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. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
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.


Arrangement

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


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


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

 

Box

Fldr

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
 

Oversize

Fldr

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