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Collection number: ahc.VIS43
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of photographs of Police Chief Herbert Jenkins and Atlanta Police Department personnel throughout Jenkins' career. Noteworthy images of Jenkins include photographs of him as a child, a portrait taken on his first day as a police officer, and a photograph of him being sworn in by Mayor William B. Hartsfield. Other images of note include a series of photographs of the Summerhill riot of 1966, pictures of the first African American patrolmen, and portraits of...
Dates: 1890s-1975, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS53
Scope and Content These papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings collected by Jennie Meta Barker about Atlanta and it's history. Most clippings relate broadly to Atlanta, but particular subjects include history, the arts, politics and government, business and organizations, notable Atlantans, and Georgia geography. In addition to clippings, there are also reports, pamphlets, publications, and correspondence relating to these topics. The collection also contains notes and chapters that Barker wrote for...
Dates: approximately 1820-1967, undated; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1967
Collection number: ahc.MSS712f
Scope and Content This collection contains materials related to the proposed Interstate 485 (I-485) and the civic organizations that were formed to fight it. Included in the collection is a chronology of the fight to stop I-485, correspondence, petitions, flyers, a map, and newspaper clippings. Letters consist of correspondence between the Morningside-Monroe Civic Association, Board of Aldermen President Sam Massell, Jr., former Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield, and Congressmen Richard B. Russell, Harry Floyd...
Dates: 1964-1974, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS637
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of tape recorded interviews of Atlantans used to create fifty programs titledLiving Atlanta: Atlanta Life from World War I through World War II, and the programs themselves, which aired on WRFG Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. The programs were composed of excerpts from the interviews connected by music and explanatory narration. During the course of the project, hundreds of Atlantans were interviewed, resulting in approximately...
Dates: 1977-1980, undated