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Arthur and Lafayette Montgomery papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS164

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, annual reports, trade publications, scrapbooks, programs and invitations, relating to the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Coca Cola Bottling Company.


  • 1909-1979, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Arthur Montgomery (1854-1940) was born at Madison Station, Mississippi, the son of Andrew Jackson Montgomery and Susan Dixon Montgomery. He married Anna Mann (d. 1937) and in 1896 moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There he met Asa Candler, who had recently purchased from the inventor a new beverage called Coca-Cola. With his two closest friends, J. B. Whitehead and J. T. Lupton, Montgomery formed the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company for the purpose of manufacturing and bottling Candler's beverage. Arthur served the company as General Manager then as President until his death. He was succeeded as President by his adopted son, LaFayette (1889-1964) who joined the company in 1908. Lafayette retained the Presidency until 1958 when he was elected Chairman. He in turn was succeeded as President by his son, Arthur L. Montgomery.


3 linear ft. (3 document cases, 1 half document case, 3 oversize boxes)



Related Archival Materials

Arthur S. Montgomery photograph Collection, VIS 87, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

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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