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Atlanta (Ga.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

Virginia Lou Pirkle scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS847
Scope and Content This collection contains one memory book kept by Virginia Lou Pirkle during her senior year. Included in the book are autographs from teachers and classmates, newspaper clippings, photos, dance cards, and various materials from neighboring school during 1928.
Dates: 1928

Vogue, The Picture record

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS899
Scope and Content This collection contains one seventy-eight revolutions per minute record which has a picture on each side. One of the songs is "Atlanta, G.A." by Skylar and Shaftel, performed by Shep Fields and his Orchestra with Jack Prince as vocalist. This side has a picture of a train, the Atlanta Limited, a young woman, and morning glories. The other side of the record is "Aren't You Glad You're You" by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Shep Fields and his Orchestra with Meredith Blake as...
Dates: undated

W. T. Clinton and Moore, Marsh, and Company ledgers and scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS755
Scope and Content This collection consists of two ledger books: one belonging to W. T. Clinton and one belonging to W. M. Moore of Moore, Marsh, and Company. Also included is a scrapbook belonging to W. T. Clinton which also contains a ledger at the back of the scrapbook.
Dates: 1876-1881, undated

Waddell-Setze-McClatchey family papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS842
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal correspondence and memorabilia of two families of two different time periods. The Waddells are the contributors of the Civil War period correspondence which demonstrate in great detail the conditions of the lives of those left at home and of the needs of the soldiers. These letters also demonstrate the role of an officer and the ability to have his wife follow his movements. The later correspondence and personal records were contributed by the Setze...
Dates: 1855-1966, undated

Wallace Putnam Reed papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS280f
Scope and Content This collection contains research papers by Reed on electricity in Atlanta and the first gun fired in the Civil War in Atlanta. The collection also includes a letter to Reed about the history of the West End neighborhood and a sketch of Confederate General Wade Hampton.
Dates: approximately 1890

Walter H. Grant scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS96
Scope and Content This collection contains a scrapbook kept by Rose Grant, wife of Walter H. Grant. It contains clippings regarding notable Atlanta citizens and adoption papers of their daughter, Louise.
Dates: 1915-1925

Walter McElreath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS154
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, manuscripts, handwritten notes, and pamphlets. The bulk of the collection contains McElreath's writings; research; rough drafts; a play for the Atlanta Centennial celebration; manuscripts of books and articles; and newspaper notices about his publications. Also included are notes and articles about Gertrude Stein and George Bernard Shaw. Newspaper clippings cover topics such as the Atlanta Centennial in 1948; the...
Dates: 1879-1963, undated

Walter S. Burns civil war correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS603f
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains 11 letters from Walter S. Burns to his parents living in Findlay, Ohio. He writes about living conditions in the army camps, the needs of a soldier, his business matters at home, and news such as deaths of friends and family. Burns’ letters begin in Nashville, Tennessee in 1862 and continue through 1864 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ringgold and Atlanta, Georgia. He records fighting outside of Atlanta and the shelling of the city in his letter written on August 20,...
Dates: 1862 – 1864

Washington Seminary records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS28
Scope and Content These papers consist of catalogues (organized chronologically), invitations, programs, newspaper clippings, Memories, and a history of Washington Seminary.
Dates: 1878-1978

Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS130
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain to the Kurtz and Fuller families and Wilbur's early adult life in Greencastle, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. The personal papers also contain a series of diaries written by Wilbur and correspondence between Kurtz and Fuller family members.This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain...
Dates: 1814-1993, undated

William B. Hartsfield papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS811
Scope and Content This collection contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to Hartsfield. Also, there are technical publications and articles concerning the growth of the Atlanta airport as well as the city's highways. Articles on flouridation and the Chattahoochee River Basin are also included. The collection has various awards and personal effects such as greeting cards, a checkbook, the Hartsfield coat of arms, and letters.
Dates: 1943-1970, undated

William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS194
Scope and Content The footage, in its original format, is one reel of black and white acetate 16mm film. The film is edited from several individual reels and includes title and story cards. The first several minutes of the film captures the arrival of the principal actors and studio executives as they disembark at Atlanta Municipal Airport and proceed down the streets of Atlanta. There are many close-up shots of principal actors including Olivia De Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Ona Munson, and Laura...
Dates: 1939

William Jack papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS925
Scope and Content This collection contains forty-six letters regarding the Civil War. Each accompanied by a typed transcription. Included are a sixteen page letter describing the Battle of Chancellorsville, a hand drawn pencil sketch of camp, and letters regarding the Atlanta Campaign, particularly the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
Dates: 1862-1865, undated

William Richard Venable collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS435
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of one scrapbook and one funeral notice for William Richard Venable.
Dates: 1873, undated

Wimberly-Peters Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS3
Scope and Content These are the personal and business papers of the Wimberly and Peters families, 1818-1951.
Dates: 1818-1951

WRFG records of the Living Atlanta oral history project

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Identifier: 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

Zoe Bleckley papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS19
Scope and Content The collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, and other documents belonging to Atlanta resident Zoe Bleckley. Correspondence includes love letters, telegrams, and other family letters. Personal documents include a program from the Gainesville, Georgia Chatauqua Association, and a souvenir program for an event sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line featuring a grand military, fireman's, and bicycle parade.
Dates: 1893-1899