Atanta Law School records
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Atanta Law School records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Atlanta Law School
Title: Atanta Law School records
Dates: 1887-1994, undated
Quantity: 2.83 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS833

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atlanta Law School was founded in 1890 by four Atlanta attorneys: Hamilton Douglas, Sr., Hooper Alexander, Archibald H. Davis, and Charles A. Read. Hamilton Douglas, Sr. served as the first Dean of the school, followed by his son, Hamilton Douglas, Jr. and Judge Herschel Cole. It was one of the first schools in America to offer night classes. Serving as the city's oldest institution for legal education, many of its students went on to occupy leading positions at the bar, on the bench, and as public servants. By 1988, it had graduated over 6,000 students. Additional historical information about the Atlanta Law School has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains commencement exercise programs, annual announcement, bulletins, and annual catalogs of the Atlanta Law School.


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

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Law Schools--Georgia--Atlanta
Student Bar Associations--Georgia--Atlanta
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Law School records, MSS 833, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Related Material

All visual arts materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

The Atlanta Law School yearbooks have been separated to the yearbook collection.

Container List




11Annual Announcement (photocopy), 1891-1892
2Announcement and Register of Students, 1944
3Annual Catalogs, 1948-1979
4Annual Catalogs, 1980-1991
5Bulletins and Announcements, 1908-1913
6Catalogues and Announcements, 1925-1939
7Commencement Exercise programs, 1950-1994
8Diploma-George Carroll, 1935
9Diploma and Certificate-Hamilton Douglas, 1942-1957
10Envelope, undated
11Flyer, 1937



MSS OS box 5.241License, certificates and diplomas-Hamilton Douglas and George Carroll, 1887-1950
12Quarterly Bulletins with Annual Catalogues and Announcements, 1915-1924
13Quarterly Bulletin "Railway Spine" lecture, 1917
14 Rights & Remedies of Minority Stockholders, 1927
15 The Atlanta Law School Celebrates Golden Anniversary, 1938-1939