Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 8-9
Scope and contents This series contains records which represent the work of Frederick Ayer as local superintendent and financial agent appointed by the American Missionary Association to establish schools for the freedmen in Atlanta. The correspondence includes Ayer's description of the condition of the newly freed slaves upon his arrival in Atlanta, letters to E.M. Cravath, secretary of the Middle West Department of the American Missionary Association and later president of Fisk University. The financial records...
Dates: 1865-1867, 1900
Collection — Box 1-5
Scope and contents The Matthew S. Davage papers (1936-1982) consist primarily of correspondence, personal papers, and manuscripts for speeches and sermons. The speeches and sermons are exemplary of the writings of Dr. Davage and were possibly delivered in both educational and religious contexts. Much of the documentation is focused on Davage's tenure as the President of Clark College and his involvement with the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Also included are biographical...
Dates: 1936-1982, undated; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1976
Collection — Box 1-77, OS 1-34
Scope and contents The Oscar Harris collection consists of materials related to the life and career of architect and artist, Oscar Harris. It includes personal correspondence, family papers for his wife, Sylvia Harris, son Todd Harris, and copies of his parents, Oscar, Sr. and Marjorie, pharmacy school degrees. The collection also contains items related to Harris’ memoir: Oscar: The Memoir of a Master Architect, such as book excerpts, a foreword by Asa Hilliard, and some proposal information. It includes journals...
Dates: 1921, 1946-2016, undated; Majority of material found within 1990-2005
Collection — Box 1-69
Scope and contents The Benjamin E. Mays papers include files from his work at the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. There are also materials related to his presidency at Morehouse, writings by Mays and others, organizational records and financial materials. There are a few photographs, including several of Dr. Mays with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalyn Carter.Of note in the collection are newsclippings and files related to desegregation. These files include...
Collection — Box 1-43
Scope and contents This collection contains the minutes of the meetings of Baptist Conventions across the state of Georgia.
Collection — Box 1-3
Scope and contents This small collection provides documentation about some of the organizations with which Mr. Parks was affiliated and reveals some insight into African American community life in Atlanta during the period 1925-1973. The collection includes reports, programs, minutes, by-laws, funeral programs, news articles, and newsletters. There are small amounts materials about the Ashby Grove and Camilla Street Community Club, the Lincoln Golf and Country Club, and the Shoe Service Men of Georgia. The...
Collection — Box 1-3
Scope and contents The Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection contains sketches of his political cartoons drawn for the Atlanta Inquirer, some original artwork, articles and programs from exhibitions. Most of the works were created during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Dates: 1957, 1962, 1997, undated
Scope and contents The Racially Motivated Random Violence Papers spans the dates 1946-1987, with the bulk of the material dated from 1980-1983. The collection contains correspondence from people who wanted to receive copies of the publications such as American singer/songwriter Pete Seeger, committee records such as the affilated writing or communcation organization like the Southern Collective of African Americans Writers. It also contains newspaper clipping of police, civilian, and Klan or white supremacist...
Collection — Box 1-190
Scope and contents The Voter Education Project (VEP) organizational records span the years 1962-1992, with the bulk of the material dated 1969-1985. Materials include correspondence; records of the Board of Directors and Executive Directors; departmental and state branch files; personnel files; financial records; printed materials such as flyers, posters, reports and brochures; photographs and audio and film recordings; and files related to elections in the South, projects funded by VEP and the extensive research...