georgia -- Atlanta X
- Hartsfield, William Berry 4
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 3
- Ku Klux Klan, 1915- 3
- Atlanta (Ga.). Police Department 2
- Atlanta Historical Society 2
- Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Inman Park Restoration, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
- Key, James Lee 2
- Massell, Sam 2
- Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
- A. C. Wagner Co. 1
- Adair Realty Company (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Adams, Hugh B., 1865-1916 1
- Aiken family 1
- Aiken, Lucy Rucker 1
- Aiken, Walter Henry, 1893-1965 1
- Albert's Superette (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Alexander, Wellington, Jr., Rev. 1
- Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 1
- Alston family. 1
- Alston, A. H. (Augustus Holmes), 1847-1918 1
- Alston, Anna Ott, 1845-1928 1
- Alston, Cotten (Robert Cotten, III), 1945- 1
- Alston, Philip H., Jr., 1911-1988 1
- Alston, Philip H., Sr. (Philip Henry), 1880-1962 1
- Alston, Robert C. (Robert Cotten), 1873-1938 1
- Alston, Robert C., II, 1917-1979 1
- Amos, Moses, Dr. 1
- Anderson, Ann Rucker 1
- Anderson, Charles W., Jr. 1
- Arrington, Marvin S. 1
- Askew, Thomas E. 1
- Atlanta (Ga.) 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Aldermen 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). City Council 1
- Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Department 1
- Atlanta Black Crackers (Baseball team) 1
- Atlanta Braves (Baseball team) 1
- Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team) 1
- Atlanta Economic Development Corporation 1
- Atlanta Housing Authority 1
- Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Backstreet Atlanta Discotheque (Ga.) 1
- Barker, Jennie Meta, 1883-1978 1
- Barnard, Susan Kessler 1
- Barr, Cora 1
- Beard, Rick 1
- Bedford Pine (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Bedou, A. P. 1
- Boswell, William 1
- Boxill, Nancy A. 1
- Brannon, Hugh, 1924-2007 1
- Bridges, Alicia 1
- Butler Street YMCA (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Butler, Henry Rutherford, Dr. 1
- Butler, Selena Sloan 1
- Byrd, Harry Floyd 1
- C. W. Motes (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- CAUTION, Inc. 1
- Candler, Asa Griggs, 1851-1929 1
- Carnegie Library of Atlanta 1
- Cheatham, Gwen 1
- Civitan International 1
- Cleage, Pearl 1
- Collier Hills Civic Association (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Columbians (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Cook, George 1
- Cox College (College Park, Ga.) 1
- Crammond, Ann 1
- Creecy, Howard, Jr. 1
- Crogman, William H., Dr. 1
- Cunningham, Cornelia 1
- Currier & Ives 1
- Davis, Bessie Rucker 1
- Davis, Griffith 1
- Davis, John Wesley 1
- Dean, Hazell 1
- Dickinson, Werner 1
- Dilts, Jerry 1
- Doe, Jane 1
- Drake, J. C., Dr. 1
- Drake, James H. 1
- East Wesley Road Traffic Steering Committee (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
- Eleanor, Hand 1
- Emory University 1
- Empire Trust Company 1
- Eplan, Leon S. 1
- Evans, Paul 1
- Evans, Todd 1
- Farrakhan, Louis 1
- Faulkner, William, Rev. 1
- Ferguson, Tom 1
- Forward Atlanta Commission 1
- Frank, Leo, 1884-1915 1
- Friedman, Barry 1
- Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills 1
- Gaines, Mary 1
- Gaines, Wesley John, Rev. 1
- Garden Hills Civic Association (Atlanta, Ga.) 1 ∧ less