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Sheffield Hale visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS381

Scope and Content

This collection contains 80 photographs of Sheffield Hale's childhood home at 61 Brighton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, in the Brookwood Hills neighborhood. The photographs document the fire that destroyed the home as well as its reconstruction. Also included in the collection are family photos. The collection contains a video about the Rotary Club of Atlanta and their 100th anniversary celebration. Interviewees include Howell Adams; Paula Lawton Bevington; Jim Laney; Wilton Looney; Charlie Loudermilk; Buster McBurney; Frank Skinner; and Felker Ward. The collection also includes a video chronicling the history of Herren's, a fine dining restaurant in downtown Atlanta, focusing on the integration of the restaurant. Of special note is a yard sign that reads "Punt Perdue" from the 2003 Confederate flag controversy regarding Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia from 2003-2011.


  • 1898-2013, 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

Frank Sheffield Hale (1960-), was born to Anne Sheffield Hale (1933-2010) and William Bradley Hale (1933-2011) in Atlanta, Georgia. Anne and William also had one other child, Ellen Hale (Jones). William Bradley Hale, known as Bradley, was born to Kathleen Bradley Hale (1899-1984) and Ernest Everett “E. E.” Hale (1898-1984) in Mobile, Alabama. Kathleen and Ernest had one other child, Dr. Ernest Everett Hale Jr. (1932-2018). William Bradley Hale practiced law for 31 years, he was an attorney and managing partner at the Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding. He was a former chairman of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and founding chairman of the advisory board of the Georgia Historical Society. He was also a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and served as chairman of the Atlanta Historical Society.

Sheffield Hale received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Georgia in 1982 and his Juris Doctor in 1985 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Hale has served as President and CEO of the Atlanta History Center and is a member of the American Law Institute. Prior to joining the Atlanta History Center in 2012, he served as Chief Counsel of the American Cancer Society, Inc. and was a partner practicing corporate law at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, an Atlanta law firm. Hale serves as a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Fox Theatre, Inc.; Buckhead Coalition; Midtown Alliance; and Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was a past chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; the Atlanta History Center; St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc.; and the State of Georgia's Judicial Nominating Commission.


111 item(s) (105 photographic prints, two newspaper clippings, two videos, one newspaper reprint, and one yard sign)



System of Arrangement

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

A VLC video was made of Herren's: A Sweet Southern Spirit and Rotary Club of Atlanta: 100th Anniversary. Please ask an archivist for access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2020.

Sheffield Hale visual arts materials
Finding aid prepared by Serena McCracken
July 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305