Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. records
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Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. records
Dates: 1975-1991, undated
Quantity: 2.4 linear ft. (six document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS825

Biographical/Historical Note

The Cyclorama painting of the Battle of Atlanta was conveyed to the city of Atlanta on April 14, 1898. Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. was established in 1975 to oversee the rejuvenation of the exhibit, located in Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia. There was a dedication ceremony for the renovated painting on December 14, 1981, by Mayor Maynard Jackson. The project was completed in 1991.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains all the records available from the Cyclorama Restoration project. These consist of the following: a copy of the conveyance of the painting to the city of Atlanta, the establishment of the charter and by-laws, Board of Directors, minutes of meetings, and financial records. There is also a record of correspondence, news clippings, and an alphabetical listing of the contributors to the renovation project.

Index Terms

Atlanta Cyclorama (Atlanta, Ga.)
Edmondson, Elizabeth P., 1920-2012
Painting, American--Conservation and restoration

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. records, MSS 825, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

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Container List




11Copy of the conveyance of the Cyclorama painting, undated
2Charter and by-laws, 1977, undated
3By-laws, 1976-1979
4City license to solicit funds, 1975
5City ordinance accounting structure, 1976
6A resolution, 1979
7Board of Directors/duties of officers, 1977-1982
8Minutes of meetings, 1975-1978
9Minutes of meetings, 1979
10Minutes of meetings, 1980
11Minutes of meetings, 1981
12Minutes of meetings, 1982



21Attendance records, 1976-1977
2Treasurer's reports, 1978-1988
3Annual report to the Secretary of State, 1975-1991
4Expenditures - fiscal year, 1975-1976
5Expenditures - fiscal year, 1976-1977
6Expenditures - fiscal year, 1977-1978
7Expenditures - fiscal year, 1978-1979
8Expenditures - fiscal year, 1979-1982
9Expenditures - fiscal year, 1982-1983
10Savings and Loan - certificates of deposit, 1976-1979
11Bank statements, 1975-1982
12Bank statements, 1983-1991



31Cancelled checks, deposit slips, checkbook, 1975-1991
2Signature cards, C&S National Bank, 1975-1976
3Post office box rental, 1976-1985
4General notes concerning dates of incorporation and annual report, 1975
5IRS tax exemption ruling and tax exemption number, 1976-1979
6IRS tax returns, 1977-1990
7National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1976-1979
8Georgia Conservancy, 1979-1981
9Reports of restoration progress, 1982-1984
10Correspondence and reports, 1976-1981
11Correspondence and news items, 1976-1986
12Dedication of the renovated Cyclorama, 1981



41Bumper sticker correspondence, 1975-1977
2Newsletters, 1975-1976
3Photographs, undated
4Atlanta Preservation Center, 1986-1988
5Newsclippings and articles, 1974-1975
6 Smithsonian magazine, August, 1985
7Atlanta flower show, 1990
8Northside News, 50th Anniversary edition, 1979
9Personal records of Liz (Elizabeth) Edmondson, 1976-1988, undated


5Contributors card file (A-K), undated


6Contributors card file (L-Z), undated