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Atlanta Historical Society

 Organization

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Atlanta History Center postcard collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS93
Scope and Contents This collection contains postcards that depict scenes in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Most of the images are of man-made structures in Atlanta including Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Municipal Airport (now Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), Biltmore Hotel, Booker T. Washington High School, Bulloch Hall, Candler Building, Capitol City Club, City Hall, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park, English-American (Flatiron) Building, Fort McPherson,...
Dates: 1899-1990, undated

Atlanta's Unspoken Past oral history recordings

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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 of...
Dates: 1928-2019, undated

Colonial Garden Club records

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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

Edward L. Daugherty visual arts material

 Collection
Identifier: 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 of...
Dates: 1928-2013, undated

Ernest W. Sills Tullie Smith House photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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

Henry A. Alexander, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: 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. The...
Dates: 1900-1973, undated

J. Richardson Jones film Film

 Collection
Identifier: 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 in...
Dates: circa 1938

James H. Elliott letters to the Atlanta Historical Society

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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 for...
Dates: approximately 1820-1967, undated; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1967

Margaret Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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 wildlowers,...
Dates: 1867-1989, undated

Norma K. and Edwin J. Seiferle photographs

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS296
Scope and Content This collection contains images that document the social and civic activities of the Seiferles. The majority of images were taken on their hiking and botany trips, sometimes with groups such as the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC). Photographs are largely of gardens and flora, but also include scenic landscapes, mountains, rivers, harbors, and coastlines. Plant images are mostly identified and a great number of photographs are from the Seiferles' own Atlanta garden (later incorporated...
Dates: 1875-1988, undated