Allen D. Albert photographs
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Allen D. Albert 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: Albert, Allen D., (Allen Diehl), 1901-1972
Title: Allen D. Albert photographs
Dates: 1860-1958
Quantity: 162.0 Image(s)
Quantity: Extent: 162 photographs
Identification: ahc.VIS75

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Allen Diehl Albert, Jr. (1901 – 1972) was born in Washington D.C. to Allen Diehl and Janet Albert. An ordained minister, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1936. Dr. Albert was called into the Army in 1941 as a Captain of Infantry. He also served as aide de camp to General Omar Bradley, Major General Levan Allen and assistant executive officer to Major General John W. O’Daniel at Fort Benning, GA. His duties at Fort Benning were centered on hosting officials and distinguished guests. After the war he accepted a job as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology at Emory University. Dr. Albert also worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the Public Relations Department for the Marietta plant. In addition he also served on the Atlanta Art Association and on numerous civic committees.


Scope and Content Note

The Allen D. Albert photograph collection includes images of Dr. Albert, his wife, and extended family dating back several generations. The collection is also useful for the number of images that document wartime activities at the premiere Infantry School, Fort Benning, in Columbus, GA. The remaining photographs consist of images of Dr. Albert at events sponsored by various organizations to which he belonged.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: (1) Family, (2) Career.


Index Terms

Albert, Allen D., (Allen Diehl), 1901-1972
Allen, Leven C., (Leven Cooper), 1894-1979
Fort Benning (Ga.).
Harris, Julia Collier, b. 1875
Journalists--Georgia
Marshall, George C., (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Military maneuvers--Georgia
Military training camps--Georgia
Military uniforms
Neely, Frank Henry, b. 1884
United States. Army. -- Officers
United States. Army. -- Uniforms
World War, 1939-1945--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allen D. Albert photographs, VIS 75, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Ross Hanahan; 1981.212


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The 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

MSS 744, Allen D. Albert Collection


Container List

 

Series 1: Family, 1860 – 1950

27.0 photographs
Photographs of Dr. Albert Allen, his immediate family, and relatives and friends in the Boland, Collier, Harris, and Rawson families. Dr. Albert was related to the Harris, Collier, and Rawson families through his wife, Emily Davis Albert. Most of the items in this series are studio portraits. Images of Dr. Allen include those taken in the 1950’s. The photographs also consist of images of his wife and several members of the Collier family, and Harris families, including Julia Collier Harris, a writer and daughter-in-law of Joel Chandler Harris. Julia Harris wrote for several newspapers, including the Atlanta Constitution, and was one of only two women journalists to cover the signing of the Treaty of Versailes in 1919. As associate editor of the Columbus (GA) Enquirer Sun, Harris and her husband Julian won the first joint Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in 1926 This series also contains photographs of members of the Rawson family, including businessman Edward E. Rawson and Florida Fort (second wife of William Rawson, older brother of Edward). Other images include the family of Dr. Frank Boland, Atlanta physician, who presumably was an acquaintance of Dr. Albert, and "Dr. Logan" whose relation to either family is unclear.

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VIS 75. 01 VIS 75.01Albert, Dr. Allen D., [1950], 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.02VIS 75.02Albert, Emily Davis, [1910 – 1950], 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75. 03VIS 75.03Boland, Dr. Frank, and sons (Dr. Joe Boland, Dr. Kells Boland), [1945], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 04VIS 75.04Collier, Charles A., Jr., [1900], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 05 VIS 75.05Collier, John, [1900], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 06VIS 75.06Collier, Julia Root, [1900], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 07VIS 75.07Collier, William Rawson, [1930], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 08VIS 75.08Davis, Henrietta Collier, [1880 – 1920], 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75. 09VIS 75.09Fort, Florida (Mrs. William A. Rawson), [1860], 1.0 image

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VIS 75.11VIS 75.11Harris, Julia Collier, [1880 – 1920], 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.12VIS 75.12Harris, Julian Larose, [1945], 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.13 VIS 75.13Logan, Dr., [1870], 1.0 image

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VIS 75. 14VIS 75.14Rawson, Edward E., [1860], 1.0 image

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VIS 75.15 VIS 75.15Rawson (William R.) Home, Susan Rawson Collier and Charles Collier Jr. standing in front, [1890], 1.0 image
 

Series 2: Career, 1942 – 1958, n.d.

125.0 photographs
The photographs in this series document activities at the Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA during World War II, and events in the career of Dr. Allen D. Albert. The images are divided into three subseries; (A) "Fort Benning Infantry School", the majority of which include photographs of visiting dignitaries and officials. Individuals such as Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall, British Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Anthony Eden, British Field Marshall Sir John Dill, and Atlanta businessman Frank Neely are pictured in these images. Dr. Albert was aide-de-camp to Major General Levan Allen, base commander at Fort Benning when these photographs were taken. Some identities of visiting dignitaries are unidentified. Subseries A is divided into five sub-subseries. The second subseries (B) "Affiliations" includes images of Dr. Allen at events sponsored by organizations he belonged to such as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, and the Conference of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army. The final subseries, (C) "Atlanta" consists of aerial images of downtown Atlanta, including views of Rich’s department store and the Flatiron building.



Sub-Series A: Dignitaries

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VIS 75.16VIS 75.16Visiting Dignitaries - General George C. Marshall, Sir John Dill, 30 April 1942, 22.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.17VIS 75.17Visiting Dignitaries- General George C. Marshall, Anthony Eden, Sir John Dill, [1943], 9.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.18VIS 75.18Visiting Dignitaries -General George C. Marshall, Sir John Dill, Louis Mountbatten, [1943], 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.19VIS 75.19Visiting Dignitaries -Secretary of the Army, Robert Patterson, [1943], 5.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.20VIS 75.20Frank Neely, M. Rich Bros., [1943], 25.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.21VIS 75.21Unidentified, [1943], 21.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.22VIS 75.22Unidentified, [1943], 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.23VIS 75.23Social Occasions-Farewell Dinner to Colonel Albert H. Whitcomb, [1943], 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.24VIS 75.24Social Occasions-Unidentified, 1943, 1.0 image

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VIS 75.25VIS 75.25Military Maneuvers - Assault troops crossing Chattahoochee River, 25 April 1942, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.26VIS 75.26Military Maneuvers - River-crossing Demonstration, 10 July 1942

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VIS 75.27VIS 75.27Military Maneuvers - [Troops marching], 1943, 1.0 image

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VIS 75.28VIS 75.28People - Allen, Leven (Major General), [1943], 1.0 image

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VIS 75.29VIS 75.29People - O’Daniel, Mike, [1943], 1.0 image

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VIS 75.30VIS 75.30Buildings - Commandant Quarters, [1943], 1.0 image



Sub-Series B: Affiliations, 1951 - 1958

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VIS 75.31VIS 75.31Lockheed, 1951-1956, 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.32VIS 75.32Civilian leaders visit to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 5 August 1953, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.33VIS 75.33High Museum, [1955], 5.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.34VIS 75.34Conference of Christians and Jews, 1956, 1.0 image

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VIS 75.35VIS 75.35Fifth Annual Conference of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army, 1957 - 1958, 9.0 Image(s)

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VIS 75.36 VIS 75.36Third Army Commanders' Conference, 8 August 1958, 3.0 Image(s)



Sub-Series C: Atlanta, undated

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VIS 75.37.1-.12VIS 75.37/CS BOX 1Aerials of Downtown Atlanta, GA, undated, 12.0 Image(s)