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William B. Hartsfield photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS4

Scope and Content

This collection consists of images of William B. Hartsfield, often with others, taken during his later years as Mayor. Also included are pictures of him with family or friends following the end of his political career.


  • 1950-1971, 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

William Berry Hartsfield (1890-1971) served as Mayor of Atlanta for six terms (1937-1941, 1942-1961), longer than any other mayor in the history of the city. Hartsfield was educated in Atlanta public schools but did not finish high school or attend college. While working as a clerk with an Atlanta law firm in the 1920s he studied law books and publications and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1927. He married Pearl Williams in 1913 and they had two children, William Berry, Jr., and Mildred. The marriage ended in divorce in 1962. Hartsfield married Tollie Bedenbaugh Tolan later in 1962 and adopted her son, Carl. Additional biographical information about William Berry Hartsfield has not been determined.


223 image(s) (223 photographs and negatives)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. People and Series II. Events and Geographic Locations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1985

Related Archival Materials

William Berry Hartsfield collection, MSS 530 and William B. Hartsfield papers, MSS 811, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.
William B. Hartsfield photographs
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