Vine City/Domed Stadium Oral History Recordings
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Vine City/Domed Stadium Oral History Recordings

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: Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Vine City next hit/Domed Stadium Oral History Recordings
Dates: 1988-1989
Quantity: 1.167 linear ft. (one half document case and 21 oral history recordings)
Identification: ahc.MSS611

Biographical/Historical Note

Plans for the construction of the Domed Stadium Project, which later became the Georgia Dome, were approved by the Atlanta City Council in 1989. The neighborhood most affected by the project was previous hitVine City next hit, located just west of downtown Atlanta. As the project worked its way through the final phases of approval, students from the Booker T. Washington High School Center for the Humanities, under the direction of two teachers, Ms. Gwen Cheatham and Ms. Katie Lindquist, interviewed previous hitVine City next hit residents most affected by the pending construction. The students interviewed fourteen individuals, and ultimately created a series of oral histories that documented the changing lives of previous hitVine City next hit residents. The project was patterned after the work of the “Foxfire” program developed in Rabun County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of sixteen audio cassette tape recordings of interviews conducted by students from Booker T. Washington High School. Interviewees include residents of the previous hitVine City next hit neighborhood who would be affected by the Georgia Domeconstruction, Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill, John T. Robinson II (the assistant to County Commissioner Michael Lomax), and Clarence Williams (the international representative from United Auto Workers). The collection also includes a book of edited abstracts of the interviews. Interview discussions deal primarily with the concerns of residents as the Dome was being built, including increased crime rates, decreasing property values, excessive traffic in the neighborhood, and how the neighborhood's character could change as a result. Some interviewees also talk about their family history, their experiences with race relations in the South, and other life experiences.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--History
African Americans--Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta
Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.)--History--20th century
Boxill, Nancy A.
Cheatham, Gwen
Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta
Communication in city planning
Creecy, Howard, Jr.
Economic development--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.).
Georgia--Race relations.
Lindquist, Katie
Moody, Maggie
Neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta
Oral history--Georgia--Atlanta
Robinson, John T.
Scott, Jeffrey
Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta
Tourism and city planning--Georgia--Atlanta
Urban renewal--Georgia--Atlanta
previous hitVine City (Atlanta, Ga.)
Watkins, Cynthia
Williams, Clarence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Audio recordings were made on 60 and 90 minute audio casettes. Patrons who want access to the audio must use the linked digital copies.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

previous hitVine City next hit/Domed Stadium Oral History Recordings, MSS 611, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

Collection re-processed in 2016.


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

 

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11Abstracts of interviews, 1989
 

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AV-MSS 611.001.001Austell, Mabel, interview, April 23, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.002.001Battle, Johnnie Mae, interview, approximately 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.003.001Boxill, Dr. Nancy, interview, November 14, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.004.001Creecy, Rev. Howard Jr., interview, February 17, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.005.001Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 1 (part 1), February 2, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.005.002Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 1 (part 2), February 2, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.006.001Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 2 (part 1), February 5, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.006.002Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 2 (part 2), February 5, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.007.001Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 3 (part 1), February 12, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.007.002Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 3 (part 2), February 12, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.008.001Jackson, Rebecca, interview, June 8, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.009.001Kelley, Hughley and Rebecca, interview, May 7, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.010.001Mitchell, Ella Mae, interview, March 12, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.011.001Moody, Maggie, interview 1, February 2, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.011.002Moody, Maggie, interview 2, February 7, 1988 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.011.003Moody, Maggie, interview 3, February 12, 1988 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.012.001Robinson, John II., interview, November 8, 1988 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.013.001Watkins, Cynthia, interview, May 5, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.014.001Williams, Clarence, interview (part 1), May 18, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.014.002Williams, Clarence, interview (part 2), May 18, 1989 View online.
 

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AV-MSS 611.015.001Wright, Samuel, interview, approximately 1989 View online.