Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of business records pertaining to the Atlanta Transit Authority and subsidiary transportation companies. Included in the collection is correspondence and legal records pertaining to the daily operations of the company as well as copies of testimony from court cases involving the Atlanta Transit Authority. The bulk of the collection is a group of appraisal ledgers based on 1968 valuations of company property and equipment.
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection is comprised of original negatives, copy prints, and copy negatives created by Bill Wilson and other artists and photographers, whose works were collected by Wilson. The collection offers important documentation on a wide variety of personalities, events, and geographic locations both in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Most of the material is captured on acetate film and color transparencies.
Dates: 1938-1984, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and memoranda from organizations in which either Alvin or Charlotte Ferst were active during their professional and civic careers. Among these organizations are the High Museum of Art, the Museum Trustees Association, Rich's Department Store, Central Atlanta Progress, TransFact Inc., the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way. The collection also contains personal correspondence from Charlotte and Alvin Ferst,...
Dates: 1954-2009, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of administrative records from the City of Atlanta, which have been divided into sixteen series. Records include materials pertaining to select mayors of Atlanta and correspondence and memos from the Executive Office. The collection also includes City Council and Board of Alderman legislation, minutes, and proceedings. Records also include material regarding transportation, public safety, finance, planning and community development, courts, public works, and maps. ...
Dates: 1848-2009, undated
Scope and Contents This collection documents Darlene Roth's professional work at the History Group, Inc., the Atlanta History Center, and Darlene Roth and Associates, Inc. The bulk of papers are historical surveys and reports about the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area that she completed as research assessments for corporate clients such as MARTA, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. Papers include records, reports, surveys, notes, maps, and correspondence. Two...
Dates: 1854-2004, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images of the construction of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail stations, including the Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, North Avenue Station, Garnett Station, the North Line, South Line and East Line. Also included are photographs taken on the opening day for the Avondale, Decatur, Omni, Fare Gates rail stations, and the West Line.
Dates: 1978-1980, undated
Scope and Content The Harry G. Lefever papers consist primarily of records Mr. Lefever kept on neighborhoods and community organizations in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers reflect his involvement in community organizing; race relations and urban renewal; Atlanta inner-city neighborhoods and associations; and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. These files contain correspondence; articles from books, magazines, and newspapers; reports; and student papers on the relationship between the community...
Dates: 1966-2009, undated
Scope and Content This collection documents the Haverty family, Haverty's Furniture Company, and associated professional organizations. The papers consist of business correspondence, family letters, financial records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, speeches, travel journals, and writings. Included in the collection are speeches from Haverty's and American Retail Federation meetings and conventions, as well as first person narratives from Rawson Haverty Sr. highlighting his travels to Europe and family...
Dates: 1810-2007, undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs and blueprints from the Atlanta Transit System, Inc. (ATS) in Atlanta, Georgia. Included are photographs and schematics of buses, streetcars, and trolleys used by ATS, as well as images of ATS staff. Of special note are photographs of Governor Lester Maddox (1915-2003) with William P. Maynard, president of ATS, signing a sales tax relief bill, which removed sales taxes on passenger fares. Also included is an image of Governor Maddox signing a proclamation...
Dates: 1923-1975, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of executive committee records, including bylaws and articles of incorporation, regarding the incorporation of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO); executive committee correspondence on neighborhood concerns, such as zoning, public safety, transportation issues, and education; KNO meeting agendas and minutes; subcommittee activities and special projects, such as streetscape improvements for Kirkwood commercial district, oral history projects, green space...
Dates: 1993-2009, undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Maria Helena Dolan that document her work in LGBTQ+ and feminist organizations, her personal life, events she attended, her work at MARTA, as well her various other interests, including gardening, arts, and travel. Specific causes documented include AIDS awareness and safe sex, domestic violence, civil rights, and LGBTQ+ rights. Organizations represented include Atlanta History Center, Charis Books & More, Pride, ACLU, and Atlanta Lesbian and...
Dates: 1970-2007, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records The photographs in this collection were created during two survey grants sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The images in the first grant documented the development of Atlanta’s rapid transit system (MARTA) from 1977- 1978, and photographs from the second grant (1979-1981) illustrate Atlanta’s role as a center of transportation. The photographs from the first NEA project depict downtown Atlanta prior to the construction of MARTA, employees involved in the creation of MARTA,...
Dates: 1955 – 1981, bulk 1977-1981
Scope and Content This collection contains business documents generated and collected by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The bulk of the material is meeting minutes created by the Chamber and its various councils. There are also publications of the Chamber, administrative and institutional records, and various documents describing the establishment of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), airports in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission. Material includes...
Dates: 1883-2012, undated
Scope and Content This collection documents the public life of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell. The majority of the images in the collection depict his time as mayor; others document his career as a realtor and member of the City of Atlanta Board of Aldermen. The images also document Massell's ceremonial duties as mayor, including presiding over groundbreakings; presenting keys to the city to special visitors; and ceremonies involving MARTA and Delta Airlines. The collection features images of Massell hosting...
Dates: 1954-1991, undated; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1974