Atlanta Transit Authority collection
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Atlanta Transit Authority collection

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: Atlanta Transit Authority.
Title: Atlanta Transit Authority collection
Dates: 1910-1950
Quantity: 12.3 linear ft. (3 document cases, 1 half document case, 7 record center boxes, and 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS356

Biographical/Historical Note

Administrative information about the Atlanta Transit Authority has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of business records pertaining to the Atlanta Transit Authority and subsidiary transportation companies. Included in the collection is correspondence and legal records pertaining to the daily operations of the company as well as copies of testimony from court cases involving the Atlanta Transit Authority. The bulk of the collection is a group of appraisal ledgers based on 1968 valuations of company property and equipment.


Index Terms

Business records--Georgia--Atlanta
Cable cars (Streetcars)
Local transit--Georgia--Atlanta
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Transit Authority collection, MSS 356, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976 with subsequent additions.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Business records - car orders, 1923
 
2Business records - annual reports of engineering department, 1935
 
3Newspaper clippings regarding history of Atlanta transportation, 1969-1971
 
4Correspondence, 1925-1950
 
5Financial records - report of appraisal of alnd owned by Atlanta Transit, 1968
 
6Financial records - report of appraisal of alnd owned by Atlanta Transit, 1968
 
7Financial records - passenger revenue operations, 1937
 
8Atlanta Street Railway, 1938-1939
 

Box

Fldr

21Graphics - Cincinnati Car Company specifications and correspondence, 1924-1926
 
2Graphics - catalog of truck parts, undated
 
3Legal records - city ordinances, 1947-1949
 
4Legal records - arbitration between Georgia Power and Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric, Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, 1947
 
5Legal records - exhibit for arbitration case, 1947
 

Box

Fldr

31Pamphlets, 1946-1950
 
2Publications - "Franchises of Street Railway Companies in Atlanta, Decatur, Oakland City, East Point" and Charter and Franchises of Georgia Railway and Electric Company, about 1890, 1910-1919
 
3Testimony of Preston S. Arkwright before the Atlanta Transit Company - Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company versus Collins Park Railroad Company, 1900-1930
 
4Booklets - memorandum and agreements between Georgia Power Company and unions, 1928-1950
 
5Copy of testimony in Atlanta fare rate case of Dr. John Buller, 1948
 
6Application of Georgia Power Company for adjustment in fares to Georgia Public Service Commission, 1948
 
7Miscellaneous including copies of photographs of trolleys, undated
 

Box

Fldr

41Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
2Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
3Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
4Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
5Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
6Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
7Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
8Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
9Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
10Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 
11Notes and research material for Mule to MARTA, undated
 

Box

5Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

Box

6Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

Box

7Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

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8Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

Box

9Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

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10Appraisal ledgers, 1967
 

Box

11Four charters of the Atlanta Transit System and hardbound photocopies of papers from the transaction of the sale of Atlanta Transit System to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1950-1972
 

Box

12Minutes - Atlanta Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit System, Metropolitan Property Company, and Atlanta Transit System, 1954-1975
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.69Ledgers miscellaneous, undated