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Series 2
Loose photographs, circa 1950-2004 [bulk 1971-1990]
Boxes 35-89

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of photographs and negatives from 1950s-2004 that have not been identified as published in the Atlanta Daily World but were retained by the Atlanta Daily World office. Photographs were created by the paper's staff, freelance photographers hired by the paper, and news services. Some images have notes that they were created for the Birmingham News. The arrangement of the images corresponds to the organization's original order: alphabetically and chronologically. Unidentified images housed separately comprise the artificial subseries organized by the archivist.

The photographs feature prominent businessmen, educators, ministers, athletes, and politicians including Maynard Jackson, Leon Sullivan, Horace Tate, Andrew Young, Frances Freeborn Pauley, Grace Townes Hamilton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. In addition, there are images of students, faculty, and administrators of Atlanta Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College, specifically, as well as students and faculty from local elementary and secondary schools. Prominent African American performers and athletes such as Harry Belafonte, the Jackson 5, Muhammed Ali, and Henry "Hank" Aaron are represented as well as movies, theater productions, and events such as the Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Falcons games and beauty pageants including Miss Black Teenager and Miss Black America. The images also include staff and leaders of companies, members of clubs, church groups, and schools, and events and ceremonies.

Images identified as "enveloped images," are housed in envelopes containing information about the image such as dates, names, and possible headlines. Enveloped images include soldiers considered for the "Our Men in Service" series as well as images for obituaries, usually labeled as "memorials." Snapshots are separated from other images since they are multiple images of single events documenting panel discussions, events, sports, and pictures of the Atlanta Daily World building, circa 2000-2005.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 3 subseries: (1.1) Alphabetically arranged images, (1.2) Chronologically arranged images, and (1.3) Artificially arranged images.

Processing Note

The archivist reproduced the organization of the Atlanta Daily World staff to show how the staff likely arranged and used the photographs. The original arrangement was alphabetical and chronological, but the archivist found boxes of photographs that had no discernable arrangement strategy. If these images contained identifiable content or dates, the photographs were interfiled into the chronological or alphabetical subseries to aid researchers in locating the images. Artwork, when identified is arranged alphabetically by the exhibit title, and not the artist or work to be in line with original order.

Description of Subseries