African Americans -- Politics and government
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
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 1-40, 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;...
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 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...
Series — Box 1-143
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...
Series — Box 1-149
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...
Series — Box 1-60
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...
Series — Box 1-162
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...
Series — Box 1-15
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...