Miles G. and Moses Amos papers
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Miles G. and Moses Amos papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Amos, Miles G., 1898-1995
Creator: Amos, Moses, 1866-1928
Title: Miles G. and Moses Amos papers
Dates: Bulk, 1935-1970
Dates: 1880-1972 1935-1970
Quantity: 5.5 cubic ft.
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Moses Amos and his nephew Miles Green Amos from 1880-1972. Includes Miles G. Amos' school papers from Wilberforce University, personal and professional correspondence, financial records, printed material, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The materials document the Amos' careers as pioneer African-American pharmacists in Georgia, the Amos drugstore, and Miles G. Amos' activities in Atlanta's civic and political affairs. The collection also includes minutes (1918-1949) of the W.G.M. Club, an Afro-American social organization in which India Amos held various offices.
Identification: aarl088-001

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Amos (1866-1928), African American pharmacist in Atlanta. His nephew, Miles Green Amos (1895-1995), was also a pharmacist, drugstore owner in Atlanta, Georgia, and active participant in Atlanta's civic and political circles.


Scope and Content Note

The Moses/Miles G. Amos collection consists of materials relating to Moses Amos (1866-1928), the first Black pharmacist in Georgia, and Miles Green Amos (1898-1995), his nephew, who was also a pharmacist and drugstore owner in Atlanta, Georgia for over 40 years. The bulk of the collection is correspondence relating to Miles Amos' professional and civic activities in Atlanta. He was well known in Atlanta's political circles, 1940's - 1970's and the correspondence with mayors and alderman reflect that fact. There is also a signed letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association in Montgomery, AL. Approximately 1 linear foot of material relates to Miles Amos' real estate endeavors -- financial records, correspondence, maps. Many photographs of the Amos Drug Store and of civic events exist. Some correspondence to India Amos, Miles Amos,' wife exists. Documents relating to the illness and subsequent death of Carl Amos, Miles' brother, are included. Photographs and papers from Miles Amos' school years at Wilberforce University and graduation in 1920 exist. There is also a separate box of 39 phonograph records (78 rpms).


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

African American pharmacists--Georgia.
African American women--Georgia--Societies and clubs.
Amos Drug Store (Atlanta, Ga.).
Amos, India D., 1908-1979
Amos, Moses, 1866-1928
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta.
Drugstores--Georgia.
Minutes.
Photographs.
W.G.M. Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Wilberforce University.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, series, Miles G. and Moses Amos papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

 

Box

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11Photograph of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy and Moses Amos, 1914
 
2Moses Amos
 
3Miles G. Amos - Army Discharge, 1919
 
4Miles G. Amos - Personal Correspondence, 1920's
 
5-8Miles G. Amos - school Papers, 1920's
 
9Miles G. Amos - plays, jokes, poems, 1915-1921
 
10Wilberforce University - Photographs, 1921
 
11Wilberforce Academy Annual, 1920
 

Box

Fldr

21Census Information, 1880 1900 1910
 
2Mrs. India Amos - Correspondence, 1930's through 1970's
 
3W.G.M. Club - Minutes, 1918-1934
 
4W.G.M. Club - Minutes, 1935-1950
 
5G. Amos - Personal Correspondence, 1930's through 1950's
 
6Miles G. Amos - Correspondence Regarding Real Estate, 1930's through 1950's
 
7Miles G. Amos - Political and Civic Correspondence and Honors, 1940's & 1950's
 
8Miles G. Amos - Personal Correspondence, 1960's through 1970's
 
9Miles G. Amos - Correspondence Regarding Real Estate, 1960's through 1970's
 
10Miles G. Amos - Political and Civic Correspondence, 1960's & 1970's
 
11Atlanta Election Study Commission, 1963
 
12Miles G. Amos - Property Maps
 
13Miles G. Amos - Business Ventures
 
14Miles G. Amos - Personal Calendar and record book
 

Box

Fldr

31Miles G. Amos - Financial Records, 1940's through 1960's
 
2Miles G. Amos - Personal and Business Tax Return, 1960's through 1970's
 
3Amos Drug Store
 
4Amos Drug Store - Weekly Time Books
 
5Amos Drug Store - Ledger, 1968
 
6Amos Drug Store - Photographs
 
7Emma Amos
 
8Carl Amos
 
9Spelman College Nursery School Report on Emma Amos and Larry Amos, 1938
 
10Miles G. Amos - Personal Photographs
 
11Photographs - Miscellaneous Folders 1
 
12Photographs - Miscellaneous Folders 2
 

Box

Fldr

41NAACP
 
2Insurance Correspondence, Policies, Information
 
3Medical Information
 
4Georgia Pharmacy Association Monthly Pharmacy Newsletter, Oct. 1971 Jan. 1972
 
5School Information
 
6Event Programs, Flyers
 
7 The Crisis Magazine, 1923 May, 1969
 
8 Modern Pharmacy, Number 3, 1958
 
8 Modern Franchising, Oct./Nov. 1969
 
9Antioch College Student Handbook, 1955-1956
 
9 Antioch College Record, Dec. 4, 1956
 
10Wilberforce University Bulletin/General Catalog, 1957-1959
 
10 Wilberforce University Briefs, Oct. 1970
 
11 Fisk News, Dec. 1943
 
11 The Nation, Oct. 21, 1968
 
12Plaque - Miles Amos, a Life Member of NAACP, 1964
 

Box

Fldr

51 Negro, Digest, Sept. 1964 Oct. 1964
 
2Basketball Guide, 1919-1921
 
2Atlanta Falcons Training Book, 1966
 
3 Guide to manuscripts and Archives in the Negro Collection of Trevor Arnett Library, Atlanta University, 1971
 
4Moses/Miles Amos Collection - Ephemera
 
5Amos Collection - uncategorized material
 

Box

6Newspaper clippings, in deteriorating condition - no organization to them. Also oversized certificates, real estate maps, photographs.
 

Box

7Newspaper clippings in deteriorating condition - no organization to them.
 

Box

8A collection of 39 phonograph records (78 rpms) Accession numbers 88-001-08.001 through 88-001-08.039
 

Box

9Personal Books & magazines of the Amos Family
 

Box

10Artifacts