Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers
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Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery 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: Montgomery, Arthur, 1854-1940
Title: Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers
Dates: 1909-1979, undated
Quantity: 3.0 linear ft. (3 document cases, 1 half document case, 3 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS164

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Montgomery (1854-1940) was born at Madison Station, Mississippi, the son of Andrew Jackson Montgomery and Susan Dixon Montgomery. He married Anna Mann (d. 1937) and in 1896 moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There he met Asa Candler, who had recently purchased from the inventor a new beverage called Coca-Cola. With his two closest friends, J. B. Whitehead and J. T. Lupton, Montgomery formed the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company for the purpose of manufacturing and bottling Candler's beverage. Arthur served the company as General Manager then as President until his death. He was succeeded as President by his adopted son, LaFayette (1889-1964) who joined the company in 1908. Lafayette retained the Presidency until 1958 when he was elected Chairman. He in turn was succeeded as President by his son, Arthur L. Montgomery.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, annual reports, trade publications, scrapbooks, programs and invitations, relating to the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Coca Cola Bottling Company.


Index Terms

Atlanta Baseball and Amusement Corporation.
Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team).
Banks and Banking--Georgia--Atlanta
Baseball--Georgia--Atlanta
Business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta
Coca-Cola Company.
Flower arrangement
Jones, Harrison, 1887-1967
Montgomery, Lafayette, 1889-1964
Scrapbooks--Georgia--Atlanta
Soft drink industry--Georgia--Atlanta
Trust Company of Georgia
Woodruff, Robert Winship

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers, MSS 164, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Arthur S. Montgomery photograph Collection, VIS 87, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

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11General correspondence, 1914-1959
 
2General financial records, 1919-1926
 
3Product liability, 1936-1940
 
4Atlanta Baseball Amusement Corporation, 1928-1931
 
5Atlanta Baseball Amusement Corporation, 1931-1937
 
6Histories and memorials, 1940-1964
 
7Certificates, honors and awards, 1947-1961
 
8Semi-annual report, 1916
 
9Annual reports to stockholders, 1923-1925
 
10Annual reports to stockholders, 1926-1929
 

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21Annual reports to stockholders, 1960-1961
 
2Confidential annual reports, 1921-1932
 
3Yearbooks, 1922-1926
 
4Yearbooks, 1927-1932
 
5The Coca-Cola Bottler, 1930-1956
 
6Settlement between Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1920
 
7Addresses and related material delivered at Coca-Cola conferences, 1920
 
8Invitations and programs, 1933-1945
 
9News releases, radio show, 1956
 

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31Robert W. Woodruff birthday, 1959
 
2On Coca-Cola, 1932-1951
 
3On packaging, bottling, and refrigeration, 1921-1957
 
4Flower arranging, undated
 
6Advertisements for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1909-1958
 
7Coca-Cola, 1932-1934
 
8Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company 50th Anniversary, 1950
 
9Miscellany, undated
 

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MSS OS box 2.181Newspaper articles, 1920-1961
 
2Newspaper articles, Georgia Women's World, 1936-1948
 

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51Newspaper clippings, 1944-1979
 

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MSS OS box 3.263Scrabook, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1953