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Arch S. Martin papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS758f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, and other papers of Arch S. Martin. The bulk consists of Martin’s correspondence from his time at Columbia University. There is also correspondence between Martin and the Atlanta Athletic Club from the 1980s and 1990s; a Certificate of Golf Prowess from the Atlanta Athletic Club; an April, 1991, issue of the Club Times by the Atlanta Athletic Club; and a May, 1974, issue of Tech Topics, the magazine of the National Alumni Association of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally, the collection contains Arch Martin’s 1915-16 high school report card from the Atlanta Public School System, Martin’s selective service card, a Confederate $10 bill, and a photocopy of the New York Tribune printed on Martin’s first birthday.


  • 1900-1991, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Arch Stewart Martin (1900-1991) grew up on Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta. His parents were Nathan E. Martin (1867-?) and Vena Stewart Martin (1872-1930). Martin enrolled in the Georgia School of Technology, then enlisted in the US Navy as a seaman apprentice on October 1, 1918. He later attended Columbia University in New York, then joined his father's food brokerage firm Martin and Ziegler. In 1957 he married Annah Martin. An avid golfer, Martin was a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club for 74 years and served on the club’s Board of Directors in the 1950s.


3 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2000

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Arch S. Martin papers
Joshua Whitfield
June 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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305