Van Buren Colley Photographs
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Van Buren Colley Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Colley, Van Buren
Title: Van Buren Colley Photographs
Dates: circa 1873-1970, undated, bulk 1953-1970
Quantity: 109.0 images
Quantity: 109 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS149

Biographical/Historical Note

Van Buren Colley was a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. He operated Van Buren Colley Studios on 30 10th Street from approximately 1946-1981. Most of his work was in portrait photography; however, he also did commercial work which took him to various locations in the metropolitan Atlanta area to take photographs. He lived most of his life in Atlanta, but later moved to McDonough with his wife Hallie Richardson Colley (-2003).


Scope and Content Note

This collection of photographs includes pictures of Atlanta and rural areas in the metropolitan Atlanta region, including Adamsville, and Alpharetta, and other areas of Fulton County. Included are street scenes in downtown Atlanta, and private residences, such as the interior of the home of Civil War collector Beverly DuBose on 2737 Peachtree Street, the home of Lemuel P. Grant in Grant Park, and farmland on Dunwoody Road. The collection is comprised of photographs of churches, including the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Cathedral of Christ the King, Our Lady of the Assumption, St. John’s Catholic Church, St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, and an unidentified African American church on Baker’s Ferry Road. There are several copy prints dated from the 19th century that Mr. Colley obtained that contain portraits of past church officials, and choir members of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and exterior and interior views of the church. Other photographs include images of Underground Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery, and Fulton County.


Arrangement

This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

10th Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
10th Street Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Adamsville (Ga.)
Aerial views
Alabama Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Alpharetta (Ga.)
Atlanta Broom Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta City Hall (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.).
Avon Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.).
Broad Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Butler's Southern Charm Shoe Store (Atlanta, Ga.).
Cathedral of Christ the King (Atlanta, Ga.).
Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Atlanta, Ga.).
Central Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clarke, James -- Homes and haunts
Concordia Hall (Atlanta, Ga.).
DuBose, Beverly M., 1918-1986 -- Homes and haunts
Dunwoody Road (Fulton County, Ga.)
Edge, Robert
Edgewood Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.)
English-American Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Epstein, Harry H., (Harry Hyman), 1903-
Farms--Georgia--Fulton County
Five Points (Atlanta, Ga.)
Flatiron Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Fulton County Courthouse (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fulton National Bank.
Graham Paper Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Grant, Lemuel Pratt, 1817-1893 -- Homes and haunts
Haverty's Furniture Company.
Hemlock Exchange Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Henry Grady Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Howards Restaurant (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hunter Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hurt Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Immaculate Conception Academy (Atlanta, Ga.).
Jimmy's Lounge (Atlanta, Ga.)
Marietta Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Melchior, Lauritz
Milton County Courthouse (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Monuments & memorials--Georgia--Atlanta
National Bank of Georgia.
Newberry's (Atlanta, Ga.)
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Piaza, Ezio
Police vehicles--Georgia--Atlanta
Rhodes Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Roger's Drug Mutual Store (Atlanta, Ga.)
Roxy Furniture and Novelty Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Roxy Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Timberlake Sandwich Shop (Atlanta, Ga.)
Washington Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
West Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Zebra Lounge (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 149], Van Buren Colley Photograph, VIS 149, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Van Buren Colley, 1954, 1970, (1954.018), (1970.253) .

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

Location

VIS 149.01VIS 149.01 Adamsville, 1954 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.02VIS 149.02 Aerial View, Downtown Atlanta, circa 1970 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.03VIS 149.03 Alabama Street, circa 1970 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.04VIS 149.04 Alpharetta, 1954 ( 3.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.05VIS 149.05 Bakers Ferry Road, black church, 1954 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

circa 1970VIS 149.06 Broad Street, VIS 149.06 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.07VIS 149.07 Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, circa 1873-1940 ( 7.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.08VIS 149.08 Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1953-1970 ( 19.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.09VIS 149.09 Central Avenue, 1970 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.10VIS 149.10 Christ the King Catholic Church, 1954 ( 3.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.11VIS 149.11 DuBose Residence, 2737 Peachtree Street, 1950 ( 6.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.12VIS 149.12 Dunwoody Road, 1954 ( 2.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.13VIS 149.13 Edgewood Avenue, circa 1970 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.14VIS 149.14 Fulton County Airport, 1954 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.15VIS 149.15 Grant, Lemuel P., Residence, 1942 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.16VIS 149.16 Gretchen's Store, Buckhead and Decatur, circa 1954 ( 4.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.17VIS 149.17 Hunter Street, circa 1970 ( 2.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.18VIS 149.18 Marietta Street, 1952-1970 ( 5.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.19VIS 149.19 Oakland Cemetery, 1954 ( 3.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.20VIS 149.20 Our Lady of the Assumption, 1954 ( 4.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.21VIS 149.21 Peachtree Street, circa 1970 ( 8.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.22VIS 149.22 People, 1941-1950 ( 6.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.23VIS 149.23 St. John's Catholic Church, 1954 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS 149.24VIS 149.24 St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1954 ( 4.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.25VIS 149.25 Tenth Street, 1954 ( 7.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.26VIS 149.26 Underground Atlanta, 1970 ( 10.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.27VIS 149.27 West Peachtree Street, 1953 ( 2.0 images )
 

Location

VIS 149.28VIS 149.28 Whitehall Street, circa 1970