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Tuesday, August 2 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Repository Tours

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Below you will find a list of repository tours that will be offered during the annual meeting on Tuesday, August 2.  A PDF document with additional information and directions for each repository can be downloaded here.


Margaret Mitchell House – Tuesday August 2, 10:30a-12:30p

Contact info: Jessica Gordy | 404.814.4031 | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Enjoy a guided tour of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind. Self-guide through exhibitions about the life and times of the author, learn how Atlanta prepared for the premiere of the film, and even see original props from the film.

Atlanta Housing Authority – Tuesday August 2, 8:00a-10:00a

Contact info: Meredith Torre | 404.817.7267 | Meredith.Torre@atlantahousing.org

The Atlanta Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental institution. AHA managed Techwood Homes and University Homes, which was the first federally funded public housing project developments in the United States. The AHA Archives has a variety of records, artifacts, and more than 14,000 photographs dating from the early 1930s documenting our unique history.

Coca-Cola Company Archives – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a

Contact info: Justine Fletcher | 404.676.6915 | jufletcher@coca-cola.com

The Coca-Cola Company archives holds millions of items, exists to support all the world-wide associates within The Company and is closed to outside researchers.  The team members work to collect, catalog and house Coca-Cola branded objects, as well as, develop and implement exhibits that highlight the specialness and history of The Coca-Cola Company.  In 1939, the Coca-Cola Archives was established from a collection of advertising and PR materials that were brought together for trademark litigation where The Company needed to prove constant use of trademark over time.  Wilbur Kurtz from the Advertising Department was the first head of Archives, followed by Phil Mooney in 1977 who was the first professionally trained Archivist hired by The Company.  Currently, the archives has four team members who all are trained to work with and handle archival materials. The Archives storage space has shelving that if laid end to end would be approximately 2.5 miles long. If the flat files were laid out end to end, it would equal 2 football fields.   All the items at the World of Coca-Cola came from our archives and only represent approximately 1% of our holdings.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History – Research Center – Tuesday August 2, 11:00a

Contact info: Dustin Klein | 770.427.2117| dklein@kennesaw-ga.gov

The Southern Museum Research Center consists of the David W. Salter Room, Special Collections Room, Reading Room, and our new Repository structure. Collections held in these locations include documents and photography related to southeastern railroads, the manufacture of steam locomotives in the early 20th century at the Glover Machine Works, and Civil War era materials related to the Great Locomotive Chase among others.

Delta Flight Museum – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a-12:00p

Contact info: Marie Force | 404.714.2371| marie.force@delta.com

The Delta Flight Museum allows visitors from around the world to explore aviation history, celebrate the story and people of Delta Air Lines, and discover the future of flight. Located in Delta’s original 1940s-era aircraft hangars at its headquarters in Atlanta, within a mile of the world’s busiest airport. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Delta corporate archives and museum collections.

Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Archives and Records – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a

Contact info: Claire Jenkins | 404.920.7692| cjenkins@archatl.com

The Office of Archives and Records, founded in 1992, has been collecting records and unique materials that document the management, organization, and history of the Archdiocese since it was formed out of the Diocese of Savannah in 1956. Its responsibilities encompass not only the supervision of permanent archival records, but also the management of the active and semi-active records of the Archdiocesan offices and agencies.

The mission of the Office of Archives and Records is to collect, preserve, and make available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, its people, institutions, and associations. It documents the historical richness, development, and the spiritual, temporal and business affairs of the Catholic Church in North Georgia.

A new initiative began in 2008 to reorganize the Office of Archives and Records in order to offer better access to its resources and to expand its responsibilities. In 2010, the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists honored the Archives with the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award in recognition for its work in building an exemplary archives and records program.

While primarily serving the administrative needs of the Chancery and assisting parishes with research, preservation, and records management issues, the Office of Archives and Records is also open to the public for scholarly research by appointment.

The Portman Archives, LLC – Tuesday August 2, 6:00p-7:15p

Contact info: Alex McGee | 404.614.5012| amcgee@portmanholdings.com

The Portman Archives, LLC is the repository for materials relating to our founder, John C. Portman, Jr., who pioneered the concept of “Architect as Developer”, successfully building both an architectural firm of international repute: John Portman & Associates, as well as a host of affiliated real estate development, property management, and wholesale mart companies.

Architectural collection materials include historic items, images, renderings, sketches, drawings, correspondence, and publications that document the life and architectural career of John C. Portman, Jr.; moreover collection materials include Mr. Portman’s personal and collected artworks, furniture designs, lighting designs and two private residences.

Join us for a tour of the archives plus a walking tour of his many downtown buildings. Visitors will be able to see Portman’s designs and learn the history of the architect who shaped downtown Atlanta. Our tour will conclude with the recently completed, adaptive re-use project of one of his earliest office buildings, 230 Peachtree, which re-opened in January 2016 as a Hotel Indigo and restaurant, JP Atlanta. This tour will take approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  More info can be found here.  

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History – Tuesday August 2, 1:30p AND 3:30p

Contact info: Derek Mosley | phone TBD | derek.mosley@fultoncountyga.gov

A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent.

National Archives at Atlanta and the Georgia Archives – Tuesday August 2, 9:00a-12:00p for both repositories

Contact info: Jill Sweetapple | 678.364.3731| jill.sweetapple@usg.edu

NARA: Archival repository for records created by or for federal agencies in the southeastern U.S.

Georgia Archives: As the repository for official state government records, the Georgia Archives collects, provides access and preserves the permanently-valuable public records of the State of Georgia.  The Georgia Archives also collects and maintains papers of private citizens and organizations which complement the government records collection and are relevant to Georgia’s history.

Atlanta History Center – Wednesday August 3, 10:30a-2:30p

Contact info: Jessica Gordy | 404.814.4031 | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Explore our museum displaying six exhibitions, including Turning Point: The American Civil War one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts. Discover over 20 acres of historic gardens as well as tour our historic houses on-site, 1860s Smith Family Farm and 1930s Swan House.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT