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Atlanta Historical Society


Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Atlanta's Unspoken Past oral history recordings

Collection number: ahc.VIS178
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection is comprised of ten interviews, transcript of each interview (edited and unedited), original video recordings for each interview, and a DVD access copy of each.

Dates: 2004-2005

Atlanta's Unspoken Past oral history transcriptions

Collection number: ahc.MSS994
Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection is comprised of eleven interviews, transcript of each interview (edited and unedited), original audio recordings for each interview, and a CD access copy of each. The interviews with Billy Jones and Ginny Boyd are part of the Maria Helena Dolan collection (1999.142)

Dates: 1997, 2004-2005

Buckhead Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1036
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, rosters, minutes, membership, and financial records of the club. Also included is the club's monthly newsletter, The Good Earth Boys, which highlights their activities. Material also documents the club's operation of three successive greenhouses.

Dates: 1960-2013, undated

Cherokee Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS650
Scope and Content This collection contains minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, histories, and president's notebooks that document the civic and social history of the club. President's notebooks include correspondence, minutes, newsletters, reports, financial records, and membership information. Also a part of the collection are scrapbooks which illustrate the club's many projects including two scrapbooks devoted to the "Christmas Trees Around the World" project and a scrapbook devoted to the restoration project...
Dates: 1928-2019, undated

Colonial Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS722
Scope and Content

This collection contains clippings, correspondence, flower show programs, and meeting minutes that document the civic and social activities of the club. Also part of the collection are scrapbooks that detail club activities, projects, and special interests such as the Swan House, conservation, and flower arrangement.

Dates: 1941-1986, undated

Cottage Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1044
Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the history of the club, including meeting minutes and reports, flower show programs and awards, yearbooks, clippings, and correspondence. Scrapbooks also detail the social and civic activities of the club.

Dates: 1954-2014

DuBose family collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS1020
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and professional papers of the DuBose family and the historical Civil War items they collected. The personal papers pertain to geneaology, correspondence, and DuBose Jr.'s military service in the United States Navy. Also included are manuscripts and presentations written by members of the DuBose family as well as many collected from others about the Civil War.These papers document the DuBose family's interest in the Civil War. There is...
Dates: 1782-2001, undated

Edward L. Daugherty visual arts material

Collection number: ahc.VIS207
Scope and Content This collection contains drawings of projects including private gardens, corporate clients, schools, cultural institutions, large developments, parks, and cemeteries. Notable projects are the Atlanta Historical Society (Atlanta History Center), Atlanta Botanical Garden, Coca-Cola Headquarters Complex, Piedmont Hospital, Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and a large cross section of private residences in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Also a part...
Dates: 1928-2013, undated

Ernest W. Sills Tullie Smith House photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS338
Scope and Content

This collection contains images taken of the Tullie Smith House in its original location at 2890 North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.

Dates: approximately 1940

Every Saturday Club photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS261
Scope and Content

This collection documents the members and activities of the Every Saturday Club, including an exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society in the 1940s and regular meetings held between 1979 and 1987 at the homes of several members. Of particular note are images of author Anne Rivers Siddons and World Health Organization delegate Virginia Schneider at meetings.

Dates: approximately 1945, 1979-1987, undated

Forward Arts Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS915
Scope and Content

These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and other papers to document the history of the Forward Arts Foundation since it moved into the Swan Coach House.

Dates: 1967-2002

Hale family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1265
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers and family records of Sheffield Hale. Personal documents include correspondence, writings, publications, newspapers, articles, and records reflecting his non-profit work and legal career. Of particular note are articles and blog posts regarding his work related to the movement to remove Confederate monuments. Family papers include research on family members and associated families of Sheffield Hale. There are copies of original documents,...
Dates: 1779-2020, undated; Majority of material found in 1953-2020

Henry A. Alexander, Sr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1142
Scope and Content This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, legal documents, and political writings, including text of speeches and letters to the editor of local newspapers that reflect Henry Alexander's activism in the Republican Party during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Legal and professional documents include Alexander’s affiliation with the American Bar Association, correspondence to the General Assembly and with the Fifth District of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs. ...
Dates: 1900-1973, undated

J. Richardson Jones film Film

Collection number: ahc.VIS179
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection, in its original format, contains a series of sixty-five reels of primarily silent black and white nitrate film commissioned by Eugene M. White to promote the prosperous African-American communities in Atlanta during the 1930s. The footage documents a variety of activities including sporting events, homecoming, golf, motorcycle racing, occupational activities, and baseball. Included in the footage is the Atlanta Black Crackers baseball team playing a game at Ponce De Leon Park...
Dates: circa 1938

James H. Elliott letters to the Atlanta Historical Society

Collection number: ahc.MSS745f
Scope and Content

This collection contains two letters sent to the Atlanta Historical Society by J. H. Elliott. The letters contain Georgia news stories from the Scientific American, transcribed by Elliott in 1943. The stories date from 1847 to 1854.

Dates: 1943

J.E. Mellett Jr. photographs

Collection number: ahcVIS369
Scope and Content

This collection contains black and white photographs of construction scenes in downtown Atlanta by J.E. "Ned" Mellett Jr. They were submitted to the 1949 Atlanta Historical Society Historical Photographic Exhibition in partnership with the Dixie Camera Club under the category "construction." Additional photographs include scenes of Atlanta Zoo and activities such as tennis, baseball, and swimming in Piedmont Park, Grant Park, and Lakewood Park.

Dates: 1949-1950

Jennie Meta Barker research papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS53
Scope and Content These papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings collected by Jennie Meta Barker about Atlanta and it's history. Most clippings relate broadly to Atlanta, but particular subjects include history, the arts, politics and government, business and organizations, notable Atlantans, and Georgia geography. In addition to clippings, there are also reports, pamphlets, publications, and correspondence relating to these topics. The collection also contains notes and chapters that Barker wrote...
Dates: approximately 1820-1967, undated; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1967

Margaret Mitchell Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS146
Scope and Content The Margaret Mitchell collection is comprised of material pertaining to the life of Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and other printed materials. The correspondence – originals and copies of cards, letters, postcards, notes, and telegrams – provides detail into Mitchell’s professional relationships with fans and publishers, as well as her involvement with the Atlanta Historical Society. The Baugh (secretary to Stephens Mitchell, brother and...
Dates: 1863-1971

Mimosa Garden Club scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS673
Scope and Content

This collection contains three scrapbooks that document the social and civic activities of the club. The scrapbooks include clippings, yearbooks, and flower show awards and ribbons. One scrapbook is devoted to the club's civic project landscaping the grounds of the Atlanta Speech School's new location on Northside Parkway in 1967. This scrapbook includes landscape drawings by landscape architect, William L. Monroe.

Dates: 1928-1975

Norma K. and Edwin J. Seiferle papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1050
Scope and Content This collection contains articles, memoranda, and correspondence relating to professional and civic organizations with which the Seiferles were involved. Among those organizations are the Atlanta Historical Society, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Botanical Society, and the Highpoint Civic Association. The collection also contains personal correspondence, coursework, family history, environmental studies, and travel interests. Material highlights a wide range of topics such as...
Dates: 1867-1989, undated

Additional filters:

Collection 32
Archival Record 1
Atlanta (Ga.) 5
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History 5
Gardening -- Georgia -- Atlanta 5
Flower shows -- Georgia -- Atlanta 4
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta 4
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Architects -- Georgia -- Atlanta 3
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia 3
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia -- Atlanta 3
Department stores -- Georgia -- Atlanta 3
Gardening -- Georgia -- Societies, etc. 3
Houses -- Georgia -- Atlanta 3
Mountains -- Georgia 3
Parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta 3
World War, 1939-1945 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American 3
Appalachian Trail 2
Architect-designed houses 2
Associations, institutions, etc. -- United States 2
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. 2
Baseball -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Botanical illustration 2
Botanists -- Georgia 2
Buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Churches -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
Commercial buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Conservationists -- Georgia 2
Endangered plants 2
Endemic plants 2
Flowers in art 2
Gardening -- Societies, etc. 2
Gardening -- Southern States 2
Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History 2
Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Social conditions 2
Grant Park (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
Hospitals -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Interior architecture 2
Interior decoration 2
Landscape architecture -- Georgia 2
Legal instruments -- Georgia 2
Lesbians -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History 2
Lesbians -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Social conditions 2
Monuments & memorials -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
National Parks and reserves 2
Neighborhoods -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
New Orleans (La.) 2
North Druid Hills Road (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, Ga.) 2
Railroads -- Georgia 2
Schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Theaters -- Georgia -- Atlanta 2
Trees 2
Wild flowers -- Identification 2
Wilderness Areas -- Southeastern States 2
Women -- Societies and clubs 2
Account books -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Administration of estates -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Advertising -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Advertising and women 1
African American universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
African Americans -- Georgia 1
African Americans -- Segregation 1
Agriculture -- Georgia 1
American diaries 1
Americus (Ga.) 1
Amusement parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Ansley Park (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Appalachian Mountains 1
Architectural drawing -- Georgia 1
Architecture -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Pictorial works 1
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century 1
Architecture, Domestic -- Southern States 1
Armored vessels -- United States 1
Art museums -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Associations, institutions, etc. -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Athens (Ga.) -- History 1
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Church history 1
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Economic conditions 1
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Politics and government 1
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
Awards -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Basketball -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Beaufort County (S.C.) 1
Book collecting -- Georgia 1
Book collectors 1
Book donations 1
Bookplates 1
Botanical libraries -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Botany -- Georgia 1
Botany -- Southern States 1
Bridges -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Business records -- Georgia 1
Camellias 1
Camp Gordon (DeKalb County, Ga.) 1
Capital stock -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Catholics -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
Cemeteries -- Georgia 1
Cemeteries -- Georgia -- Marietta 1
Charities -- Georgia -- Atlanta 1
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