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Atlanta Symposium visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS407

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of Atlanta Symposium members and events. It includes group photographs, member portraits, and symposium events and outings. Of special interest are photographs taken during a visit to Rising Fawn, Georgia.


  • 1985-2016, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in December 1902, the Atlanta Symposium is a local men’s philosophical and social organization, whose motto is "plain living and high thinking." Membership is by invitation only. New members are elected by a secret ballot and unanimous vote. There are three officer positions: chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary. Meetings are held seven times a year, at which members present essays covering a broad range of subjects, including local and world history, science and technology, comparative religion, and philosophy.


63 item(s) (48 color photographic prints, 14 black and white photographic prints, and one negative)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995, with subsequent additions

Related Materials

Atlanta Symposium records, MSS 411, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

This collection was processed in March 2021.

Atlanta Symposium visual arts materials
Finding aid prepared by Serena McCracken
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305