Buckhead Fifty Club records
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Buckhead Fifty Club records

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: Brand, W. A.
Creator: Buckhead Fifty Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: George, Mose
Title: Buckhead Fifty Club records
Dates: 1932-1983
Quantity: 0.21 linear ft. (one half size document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS348

Biographical/Historical Note

The Buckhead community in Atlanta, Georgia contains the city's third largest business district. The Buckhead Fifty Club is the community's oldest civic club. It was formed in February 1932 by John W. Pickelsimer at the Buckhead branch of the Fulton National Bank on Peachtree Road. Pickelsimer invited twenty local businessmen to form a group to work with Fulton County government agencies to pave roads and clean streets, organize trash removal, install street lights, and gain other local services. These services were eventually taken over by city government agencies when the Buckhead community was annexed by the City of Atlanta in 1952. Additional administrative information on the Buckhead Fifty Club has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the constitution and by-laws of the Buckhead Fifty Club, including membership lists for the years 1932, 1934, 1952, 1956-1957, 1959, 1962-1979, 1981-1983 and one labeled the 1979 Presidential Edition. There are minutes and resolutions of the organization from the years 1935-1940 and a history of the club's activities from 1934-1956. Also included are newspaper clippings in 1955 about the Little League team and the annual Santa Claus parade the club sponsored, as well as an article on a tax protest that was hosted by the club in 1956.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia--Atlanta
Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.)
Buckhead Fifty Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Civic improvement--Georgia--Atlanta
Civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta
Pickelsimer, John W., 1896-1987

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Buckhead Fifty Club records, MSS 348, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, 1980 and 1983

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.


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.

Container List




11Constitution, by-laws, and member lists, 1932, 1934, 1952, 1956-1957, 1959, 1962-1979, 1981-1983
2Minutes and history, 1935-1940, 1979
3Newspaper clippings, 1955, 1956, 1980