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General Motors Corporation photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS377

Scope and Content

This collection contains promotional photographs of automobiles produced by the General Motors Corporation between 1910 and 1960, including various models of Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles, and Pontiacs. Also featured is a photograph of a Chevrolet assembly plant in Atlanta, Georgia, and employees working on automobile bodies at the Fisher Body Division in Detroit, Michigan.


  • approximately 1910-1954, undated


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The General Motors Corporation is an automobile manufacturer based in Detroit, Michigan. It was cofounded in 1908 by William C. Durant (1861-1947) and Frederic L. Smith (1870-1954). General Motors operated two plants in Atlanta: Lakewood Assembly from 1927 to 1990 and Doraville Assembly from 1945 to 2008. Most of Doraville Assembly was demolished in 2014, with the exception of the plant's training facilty. This facility was converted into a film production company, Third Rail Studios, in 2016.


14 image(s) (14 black and white photographs)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1954


This collection was previously catalogued as GMC.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2020.

General Motors Corporation photographs
Kate Daly
February 2020
Description rules
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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