SMITH, BUD.
Bud Smith photographs, circa 1968-2007

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vkzj4

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.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, Bud.
Title: Bud Smith photographs, circa 1968-2007
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1507
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Photographs taken by Bud Smith, primarily of Coretta Scott King.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase from Bud Smith, 2019. Smith donated a small number of additional photographs in 2019.

Citation

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

Appraisal Note

Pellom McDaniels, III, Curator of African American Collections, acquired this collection as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history. McDaniels selected photographs featuring Coretta Scott King for purchase, and Smith donated a small number of additional photographs primarily depicting sports and popular culture figures. Smith retained the rest of the collection. All material received in the acquisition has been retained.

Processing

Arranged and described at the file level by Sarah Quigley, June 2021. Quigley attempted to use the name of events documented in the photographs as the primary point of description. When an event could not be identified, Quigley instead identified the individuals present in the photograph.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Arthur F. Smith, Jr., known as Bud Smith, is an African American photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been photographing prominent Black Atlantans, as well as local and national events, since 1968. His work has been exhibited at the Tubman Museum (Macon, Georgia) and the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery (Atlanta, Georgia).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs by Bud Smith from circa 1968-2007, primarily documenting the life of Coretta Scott King. The collection includes images of King speaking, attending events, and meeting with dignitaries and politicians. There are numerous photographs of events associated with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and celebrations of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Other people documented in the photographs include King's children; former president George H.W. Bush; King's sister-in-law, Christine King Farris; former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson; Bishop Desmond Tutu; musician Stevie Wonder; and former Atlanta Mayor and Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young in addition to numerous Black artists, activists, and athletes.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 African American man, portrait, circa 1960s
1 2 African American woman with a plate of food at a Catholic organization, circa 1960s
1 3 Ali, Muhammad, and Quincy Jones, circa 2000 [folder includes one photo of Ali and Jones together and one photo of Ali alone]
1 4 Atlanta Braves (Baseball team) and Southern Bell Salute to the Black Living Legends of Negro Baseball, 1989
1 5 Atlanta Hawks (Basketball team) vs. Chicago Bulls (Basketball team), circa 1985
1 6 Atlanta Mayor's Masked Awards VIP reception, 1998
1 7 Bond, Julian (Senator), Andrew Young (Ambassador), and two unidentified men, Atlanta National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) event, circa 1970s
1 8 Dallas Cowboys (Football team) game, circa 1980s
1 9 Farris, Christine King, speaking, circa 1980s
1 10 Fauntroy, Walter (Congressman), Sam Nunn (Senator), and two unidentified men, circa 1970s
1 11 Green, Al, circa 1980s
1 12 Hill, Jesse, Jr., and two unidentified men, circa 1980s
1 13 Holyfield, Evander, circa 1980s
1 14 Jackson, Maynard (Mayor), Melvin Van Peebles, Julian Bond (Senator), and Richard Pryor, circa 1970s
1 15 King, Bernice A. (Reverend), trial sermon, 1988
1 16 King, Coretta Scott, and Andrew Young (Ambassador) presenting awards to William L. (Bill) Maher and others at unidentified event, circa 1970s
1 17 King, Coretta Scott, and Billy Graham (Reverend), wreath laying at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s tomb, 1994
1 18 King, Coretta Scott, and Cesar Chavez, circa 1970s-1980s
1 19 King, Coretta Scott, and Christine King Farris, Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration, circa 1980s
1 20 King, Coretta Scott, and Dick Gregory, circa 1980s
1 21 King, Coretta Scott, and George H.W. Bush (President), circa 1990s
1 22 King, Coretta Scott, and James Brown, undated
1 23 King, Coretta Scott, and others at a press conference and meeting regarding plans for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, circa 1970s [Photos in this file are of two separate events]
1 24 King, Coretta Scott, and others at unidentified events with busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1970s-1980s
1 25 King, Coretta Scott, and Stevie Wonder, circa 1970s
1 26 King, Coretta Scott, Bernice King (Reverend), Joseph E. Lowery (Reverend), James Brown, and Curtis Mayfield (?) at unidentified event, circa 1990s
1 27 King, Coretta Scott, Cesar Chavez, Don King, Andrew Young (Ambassador), Ralph David Abernathy (Reverend), and others at unidentified event, circa 1980s
1 28 King, Coretta Scott, Christine King Farris, and Jesse Hill, Jr., at unidentified press conference, circa 1980s
1 29 King, Coretta Scott, Desmond Tutu (Bishop), Andrew Young (Ambassador), Jesse Jackson, and others at unidentified event, undated
1 30 King, Coretta Scott, Jesse Jackson, and Maynard Jackson (Mayor) at unidentified press conference, circa 1980s
1 31 King, Coretta Scott, John Lewis (Congressman), Jesse Jackson, and others at unidentified event, circa 1980s
1 32 King, Coretta Scott, Laurence Fishburne, and Hajna O. Moss, circa 1990s
1 33 King, Coretta Scott, Maynard Jackson (Mayor), Christine King Farris, Andrew Young (Ambassador), and others at unidentified event with portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1970s
1 34 King, Coretta Scott, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Betty Shabazz (Doctor), Andrew Young (Ambassador), and Dorothy Height at unidentified event, 1995
1 35 King, Coretta Scott, Nelson Mandela (President), Maynard Jackson (Mayor), Valerie Jackson, Maya Angelou, and unidentified woman, 1990
1 36 King, Coretta Scott, Patti LaBelle, and Audrey F. Manley (Doctor), 1998
1 37 King, Coretta Scott, portrait with bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., undated
1 38 King, Coretta Scott, Ralph David Abernathy (Reverend), Andrew Young (Ambassador), and others at unidentified event, circa 1980s
1 39 King, Coretta Scott, Rosa Parks, Andrew Young (Ambassador), and an unidentified man at unidentified press conference, circa 1980s
1 40 King, Coretta Scott, speaking, circa 1980-2000
1 41 King, Coretta Scott, Stevie Wonder, and others at unidentified meeting, circa 1980s
1 42 King, Coretta Scott, unidentified event, circa 1970s [This file includes photos of Bernice McMurray Scott, King's mother]
1 43 King, Coretta Scott, unidentified events, circa 1980s-2000s
1 44 King, Coretta Scott, Winnie Mandela, Jesse Hill, Jr., Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, and others at King Week events, 1992
1 45 King, Dexter, Martin Luther King, III, and Yolanda King, circa 1970s
1 46 King family at unidentified events, circa 1970-2000
1 47 King, Martin Luther, Jr., funeral, 1968
1 48 King, Martin Luther, Jr., reburial ceremony, 1970
1 49 King, Martin Luther, Sr. (?), circa 1960s [Photograph appears to have a portion of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s face in the frame]
1 50 Ku Klux Klan rally, circa 1980s
2 1 Lewis, John (Congressman), with Jimmy Carter (President) and Bill Clinton (President), circa 1980-2003 [This file includes one photo each from two different events]
2 2 Lowery, Joseph E. (Reverend), with two unidentified men, 1984
2 3 Marches and rallies, unidentified, circa 1960s-1980s
2 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, circa 1980-2007
2 5 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, benefit concert, circa 1975
2 6 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events, circa 1986-2000
2 7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events, 1993
2 8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events, 1994
2 9 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events, 1998
2 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events, 2000
2 11 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events with Desmond Tutu (Bishop), 1999
2 12 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events with George H.W. Bush (President), 1992
2 13 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King Week events with George H.W. Bush (President) and Desmond Tutu (Bishop), 1986
2 14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner, circa 1990s
2 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinners, undated
2 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Bono [U2] and Robert J. Ulrich, 2004
2 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Dorothy Height and Sara Lee Corporation, 1994
2 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Ervin "Magic" Johnson and Duane Ackerman, 2005
2 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Herman J. Russell and John L. Clendenin, 1985
2 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Mickey Leland and Edward A. Brennan, 1990
2 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Oprah Winfrey and M. Douglas Ivester, 2000
2 22 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Ryoichi Sasakawa and unidentified man, 1986
2 23 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Tony Bennett and Dick Gregory, 1982
2 24 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Salute to Greatness Dinner honoring Stevie Wonder and Time Warner, 2001
2 25 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Social Responsibility Awards, 1996
2 26 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Social Responsibility Awards, 1997
2 27 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Social Responsibility Awards, undated
2 28 Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia) statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., undated
2 29 Musical group or musical producers, unidentified, circa 1990
2 30 Rawls, Lou, with members of Girls, Inc., after fund raiser, circa 1980s
2 31 Reid, L.A., Babyface, and an unidentified woman, circa 1990
2 32 Ringing In the Dream Celebration (Atlanta, Georgia), 1986 [This file does not include photographs from any of the other locations for this event.]
2 33 Scott, Benny, with others, circa 1970s
2 34 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, March for the Homeless (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988
2 35 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Poor People's Crusade March, 1987
3 1 Tribute to Coretta Scott King, 1993
3 2 Trumpet Awards, 2003
3 3 Trumpet Awards, undated
3 4 Unidentified events, circa 1970s-1980s
3 5 United States Marshall Service, exhibit, undated
3 6 University of Georgia (Athens) vs. Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) football game, undated
3 7 Wilkins, Dominique, United Negro College Fund All-Star Classic, 1991
3 8 Wonder, Stevie, and Harry Belafonte, circa 1970s
3 9 Wonder, Stevie, playing piano, circa 1970s
3 10 Young, Andrew, Christine King Farris, and unidentified man at unidentified event, circa 1980s
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