Girls High School photograph collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS326
Scope and Content
This collection contains various photographs of class photos, faculty photos, and physical education classes, Christmas decorations and alumni of Girls High School. There is also a photo of the Board of Education committee of the Atlanta City Council.
- 1875-1943, undated
- Girls High School (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is 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.
Girls High School was founded in 1872 as part of the Atlanta Public School System. At the time, it was the only public school in Atlanta for girls. Curriculum included physical education, domestic skills such as cooking, cleaning and sewing and business. The original school site was the DeSaul Building at the corner of Whitehall Street and Hunter Street and had an enrollment of 171 students. In 1925, with over 750 students, the school moved to Rosalia Street and in 1947 the school became coeducational and renamed Roosevelt High School. The school combined with Hoke Smith Technical School in 1985 when it officially closed.
34 image(s) (22 sepia-toned photographic prints, 12 black and white photographic prints)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically according to titles supplied by staff.
VIS 326 was previously catalogued as GHS.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- Class reunions -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Clothing and dress -- History -- 19th century
- High schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Lane Brothers Photo News Service (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Physical education -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Rainwater, M. Josephine
- Schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Women in education
- Women teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Girls High School photograph collection
- Breylan Martin
- September 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.