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Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records

 Collection — Box: 1-15, 1-149, 1-162, 1-92, 1-143, 1-60
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075
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...
Dates: 1968-1994

Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records: Series E: Campaigns

 Series — Box: 1-143
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075e
Scope and contents This series contains financial files, thank you letters, volunteer records, and records of special events and constituency groups. The subseries are: 1968-1969 U.S. Senate and Vice Mayoral Campaign; 1973 Mayoral Campaign; 1977 Mayoral Campaign; 1989 Mayoral Campaign; and Oversized materials. Campaign 1968-1969 provides a brief glimpse into Jackson's run for the United States Senate against Herman Talmadge, in which he was defeated; however, it primarily includes his successful race for Vice...
Dates: 1968-1989

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records. Series B: First and second term mayoral records

 Series — Box: 1-149
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075b
Scope and contents The First and second mayoral terms series documents Jackson’s ascension as the first African American mayor of Atlanta. Arranged in alphabetical order, this series chronicles Jackson’s political life between the years of 1973 and 1981. Notable achievements within this series include the formation of the city council, his efforts towards the revitalization of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, and mandating inclusion of Blacks in the city’s growing economic development. Major business deals Jackson...
Dates: 1974-1982

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records: Series F: Photographs

 Series — Box: 1-60
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075f
Scope and Contents The Photograph series contains over 10,000 photographs taken at many local functions during Maynard Jackson's Mayoral Terms - from 1974 to 1982, and again from 1990 to 1994 - as well as photographs of his international travels. The photographs series also contains photographs of Maynard Jackson with many city, state, and federal officials, a number of foreign officials, many local groups, and a number of celebrities and noted individuals. There are groupings of unidentified photographs...
Dates: 1938-1995

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records: Series D: Speeches and speaking requests

 Series — Box: 1-92
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075d
Scope and contents This series is comprised of approximately 800 speeches, most of which were given by Maynard Jackson during the three terms he served as Mayor of Atlanta. As Mayor, Jackson made speeches before business groups, political groups, church assemblies, colleges, private clubs, and conventioneers. The topics of his speeches centered around Atlanta, its attractions, and its problems, as well as urban issues such as poverty, economic conditions, rezoning, health care, water resources and waste...
Dates: 1969-1993

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records: Series C: Third term mayoral records

 Series — Box: 1-162
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075c
Scope and contents The Third Term Series represents Jackson's final term as Mayor of Atlanta, during the years of 1989 to 1993; it is also the largest series in the collection. In the beginning of Jackson's third term, a Transitional Task Force was established to identify candidates for administrative appointments and staffing, the creation of departments, organizational structure and policy. Also during this term, Jackson was working diligently to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta. This...
Dates: 1989-1994

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records. Series A: Vice Mayoral records

 Series — Box: 1-15
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075a
Scope and contents The Vice Mayoral series is a small series that provides a glimpse into Jackson’s introduction into political office, including his brief campaign for the U.S. Senate. Arranged alphabetically, this series documents his political career from 1968-1973. This series contains records pertaining to the various committees Jackson served on while Vice Mayor such as: the Police Committee; Zoning Committee; Aviation Committee; Water Committee; and Democratic National Committee. Correspondence from...
Dates: 1968-1973

Eva Jessye collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0046
Scope and contents

This small collection consists primarily of photographs of Eva Jessye and other musicians and singers. Included are photographs of lyric soprano Adele Addison, jazz musician Hoagy Carmichael, jazz composer Noble Sissle, and composer George Gershwin, among others. There is also a small number of plaques and certificates recognizing Jessye's contributions to American music.

Dates: 1895-1992

Johnsontown Neighborhood collection

 Collection — Box: 1-28
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0130
Scope and contents Joseph Lowery on behalf of the residents of Johnsontown worked to ensure that they were treated fairly. In addition, he requested that MARTA document the site on which Johnsontown was located for historical prosperity. Therefore, in 1982 MARTA contracted The History Group Inc., to perform archaelogical work to document the history of the Johnsontown Neighborhood located in the Northern region of Atlanta, Georgia near Buckhead.The collection dates spans the years from 1971...
Dates: 1971-1982

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