Charlotte and Alvin Ferst, Jr. papers
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Charlotte and Alvin Ferst, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Ferst, Alvin M., Jr., 1922-2009
Creator: Ferst, Charlotte, 1924-2003
Title: Charlotte and Alvin Ferst, Jr. papers
Dates: 1954-2009, undated
Quantity: 29.09 linear ft. (71 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS1038

Biographical/Historical Note

Alvin Ferst, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 6, 1922 to Alvin Ferst, Sr. and Doris Marks Ferst. Ferst graduated from the Georgia School of Technology in 1943 after completing a degree in industrial management. He enlisted in the United States Navy in the USA Constitution Battalion (Seabees) division during World War II. In 1946, Ferst returned to Atlanta where he was hired as an industrial engineer and manager at Rich's department store. Ferst married Charlotte Boyette, who also worked at Rich's department store, in March 1950. Their first daughter, Mary Lane, was born in 1952 followed by twin girls, Sylvia Leigh and Doris Leslie, in 1954. Alvin Ferst, having risen to become Executive Vice President and Treasurer, retired from Rich's after thirty-five years of service to establish his own business and real estate consulting firm, Alvin Ferst Associates, Incorporated. In addition to his business responsibilities, Ferst was a leading philanthropist. He served as an executive member in local chapters of national organizations, including the Atlanta Kiwanis Foundation, the United Way, and the Young Men's Christian Association. He was also an active civic leader and served on the board of Central Atlanta Progress, TransFact Incorporated, and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He died in 2009. Charlotte Ferst was primarily a homemaker until the 1960s when she became a patron of the Atlanta Arts Association, an organization which evolved into the High Museum of Art. Ferst later served as a board member of several other Atlanta arts organizations, including the Atlanta Arts Alliance, the Woodruff Arts Center, and the Atlanta College of Art. She was named Atlanta Woman of the Year in the Arts for her work in 1968. In 1977 President Jimmy Carter appointed Ferst to the newly formed Institute of Museum Services. She also became involved with the National Museum Board, the Museum Trustees Association, and the American Association of Museums. She remained active with the High Museum of Art serving as a board member and a life trustee until her death in 2003.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and memoranda from organizations in which either Alvin or Charlotte Ferst were active during their professional and civic careers. Among these organizations are the High Museum of Art, the Museum Trustees Association, Rich's Department Store, Central Atlanta Progress, TransFact Inc., the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way. The collection also contains personal correspondence from Charlotte and Alvin Ferst, handwritten notes, financial papers, and papers related to the Fersts' support of national and local political candidates, including President Jimmy Carter.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series: I. Personal papers; II. Civic papers; III. Alvin Ferst business papers; IV. Charlotte Ferst arts papers; and V. Political papers. Each series is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff, or chronologically.


Index Terms

Art museums--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Charities--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia Institute of Technology
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Performing arts--Georgia--Atlanta
Political campaigns--Georgia
Stores, Retail--Georgia--Atlanta
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta
Urban policy--Georgia--Atlanta
Women civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charlotte and Alvin Ferst, Jr. papers, MSS 1038, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2008 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Related Material

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.


Container List

 

Series I. Personal papers, 1954-2008, undated

2.92 Linear ft. (seven document cases)
The series contains clippings; correspondence; personal notes; event planning; pamphlets; event programs; obituaries; family death documents; invitations; announcements; subscriptions; memberships; medical papers and financial papers; primarily belonging to Charlotte Ferst, but also her husband, Alvin Ferst and their family members. Folders contain a variety of different items including handwritten and typed letters, postcards from the Fersts' friends and family members, catalogues, deeds, and documents regarding the clubs and associations that the Fersts funded or considered funding. The letters and other personal documents reveal their social life, hobbies, and day-to-day activities. More specifically, this series contains a large amount of information on the George Schira trial that Charlotte participated in,The Women's Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital and the Woman of the Year Award.

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11Alvin Ferst biographical information and resumes, 1964-1979
2Atlanta Woman of the Year documents, 1968-1974
3Art sales log book, 1956-1962
4Business cards and addresses, 1954-2003
5Catalogues, 1979-1985
6Charlotte Ferst monthly notes and horoscopes, 1954-2003
7Charlotte Ferst obituary, 2003
8Charlotte Ferst Woman of the Year congratulations correspondence, 1968
9Charlotte Ferst Woman of the Year, 1967-1968

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21Charlotte Ferst 45th and 50th High School reunion, 1991-1996
2Clippings, 1964-1980
3Clippings, 1980-1983
4Clippings, 1984-1988
5Clippings, 1987-1997
6Clippings, (undated)
7Correspondence, 1954-1968

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31Correspondence, 1968-1979
2Correspondence, 1980-1983
3Correspondence, 1984-1988
4Correspondence, 1989-1993
5Correspondence, 1994-2003

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41Correspondence, (undated)
2Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ferst Sr., 1973
3Commerce Club, 1954-2003
4Deeds, 1958, 1978
5Delta frequent flyer program, 1980-1985
6Doris Ferst death records and condolences, 1980
7Doris Ferst death records and condolences, 1980
8Doris M. Ferst Will, power of attorney and correspondence regarding Doris's care, 1963

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51Event programs and pamphlets, 1954-2003
2Event programs and pamphlets, 1954-2003
3Executive center for the state of Georgia , ground floor plan, 1964-1965
4Ferst family crest, (undated)
5Ferst medical records, 1967-1974
6Financial papers, 1954-2003
7Financial papers, 1954-2003
8Funding, contributions and requests for sponsorship, 1954-2003

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61George Schira vs United States, 1993
2Home renovations, 1954-2003
3Invitations and announcements, 1954-2003
4Invitations and announcements, 1954-2003
5Labor Day celebration hosted by Fersts, 1993
6"Lend me Your Ears", 1990
7Leslie Ferst's art papers, 1985
8Mary Laney Boyette death documents, 1993
9Miscellaneous, 1954-2003
10"The Museum as a Social Institution", 1942
11National Museum Services Board policy body, 1980

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71Newsletters, 1954-2003
2Obituaries and memorials, 1954-2003
3The Pennsylvania avenue plan, 1974
4Personal notes of Charlotte Ferst, 1954-2003
5Planning diary, 1997-1998
6San Francisco Art Institute GALA, 1998
7Subscriptions and memberships, 1954-2003
8Sylvia Ferst death documents, 1987
9Sylvia Ferst Woman of the Year, 1962-1963
10"Rhapsody of Arts", 1994-1995
11"There are Many Georgias and a Wide Assortment of Crackers", 1977
12Tickets, 1966-1985
13Tyler Graphics LTD., 1970- 1990
14Woman's Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital event programs, 1980-1996
 

Series II. Civic papers, 1954-2003, undated

10.01 Linear ft. (24 document cases)
The majority of Alvin Ferst’s civic work related to the expansion and renovation of Atlanta’s transportation systems and the improvement of the urban landscape. This series contains reports, memoranda, correspondence and other records of Atlanta civic organizations that were involved in such efforts, including Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress, and the Atlanta Triangle Committee. In addition, Mr. Ferst served as President of Transfact, Inc., a private lobbying firm involved in local transportation issues. Mr. Ferst was also involved in the development of the Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority (MARTA). Other organizations in which he was active were the United Way, Atlanta Kiwanis Club and Georgia Institute of Technology. Although the bulk of the records in this series belong to Alvin Ferst, there are records documenting Charlotte Ferst's involvement in the League of Women Voters and Omicron Delta Kappa.

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81Atlanta Area Transportation Study, 1959-1960
2Atlanta Area Transportation Study, 1961-1964
3Atlanta Area Transportation Study - Traffic Volume Characteristics, 1967
4Atlanta Area Transportation Study, 1971, undated

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91Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Highway Commission, 1958-1960
2Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1961-1967
3Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - carveyor system, 1962-1963
4Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1962-1968
5Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Expressway Commission, 1963-1966

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101Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1964-1978
2Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Expressway Commission, 1966-1978
3Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1966-1967
4Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1970-1976
5Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Rapid Transit Commission, 1970-1978

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111Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Transportation and Traffic Commission, 1970-1972
2Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - toll roads, 1970-1976
3Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Transportation and Traffic Commission, 1972-1973
4Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Task Force, 1973-1975
5Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1975
6Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1975-1976

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121Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - National Affairs Program, 1975
2Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1976
3Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - directory, 1978
4Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - directory, 1979-1980
5Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - city budget, 1979
6Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Forward Atlanta, 1980
7Atlanta Economic Development Corporation, 1979
8Atlanta Economic Development Corporation, undated
9Atlanta Housing Authority, 1967-1968

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131Atlanta Kiwanis Club - speech, 1975
2Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 1978-1980
3Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 1986-1988
4Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 1989-1990
5Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 1990
6Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 2003
7Atlanta Regional Commission, 1962-1969
8Atlanta Regional Commission, 1972-1979
9Atlanta Regional Commission - "Business As Usual", 1973

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141Atlanta Regional Commission - reports, 1974
2Atlanta Regional Commission - Regional Transportation Plan draft, 1977
3Atlanta Regional Commission - Regional Transportation Plan, 1977
4Atlanta Regional Commission, 1981-1984
5Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1969
6Atlanta Service Company, 1980
7Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council, 1957-1966

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151Atlanta Transportation Commission - maps and charts, undated
2Atlanta Triangle Committee, 1972-1976
3Atlanta Triangle Committee - Action Plan, 1973
4Atlanta Triangle Committee - Action Plan, 1973
5Atlanta Urban Corps, 1977
6Atlanta Urban League Incorporated, 1972-1974
7Atlanta Zoological Society, 1980
8Auxiliary of the Henrietta Egleston Hospital - International Festival of Trees, 1978
9Buckhead Blueprint, 1997

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161Central Atlanta Civic Development Incorporated, 1973
2Central Atlanta Progress - Atlanta Triangle, 1972-1973
3Central Atlanta Progress - Atlanta Triangle, 1973-1974
4Central Atlanta Progress - Atlanta Triangle, 1974-1975
5Central Atlanta Progress - downtown needs, 1974
6Central Atlanta Progress - Eugene Jacobs Reports, 1974-1975
7Central Atlanta Progress - project reports, 1974
8Central Altanta Progress - Triangle Task Force, 1974
9Central Altanta Progress- Park Central Community INC., 1974

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171Central Atlanta Progress - Economic Development Central Area Study, 1975
2Central Atlanta Progress - Market the Central City program, 1975-1976
3Central Atlanta Progress - People Movers, 1975-1976
4Central Atlanta Progress - People Movers, 1976-1980
5Central Atlanta Progress - Downtown Neighborhood Plan, 1976
6Central Atlanta Progress - Park Central Communities Incorporated, 1977-1978

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181Central Atlanta Progress - Park Central Communities Incorporated, 1979-1980
2Central Atlanta Progress - Park Central Communities Incorporated, 1981-1986
3Central Atlanta Progress - Park Central Communities Incorporated, 1989-1991
4City of Atlanta - Municipal Planning Board, 1954
5City of Atlanta - Department of Planning, 1962-1968
6City of Atlanta - Land Use Plan, 1968
7City of Atlanta - planning, 1971
8City of Atlanta - Program for Progress, 1972

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191City of Atlanta - urban development, 1972-1979
2City of Atlanta - downtown and southside development, 1974-1978
3City of Atlanta - Cain Street Station Area Development Plan, 1975
4City of Atlanta - Bureau of Cultural and International Affairs, 1977-1978
5City of Atlanta - Underground Atlanta, 1977
6City of Atlanta - advocacy, 1978
7City of Atlanta - Helen Bullard, 1979
8City of Atlanta - Mayor Maynard Jackson, 1979
9City of Atlanta - economic policy, 1983

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201Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission - Comprehensive Plan, 1995
2Community Council of the Atlanta Area Incorporated, 1973
3Cousins Properties Incorporated - downtown, 1973-1974
4Dekalb County - Thoroughfare Comprehensive Plan, 1960-1970
5Downtown Research and Development Center, 1980
6Downtown Traffic Management Study, 1985
7Fulton County Commission, 1979
8Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 1973
9Georgia Engineering Foundation Incorporated, 1972-1979

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211Georgia Executive Office, 1965-1968
2Georgia Federation of Democratic Women - fashion banquet, 1978
3Georgia Freight Bureau, 1980-1981
4Georgia Institute of Technology, 1962-1970
5Georgia Institute of Technology - alumni materials, 1943-1984
6Georgia Institute of Technology - alumni materials, 1973-1985
7Georgia Planning Association, 1974-1979
8Georgia Planning Association - Urban Design Committee, 1973-1978
9Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust Company - Parkplace, 1966-1972
10Georgia Safety Council, 1965-1980
11Georgia Institue of Technology - Thousand Club, 1971-1977
12Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation, 1969-1972

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221Haas and Dodd, 1961
2International Cultural Center, 1978
3International Cultural Center - Fair Committee, 1961-1965
4International Cultural Center - Union for Public Transportation, 1976
5League of Women Voters, 1967-1980
6Liberty Mutual - Advisory Committee, 1987-1990
7Literacy Action Incorportated, 1980
8Literacy Action Incorporated, 1986-1987
9March of Dimes - Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, 1976
10Metropolitan Atlanta Committe of 100, 1963-1966

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231Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1971-1973
2Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - real estate, 1973
3Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - news, 1974-1975
4Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - news, 1975
5Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - news, 1976-1977
6Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - progress report, 1979
7Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - Rich's lawsuit, 1980
8Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - downtown Atlanta, 1980
9Metropolitan Atlanta Transportation Improvement Council, 1980
10Metropolitan Planning Commission - Airport Area Survey, 1957

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241National Academy of Science - Highway Research Board, 1958-1959
2National Jewish Hospital, 1980
3National Waterways Conference Incorporated, 1968
4Omicron Delta Kappa, 1986-1987
5Park Central Communities Incorporated - Comprehensive Development of Bedford-Pine, 1973
6Park Central Communities Incorporated - Health Care Plan, 1981
7Plumlee Realty Corporation - Walton Street property, 1985-1993
8Resurgens Atlanta, 1978-1980
9Robert and Company Associates - Goverment Center Study, 1973
10Robert W. Woodruff Volunteer Service Center - Roof Survey Proposal, 1986
11Scottish Rite Hospital - fundraising, 1988-1990
12Spelman College - letter of inquiry, 1983
13Standard Club - property, 1981-1982
14State Highway Department of Georgia - Highway and Transportation Plan, 1946

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251Society for the Advancement of Management, 1961
2Southeastern Charity Horse Show Conference, 1974
3Traffic Study - comprehensive committees, 1959
4Transfact Incorporated, 1975
5Transfact Incorporated, 1976
6Transfact Incorporated, 1976
7Transfact Incorporated - Alston, Miller and Gaines, 1976-1977
8Transfact Incorporated - Brown and Dowling Limited, 1976-1977

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261Transfact Incorporated - fundraising, 1976-1980
2Transfact Incorporated - organizational information, 1976-1978
3Transfact Incorporated - reports, 1976-1978
4Transfact Incorporated - reports, 1977-1980
5Transfact Incorporated - annual meeting, 1977
6Transfact Incorporated - Cohen and Wolfe proposals, 1977
7Transfact Incorporated - Cohen and Wolfe, 1977-1978

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271Transfact Incorporated - membership, 1977-1978
2Transfact Incorporated - Comprehensive Development Plan, 1978-1980
3Transfact Incorporated - Great Park, 1978-1980
4Transfact Incorporated - Brookwood Interchange, 1978-1980
5Transfact Incorporated - Interstate 85 widening, 1978-1979
6Transfact Incorporated - Interstate 85 widening, 1979-1980
7Transfact Incorporated - Lenox Road widening, 1979-1980
8Transfact Incorporated - Interstate 75 improvements, 1980
9Transfact Incorporated - newsletter, 1980
10Transfact Incorporated - Piedmont and Roswell Road Project, 1980
11Transfact Incorporated - Piedmont and Roswell Road Project, 1983-1989

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281Transportation Department of Georgia - correspondence, 1975
2Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman and Ashmore, 1980
3Underground Atlanta Incorporated, 1976
4United States Senate - Energy Conservation Committee, 1975
5United Way, 1975-1980
6United Way - Property Committee, 1975-1980

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291United Way - Board of Directors, 1980
2United Way - Edgewood building, 1980
3United Way - Property Committee, 1980
4United Way - Property Committee, 1980
5United Way - property analysis, 1983
6United Way - property analysis, 1983-1987

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301United Way - Parking Garage Architectural Plans, 1986
2United Way - parking issues, 1986-1987
3United Way - Permanent Property Committee, 1986-1989
4United Way - Williamsburg Associates Incorporated, 1986
5United Way - Avco Realty, 1987-1988
6United Way - parking lot budget, 1987
7United Way - Central Properties, 1988-1989
8United Way - Ford and Associates Incorporated, 1988
9United Way - properties, 1988-1990
10United Way - Walter Parker, 1988
11United Way - Walton Street, 1988
12United Way - gift and tax planning, 1989

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311Urban Land Institute, 1980
2Woman of the Year organization - acceptance speech, 1968
3Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta Incorporated, 1974-1976
4Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta Incorporated, 1976-1980
 

Series III. Alvin Ferst business papers, 1957-1991, undated

3.34 Linear ft. (eight document cases and one oversize folder)
This series primarily contains reports, memoranda, correspondence and other business records associated with Alvin Ferst’s tenure as an executive at Rich's department store and other enterprises. The records document the expansion of Rich's retail operations, the development of Richway satellite stores, and later their acquisition by Federated Department Stores, Inc. Also documented is his management of Alvin Ferst Associates, an urban development and real estate company he founded. The series is arranged alphabetically according to organization title then chronologically therein.

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321Alvin Ferst Associaties, Incorporated - announcement of opening, 1981
2Alvin Ferst Associates, Incorporated - Norm Wolfe retirement, 1991
3Atlanta Business Development, 1962-1982
4Cash Real Estate Fund-3 and -4, Limited, 1986-1987
5Federated Department Stores, Incorporated, 1974-1978
6Federated Department Stores, Incorporated - Capital Cost Recovery Program, 1978-1980
7Federated Department Stores, Incorporated - long range planning, 1978-1979
8Illuminating Engineering Society - Georgia section, 1978
9International Business Machines Corporation, 1976-1977
10Institute of Store Planners, 1977-1979

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331International Downtown Executive Association - conference, 1977
2International Council of Shopping Centers - forum, 1981
3National Alliance of Businessmen for Metro Atlanta, 1975-1976
4Pact Partners Limited Partnership, 1986
5Partnership Opportunities Conference, 1980
6Picture Classified Network Incorporated - Private Placement Memorandum, 1990
7Rich's - Capital Investment Study, 1957
8Rich's - executive training material, 1957
9Rich's - Grant Store building parking, 1957-1959

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341Rich's - correspondence about promotions, 1959-1972
2Rich's - governing operations, 1962-1982, undated
3Rich's - publications, 1966-1974
4Rich's - Concepts of Business, 1967
5Rich's - Office of Property Management and Redevelopment, 1970-1980
6Rich's - Office of Property Management and Redevelopment, 1970-1980
7Rich's - annual report, 1971

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351Rich's - property and procedure manuals, 1972-1979
2Rich's-New Store Opening Manual, 1972-1979
3Rich's - Jacksonville, Florida study, 1973
4Rich's - director's meetings, 1973-1979
5Rich's - labor dispute, 1973
6Rich's - merger outline, 1973
7Rich's - Cumberland Mall, 1974-1980
8Rich's - Economic Development Central Area Study progress briefing, 1974

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361Rich's, 1975-1979
2Rich's - Downtown Store and Richway Area summary, 1976
3Rich's - Rich Bits, 1976
4Rich's - stockholder's meeting, 1976
5Rich's - Augusta store, 1977
6Rich's - capital expenditures, 1977
7Rich's - insurance, 1977-1980
8Rich's - downtown Atlanta development, 1978
9Rich's - facility management and maintenance, 1978
10Rich's - Private Industry Council of Atlanta, 1978-1980
11Rich's - accident prevention, 1979-1980

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MSS OS 3.558.15Rich's- Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Street Closures, 1976

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371Rich's - correspondence, 1979-1982
2Rich's - downtown development, 1979
3Rich's - Potential Sales Report, 1979
4Rich's - personnel, 1979
5Rich's - systems and programming schedules, 1979
6Rich's, 1980
7Rich's - capital investments, 1980

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381Rich's - credit program, 1980-1986
2Rich's - correspondence, 1980
3Rich's - customer complaints, 1980
4Rich's - economic and market studies, 1980
5Rich's - employee performance reviews, 1980
6Rich's - Fersts' resignation, 1980
7Rich's - financial data and audit areas
8Rich's - land development, 1980
9Rich's - Omni Mall project, 1980
10Rich's - real estate reports, 1980

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391Rich's - retirement, 1980
2Rich's - Food Operations Growth Plan, 1981
3Rich's - human resources, 1982
4Rich's - legal documents, 1986
5Rich's - investments, 1987-1989
6Rich's - Georgia Builds Architectural Competition, undated
7Richard H. Rich Foundation, 1982-1990
8RKR Developlement - presentation to Hexalon Real Estate, 1989
9Southeast Wholesale Furniture Company, 1986
 

Series IV. Charlotte Ferst arts papers, 1964-2003, undated

12.09 (29 document cases and one oversize folder)
This series contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications related to Charlotte Ferst's charitable work with local and national arts and humanities organizations, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia and the Museum Trustees Association in Washington, D.C. The records are arranged alphabetically by organization title then chronologically therein.

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401Abe Feder "Dialogue with Light", 1971
2Advocates for the Arts - resource packet, 1975
3Advocates for the Arts, 1976
4Advocates for the Arts, 1977
5Advocates for the Arts - national meeting, 1977
6Advocates for the Arts, 1978
7American Association of Museums - Trustees newsletter, 1974-1985

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411American Association of Museums - conference materials, 1976-1978
2American Association of Museums - Coca Cola Company, 1978
3American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1978
4American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1978
5American Association of Museums, 1980
6American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1980-1984
7American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1980-1984
8American Association of Museums - International Council of Museums newsletter, 1981-1982

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421American Association of Museums - Aviso, 1981-1985
2American Association of Museums, 1982
3American Association of Museums - Publicity Committee, 1982-1983
4American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee minutes, 1982-1984
5American Association of Museums, 1983
6American Association of Museums - annual meeting, 1983
7American Association of Museums - planning trustees newsletter, 1983
8American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1983
9American Association of Museums, 1984
10American Association of Museums - annual meeting, 1984
11American Association of Museums - planning material for "trustee" newsletter, 1984
12American Association of Museums - regional correspondents roster, 1984-1986

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431American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee, 1984-1985
2American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee conference, 1984
3American Association of Museums, 1985
4American Association of Museums - planning regional correspondents meeting, 1985
5American Association of Museums -planning material for "trustees", 1985
6American Association of Museums - Trustee Committee speeches and correspondence, 1985-1986
7American Association of Museums - Aviso, 1986-1987
8American Association of Museums - Washington briefings, 1989
9American Association of Museums - advocacy, 1990-1995

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441Alvin Ailey American Dance Company - Atlanta residency, 1977
2Archives of American Art - correspondence and pamphlets, 1979-1982
3Archives of American Art, 1995
4Art Papers - publication, 1980
5Art Papers - Benefit Exhibtion Committee, 1982
6Art Papers - planning materials for benefit, 1983
7Art Papers, 1984
8Arts Reporting Service, 1978
9Atlanta Arts Alliance - publications, 1982-1983

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451Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1974-1978
2Atlanta Arts Alliance - fundraising, 1975-1976
3Atlanta Arts Alliance correspondence, 1976-1978
4Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1979
5Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1980-1989
6Atlanta Arts Alliance - financial papers and donor correspondence, 1980-1983

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461Atlanta Arts Alliance - Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1982-1983
2Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1987
3Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1990-2001
4Atlanta Art Association Galleries, 1957
5Atlanta Arts Festival, 1964-1965
6Atlanta Arts Festival - publications, 1966-1981
7Atlanta Arts Festival - Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1973-1988
8Atlanta Arts Festival, 1982-1983
9Atlanta College of Art - reports and publications, 1975-1977

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471Atlanta College of Art - correspondence, 1976-1978
2Atlanta Foundations - contact roster, 1976
3Atlanta Fulton Public Library - special event, 1983
4Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1985-1986
5Business Committee for the Arts - Arts Business, 1973-1977
6Business Committee of Atlanta - Arts Business, 1977-1978
7Business Committee of Atlanta, 1982
8Carl Ratcliffe Dance Theatre, 1983
9Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1977
10Design Industries Foundation - Fighting AIDS event, 1999
11Federal Reserve Board - Fine Arts Advisory Panel, 1984
12Federal Reserve Board - Fine Arts Advisory Panel, 1991-1993
13Federal Reserve Board - Fine Arts Advisory Panel, 1995-1998
14Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 1990-1992
15Friends of the Insitute of Museum Services, 1988-1990
16Georgia Assemby of Community Art Agencies, 1979
17Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, 1977-1980

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481Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries - annual meeting, 1982
2Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries - publications, 1985
3Georgia Citizens for the Arts, 1976-1977
4Georgia Citizens for the Arts, 1978
5Georgia Citizens for the Arts, 1979-1981
6Georgia Citizens for the Arts - conference, 1979
7Georgia Citizens for the Arts, 1981-1983
8Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities - Frank Ratka, 1978
9Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1975-1980
10Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities - craft program, 1979

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491Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities - Tristan Foison, 1992-1994
2Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1985
3Georgia Institute of Technology - art program, 1985
4Georgia Institue of Techonology - Winkler collection, 1987-1989
5Georgia Institute of Technology - art program, 1990
6Georgia Mountain Arts Incorporated - Pieceworks 2, 1987-1988
7Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1964-1969

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MSS OS 3.558.14Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, 1964-1969

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501Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1974-1978
2Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1974-1978
3Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1981-1982
4Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1983
5Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1984
6Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1984
7Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1984

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511Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences - Board of Directors, 1984-1985
2Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences - fundraising events, 1984-1985
3Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences - membership, 1984
4Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences - Inter-Arts Grant application, 1984-1985
5Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, 1985
6High Museum of Art - reports, 1964-1977
7High Museum of Art - Expansion Committee, 1966-1979
8High Museum of Art - exhbition catalogue, 1968-1972
9High Museum of Art - membership campaign, 1971-1976

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521High Museum of Art - accredidation, 1972
2High Museum of Art - Armand Hammer exhibition, 1972
3High Museum of Art - long range planning, 1972
4High Museum of Art - Modern Image exhibtion, 1972
5High Museum of Art - Board of Sponsors, 1974-1979
6High Musuem of Art - correspondence, 1974
7High Museum of Art - reports, 1974
8High Museum of Art, 1975
9High Museum of Art - membership, 1975-1976
10High Museum of Art - sculpture garden, 1975-1976

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531High Museum of Art, 1976
2High Museum of Art - announcements, 1976-1977
3High Museum of Art - Endowment Committee of the Board of Sponsors, 1976
4High Museum of Art - Members Guild board kit, 1976-1977
5High Museum of Art - Members Guild board meeting, 1976-1977
6High Museum of Art - membership, 1976-1980
7High Museum of Art - Antiques Show and Sale, 1976-1977
8High Museum of Art - charitable contributions, 1977
9High Museum of Art - fundraising council, 1977
10High Museum of Art - correspondence, 1977
11High Museum of Art - endowments, 1975
12High Museum of Art - prospectus for endowments, 1976-1978
13High Museum of Art - Endowment and Development Committee, 1977-1978
14High Museum of Art, 1977
15High Museum of Art - Andrew Mellon Foundation, 1977-1978
16High Museum of Art - Armand Hammer Foundation, 1977-1978

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541High Museum of Art - correspondence with J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977-1979
2High Museum of Art - Dillon Dunwalke Trust, 1977-1978
3High Museum of Art - endowments, 1977
4High Museum of Art - endowments, 1977-1978
5High Museum of Art - Exxon Education Foundation, 1977
6High Museum of Art - fundraising campaigns, 1977-1979
7High Museum of Art - grant proposals, 1977-1978
8High Museum of Art - King Tutankhamun exhibit, 1977-1979
9High Museum of Art - Members Guild board kit, 1977-1978
10High Museum of Art - consultants reports, 1977-1979
11High Museum of Art - Current Issues I, 1977-1979
12High Museum of Art, 1978
13High Museum of Art - Board of Sponsors questionnaire, 1978-1979
14High Museum of Art - exhibition catalogue, 1978
15High Museum of Art - correspondence, 1978-1979
16High Museum of Art - endowments, 1978

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551High Museum of Art - funding, 1978-1979
2High Museum of Art - grant directory, 1978-1979
3High Museum of Art - grant goals and targets, 1978-1980
4High Museum of Art - Rouse Company, 1978
5High Museum of Art - Tom Westbury, 1978
6High Museum of Art - expansion, 1979
7High Museum of Art - Expansion Committee, 1979
8High Museum of Art - expansion project, 1979-1980
9High Museum of Art, 1979
10High Museum of Art - Andrew Wyeth, 1979
11High Museum of Art - foundation research, 1979-1980

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561High Museum of Art, 1980
2High Museum of Art - final reports for expansion project, 1980
3High Museum of Art - membership reports, 1980
4High Museum of Art, 1981
5High Museum of Art, 1981
6High Museum of Art, 1982
7High Museum of Art, 1982
8High Museum of Art - Indian Heritage exhibit, 1982
9High Museum of Art - Spaces and Illusions, 1982

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571High Museum of Art, 1983
2High Museum of Art, 1983
3High Museum of Art - partnerships, 1983
4High Museum of Art, 1984
5High Museum of Art - exhibition catalogue, 1985-1989
6High Museum of Art, 1986
7High Museum of Art, 1987
8High Museum of Art - Luciano Zarotti, 1987
9High Museum of Art, 1988
10High Museum of Art - fundraising, 1988-1989
11High Museum of Art, 1989
12High Musuem of Art - Board of Directors meetings, 1989
13High Museum of Art - correspondence, 1989-1995
14High Museum of Art - exhibit catalogue, 1989
15High Museum of Art - senior staff projects, 1989-1995

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581High Museum of Art - senior staff binder, 1989
2High Museum of Art, 1990-1991
3High Museum of Art, 1992
4High Museum of Art - docent symposium, 1993
5High Museum of Art, 1994
6High Museum of Art - Atlanta Arts and Business Awards, 1996
7High Museum of Art - nominations for Board of Directors vacancies, 1998
8High Museum of Art - Impressionist exhibit, 1999
9High Museum of Art - member publications, 1999
10High Museum of Art, undated
11Institute of Museum Services - exhibit catalogue, 1972-1978
12Institute of Museum Services, 1976-1977
13Institute of Museum Services - appointment, 1972

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591Institute of Museum Services - correspondence with White House, 1977-1978
2Institute of Museum Services - presidential appointment, 1977-1978
3Institute of Museum Services, 1978
4Institute of Museum Services - education packet, 1978
5Institute of Museum Services - events, 1978-1985
6Institute of Museum Services - legal, 1978
7Institute of Museum Services - Museum Resource Center, 1978
8Institute of Museum Services - press, 1978
9Institute of Museum Services - speeches, 1978
10Institute of Museum Services, 1979
11Institute of Museum Services - budget, 1979

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601Institute of Museum Services - Arts, Humanities, and Museum Service Act, 1979-1980
2Institute of Museum Services - reauthorization, 1979
3Institute of Museum Services, 1980-1989
4Institute of Museum Services - board meeting minutes, 1980-1981
5Insitute of Museum Services - contact list, 1983
6Institute of Museum Services, 1990-1993
7International Artist Associates Incorporated, 1977-1978
8International Museum Day, 1979

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611Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 1985
2Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 1979
3Museum Trustee Association - contact list, 1977-1997
4Museum Trustee Association, 1980
5Museum Trustee Association - funding, 1981-1985
6Museum Trustee Association - membership, 1982-1985
7Museum Trustee Association - personel information, 1983-1996
8Museum Trustee Association - public image, 1985-1990

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621Museum Trustee Association - newsletter, 1987-1993
2Museum Trustee Association, 1987
3Museum Trustee Association, 1987-1988
4Museum Trustee Association - Museum Trusteeship, 1987-1992
5Museum Trustee Association - communication, 1988
6Museum Trustee Association - finances, 1988
7Museum Trustee Association - conference, 1988
8Museum Trustee Association - membership, 1988-1990

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631Museum Trustee Association, 1989
2Museum Trustee Association - funding, 1989
3Museum Trustee Association - fundraising, 1989
4Museum Trustee Association - meeting minutes and reports, 1989-1992
5Museum Trustee Association - newsletter, 1989-1991
6Museum Trustee Association - conference and meetings, 1990-1992
7Museum Trustee Association - advocacy for House Resolution 11 Urban Aid Bill, 1992
8Museum Trustee Association - committee chair dispute, 1992

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641Museum Trustee Association, 1993-1995
2Museum Trustee Association, 1995-1997
3Museum Trustee Association - meeting minutes, 1995-1997
4Museum Trustee Association - correspondence, 1996 -1997
5Museum Trustee Association - correspondence with Advisory Board for Directors, 1996
6Museum Trustee Association - Current Issues, 1996
7Museum Trustee Association - events, 1996-1997
8Museum Trustee Association - Atlanta board meeting, 1997
9Museum Trustee Association - Atlanta meeting, 1997
10Museum Trustee Association - memorandum, 1997

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651National Commission on the International Year of the Child, 1979
2National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982
3National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983
4National Museum Services Board - meeting minutes, 1977-1979
5National Museum Services Board, 1978-1979
6National Museum Services Board - correspondence, 1978
7National Museum Services Board - scrapbook, 1977

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661National Museum Services Board - scrapbook, 1978-1980
2National Museum Services Board - George Seybolt, 1979-1981
3National Museum Services Board - Atlanta dinner, 1980
4National Museum Board- Atlanta Meeting 1980
5National Museum Services Board - Atlanta meeting luncheon, 1980
6National Museum Services Board, 1982
7National Museum Services Board - Night with Clairborne Pell, 1984
8National Museum Services Board, 1997
9National Museum Services Board, 1980
10Neighborhood Art Center Incorporated, 1980
11Neighborhood Art Center Incorporated, 1981

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671Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, 1981
2Ossabaw Island Project, 1976
3Rising Fawn Center, 1985
4Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1981
5Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art, 1978-1979
6Southern Arts Federation, 1978-1980
7Southeastern Museum Conference, 1977
8Southeastern Museum Conference, 1980
9The Armand Hammer Foundation, 1980
10The Arts, Education and Americans Panel - Coming To Our Senses Conference, 1977
11The Carter Center - financial appraisal, 1981
12The Carter Center - inventory of gifts, 1981
13The Carter Center - publications and emergency procedures, 1981-1982
14The Carter Center - distinguished guests visit, 1983-1988
15The Carter Center - appraisal of gifts, 1986
16The Carter Center - inventory of art, 1986

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681The Carter Center - memorandum, 1986-1988
2The Carter Center - opening, 1986
3The Carter Center - Rosalynn Carter Celebration, 1986
4The Carter Center, 1987
5The Carter Center, 1988
6The Carter Center - special exhibition, 1988
7The Carter Center - special exhibiton, 1988

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691The Carter Center, 1989-1990
2The Carter Center, 2004-2009
3The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979
4The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Thomas Hoving, 1979
5The Museum of Modern Art, 1968, 1997
6The Museum of Modern Art - membership, 1975
7University of Georgia - Museum of Art, 1986
8Walker Art Center - grant application, 1982
 

Series V. Political papers, 1964-1996

0.834 Linear ft. (two document cases)
This series contains correspondence and handwritten and typed notes related to Charlotte and Alvin Ferst’s support for political candidates. The bulk of the collection is related to the Ferst's support of Jimmy Carter’s successful presidential campaign and subsequent presidency. Charlotte Ferst was a member of the Peanut Brigade, a grassroots organization originating in Georgia which supported Jimmy Carter’s campaign for the United States presidency, and later worked with the Carters as the first art curator of the Carter Center. The series is arranged alphabetically according to the candidate’s last name then chronologically.

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701Bond, Julian - correspondence, 1975
2Carter, Jimmy - correspondence with staff members, 1971-1983
3Carter, Jimmy - Democratic National Convention, 1974-1980
4Carter, Jimmy - presidential campaign, 1975-1976
5Carter, Jimmy - presidential campaign, 1976
6Carter, Jimmy - presidential campaign, 1976
7Carter, Jimmy - presidential inauguration, 1976-1977
8Carter, Jimmy - events, 1976-1980
9Carter, Jimmy - clippings, 1978-1980
10Carter, Jimmy - Wine and Grits Event, 1980
11Carter, Rosalynn - events, 1964-1982

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711Carter, Rosalynn - book signing, 1984
2Clinton, William - invitation to presidential inauguration, 1996
3Lomax, Michael, 1977-1978
4Lomax, Michael - event, 1989
5Mondale, Joan - events, 1983-1984
6Mondale, Walter, 1983
7Mondale, Walter, 1984
8Mondale, Walter - democratic presidential nomination campaign, 1984
9Pell, Clairborne - reelection initiative, 1984
10Pell, Clairborne - visit to Atlanta, 1984
11Warner, Mark - event, 1996