Southline Press, Inc. Photographs
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Southline Press, Inc. Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Southline Press, Inc.
Title: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs
Dates: circa 1985-1989, undated
Quantity: 880.0 images
Quantity: 880 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS158

Biographical/Historical Note

Southline Press, Inc. was founded in October, 1984 by former Georgia State Senator Todd Evans. From February 1985 to May 1988, Evans published Southline, an Atlanta weekly that offered mostly liberal editorials and published news stories on local politics and government, national affairs, the arts, sports, and cuisine. Evans employed a staff of roughly 15-20 editors, writers, and account managers and leased an office at 761B Peachtree Street in Midtown. At its peak, the newspaper claimed approximately 40,000 subscribers. Southline ceased publication on May 11, 1988, citing financial problems as the primary reason.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains images of people, places, and events, most of whom were represented in news stories and other features in Southline. Images of people include political and civic leaders, religious leaders, professionals, entertainers, journalists and authors, athletes, and the general public. Among the photographs are images of Marvin Arrington, Roy Barnes, Julian Bond, Mike Bowers, Bill Campbell, Shirley Franklin, Pierre Howard, Maynard Jackson, Joseph Lowry, Billy McKinney, Benjamin Mays, Tom Murphy, Pat Swindall, and Hosea Williams. Most of the images are of members of the Georgia General Assembly. Photographs of locations include Agnes Scott College, Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Water Works, Big Bethel Church on Auburn Avenue, Biltmore Hotel, the Center for Disease Control, Emory University, General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Stone Mountain. All of the images of geographic locations were taken in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Images of events include a demonstration by Ku Klux Klan members in Forsyth County, anti-abortion protestors, a riot of Cuban prisoners at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, anti death penalty protestors, and a parade against celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Images in this collection have been arranged in three subgroups (1) People; (2) Geographic Locations; (3) Events.

Index Terms

688 Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Aaron, Betty
Allen, Frederick, 1948-
Archambault, Charlie
Arnett, Bill
Arrington, Marvin S.
Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Atlanta Bach Choir.
Atlanta Braves (Baseball team)
Atlanta Chamber Players.
Atlanta Peachtree Chorus.
Atlanta Rhythm Section (Musical group).
Austin, Paul
Banks, Carolyn
Barnes, Roy E., (Roy Eugene), 1948-
Barrow, Willie T., (Willie Taplin), 1924-
Beautiful Restaurant (Atlanta, Ga.).
Biltmore Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.).
Brooks, Tyrone
Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.)
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Church buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Clark, Betty
Cleland, Max, 1942-
Cleveland, Rob
Coffin, Zachary
Colbert, Luther
Couch, Barbara
Coverdell, Paul Douglas, 1939-2000
Crim, Alonzo
Culver, Kevin
Davis, Mary
Davis, Myrtle
DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.
Dollar, Alvin
Drivin' n' Cryin' (Musical group).
East Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Ellis Theater (Atlanta, Ga.).
Evans, Andrea
Feldman, Manuel
Felton, Dorothy, 1929-2008
Five Paces Inn (Atlanta, Ga.).
Forsyth County (Ga.)
Fowler, Wyche, 1940-
Fowlkes, Buddy
Georgia Satellites (Musical group)
Georgia--Politics and government
Georgia. General Assembly.
Gillis, Hugh M., 1918-
Guadalcanal Diary (Musical group)
Harris, Barbara
Harris, Joe Frank
Henrix, Cathy
Howard, Billy
Howard, James
Howard, Pierre
Isakson, Johnny, 1944-
Ivansco, Joey
Karell, Mark Jeremy
Kelly, Ken
Kolb, Kathryn
Leitman, Ruth
Little Five Points (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lomax, Michael, 1947-
Love Tractor (Musical group)
Miller, Zell, 1932-
Musikworks (Atlanta, Ga.)
Newbill, Sallie
Night Owl (Atlanta, Ga.)
Nunn, Sam
Orrock, Nan
Patrick, James
Peachtree Cafe (Atlanta, Ga.)
Pitts, Robb
Popular music
Portman, John Calvin
Prison riots--Georgia--Atlanta
Radio personalities--Georgia--Atlanta
Ramey, Tom
Redding, Frank L.
Richardson, Eleanor L., 1913-2006
Roadbusters (Atlanta, Ga.)
Robertsen, E. Marie
Selman, Helen
Shaw, Robert, 1916-1999
Shellmont (Atlanta, Ga.)
Shelters for the homeless--Georgia--Atlanta
Shumake, Hildred
Smyre, Calvin, 1947-
Southline (Newspaper)
Stanley, Charles
Stoner, Jesse Benjamin, 1924-2005
Tanner, Joe
Tate, Horace
Thackston, King
Thomas, Mable
U.S. Army School of the Americas.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta
Wax and Facts (Atlanta, Ga.)
Wilkins, Dominique, 1960-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 158], Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, VIS 158, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southline Press, Inc., 1989 (1989.330).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2008.


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.

Related Material

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Container List


Subgroup I: People, circa 1985-1989, undated

(549 black and white photographic prints)


VIS 158.01VIS 158.01 Political and Civic Leaders, circa 1985-1989, undated, 350.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.02VIS 158.02 Religious Leaders, circa 1985-1989, undated, 13.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.03VIS 158.03 Professionals, circa 1985-1989, undated, 40.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.04VIS 158.04 Entertainers, circa 1985-1989, undated, 95.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.05VIS 158.05 Journalists and Authors, circa 1985-1989, undated, 10.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.06VIS 158.06 Athletes, circa 1985-1989, undated, 11.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.07VIS 158.07 General Public, circa 1985-1989, undated, 30.0 photographic prints

Subgroup II: Geographic Locations, circa 1985-1989, undated

(220 black and white photographic prints)


VIS 158.08VIS 158.08 Atlanta Landmarks, circa 1985-1989, undated, 43.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.09VIS 158.09 Churches, circa 1985-1989, undated, 11.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.10VIS 158.10 Universities and Colleges, circa 1985-1989, undated, 10.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.08VIS 158.11 Businesses, circa 1985-1989, undated, 69.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.12VIS 158.12 Residential Neighborhoods and Houses, circa 1985-1989, undated, 28.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.13VIS 158.13 Government Buildings, circa 1985-1989, undated, 14.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.14VIS 158.14 Industry, circa 1985-1989, undated, 18.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.15VIS 158.15 Airports and Airlines, circa 1985-1989, undated, 9.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.16VIS 158.16 Highways, circa 1985-1989, undated, 7.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.17VIS 158.17 Skylines, circa 1985-1989, undated, 11.0 photographic prints

Subgroup III: Events, circa 1985-1989, undated

(111 black and white photographic prints)


VIS 158.18VIS 158.18 Demonstrations, circa 1985-1989, undated, 73.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.19VIS 158.19 Parades and Entertainment, circa 1985-1989, undated, 13.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.20VIS 158.20 Sports and Fitness, circa 1985-1989, undated, 19.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.21VIS 158.21 Hotel Francis Fire, undated, 3.0 photographic prints


VIS 158.22VIS 158.22 Train Derailment, undated, 3.0 photographic prints