Atlanta miscellany, 1864-1992

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Atlanta miscellany, 1864-1992
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 572
Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes), 2 oversized papers boxes and 3 oversized papers folders (OP), 3 extra oversized papers folders (XOP), 5 bound volumes (BV), 3 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and AV Masters: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Artifically created collection containing items related to the city of Atlanta.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Atlanta miscellany, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


This collection contains some material that was originally part of Miscellaneous Collections A-B and D. In 2017, these collections were discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The Atlanta miscellany collection is an artificially created collection acquired through a number of small accessions. The collection contains items related to the history of Atlanta. Materials are related to city planning, race relations, Civil War history and the battle for Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta theaters, and the Cotton States and International Exposition. Some materials relate to Atlanta residents including Leo Katz, J.M. Gates, Richard VanLoan, and the Dozier family.

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Box Folder Content
3 12 Aerial views of Atlanta, photographs, no date
3 2 Alexander, James F., photograph of residence and office of former City Physician James F. Alexander and birthplace of his son, First National Bank Vice President, James F. Alexander, 1880
1 19 Anderson, Gertrude Fisher, 2 items. Program entitled "A Tribute to Mrs. Gertrude F. Anderson", 13 July 1975, sponsored by and held at West Hunter Street Baptist Church. Gertrude Eleanor Fisher Anderson (9 January 1894-23 August 1984) founded the Nannette Candy Company (1935) in Birmingham, Alabama, and after turning over her business to her children (1953), she moved to Atlanta (1954). She was a member of the Atlanta branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (W.I.L.P.F.) and served as Secretary and Treasurer. Also included is a 1971-1972 membership listing of the Atlanta Branch of the W.I.L.P.F.
1 12 Anonymous ALS, 11 Dec 1895, 1 item, 1 piece. One anonymous ALS dated 11 December 1895 describing Atlanta, Georgia, during the Great Cotton Exposition of 1895.
1 1 Ansley, Mrs. Bonneau, The Block, 1 item, 32 pages. Booklet describing the history of houses located on the West side of Peachtree Road between West Wesley and Muscogee compiled by Florence Bryan [Mrs. Bonneau] Ansley. A brief history of each house is written by a resident or former resident and is accompanied by a photo. Mrs. Ansley resided in the Shepard Bryan House, 2702 Peachtree.
OP2 1 Ansley Park, 1 item, 1 piece. Ansley Park Land Auction broadside, 25 April 1905. Shows diagram of the neighborhood with land plots indicated.
3 27 Architecture catalogs, undated, 6 items. Catalogs include Homes for Pleasant Living, New Multi-Family Home Plans, Home: Plans for Better Living, and Southern LivingNew Multi-Family Home Plans, Home: Plans for Better Living, and Southern Living
3 28 Architecture catalogs, undated, 6 items. Catalogs include Builders Home Plans and Designs for Better LivingDesigns for Better Living
OP1 18 Architecture catalogs, undated, 1 item. Catalog includes Mew Adventures in "homes for pleasant living."
3 11 Army recruits at Camp Gordon, quota for World War recruitment, photograph, 1917
3 7 Atlanta airports, air photo by Parsifal Cobb, no date, and Atlanta Municipal Airport, 1994
OP2 3 Atlanta Alliance for Peace poster, "Support Our boys in Vietnam, Bring them Home Now! March on Hiroshima Day, Atlanta, August 6, 1967 [featuring James Bevel, Dick Gregory, Malcolm Boyd, Julian Bond, Rap Brown, Amelia Boynton, Father Philip Berrigan, Rabbi Jacob Weinstein, Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Reverend Clarence Jordan]
OP2 5 Atlanta area real estate maps, 1902-1928
OP1 19 Atlanta area real estate maps, 1906-1940
OP5 - Atlanta area real estate maps, 1906-1951
XOP1 - Atlanta area real estate maps, 1912-1950
XOP2 - Atlanta area real estate map, 1922 [RESTRICTED]
XOP3 - Atlanta area real estate map, 1935 [RESTRICTED]
3 18 Atlanta Athletic Club, letter about the death of Bobby Jones, 1971
3 8 Atlanta Baseball Club, photograph, 1907, and letter to Ralph McGill at the Atlanta Constitution, 1962
OP1 3 Atlanta Baseball Club, photograph of celebration after winning Southern League Pennant, by William F. Nelson, 1907
OP1 4 Atlanta Baseball Club, team photograph, standing, 1907
OP1 5 Atlanta Baseball Club, team photograph, seated, by William F. Nelson, 1907
3 21 Atlanta Baseball Corporation, 1 item, 4 pages. The Cavalcade of Baseball 1 item, program celebrating the 100th anniversary of America's National Game, 1939 August 17
OP1 1 Piedmont Park map, Atlanta: Forty Years of Progress 1924-1964, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Atlanta publication, 1964
OP1 14 The Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1881
2 5 Atlanta International Raceway, Atlanta 500 souvenir program, March 27, 1966
OP4 - Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women posters, 2017 January 21
1 13 Atlanta-named ships, 12 items, 40 pieces. Newspaper clippings, printed material, and a typescript history of the four United States ships named Atlanta [one ship fought under the Confederacy]. The history was edited by Captain George C. Griffin, USNR, (Ret.).
4 18 Atlanta Sports Carnival program, 1990
AV1 - Bacote, Clarence A., Oral history interviews, September 30, 1976. Oral history interviews of Clarence A. Bacote, Atlanta University professor, conducted by Dana White. Bacote discusses his research and the history of Atlanta. [1 of 2]
AV1 - Bacote, Clarence A., Oral history interviews, September 30, 1976. Oral history interviews of Clarence A. Bacote, Atlanta University professor, conducted by Dana White. Bacote discusses his research and the history of Atlanta. [2 of 2]
AV1 - Bacote, Clarence A., Oral history interviews, 1976. Oral history interviews of Clarence A. Bacote, Atlanta University professor, conducted by Dana White over a series of days in September 1976. Bacote discusses his research and the history of Atlanta.
OP1 7 Benjamin Harvey Hill monument, image of statue unveiling on May 1, 1886 appeared in Harper's Weekly, 1886
4 10 Benteen, Frederick W., letter to D.T. Barry (Atlanta, Georgia), 1888 September 13
2 9 Brandenburger, P.W., scrapbook, 1925-1927 [scrapbook contains photographs of the Atlanta area including Stone Mountain, Kennesaw, Grant Park, Piedmont Park, and Emory University; there are also letters and clippings, as well as photographs of Chicago, Illinois and Tennessee]
4 11 Brittain, Marian L. (President, Georgia School of Technology), letters to William Seaver Woods (Editor, The Literary Digest) 1929 March-August

Includes photograph of Brittain

OBV3 - Brownell, E.E., "Plans of Atlanta Public Park and Community Center Electric Lighting Systems," Georgia Railway and Power Company, 1929
6 1 "Buttermilk Bottom in the Heart of Atlanta--This Is 'Progressive' Atlanta", 1964

Photographic circular depicting poverty in African American neighborhood as a counterpoint to Atlanta's claim of being a progressive city

2 10 Candler, Scott, election album, 1954 [album includes photographs of Scott Candler campaign billboards, banners and signs for watermelon cutting events. Album also includes tickets and invitations to other campaign events
3 15 Carnegie Library, photograph, circa 1930
4 12 Central Presbyterian Church, bill for pew rental to J.P. Logan, 1861 January 1
3 9 City Hall and railroad station, photographs, 1864
3 22 Clermont Lounge, flier, undated
OP1 6 Commercial Center of Atlanta, based on a drawing by Horace Bradley in Harper's Weekly, 1887
1 10 Cotton States and International Exposition, 1895, 1 item, 1 piece. Pass to Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.
2 7 DeKalb County Government Reorganization Committee report, 1979, 2 items, one bound volume of the report and two letters from Jack Majors and W. W. Lewis, Jr. offering their dissenting opinions.
OP1 17 Destroy All Music, flier, undated
3 14 Downtown Atlanta, photograph, 1940-1941
OP1 16 Downtown Atlanta, photograph taken from the Central Expressway, 1974
1 3 Dozier family photographs and records, 10 items, 11 pieces. Photographs of James Stapler Dozier (2), Green Jones Dozier (1) William Hunt Dozier (1), Martha S. Dozier (1). Holograph records of Dozier and Stapler family deaths and marriages (4 pages). Typescript biographical note re James Stapler Dozier, a native of Columbia County, Georgia, who served in the Confederate army (2 pages). By 1872 he had settled in Atlanta where he participated in the city's political and civic activities. Items removed from the Dozier family Bible.
BV1-3 - Echols, George, photo albums of AWOL Dirt Track Racing presented to Echols by track photographer Carl Williams, including images of drivers, vehicles and races, circa late 1970s-1980s
4 1 Emory University Concert Series presents Claudio Arrau, program autographed by Arrau, 1967 February 22
OP2 4 Emory University Lecture Series presents Robert P. Tristram Coffin, poster autographed by Coffin, 1947 February 5
OP1 2 The First National Bank of Atlanta, illustrations of Atlanta landmarks through the years, no date
4 2 Funk, John A. (New York, New York) letter to Harvey M. Smith, Jr. (Atlanta, Georgia), 1928 December 12
4 3 Gaston, James McFaddan letter to John S. Prathers (Colonel), 1892 July 22
1 11 Gates, J. M. [Rev.]: "Dry Bones in the Valley" sermon, 1 item. Audiocassette recording of the Rev. J. M. Gate's sermon "Dry Bones in the Valley," delivered in Chicago on 1 December 1926. Rev. gates was an Atlanta minister. The tape recording was taken off an original 78 rpm record issued on Victor Records V1 35810 with the matrix number 36480. A letter documenting the provenance accompanies the audiocassette.
OP1 9 "General View of the Cotton States and International Exposition," drawn by G.W. Peters for Harper's Weekly, 1895
3 1 Georgia Press Educational Foundation, Cracker Crumble [annual roast of Georgia politicians] ephemera including invitations, tickets, programs and a poem, circa 1986-1996
OP1 15 Georgia State Capitol building, photograph, circa 1970s
BV4 - Ginsberg, Mary, scrapbook, 1 item, scrapbook from an Atlanta high school girm during World War I with approximately 149 pages including print, holograph, protograph culture, and World War I emphemera, circa 1918-1919
3 19 Girls High School, East Lake Terrace, scrapbook, circa 1931
3 20 Girls High School, East Lake Terrace, scrapbook, loose materials, circa 1931
4 13 Goodwin, George, Atlanta history interview transcripts, 1986 [1]
4 14 Goodwin, George, Atlanta history interview transcripts, 1986 [2]

Includes floppy disks

4 4 Grand Opera in Atlanta by the Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, New York), Manon, program autographed by Lucrezia Bori, 1929 April 24
4 4 Grand Opera in Atlanta by the Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, New York), Manon, program autographed by Lucrezia Bori, 1929 April 24
OP2 2 The Great Short Passenger and Freight Line, pamphlet, circa 1870s, "The Great Short Line Passenger and Freight Route between the North and South," via August and Atlanta, Georgia
4 5 Harris, Lydia, postcards featuring original photography of the Collier Heights neighborhood, circa 1962-1963
3 3 Hartsfield, William Berry and "Willie B," photograph of the Atlanta mayor and an ape, 1967
1 2 Hubner, Charles William, Carnegie Library Dedication Poem, 1902, 1 item, 4 pages. Handwritten poem in honor of the opening of the Carnegie Library which opened to the public in downtown Atlanta, 3 March 1902.
1 9 Insurance Herald, 1 item. Photocopied excerpts from the supplemental edition of The Insurance Herald (Special Atlanta Edition), 1895, compliments of Phenix Insurance Co., H. C. Stockdell, General Agent. Included in these excerpts are a brief history of Atlanta including photographs and a mention of the Cotton States and International Exposition (1895); an incomplete administrative history of the South-Eastern Tariff Association; brief biographical sketches of more prominent insurance agents including Joel Hurt; an advertisement for the Aragon Hotel in Atlanta; a full-page advertisement for Hartford Fire Insurance Company; and a full-page advertisement for United States Casualty Company.
3 4 Jackson, Maynard, photograph, 1971
2 1-4 Katz, Leo, 13 items in 4 folders. Materials relating to Leo Katz, painter, writer, and college professor (30 December 1887-[?]). Included are writings by Katz about art works and photography (folder 1, 1945, 1960, no date); writings about Leo Katz (folder 2, 1955, 1957, 1966); listings of works and other information pertaining to three exhibits mounted by Katz (folder 3, 1958, 1965-1966); and biographical information on Leo Katz including a curriculum vita (folder 4, 1955, 1968). All of these items are photocopies except for the original brochure from a 1958 Katz exhibit.
6 2 Kirkwood, "Atlanta's Best Home Suburb," map and fact sheet, 1914
5 - Lietch family photograph albums and guest book, undated
2 8 Marietta Jaycees, photographs of the Spirit of '76 parade, featuring J.B. Stoner, Lester Maddox and the John Birch Society, 1976
1 14-17 McClellan, Don and John Haydock, "Immunity", 1 item, 406 pieces. Carbon copy of typescript of "Immunity" by Don McClellan and John Haydock, an unpublished novel written in 1968 which deals with the murder of three Gwinnett County, Georgia, policemen.
3 23 Metroplex, fliers, circa 1987
2 6 NASCAR Grand National Circuit, America's finest stock car races, Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia, souvenir program, 1952 season
4 6 National Football Atlanta, National Football League (NFL) official program, Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Grant Field, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1964 August 15
4 7 National Museum of Patriotism, Foundational materials, 1997-2001
4 8 National Museum of Patriotism, Board of Directors materials, 2001-2002
4 9 National Museum of Patriotism, Board of Directors materials, 2003
BV5 - Navy Mother's Club #196, 1 item, 83 scrapbook pages of clippings, printed materials, and photographs documenting the history and activities of the Atlanta Navy Mother's Club, circa 1941
OP1 12 Newman, Frances, photograph, no date
1 5 Oakland Cemetery: Atlanta's Most Tangible Link, 1 item, 1 piece. Brochure prepared by Historic Oakland Cemetery, Inc., 1977. This brochure contains a brief sketch of the history of Oakland Cemetery; photographs of outstanding monuments; and a guide to and map of fifty important sites in the cemetery.
OP1 11 Old Guard of Gate City Guard, photograph, no date
3 24 Opal Foxx Quartet, fliers, undated
3 13 Post offices, photographs from Spring and Forsyth and Walton and Forsyth Streets, no date
OP1 10 "The President in the Negro Building at the Cotton States and International Exposition," drawn by W.A. Rogers for Harper's Weekly, 1895
OP1 8 "Prospecting for Georgia Lives," article by Dr. Raymond B. Nixon for The Atlanta Journal Magazine, 1945
1 18 Pryor, Carranza Mothershed, 1 item. Photocopy of essay by Carranza Mothershed Pryor entitled "Contrast in Capital Leadership: Relative Industrial Changes Between Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA: 1920-1970" written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree with honors of Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College, March 1991 (92 pages).
1 4 Richardson, Eldon B., Kolb's Farm: Rehearsal for Atlanta's Doom, 2 items, 20 pages each (2 copies). A detailed account of the Battle of Kolb's Farm (22 June 1864) a part of the larger Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Published with assistance from the Department of the Interior and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, 1979.
3 25 Slim Chance and the Convicts, calendar, 1991
4 15 Spalding, A.T. (Galveston, Texas), letter to Joseph M. Brown (Atlanta, Georgia), 1890 October 20
OP1 13 Specimens of Cotton from Foreign Countries, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1881
3 6 The State Capitol of Georgia, photography by Carolyn Carter, no date
3 5 Steamboats on the Chattahoochee, photographs of the Queen City and W.C. Bradley, and print of the Rebecca Everingham, circa 1900
4 16 Stratton, John Roach (Atanta, Georgia), letter to the editors of North American Review (New York, New York), 1901 April 5
1 6 Tarras, R. W., 21 November 1947, 1 item, 2 pieces. TL (copy) with enclosure from R. W. Tarras, Engineer-Secretary of the Atlanta City Planning Commission, to John A. White, Chairman, Slum Clearance Committee. This letter refers to a report prepared for the Slum Clearance Committee by the Atlanta Housing Council entitled "Proposed Areas for Expansions of Negro Housing in Atlanta, Georgia, May 1947." (The report is not present in the file.) The enclosure is a plat dated 20 February 1941 of the Atlanta City Planning Commission's "Proposed West View Parkway," a boulevard and park planned for the area near West View Cemetery.
1 12 Tauxe, Cynthia, American Dreams, 1 item. "American Dreams: Architects Design Their Own Homes in Druid Hills - 1910-29" by Cynthia Tauxe, Architect, a booklet printed for the 1992 Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour (16 pages, no date). A duplicate copy is also in the records of the Druid Hills Civic Association, Manuscript Collection No. 65.
3 17 Telephonic exchange, 1881
OP3 - "Tentative Sketch No. 1 / Rearrangement Burnt District/Atlanta, Ga./Office of Chief of Construction--Atlanta, Georgia/May 30, 1917, 1 item, 1 piece. Framed plat: This sketch is composed of four parts: (1) part of the area under consideration, bounded by Hilliard, Ponce de Leon, Boulevard, and Houston Streets, with the middle section designated for a "proposed university high school"; (2) plat of the intersection of Houston and North Boulevard showing a proposed park;(3) cross section of the proposed Grand Boulevard (Hilliard Street); (4) plan for racial divisions in the rearranged area.
1 8 Theater programs, 6 items, 6 pieces. Theater programs for three theaters in Atlanta: Lyceum (2 programs, week of 3 December 1900, week of 10 August 1903); Grand (1 program, 1905-1906); Bijou (3 programs, 1905-1906, no date).
3 16 USS Atlanta, photograph, first launched 1884
1 7 VanLoan, Richard E., Memory Picture, Spring Hill Mortuary, 2 items, 33 pieces. Booklet "Memory Picture" by Richard E. VanLoan (Atlanta: F. W. Patterson, 1932). This booklet employs a first person narrative to describe the service provided by the Spring Hill Mortuary. The accompanying letter is from B. B. Lesesne to Dr. J. Theo Brice, 10 March 1933; TLS, 1 page. This letter introduces the booklet as "a difficult story, handled in an interesting manner." Hyatt M. Patterson came to Atlanta from Ohio. In 1882, he began work as an undertaker. Patterson died in 1923. His son, W. F. Patterson, opened Spring Hill Mortuary, located at the corner of Spring and Tenth Streets, in 1928. Source for information about Hyatt M. Patterson: Garrett, Franklin M. Atlanta and Environs, A Chronicle of Its People and Events, vol. 2 (New York: Lewis Historic Publishing Company, Inc, 1954).
4 17 Vaughan, W. Harry (Atlanta, Georgia), letter to Arthur S. Draper (New York, New York), 1934 December 11
3 10 Washington Seminary, photograph, no date
3 26 White Dot, fliers, circa 1988-1989

Open mic list on verso of August 10 flier.

OBV1-2 - WSB (Radio Station, Atlanta, Georgia), scrapbooks, 1939-1942, including newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondence