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Atlanta (Ga.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Kirkpatrick family papers

Collection number: 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 number: 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

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS100
Scope and Content This collection contains letters to and from Grant regarding construction of railroads in Pennsylvania and throughout the southeastern United States; the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War; and personal matters. Other items in the collection include Grant’s personal diaries from 1843, 1844, and 1845, as well as account books covering railroad land transactions; railroad costs; and cash accounts. Additional items include a report on the condition of railroads around Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: 1838-1869

Leo Frank papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS91
Scope and Content This collection primarily consists of correspondence. There are letters of sympathy and support sent to Leo Frank and Lucille Selig Frank throughout his incarceration and after his death. Letters to the Franks are often written by many of the same people and share similar content. Also included is correspondence from members of the Frank and Selig families, from Frank's attorneys, from newspaper publishers and reporters, and to Governor Slaton on behalf of Leo Frank. In addition, the...
Dates: 1912-1916, undated

Letcher Ogle Grice papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS923
Scope and Content

The collection contains letters written during and after World War I, mostly to his wife, but also to his family and friends. The collection also contains bank statements, receipts, army documents, newspaper clippings, letterhead, and a history of the Grice family.

Dates: 1916-1958; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1927

Letter to Solomon Johnson from J. M. Boring

Collection number: ahc.MSS186f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a letter from former Fulton County Coroner J. M. Boring to Solomon Johnson that contains reminicences of their time as residents of the Panthersville area of Atlanta, Georgia. He mentions names of those who were still living in the area and friends and family. He also describes the Atlanta area in terms of railroads, industrial facilities, businesses, and livestock.

Dates: 1881

Lin family correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS849
Scope and Content This collection consists of seventy-two letters written among the various members of the Lin family of Atlanta and their extended relatives during the Civil War. Many of the letters are to Charles B. "Bud" Lin from his mother, Amanda M. Lin, and his three sisters: Mary Ann, Susan B., and Georgia, while he was attending the Georgia Military Institute. Common topics of the letters include the latest news of different relatives serving as soldiers, the hiring of substitutes, conscription of...
Dates: 1859-1887

Lollie Belle Wylie ephemera

Collection number: ahc.MSS387f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a manuscript titled "Author's Grove" an account of author, Lollie Belle Wylie's, part in establishing the grove in Piedmont Park, in Atlanta, Georgia; newspaper clippings of a series called "Sketches of Pioneer Women", by Mrs. Wylie; sheet music; and letters.

Dates: 1887-1944

Margaret Clarke papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS69
Scope and Content

This collection contains documents pertaining to the Civil War, Confederate veterans, and the general history of Atlanta. Included is an 1864 edition of the Atlanta Intelligencer and an issue of Confederate Veteran.

Dates: 1864-1908

Margaret Mitchell Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS146
Scope and Content The Margaret Mitchell collection is comprised of material pertaining to the life of Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and other printed materials. The correspondence – originals and copies of cards, letters, postcards, notes, and telegrams – provides detail into Mitchell’s professional relationships with fans and publishers, as well as her involvement with the Atlanta Historical Society. The Baugh (secretary to Stephens Mitchell, brother and...
Dates: 1863-1971

Margaret Mitchell House Archives

Collection number: ahc.MSS978
Scope and Content

The Margaret Mitchell House Archives contains, correspondence, publications, and manuscript material pertaining to Margaret Mitchell, her family, and her publisher, Harold S. Latham; the publication of Gone With the Wind and the movie premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1848-2002, undated

Marian Josephine Bateman Hulsey photograph

Collection number: ahc.VIS10
Scope and Content

This collection consists of one cased image of Marian Josephine Bateman Hulsey. The image is hand colored and printed on a waxed paper with a piece of milk glass behind. The case contains an oval glass opening which allows viewing without opening the case.

Dates: approximately 1860

Mary Connally Spalding papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS46
Scope and Content

These papers consist of scrapbooks, financial records, newspaper clippings, genalogy material, scholarly articles, and correspondence of Mary Connally Spalding and her family.

Dates: 1867-1967, undated

Mary Mimms oral history transcription

Collection number: ahc.MSS365f
Scope and Content

This interview is largely about Ms. Mimms' recollections of the Inman family and the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia. The cassette tape of interview is filed at CT-492.

Dates: 1990

Mildred Calhoun Wick manuscript

Collection number: ahc.MSS835
Scope and Content

This collection contains a manuscript titled "Living with Love, 1896-1985: An Autobiography by Mildred Calhoun Wick (Great Granddaughter of John C. Calhoun)." The manuscript was published under the title Living with Love in 1986 by Serendipity Press.

Dates: 1986

MIldred Inman Bryant interview transcription

Collection number: ahc.MSS399f
Scope and Content

This collection contains the transccription of an oral history regarding the Inman family and the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1993

Mrs. Charles L. Gray photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS329
Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of Mrs. Charles L. Gray as she was being interviewed by R.T. Eltzroth and Franklin Garrett during her visit to the Atlanta Historical Society's 1895 Cotton Exposition Exhibition on August 26, 1970.

Dates: 1970 August 26

Mrs. Henson Estes Bussey papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS775
Scope and Content

This collection contains responses to Mrs. Henson Estes Bussey's letters from various people.

Dates: 1936-1947, undated

Norris Group records

Collection number: ahc.MSS764
Scope and Content

The collection contains photocopies of photographs, correspondence, and other files relating to individual projects of the firm. It also contains copies of photographs of residential and commercial property designed by Henry Norris as an independent, by Architects Norris and Lynch, Inc., and by the Norris Group.

Dates: 1956-1986

Paul R. Jones ACTION photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS41
Scope and Content The collection consists of photographs documenting the public work of Paul Jones as regional director of ACTION. Most of the photographs depict ceremonial occasions, such as certificate presentations, public speeches, grant awards, or the signing of documents. Jones is pictured with identified and unidentified public officials, including Georgia Governor George Busbee and Florida Governor Reuben Askew, and with associations, including VISTA, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), and the...
Dates: approximately 1970-1981