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African American visual arts collection

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Collection number: ahc.VIS68
Scope and Content This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the...

B. W. Wrenn ephemera

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Collection number: ahc.MSS385f
Scope and Content This collection contains invitations sent by Georgia governor William Y. Atkinson and by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson during the Cotton States and International Exposition. The collection also contains newspaper clippings on the entertaining during the Exposition and on the death of B. W. Wrenn in New York City.

Charles F. Rice Scrapbooks

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Collection number: ahc.MSS307
Scope and Content This collection consists of two scrapbooks kept by Charles F. Rice from 1893-1912. Topics in the books include national and international politicians, world's fairs and expositions, and elections. Information on elections includes newspaper articles from the Atlanta Constitution and the Atlanta Journal about local and state-wide Democratic and Republican elections from 1902-1906. Images and printed biographies of...

Cotton States and International Exposition collection

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1022
Scope and Content This collection is comprised primarily of materials created in preparation of and during the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895. The bulk of the collection is programs and publications that detail daily events and highlight exposition participants. Of particular interest is a series of souvenirs collected by individuals that attended the exposition as well as postcards and a pass issued for an employee of the Atlanta Journal with his...

Cotton States and International Exposition, Georgia State Exhibit Commission minutes

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Collection number: ahc.MSS523f
Scope and Content This collection includes minutes of the Georgia State Exhibit Commission, financial allocations, board appointments and decisions.

Daughters of the American Revolution Atlanta Chapter records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS512
Scope and Content This collection contains minute books, reports, treasurer's records, membership lists, correspondence, annual histories, a scrapbook, and other materials that document the activities of the club. Also included is Volume 1, Number 1, of The American Monthly, a DAR publication. Of particular interest is a visitor's register from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Building at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895.

Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS145
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains photographs taken by Fred L. Howe at the Cotton States and International Exposition. Photographs in the collection contain images of buildings and grounds, and exhibitions featuring advances in transportation, electricity, forestry, agriculture, and art. Other photographs of exhibitions feature Confederate history, African American and Native American culture and history, and the Liberty Bell on loan from the city of Philadelphia. The collection also illustrates...

George M. Traylor papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS429f
Scope and Content This collection contains receipts from companies such as M. Rich Brothers (Rich's); Western Union; and Hunnicutt and Bellingrath Company.

H. I. Kimball House collection

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Collection number: ahc.MSS293
Scope and Content This collection primarily contains ground rent receipts as well as some records pertaining to the original Kimball House.

Lucille K. Peters photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS372
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs of the Peters family and their residence at the intersection of Ponce de Leon and Piedmont Avenues, as well as houses in their immediate area, including the Samuel M. Inman (1843-1915) home. Also included are photographs of the Peters family farm in Gordon County, Georgia, views of downtown Atlanta and Piedmont Park, and scenes from the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce record

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1077
Scope and Content This collection contains business documents generated and collected by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The bulk of the material is meeting minutes created by the Chamber and its various councils. There are also publications of the Chamber, administrative and institutional records, and various documents describing the establishment of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), airports in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission. Material includes...

Millie J. McCreary diary

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Collection number: ahc.MSS226f
Scope and Content This collection contains a diary of Millie J. McCreary, a teacher at the Atlanta Baptist Seminary (later Morehouse College). She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1858. She married another of the teachers, William P. Manguse. The diary mentions several fellow teachers and the activities of Atlanta Baptists, the Colored Baptist Mission Society convention in Atlanta, Spelman College, and the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta.

Mrs. Charles L. Gray photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS329
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs of Mrs. Charles L. Gray as she was being interviewed by R.T. Eltzroth and Franklin Garrett during her visit to the Atlanta Historical Society's 1895 Cotton Exposition Exhibition on August 26, 1970.

Samuel M. Inman scrapbook

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Collection number: ahc.MSS282
Scope and Content This collection consists of a single scrapbook that includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, telegrams, and invitations all pertaining to Samuel M. Inman.

Sidney Root papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS908f
Scope and Content This collection contains autobiographic and biographic materials on Sidney Root as well as transcriptions of letters and newspaper articles written by Root. Materials include the manuscripts for Root's unpublished autobiography, Memorandum of My Life and genealogy papers on the Root family. Of particular note is a manuscript of a biography of Root by Walter McElreath, one of the founders of the Atlanta Historical Society.

Susie Flynn Hughs photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS306
Scope and Content This collection contains images of buildings constructed for the Cotton States International Exposition in Piedmont Park approximately 10 years after the fair. Other images include photographs of downtown Atlanta and two family members.

Walter T. Downing letter and travel article

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Collection number: ahc.MSS689f
Scope and Content This collection contains two textual items related to the design of the Fine Arts Building for the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895. The first is a two-page letter from Horace Bradley, head of the Fine Arts Department at the 1895 Cotton States Exposition, to Walter T. Downing praising his design work on the Fine Arts Building. The second item is a page from a montly society and travel newspaper, The Chicago 400, with a picture of the Fine Arts...

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