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Charles Stevens papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1147

Scope and Content

This collection consists of documents pertaining to the Apollo Room, interior decoration, and LGBT activism. These documents include Apollo Room travel brochures; an issue of House and Garden; and records documenting Stevens’s donations to Jerusalem House, a non-profit that housed low-income individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Of particular note is correspondence between Stevens and the Jerusalem House about building an HIV/AIDS clinic in Midtown.


  • 1963-2007, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Charles Stevens (1927-2015) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Anna Stevens (1888-1977) and Henry Stevens (1892-1934). He served in the United States Navy during both Word War II and the Korean War. In 1958 he moved to Atlanta and worked for Scalamandre Silk Inc., a high-end fabric and textile company based in New York. He and his partner, William Muha (1942-2005), were members of the Apollo Room, a men’s social club in Atlanta. Stevens was active in the Atlanta LGBT community, participating in both the Georgia Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights and Atlanta Prime Timers, an organization for older gay and bisexual men.


0.417 linear ft.



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2007

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Charles Stevens papers
Karissa Kang
July 2018
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