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Segregation -- Georgia -- Atlanta

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander family papers

 Collection
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
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

Austin T. Walden papers

 Collection
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
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

Grady Lee Randolph diaries

 Collection
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 Winecoff...
Dates: 1931-2001

Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs

 Collection
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

Home Owners' Loan Corporation rental advertisements

 Collection
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
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

Lester Maddox Papers

 Collection
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 with...
Dates: 1915-2003, undated

MacDougall Family Papers

 Collection
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
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

Vine City/Domed Stadium oral history recordings and transcripts

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS611
Scope and Content The collection consists of sixteen audio cassette tape recordings of interviews conducted by students from Booker T. Washington High School. Interviewees include residents of the Vine City neighborhood who would be affected by the Georgia Dome construction, Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill, John T. Robinson II (the assistant to County Commissioner Michael Lomax), and Clarence Williams (the international representative from United Automobile Workers). The collection also includes a book...
Dates: 1988-1989

Voices Across the Color Line oral history recordings

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS180
Scope and Contents of the Records The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events mentioned include the student movement centering on Atlanta University; The Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that are discussed on...
Dates: 2005-2006

Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS990
Scope and Content The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events that are mentioned include the student movement centering around Atlanta University; The Committee On Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that...
Dates: 2005-2006

William C. Pauley landscape architecture drawings

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS184
Scope and Content This collection contains the landscape architecture drawings and topographical surveys by William C. Pauley from 1914 to 1973. Projects are mainly from the southeast, but a few early projects are from Massachusetts. Much of the work consists of residential plans, but some are of schools, colleges, parks, cemeteries, and commercial projects. Notable Georgia projects include the Bankshaven estate of Newnan, Georgia, Joel Hurt Memorial Park of Atlanta, and the Robert W. Woodruff residence in the...
Dates: 1914-1973, undated

WRFG records of the Living Atlanta oral history project

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS637
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of tape recorded interviews of Atlantans used to create fifty programs titledLiving Atlanta: Atlanta Life from World War I through World War II, and the programs themselves, which aired on WRFG Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. The programs were composed of excerpts from the interviews connected by music and explanatory narration. During the course of the project, hundreds of Atlantans were interviewed, resulting in approximately...
Dates: 1977-1980, undated

Your Turn to Act For Freedom Civil Rights Leaflet

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS678f
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection consists of a leaflet, dated 3 December, 1960, obtained by William Stanford Sr., which was distributed for this civil rights march by students attending college at schools within the Atlanta University Center system.
Dates: 3 December, 1960