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Subseries 2.2
Chronologically arranged images, circa 1950-2000 [bulk 1971-1988]
Boxes 65-77, 86, OP1, OP3

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of images arranged by Atlanta Daily World staff members in chronological order with images dating from 1950-2000, but primarily covering the years of the 1970s through the late 1980s. Images appear to be connected to stories that did not run in the newspaper, so many similar (or even duplicate) images will be found in Series 1: Published images. Photographs include people and events as well as locations, possible advertising, and images that accompany recipes. There are images of politicians, civil rights leaders, and members of the Atlanta community. Of note are images of Andrew Young, Bill Campbell, Shirley Franklin, Horace Tate, and Maynard Jackson among other local politicians and leaders. Also featured are Historically Black College and University leaders and administrators as well as leaders and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and Chi Mu sorority. Headshots depict celebrities such as Cicely Tyson, Muhammed Ali, and Oprah Winfrey as well as lesser-known performers, and there are images of local theater performances and promotional images from the Academy Children's Theatre, the Fox Theater, and the Alliance Theatre.

The subseries also includes various events including ceremonies for scholarship awards, corporate gifts, and military commendations as well as sporting events featuring Morehouse football games, Atlanta Falcon games, and local high school sporting events. There are photographs of beauty pageants including Miss Black Teenager and Miss Black America also included. There are also images associated with personal interest stories including images of food, weddings, local school and community groups including the West Hunter Street Branch Library.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Processing Note

At some point it the materials' history, a member of the Atlanta Daily World staff organized and annotated these photographs. The archivist cannot confirm the rationale of these notes other than they appear to be done by the same staff member (as evidenced by the handwriting) with the same function: to identify the date. These photographs are annotated as "Outfiles," which appears to describe images that were considered for publication but never published, though some have been. The dates written on these images correspond to publication dates of the Atlanta Daily World, but in a surveyed search, most were not found in those publications. "AWL," appears to be shorthand for Atlanta Daily World, though this also could not be confirmed.

Original organization of these materials was done by a staff member of the Atlanta Daily World, but images where the content could be identified, were moved to the alphabetical subseries to create easier access to the images. In addition, images that came with no original organization from the Atlanta Daily World office were filed into this series when a date was identified.

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