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Atlanta (Ga.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

1900 Study Club records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS406
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of materials created by and about the 1900 Study Club. The bulk of the collection is club minutes and scrapbooks. Also included in the collections are yearbooks, correspondence, and programs.
Dates: 1903-1990

Adair family papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS2f
Scope and Content This collection consists of deeds and title abstracts for a portion of block 16, lot 77 of the 14th district of Fulton County; a deed to a cemetery plot, and a letter to Mrs. George W. Adair from Octavia S. Hammond discussing living conditions in Atlanta in 1865. In the letter, Ms. Hammond encourages Mrs. Adair to return to Atlanta and she lists the names of individuals who have done so after the end of the Civil War. She lists the cost of food items and offers anecdotes about businesses...
Dates: 1847-1906, undated

Addie Steinheimer collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS465
Scope and Content This collection contains a scrapbook compiled by Addie Steinheimer. Included in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings regarding David Mayer, David Steinheimer, and the Atlanta Jewish Community. It also contains newspaper articles on the history of Atlanta. There is also a 1939 Commercial High School yearbook and an obituary for Addie.
Dates: 1890-1962

Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter to James M. Calhoun

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS580f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter written by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens to James M. Calhoun, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. The letter discusses Calhoun's recent appointment to civil governor of Atlanta by General Braxton Bragg. Stephens writes that the prohibition of the sale of alcohol to soldiers is unconstitutional according to the Confederate Constitution and the Rules and Articles of the Confederacy. He also states that Calhounā€™s new position as civil governor of Atlanta is...
Dates: 1862 September 8

Alfred Austell papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS29
Scope and Content These papers consist of various business and legal documents related to Alfred Austell's numerous business ventures. Included are land deeds, bookkeeping notes, checks, property insurance policies, bills, receipts, and photocopies of pages from Austell's letter book dealing with banking business, sale of cotton, and property acquisition and payment of personal notes. This collection also contains two pocket files, which are listed by month. The contents of these files have been left in the...
Dates: 1833-1962; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1889

Alfred Neff letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS831
Scope and Content These files contain many of the letters E.W.S. Neff wrote his son, Alfred. These letters provide insight into life in the 1800's as well as amusing stories about Mr. Neff's adventures "on the job."
Dates: 1878-1880, undated

Atanta Law School records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS833
Scope and Content This collection contains commencement exercise programs, annual announcement, bulletins, and annual catalogs of the Atlanta Law School.
Dates: 1887-1994, undated

Atlanta Leather Company records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS26
Scope and Content These papers consist of credit reports on business bying leather wholesale from the Atlanta Leather Company, 1938-1950. Credit reports are divided alphabetically.
Dates: 1938-1950

Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing papers and publications

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS773
Scope and Content This collection consists of papers and publications related to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Atlanta, Georgia. Series I includes gay and lesbian publications from Atlanta,the Southeast, and nationwide. Series II consists of business and organization papers pertaining to gay rights and AIDS. Series III includes personal papers of gay and lesbian activists in Atlanta and Georgia.
Dates: 1957-2002, undated

Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS391
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence among the society's members, membership lists, biographies of some members, financial records, newspaper clippings, early recollections of Atlanta, and a scrapbook.
Dates: 1909-1984, undated

Atlanta Schools desegregation lawsuit records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS907
Scope and Content This collection contains evidence presented by the plaintiffs (including statistics of some of the county school districts brought to trial), photocopied court documents, photocopied newspaper clippings, and a summary of the lawsuit by legal assistant to the case.
Dates: 1971-1980, undated

Atlanta Tax digest

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS799
Scope and Content This volume lists the tax payers in Altanta, Georgia, in 1867 in roughly alphabetical order. Next to each name is listed: polls; street hands; value of carriages, buggies, horses; value of furniture, if over $300; value of money, solvent debts, bonds and stocks; value of real estate; amount of poll tax; amount of street tax; amount of tax on carriages and horses; amount of furniture tax; amount of tax on money, solvent debts, etc.; amount of tax on real estate; aggregate tax; and if paid.
Dates: 1867

Atlanta Typographical Union scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS280
Scope and Content This collection consists of a series of thirteen scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and pamphlets. The clippings document many of the activities of the organization and within the printing industry.
Dates: 1913-1960, undated

Beulah R. Inman Heinitsh interview transcription

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS531f
Scope and Content This collection contains the transcription of an oral history regarding the Inman Family and the Swan House of Atlanta, Georgia.
Dates: 1990

Beverly Dubose, Jr. Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS515
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence to and from the Georgia Historical Commission, the Georgia National Register Board, the National Register Board, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regarding placing the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama on the Historic Register. The majority of the material focuses on the restoration of the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama.
Dates: 1958-1984, undated

Bill Horne Marietta Street Film

 Collection
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1937

Breakfast Club records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS834
Scope and Content This collection contains the minutes of the Breakfast Culb meetings for 1959 and 1964. Copies of the yearly minutes were typed, bound, and given to the members. They were written with a sense of humor but give few details.
Dates: 1956-1964

Catalogues

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS756
Scope and Content This collection contains various catalogues including Sears and Roebuck, Macy's, Davison's, Rich's, and J.C. Penney's. Catalogues are annual, biannual, and seasonal. This collection is alphabetical in boxes one through twenty-five, after that the catalogs are in random order as added.
Dates: 1968-1986

Cecil A. Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS24
Scope and Content These papers consist of some personal and business papers of Cecil A. Alexander, 1907-1918, consisting of correspondence, purchase and tax notes, pamphlets, and others. Additionally, there is a memoir written by Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander, 1854-1935.
Dates: 1854-1935

Charles Northen scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS298
Scope and Content This collection consists of a single scrapbook containing newspaper clippings. Topics collected include state and national politics; consolidation of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business League; Atlanta Horse Show; Atlanta Lecture Association; and religion.
Dates: 1898-1916