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Atlanta (Ga.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington Collier papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS602f
Scope and Content This collection contains a handwritten autobiography of George Washington Collier and includes Collier family history. Included is a transcription of the writings.
Dates: 1813-1903

Georgia Mineral Society papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS574
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection includes: committee meeting minutes, annual reports, and treasurer’s reports, activity reports, announcements of meetings, field trip reports, and news clippings, programs and publicity files.
Dates: 1935-1992

Gladys McHugh Swords collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS864
Scope and Content This collection contains various materials saved by Gladys Swords including newspaper clippings of weddings and miscellaneous topics of interest to her. Also in the collection are programs from several churches in Atlanta, Georgia. There are correspondence and personal papers relating to Gladys Swords as well. All of these materials were placed at random between the pages of an otherwise empty scrapbook.
Dates: 1923-1948, undated

Governor John M. Slaton letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS746f
Scope and Content This collection contains letters, some original and some copies, written by Governor John M. Slaton. Most of the correspondence concerns the Leo Frank court case, Slaton's commutation of Frank's death sentence, and his subsequent failure to be reelected. There is also one letter written by Lucille Selig Frank, the wife of Leo Frank, to Slaton.
Dates: 1902-1930, 1976

Grady Hospital Student Doctors Account of the Winecoff Hotel Fire

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS92f
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains a transcript of the comments of four doctors who served as student doctors under Dr. Charles Holloway at Grady Hospital. These four witnessed the fire and assisted patients both at the scene and in the emergency room. The first doctor interviewed was unnamed and arrived at the hospital emergency room at four in the morning. His account includes details on how the hospital’s lack of space and small staff made it difficult to handle the large amount of fire victims...
Dates: 1946

Hardware store ledger

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS790
Scope and Content This collection consists of one ledger. The ledger contains day by day lists of checks issued for work done, money deposited, and merchandise sold to other hardware stores and to individuals.
Dates: 1894-1897

Harold H. Martin research material

 File
Identifier: ahc.MSS253f
Scope and Content This collection contains inter-office communications and preliminary drafts in preparation for a Newsweek cover story of Atlanta in March, 1954. The article covered the history and growth, especially the business development of the city. The research and writing was performed by Bill Emerson of the Atlanta Newsweek staff.
Dates: 1954

Henry A. Alexander, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS1142
Scope and Content This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, legal documents, and political writings, including text of speeches and letters to the editor of local newspapers that reflect Henry Alexander's activism in the Republican Party during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Legal and professional documents include Alexander’s affiliation with the American Bar Association, correspondence to the General Assembly and with the Fifth District of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs. The...
Dates: 1900-1973, undated

Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS279
Scope and Content This collection contains six scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and ephemeral materials. Of particular interest is a copy of the speech by Dorsey to Governor Slaton in response to the motion to dismiss filed in behalf of Leo M. Frank.
Dates: 1838-1924

Ivan Allen, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS25
Scope and Content These papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and guide books, books, reports pertaining to the Atlanta historical Society, and documents relating to the civil projects of Ivan Allen, Sr.
Dates: 1854-1969, undated

J. Thomas Hutcheson scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS793
Scope and Content This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and programs of the Atlanta Philharmonic Society and some musical events in Atlanta.
Dates: 1930-1933

James Kolloch Hines Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS767
Scope and Content This collections includes a diary, newspaper clippings, legal papers, and letters.
Dates: 1873-1967

Jennie Meta Barker research papers

 Collection
Identifier: 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

John J. Eagan papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS71
Scope and Content This collection includes personal correspondence, biographical sketches, news clippings, business records, personal financial records, and property records of John Eagan.
Dates: 1846-1977, undated

John White Geary letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.mss55
Scope and Content These papers consist mainly of photocopies (and some transcriptions) of letters written by John W. Geary to his second wife, Mary Geary, while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Some letters predate the war, and others are written by John's son, Edward R. Geary, and sent to his stepmother Mary. The collection also includes an index of correspondence and information on the corps that Geary led.
Dates: 1858-1865, 1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1865

Judge Thomas L. Camp papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS916
Scope and Content Much of the collection consists of newspaper articles and clippings relating to Judge Camp’s professional life and the personal life of him and his relatives. Letters, programs, financial records, and postcards comprise a portion of the collection. Also included are three Camp family scrapbooks, one scrapbook for the Joseph Habersham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Thomas Camp’s diploma from George Washington University. The oldest item in the collection is a...
Dates: 1884-1997

Kenneth G. Matheson papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS253
Scope and Content This collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1893-1931

King family papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS753
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence between various members of the King family and payment receipts on the accounts of many of the family members.
Dates: 1858-1918

Kirkpatrick family papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS779
Scope and Content This collection contains personal letters written by and to the Kirkpatrick family, mainly Nettie Kirkpatrick and her sister Keren Kirkpatrick Lindley. Also included are many death notices for the immediate Kirkpatrick family. Tax records from the 1860s are included. Bill of sales for several slaves are also included. There are several newspaper clippings on various subjects along with several books and pamphlets.
Dates: 1778-1920, undated

Laurent DeGive collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS483
Scope and Content This collection contains a certificate and document given Laurent DeGive by the Belgian government, as consul for Belgium in Atlanta, Georgia, and a gravestone rubbing.
Dates: 1853-1863