Atlanta Public Forum scrapbooks
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Atlanta Public Forum scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Education
Title: Atlanta Public Forum scrapbooks
Dates: 1937
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS827

Biographical/Historical Note

In October 1936, Atlanta was named one of ten cities in the United States selected as sites for Federal Education Forums. The United States Office of Education sponsored the program, which consisted of five months of discussion on various educational topics. According to the Atlanta Constitution (October 29, 1936): "Atlanta's Board of Education, working jointly with a citizens' commission, which it will designate, will be in sole charge of the forum plans...and will have complete supervision of the subject matter to be treated." The forums started February 1, 1937, and continued until June 30, 1937.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two scrapbooks, volumes 2 and 5, of an unknown number produced as part of the Atlanta Public Forum project. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings on public events related to education and the forum in 1937. Each volume has an index attached.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Public Forum scrapbooks, MSS 827, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




MSS OS Box 4.2261Volume 2: March 13-March 30, 1937
2Volume 5: April 30-May 6, 1937