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Southline Press, Inc. photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS158

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains images of people, places, and events, most of whom were represented in news stories and other features in Southline. Images of people include political and civic leaders, religious leaders, professionals, entertainers, journalists and authors, athletes, and the general public. Among the photographs are images of Marvin Arrington, Roy Barnes, Julian Bond, Mike Bowers, Bill Campbell, Shirley Franklin, Pierre Howard, Maynard Jackson, Joseph Lowry, Billy McKinney, Benjamin Mays, Tom Murphy, Pat Swindall, and Hosea Williams. Most of the images are of members of the Georgia General Assembly. Photographs of locations include Agnes Scott College, Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Water Works, Big Bethel Church on Auburn Avenue, Biltmore Hotel, the Center for Disease Control, Emory University, General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Stone Mountain. All of the images of geographic locations were taken in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Images of events include a demonstration by Ku Klux Klan members in Forsyth County, anti-abortion protestors, a riot of Cuban prisoners at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, anti death penalty protestors, and a parade against celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • circa 1985-1989, undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Southline Press, Inc. was founded in October, 1984 by former Georgia State Senator Todd Evans. From February 1985 to May 1988, Evans published Southline, an Atlanta weekly that offered mostly liberal editorials and published news stories on local politics and government, national affairs, the arts, sports, and cuisine. Evans employed a staff of roughly fifteen to twenty editors, writers, and account managers and leased an office at 761B Peachtree Street in the Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. At its peak, the newspaper claimed approximately 40,000 subscribers. Southline ceased publication on May 11, 1988, citing financial problems as the primary reason.


880 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

Images in this collection have been arranged in three subgroups (1) People; (2) Geographic Locations; (3) Events.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southline Press, Inc., 1989 (1989.330).

Related Materials

Manuscripts from this collection are un-cataloged. See reference staff to make an appointment with an archivist for access. Please note there will be a delay to access any un-cataloged collection.

General Physical Description note

880 black and white photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2008.

Southline Press, Inc. photographs
Helen Matthews
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305