Harry G. Lefever photographs
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Harry G. Lefever photographs

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: Lefever, Harry G.
Title: Harry G. Lefever photographs
Dates: approximately 1900s-1979, undated
Quantity: 36.0 Image(s)
Identification: ahc.VIS203

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Groff Lefever, born December 7, 1931, attended Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Virginia where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1955. Lefever earned his Master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1962 and his Doctorate of Philosphy from Emory University in 1971. After teaching at Eastern Mennonite College for three years, he joined the Sociology Department at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1966. Lefever served as the department chair from 1975-1992. In 2003, he retired from teaching and was named Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Spelman College. He received several awards while teaching at Spelman, including the Presidential Award for Scholarly Achievement, the United Negro College Fund Distinguished Scholar Award, and the Fannie Lou Hamer Achievement Award. Lefever wrote several books related to race relations and the Civil Rights Movement, notably Undaunted by the Fight: Spelman College & the Civil Rights Movement 1957-1967 (2005) and Sacred Places: A Guide to Civil Rights Sites in Atlanta, Georgia (2008). Lefever's wife, Esther, was a district councilwoman for the Sixth District of Atlanta.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains black and white photographs collected by Harry G. Lefever through his research and work as a Sociology professor. The photographs document street scenes and residents of inner-city Atlanta neighborhoods, including scenes during and after the 1917 Atlanta fire; street scenes of Baker Street, Butler Street, Chestnut Avenue, Ellis Street, Harris Street, Houston Street, and London Lane; photos of Mrs. A. B. Jefferson, Reverend William Holmes Borders, and W. A. Scott III; and Cabbagetown residents from 1979.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Pictorial works
Borders, William Holmes, 1905-1993
Cabbagetown (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta
Historic districts--Georgia--Atlanta
Homeowners--Georgia--Atlanta--Social conditions
Housing--Georgia--Atlanta
Jefferson, A. B., Mrs.
Murphy Printing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Scott, W. A., III

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry G. Lefever photographs, VIS 203, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Description Control

Collection processed in December 2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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

Harry G. Lefever papers, MSS 1011, Kenan Research center at the Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

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VIS 203.01 VIS 203.01Two children sitting on front stoop in Cabbagetown, approximately 1900 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.02VIS 203.02Atlanta Fire of 1917 street scenes, 1917 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.03VIS 203.03Atlanta street scenes, approximately 1920 ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.04VIS 203.04Mrs. A. B. Jefferson sitting at desk in office at Murphy Printing Company, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.05VIS 203.05Reverend William Holmes Borders, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.06VIS 203.06W. A. Scott III, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 203.07VIS 203.07Cabbagetown residents, 1979 ( 22.0 Image(s) )