ATLANTA DAILY WORLD, INC.
Atlanta Daily World records, 1931-1996

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xxs3


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Atlanta Daily World, Inc.
Title: Atlanta Daily World records, 1931-1996
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1092
Extent:34 linear ft. (34 boxes) and 151 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Records of Atlanta Daily World, Inc., an Atlanta African American newspaper company, including financial records, correspondence, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Atlanta Daily World photograph collection

Source

Purchase, 2008.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Atlanta Daily World records, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Historical Note

The Atlanta Daily World is an African American newspaper founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1928 by W.A. Scott II. The newspaper began as the Atlanta World and was published weekly for the first four years. In 1932, it began to be published daily and its name was changed Atlanta Daily World. In 1934, after W.A. Scott's death, his brother, Cornelius Adolphus Scott took over the business. C.A. Scott served as the editor and publisher of the Atlanta Daily World for 63 years, until his niece M. Alexis Scott assumed that responsibility in 1997. In 1931, the Scott family established the Southern Newspaper Syndicate, and began printing additional black-owned newspapers across the nation. In addition, the company owned and published the Memphis World and the Birmingham World up until 1970 and 1987, respectively.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of Atlanta Daily World, Inc. from 1931-2005. The majority of the collection consists of the financial records of the company, including advertising records, 1934-1996, cash receipt ledgers, 1931-1994, cash payment/check register ledgers, 1935-1995 and payroll register ledgers, 1949-1970. The records encompass all aspects of the company's business and financial dealings, including the syndicate operations and the Memphis World and the Birmingham World papers. The collection also includes some correspondence and other financial records that document the company's activities.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection; preliminary inventory available.



Container List

Advertising records
Box Folder Content
1 1934 June - 1935 October; 1939-1940, 1948 (3 volumes)
2 1949-1951 (3 volumes)
3 1952-1953 (2 volumes)
4 1954-1955 (2 volumes)
5 1956-1957 (2 volumes)
6 1958-1959 (2 volumes)
7 1960-1961 (2 volumes)
8 1963-1964 (2 volumes)
9 1965-1966 (2 volumes)
10 1967-1968 (2 volumes)
11 1969-1970 (2 volumes)
12 1971-1972 (2 volumes)
13 1972-1975 (3 volumes)
14 1975-1977 (3 volumes)
15 1978-1980 (3 volumes)
16 1981, 1987-1988 (3 volumes)
17 1988-1990, 1993-1996 (4 volumes)
18 loose ledger sheets
Receipt books [these records were kept to supplement missing Cash payments/Check registers)
19 1940 October 23 - November 15
19 1940 November 15 - December 10
19 1956 April 4 - July 29
19 1968 March 4-22
19 1968 October 17-November 5
19 1968 November 27 - December 19
19 1969 November 14 - December 11
Christmas Cheer Fund
19 1969-1973
19 1975-1978
Other records
20 Circulation record, circa 1961-1985
20 Audit Bureau of Circulations, April-October 1933
21 Misc. ledgers: bad debt, distribution of legatees (1936-1941), general ledger 1959
22 Correspondence, 1950s
23 Correspondence, 1950s-1960s
24 Correspondence, C.A. Scott
25 Correspondence, C.A. Scott
26 Correspondence, C.A. Scott
27 Tax records, 1940s-1950s
28 Financial, 1950s-2000s
29-30 Memphis World cancelled checks, ca. 1960-1971
31 Financial/Taxes, 1960s-1970s
32 Printed material
33 Printed materials/newspapers
34 Printed material
Cash receipts, 1931-1995
OBV1 1931 February-October
OBV2 1932 April-August
OBV3 1932 August-September
OBV4 1934 February-September
OBV5 1934 October-1935 May
OBV6 1935 June-1936 February
OBV7 1936 February-October
OBV8 1936 October-1937 May
OBV9 1937 June-December
OBV10 1938 January-August
OBV11 1938 August-1939 March
OBV12 1939 April-October
OBV13 1939 October-1940 May
OBV14 1940 May-November
OBV15 1941 May-December
OBV16 1941 December-1942 July
OBV17 1942 July-October
OBV18 1942 October-1932 April
OBV19 1943 April-October
OBV20 1943 October-1944 April
OBV21 1944 April-September
OBV22 1944 September-1945 February
OBV23 1945 February-July
OBV24 1945 July-November
OBV25 1945 November-1946 May
OBV26 1946 May-September
OBV27 1946 August-1947 February
OBV28 1947 February-July
OBV29 1947 August-December
OBV30 1947 December-1948 June
OBV31 1948 June-October
OBV32 1948 October-1949 April
OBV33 1949 April-September
OBV34 1949 September-1950 March
OBV35 1950 March-September
OBV36 1950 September-1951 February
OBV37 1951 February-1951 August
OBV38 1951 August-1952 January
OBV39 1952 February-July
OBV40 1952 July-December
OBV41 1952 December-1953 June
OBV42 1953 June-November
OBV43 1953 November-1954 May
OBV44 1954 May-October
OBV45 1954 October-1955 March
OBV46 1955 April-September
OBV47 1955 September-1956 February
OBV48 1956 February-July
OBV49 1956 July-1957 January
OBV50 1957 January-June
OBV51 1957 June-December
OBV52 1957 December-1958 May
OBV53 1958 May-October
OBV54 1958 October-1959 April
OBV55 1959 April-September
OBV56 1959 September-1960 February
OBV57 1960 February-August
OBV58 1960 Augut-1961 January
OBV59 1961 January-June
OBV60 1961 June- November
OBV61 1961 November-1962 April
OBV62 1962 April-September
OBV63 1962 September-1963 February
OBV64 1963 February-July
OBV65 1963 July-December
OBV66 1963 December-1964 April
OBV67 1964 May-September
OBV68 1964 September-1965 February
OBV69 1965 February-July
OBV70 1965 July-December
OBV71 1965 December-1966 May
OBV72 1966 May-November
OBV73 1966 November-1967 May
OBV74 1968 April-September
OBV75 1969 March-October
OBV76 1970 June-1971 January
OBV77 1971 January-December
OBV78 1971 September-1972 May
OBV79 1972 May-1973 January
OBV80 1973 January-October
OBV81 1973 October-1974 August
OBV82 1974 August-1975 July
OBV83 1975 July-1976 June
OBV149 1976 July-1977 June
OBV84 1977 June-December
OBV85 1977 December-1978 July
OBV86 1978 July-1979 January
OBV87 1979 January-July
OBV88 1979 July-1980 February
OBV89 1980 February-September
OBV90 1980 September-1981 April
OBV91 1981-April-November
OBV92 1981 November-1982 June
OBV93 1982 June-1983 January
OBV94 1983 February-September
OBV95 1983 September-1984 May
OBV96 1984 May-December
OBV97 1985 January-August
OBV98 1985 August-1986 April
OBV99 1986 April-1987 February
OBV100 1987 February-October
OBV101 1987 October-1988 June
OBV102 1988 June-1989 February
OBV103 1989 February-September
OBV104 1989 October-1990 June
OBV105 1990 June-1991 March
OBV106 1991 April-December
OBV107 1991 December-1992 September
OBV150 1992 September-1993 August
OBV108 1993 August-1994 September
OBV109 1994 September-1995 March
Cash payments/Check registers, 1935-1995
OBV110 1935 June - 1936 November
OBV111 1936 November - 1938 June
OBV112 1938 July - 1940 February
OBV113 1940 February - 1941 September
OBV114 1941 October - 1943 June
OBV115 1943 June - 1944 March
OBV116 1944 April-1945 December
OBV117 1946 January-1947 July
OBV118 1947 July-1948 December
OBV119 1948 December-1951 June
OBV120 1951 June-1954 August
OBV121 1958 January-1961 March
OBV122 1961 March-1964 March
OBV123 1964 April-1967 March
OBV124 1967 April-1971 March
OBV125 1971 March-1975 September
OBV126 1975 October-1978 April
OBV127 1978 May-1980 December
OBV128 1980 January-1983 November
OBV129 1983 November-1986 October
OBV151 1986 November-May 1989
OBV130 1989 June-1992 April
OBV131 1992 April-1995 December
Voucher registers, 1935-1944
OBV132 1935 April-1937 January
OBV133 1937 February-1939 October
OBV134 1939 November-1942 April
OBV135 1942 May-1944 February
Scott Newspaper Service [syndicating service]
OBV136 1935
OBV137 1936
OBV138 1937
Payroll
OBV139 1950-1953
OBV140 1954-1957
Payroll registers, 1949-1970
OBV141 1949-1953
OBV142 1953 December-1956 August
OBV143 1955-1968
OBV144 1956-1959
OBV145 1962-1964
OBV146 1965-1970
Loans
OBV147 1962-1964
Circulation
OBV148 1933
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