William A. Bass High School documents
Collection number: ahc.MSS1193
Scope and Content
This collection contains editions of the student newspapers The Aerial and The Ambassador. Articles cover important school matters as well as current events. The newspapers also contain short works of fiction, jokes, and a long-running gossip column called "Campus Cliques." Additional material includes Parent Teacher Association pamphlets, commencement programs, and graduation programs.
- Bass High School (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
William A. Bass Junior High School, named after a former Boys High School mathematics teacher, opened in the Atlanta neighborhood of Little Five Points in 1923. It was the first junior high school in the Atlanta Public Schools system. In 1948, it was converted into a high school. The Aerial was Bass Junior High School's student-run newspaper. The Ambassador, stylized as The amBASSador, was Bass High School's newspaper. Bass Junior High School and Bass High School had strong ties to Atlanta's Jewish community. The schools graduated many notable alumni, including Asa Candler. Bass High School closed in 1987 and in 1996 the building was converted into residential lofts.
1.88 linear ft. (one half document case and two oversize folders)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Bass High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Bass High School (Atlanta, Ga.) -- Ambassador
- High schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Jewish students -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Student newspapers and periodicals -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- William A. Bass Junior High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- William A. Bass Junior High School (Atlanta, Ga.) -- Aerial
- William A. Bass High School documents
- Rebecca Grieco
- October 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.