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African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

African American visual arts collection

 Collection
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...

Agatha Sheehan photographs

 File
Collection number: ahc.VIS359
Scope and Content The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.

Atlanta Housing Authority photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS96
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images of substandard housing areas to be cleared for the Capitol, Hope, Grady and Herndon Housing Projects. It also contains images of the Aux Coal Storage Bins and a civil defense unit based at Techwood Homes. The images in this collection were created to document living conditions in these areas prior to their demolition. A key to the photographs’ geographical locations is also stored with this collection. The key includes the project names, their geographical...

Atlanta Water Works photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS280
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the construction and the expansion of Atlanta's second water works station located on Hemphill Avenue. Included are images of the construction of pipes to bring water from the Chattahoochee River. Photographs also consist of images of construction workers extending the water pipeline on Marietta Street and Walton Street; pipeline crossing under the Seaboard Air Line railroad yards near Chattahoochee Avenue; and the exterior of the Hemphill Avenue station.

Backstreet Atlanta Discotheque visual arts collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS225
Scope and Content This collection contains snapshot photographs of staff and patrons inside the nightclub during special events and regular business hours. Included are professional publicity photographs of drag performers and entertainers that include Jimmy James, Cynthia Manley, Bubba McNeely, Jane Doe, and Gladys Knight. Also included are advertising flyers for special events.

Chandler-Watson wedding invitation

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS55f
Scope and Content This collection contains an invitation for the wedding between Beth Imogene Chandler, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone Lewis Chandler, and Reverend Theodore John Watson, Jr. on August 29, 1964. The couple married in the Cathedral of St. Phillip. Ms. Chandler was the first African American woman married in a predominantly white church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS102
Scope and Content This photograph collection contains images of hospital physicians, nurses, staff, patients, as well as the buildings and grounds of the institution, including Grady Memorial Hospital, the Grady Memorial School of Nursing, and Hughes Spalding Pavilion. Among the images are photographs taken during special events, such as retirement ceremonies, graduations, Christmas parties, and receptions.

Graham W. Jackson papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS526
Scope and Content This collection contains materials pertaining to the musical career of Graham Washington Jackson, including advertisements, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, musician contact records, a recital program, and a certificate for the WSBeaver Award from WSB Radio. In addition, this collection includes some of Jackson’s personal papers, such as his driver’s license, some postcards, birth announcements, business and membership cards, and event programs.

Graham W. Jackson visual arts materials

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS34
Scope and Content This collection contains 1,668 images. The images depict Graham Jackson, his family, and Jackson's performances at various events and locations. Also featured are photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Little White House in Warm Springs and theLife magazine photograph by Ed Clark. Other images of politicians include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and President Jimmy Carter. The majority of the photographs are portraits...

Harry G. Lefever photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS203
Scope and Content This collection contains black and white photographs collected by Harry G. Lefever through his research and work as a Sociology professor. The photographs document street scenes and residents of inner-city Atlanta neighborhoods, including scenes during and after the 1917 Atlanta fire; street scenes of Baker Street, Butler Street, Chestnut Avenue, Ellis Street, Harris Street, Houston Street, and London Lane; photos of Mrs. A. B. Jefferson, Reverend William Holmes Borders, and W. A. Scott III;...

Jessie Boynton photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS288
Scope and Content This collection contains images of the Fulton County Alms Home for African Americans; Fulton County Alms Haven Home; Boynton's farm house; and a photograph of Jessie Lee Clark.

Kuhns family photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS319
Scope and Content This collection contains images from the Kuhn's Photography Studio, including photographs of both the Kuhns family and clients. Many of the images are identified, however most of the tintypes remain unidentified.

Paul R. Jones ACTION photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS41
Scope and Content The collection consists of photographs documenting the public work of Paul Jones as regional director of ACTION. Most of the photographs depict ceremonial occasions, such as certificate presentations, public speeches, grant awards, or the signing of documents. Jones is pictured with identified and unidentified public officials, including Georgia Governor George Busbee and Florida Governor Reuben Askew, and with associations, including VISTA, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), and the...

Paul R. Jones papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS856
Scope and Content This collection contains material relating to the endeavors of Paul R. Jones. Included in the contents are newspaper clippings, personal and political correspondence, and programs and awards from the many organizations with which he was involved.

Vine City/Domed Stadium oral history recordings and transcripts

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS611
Scope and Content The collection consists of sixteen audio cassette tape recordings of interviews conducted by students from Booker T. Washington High School. Interviewees include residents of the Vine City neighborhood who would be affected by the Georgia Dome construction, Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill, John T. Robinson II (the assistant to County Commissioner Michael Lomax), and Clarence Williams (the international representative from United Automobile Workers). The collection also includes a book...

Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS990
Scope and Content The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events that are mentioned include the student movement centering around Atlanta University; The Committee On Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that...

Wilbur G Kurtz, Sr. visual arts collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS197
Scope and Content This collection contains the family photographs of the Kurtz and Fuller families as well as visual materials Kurtz created and collected during the course of his career. Family photographs pertain to Kurtz and Fuller families as well as a few images from Annie Pye Kurtz prior to her marriage to Wilbur Sr. Also included are images of Wilbur Sr. and friends during his time in Chicago, Illinois. The bulk of this collection is photographic materials which support the research and field work...