Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Subseries 2.1
Alphabetically arranged images, 1952-2001 [bulk 1970-1989]
Boxes 35-64, 83-86, OP1-OP3

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of photographs and negatives that are not identified as having been published in the Atlanta Daily World newspaper. These images were arranged alphabetically by subject by the staff of the Atlanta Daily World. The earliest images are from the 1950s, but the bulk of the collection ranges from 1970-1989. The photographs feature prominent businessmen, educators, ministers, and politicians as well as civic leaders and images from memorials and obituaries. Prominent in this series are people such as Maynard Jackson, Leon Sullivan, Muhammed Ali, Horace Tate, Andrew Young, Frances Freeborn Pauley, Grace Townes Hamilton, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. In addition, there are images of students and faculty 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. There are a significant number of images (including headshots) of prominent African American performers and athletes as well as promotional images for movies, theater productions, and events such as the Black Arts Festival and sporting events like Atlanta Falcons games as well as local high school sporting events. Organizations, including companies and clubs, are also represented and include images of staff and leaders, factories, events, and ceremonies as well as many promotional images from Pillsbury, Campbell Soup, Hershey, Lipton, Quaker Oats, and General Foods. Images identified as "enveloped images," are housed in envelopes with information about the image such as dates, names, and possible headlines. They include images of soldiers considered for the "Our Men in Service" series as well as images for obituaries, usually labeled as "memorials."

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Processing Note

The archivist followed the Atlanta Daily World's organization and kept the enveloped images separate from other photographs. The envelopes were annotated, so they were kept with the images. In addition, the archivist also interfiled unlabeled items based on image content or by location in annotated or dated folders (that were removed for preservation) when possible. Generally, folders contain both photographs and negatives, but folders are noted when only negatives are included.