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Atlanta Scottish Association records

Collection number: ahc.MSS949

Scope and Content

The bulk of the records consist of administrative and financial materials - minutes, ledgers, check stubs, secretary's warrant books, and membership dues - from 1912-1951. These materials, along with meeting announcements and correspondence, document ASA's meetings, financial activities and social activities. The correspondence is primarily between members of A.A. Craig and William Purdie. The printed material consists of bulletins of Scottish or Scottish society related news. Finally, the Burns Club folder consists of a brochure and two photocopied newspaper articles.


  • 1912-1990, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1912 - 1950


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Scottish Association (ASA), founded in 1912, provided those of Scottish descent in Atlanta, Georgia with a social organization. The membership ranged from active dues paying members to inactive, recognized members. Through monthly meetings held at the Burns Cottage in Atlanta, social gatherings and fraternal events were organized, often with the aid of the Ladies Auxiliary of the ASA. The ASA also maintained ties to other Scottish affiliated organizations, such as the Burns Club of Atlanta and the Burns Federation. Additional historical information has not been determined.


0.4 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Related Archival Materials

All visual arts materials have been separated from the collection and are found in VIS 91.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlanta Scottish Association records, MSS 964, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta Scottish Association records
Laura Starratt
September 2012
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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