The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Repository URL: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
Repository description (CRHP): This repository houses the Voices Across the Color Line oral history collection.
Repository description (extant): In 1926, fourteen civic-minded Atlantans chartered the Atlanta Historical Society to help preserve the city's history. These founding members met at each other's homes, collected early manuscripts and photographs, and published research bulletins -- all "to arouse in the citizens and friends of Atlanta an interest in its history."
Over the past 82 years, the organization has grown substantially in both scope and size, and in 1990, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center. Now located on 33 acres in historic Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center strives to connect people, history, and culture through one of the country's premier History Centers.
The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at our Midtown campus.
Repository type: Local History Organization
Voices across the color line oral history collection