Horace T. Atwater collection
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Horace T. Atwater collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Atwater, Horace T., 1930-2000
Title: Horace T. Atwater collection
Dates: 1989-1993
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection, spanning from 1989 to 1993, consists of two scrapbooks containing correspondence, testimonials, proclamations, pictures, certificates, and newspaper articles, as well as a collection of photographs of noted individuals who patronized the Majestic Shoe Shop including President George Bush, Georgia Governor Zell Miller, and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
Identification: aarl94-005

Biographical/Historical Note

Born December 24, 1930, Horace T. Atwater has become a well known Atlantan. The Rome native is known to most of his customers as the "Maestro of Sole" because of the fabulous job he does shining shoes. In his 17 years at the Majestic Shoe Shop on Broad Street, he has developed twelve (12) shoe shine combinations. Atwater is honored yearly in Atlanta for his "loyalty" to his customers and his many years of service to the public of Atlanta. Congratulations and best wishes come from far and wide.


Scope and Content Note

The Auburn Avenue Research Library Archives Division houses the Atwater Collection; it includes scrapbooks of pictures, certificates, and letters of testimony from prominent figures such as President George Bush, Governor Zell Miller, and Mayor Maynard Jackson.


Arrangement

Arranged by type.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atwater, Horace T., 1930-2000
Majestic Shoe Service (Atlanta, Ga.).
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Shoe shiners--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, series, Horace T. Atwater collection, 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

 

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11Scrapbook 1
Correspondence, March 16, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Thomas B. Murphy Speaker, State House Of Representatives Atlanta
Testimonial, Aug. 10, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater, from: David F. Walbert, Walbert And Herman Attorneys At Law
Testimonial, March 16, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Curtis L. Atkinson, Assistant Secretary of State
Certificate of Merit, July 1, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta
Testimonial, June 30, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Carlton R. Stewart, The Stewart Firm Attorneys At Law
Testimonial, July 9, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater, from: John Lewis Congressman, United States House of Representatives
Proclamation Horace T. Atwater Day, July 9, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Marvin Arrington President, Atlanta City Council
Picture, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Zell Miller Governor, State Of Georgia
Testimonial, July 3, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Zell Miller Governor, State Of Georgia
Correspondence, July 1, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Thomas B. Murphy Speaker, State House of Representatives
Testimonial
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Chris Snipes
Testimonial, August 29, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Elliot Golstein
Testimonial, June 28, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: J. Doyle Smith, J. Doyle Smith Agency
Testimonial, July 5, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Gary R. Sperbuto, Sperbuto Associates Corporate Psychological Management Consulting
Testimonial, July 9, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Randolph A. Mayer, Mayer & Beal Attorneys At Law
Testimonial, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater, from: David Rooinson II
Proclamation Atwater Day, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Marvin Arrington President, Atlanta City Council
Proclamation, July 9, 1989
To: H.T. Atwater, from: City Of Atlanta, Andrew Young Mayor
Testimonial, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater, from: John Lewis Congressman, United States House Of Representatives
Testimonial, Aug. 15, 1989
To: H.T. Atwater, from: John Lewis Congressman, United States House Of Representatives
Proclamation, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Michael Lomax, Chair Of The Commission, Fulton County Board Of Commissioners
Testimonial, May 24, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Charles H. Van Rysselburge Executive Vice President, Atlanta Chamber Of Commerce
Testimonial, May 17, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Thomas B. Murphy Speaker, State House Of Representatives
Testimonial, October 10, 1989
To: H.T. Atwater, from: John M. Palms President, Georgia State University
Testimonial, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater, from: Howard J. Spiller President, Mid-City Atlanta Partnership
Testimonial, May 22, 1990
To: H. T. Atwater, from: Dean Booth, Booth, Wade, Campbell Lawyers
Testimonial, No Date
To: H. T. Atwater, from: Cleveland Jackson, Mortician And Director, Cox Brothers Funeral Home
Testimonial, July 13, 1990
To: H. T. Atwater, from: Armin G. Beecher Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy Attorneys At Law
Testimonial, June 4, 1990
To: H. T. Atwater, from: David J. Lidsky
Testimonial, June 21, 1990
To: H. T. Atwater, from: H. Bruce Jackson, Jackson and Tyler Attorneys At Law
 
2Scrapbook II
Picture of Horace T. Atwater, No Date
Picture of U.S. President Bill Clinton, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Picture of U.S. President George Bush, July 9, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Advertisement-The Majestic Shoe Shop, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Picture Of Horace T. Atwater and Governor, Zell Miller, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Testimonial, July 9, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Zell Miller
Testimonial, April 12, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
Carl V. Patton President, Georgia State University
Testimonial, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
John M. Palms President, Georgia State University
Picture of Horace T. Atwater, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Picture of Governor, Joe Frank Harris, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Testimonial, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Joe Frank Harris Governor, Georgia
Picture of Congressman John Lewis, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Testimonial, July 9, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater
John Lewis Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Testimonial, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Maynard Jackson, Mayor Of Atlanta
Certificate Of Merit, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Maynard Jackson, Mayor Of Atlanta
Certificate Of Merit, July 9, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Maynard Jackson, Mayor Of Atlanta
Testimonial, July 9, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator
Testimonial, May 18, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Charles H. Van Rysselberge, CCE Executive Vice President, Atlanta Chamber Of Commerce
News Paper Article, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Title: "When It Comes To Shoe Care Worker Shines"
News Paper Article, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Title: "Shoe Shine King' Atwater Celebrates 13th Anniversary OF Business With Proclamation From Mayor Young"
Picture of Atlanta Police Chief E. Bell, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Testimonial, June 9, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Eldrin Bell Chief Of Police, Atlanta Police Department
Picture Of Max Cleland, No Date
To: H.T. Atwater
Testimonial, July 1, 1991
To: H.T. Atwater
Max Cleland Secretary of State, Atlanta Georgia
Testimonial, September 12, 1989
To: H.T. Atwater
Gordon L, Joyner Commissioner, Board Of Commissioners Fulton County
Testimonial, April 28, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
Leroy Langston, Attorney at Law
Testimonial, May 4, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
C.P. Costppoulos, Tasty Town Restaurant
Proclamation, July 9, 1989
To: H.T. Atwater
Andrew Young Mayor, City Of Atlanta
Testimonial, May 3, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
Dale R, Dockter Branch Manager, BankSouth Georgia Pacific Office
Testimonial, April 17, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Wade Mitchell Executive Vice President, Trust Company Bank
Testimonial, June 24, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
Employees, Georgia Power Company, Forsyth Location
Testimonial, June 17, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
James Brinson Manager Of Fare Processing, MARTA
Testimonial, June 4, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
Tarlee W. Brown, Brown Design Associates
Testimonial, April 12, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
M.B. Levy Majestic Shoe Service
Testimonial, July 2, 1991
Whom It May Concern
Daniel Nerenbuam, Men's Shoe Depot
Picture Of Atwater And Police Officer, No Date
Picture Of H.T.Atwater, No Date
 
3Testimonial, May 17, 1990
To: H.T. Atwater
Thomas B. Murphy, State House of Representatives
 
4Testimonial, July 9, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
Maynard Jackson, Mayor Of Atlanta
 
5Invitation To 17th Anniversary Celebration, July 9, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
 
6Temporary Street Closing Permit, June 25, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
 
7Invitation To 17th Anniversary Celebration, July 9, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
 
8Proclamation From Atlanta City Council, July 9, 1993
To: H.T. Atwater
 
9Atlanta Daily World Article, July 9-10, 1992
To: H.T. Atwater
 

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21Horace T. Atwater and Governor Zell Miller (9 x 11 ¼, Color laminated)
 
2Horace, T. Atwater (11 x 15¼, Color laminated.)
 
3Horace T. Atwater and Governor Zell Miller (11 x 13¼, Color)
 
4Horace, T. Atwater (Red Cap & Gown) (11 x 13, Color)