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Susan Kessler Barnard oral histories collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS918

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the partial transcriptions and the taped interviews. It also includes an original manuscript of the book.


  • 1993-1995, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Susan Kessler Barnard published Buckhead: A Place for All Time in 1996. Buckhead is the northwest section of Atlanta. She did a great deal of primary and secondary source research. Mrs. Barnard also conducted 120 personal interviews with old and young residents of Buckhead, including descendants of original settlers. At the start of each taped interview Mrs. Barnard told the interviewee he or she was being recorded and asked permission to use the material in her book. Mrs. Barnard then made partial transcriptions, sometimes noting down the words verbatim, sometimes making paraphrases. Not all of the tapes were transcribed.


2 linear ft. (one document case and three oversize boxes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
Susan Kessler Barnard oral histories collection
Josh Hogan
April 2013
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