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Subseries 2.3
Artificially arranged images and snapshots, circa 1970-2005
Boxes 78-82, 86-87, OP2-OP3

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of photographs of unidentified people and events. Images include events; organizations; individuals and groups of people, as well as images of food, buildings, cars and other scenes. Events include not only social gatherings, but also awards, especially the presentation of certificates and plaques, as well as unidentified sporting events. Photographs filed under the heading of organizations include staged shots of people or those where a caption suggests organizational affiliation without naming the business, social group, or team. The subseries includes images of groups of people in which some may be identified, but the context of the image is undetermined. There are also images of unidentified buildings or staged promotional shots.

Snapshots document panel discussions, events, sports, and pictures of the Atlanta Daily World building, circa 2000-2005.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Processing Note

Unlike the previous subseries, these images came to the Rose Library with no established order, so the archivist decided that there would be only high-level description, divided in the following topics: events, organizations, other, individuals, and groups. The organizations designation was separated from people, groups, because the archivist identified a formalized grouping (e.g. sports teams, formal group shots, pictures of students in a school setting, etc.). Images of food are included in this subseries unless it was a promotional image by Pillsbury, Campbell Soup, Hershey, Lipton, Quaker Oats, and General Foods, which are organized in the alphabetical subseries as the creator had already identified those.

There are cases in which there are multiple identified people in the photograph, but these photographs are included in this series, because the archivist was unable to ascertain the focus of the image. Primary examples include graduation ceremonies featuring multiple people and multiple schools or sporting events where both teams are noted as well as events featuring two or more known politicians or celebrities where the event is not identified.