Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1-2
Scope and contents This collection consists of records generated by Eliza Paschall and the Atlanta Community Relations Commission during her year as Executive Director of the ACRC. The bulk of the collection is research materials gathered by Paschall and the ACRA to support their work in the community. The files contain reports and statistics that document such things as employment discrimination, police action in the Dixie Hills Riots, and desegregation efforts in the public schools. Of special interest are the...
Dates: 1960-1968; Majority of material found within 1967-1968
Collection — Box 1-328
Scope and contents The Atlanta Urban League is a private, non-profit social service agency, affiliated with the National Urban League, an organization based in New York City. The Atlanta Urban League services are geared towards community development, health care, and employment and housing opportunities for African Americans. The agency is staffed mainly by professional social workers who administer its programs and report to a board of directors.The Atlanta Urban League papers document the agencies...
Collection — Box 1-79
Scope and contents The Clarence A. Bacote papers (1886-1990) will provide researchers with an opportunity to look into the activities of a man who was an important leader in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Beyond the biographical uses this collection offers is its documentation of the operations of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, and its access to statistical readings of the African American vote in Fulton County elections.Dr. Bacote's papers contain a sizeable...
Collection — Box 1-2
Scope and contents The collection consists of correspondence and papers of John Brown (b. 1800 d. 1859), American abolitionist. Also included is correspondence of several relatives and persons associated with him in Brown's Kansas and Virginia insurrections.Over half the correspondence, spanning from 1826-1849, consists of John Brown's letters to business associate Seth Thompson. The letters reflect his financial difficulties, but deal principally with his activities as a tanner and land speculator. A...
Dates: 1800-1917; Majority of material found within 1826 - 1859
Collection — Box 1-40, OS 1-27
Scope and contents The collection documents the work of John H. Calhoun, Jr. as a civil rights activist, political organizer, community leader, and businessman. The collection dates span the years from 1916 to 2000 with the bulk of the materials from 1960-1979. The bulk of the materials consist of organizations that he was affiliated with, which includes his work with the Economic Opportunity Atlanta (EOA) and Model Cities, where he was instrumental in revitalizing areas such as Grant Park and Auburn Avenue; the...
Dates: 1916-2000; Majority of material found within 1960-1979
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and contents The Grace Towns Hamilton papers consist of materials related to the life and career of Grace Towns Hamilton. The collections dates from 1900 to 1992 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 1985. It includes personal papers, correspondence, biographical materials, and items related to her parents, Nellie McNair Towns and George A. Towns. It also contains personal memorabilia, such as certificates and honorary degrees. A large portion of the collection is made up of...
Dates: 1900-1992, undated; Majority of material found within 1950-1985
Collection — Box 61-179
Scope and contents The records of John Hope (1897-1953) include documentation on the development of what would later be called the Atlanta University Center, when Atlanta University aligned with Morehouse College and Spelman College to form an academic consortium. During Hope's eight years as president, the graduate school was launched, the Department of Fine Arts was established, and the Trevor Arnett Library was opened. The Hope Papers include correspondence, administrative and financial records for all eight...
Collection — Box 1-15, 1-149, 1-162, 1-92, 1-143, 1-60
Scope and contents The Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records are extensive and consist of materials spanning the years 1968 to 1994.Arranged alphabetically, the Vice Mayoral records is a small series consisting mostly of newspaper clippings, correspondence and committee updates. The First and Second Term Mayoral records consist of three subseries: General files; Atlanta Child Murders; and Oversized materials. The General files subseries includes correspondence, proclamations, daily schedules,...
Scope and contents The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection spans the dates 1900-1970, with the bulk of the material dated between 1944-1968. Materials include correspondence to, from and about Martin Luther King, Jr.; manuscripts of sermons, speeches, articles, reports and other literary production by King and others; organizational documents from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Montgomery Improvement Association and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; school...