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Atlanta Freedom Marching Bands documents

Identifier: ahc.MSS1112

Scope and Content

This collection contains financial, outreach, and organizational papers that document the founding and early years of the Atlanta Freedom Marching Band. Records include meeting minutes, incorporation records, bylaws, correspondence, bank information, expense reports, tax records, membership announcements, newsletters, and advertisements.


  • 1993-1998, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Atlanta Freedom Marching BandS, originally called the Atlanta Freedom Marching Band, is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1995, who's mission is to increase LGBTQ visibility in Atlanta through the performing arts. Buz Carr founded the organization in 1993 to perform in the annual Atlanta Pride celebration. In later years, the band performed at Atlanta Pride as well as other venues, including the Inman Park Festival Parade, the WSB "Salute to America" Fourth of July parade, and pride celebrations in other states. In 1998 the Atlanta Freedom Marching Bands performed at the Gay Games in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The band's title changed to the Atlanta Freedom Marching Bands when it expanded to include the Concert Band, the MetroGnomes Stage Band, and the Color Guard. The organization is governed by officers such as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and various coordinators and directors.


0.83 linear ft. (two document cases)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1998

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
Atlanta Freedom Marching Bands documents
Hannah Givens
February 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305