Atlanta Scottish Association records
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Atlanta Scottish Association records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Title: Atlanta Scottish Association records
Dates: Bulk, 1912-1950
Dates: 1912-1990, undated
Quantity: 0.4 linear ft. (one document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS949

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atlanta Scottish Association (ASA), founded in 1912, provided those of Scottish descent in Atlanta, Georgia with a social organization. The membership ranged from active dues paying members to inactive, recognized members. Through monthly meetings held at the Burns Cottage in Atlanta, social gatherings and fraternal events were organized, often with the aid of the Ladies Auxiliary of the ASA. The ASA also maintained ties to other Scottish affiliated organizations, such as the Burns Club of Atlanta and the Burns Federation. Additional historical information has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the records consist of administrative and financial materials - minutes, ledgers, check stubs, secretary's warrant books, and membership dues - from 1912-1951. These materials, along with meeting announcements and correspondence, document ASA's meetings, financial activities and social activities. The correspondence is primarily between members of A.A. Craig and William Purdie. The printed material consists of bulletins of Scottish or Scottish society related news. Finally, the Burns Club folder consists of a brochure and two photocopied newspaper articles.


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

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Societies, etc.
Craig, A.A.
Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlanta Scottish Association.
Purdie, William

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Scottish Association records, MSS 949, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 found in VIS 91.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlanta Scottish Association records, MSS 964, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Container List




1Cash ledger, 1912-1942
1Constitution and by-law, 1931
2Correspondence, 1938-1941, 1946, 1990
3Ladies Auxiliary of the ASA, 1955
4Meeting announcements, 1931-1939, undated
5Membership application [blank], ca. 1912
6Membership dues, 1926-1942
Minutes book, 1937-1942
7Printed material, 1933, 1951
8Receipt stubs, 1937-1939
9Secretary's warrant books, 1937-1951, undated
10The Burns Club of Atlanta, undated