Living Atlanta oral history collection
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Living Atlanta oral history collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Title: Living Atlanta oral history collection
Dates: 1977-1985
Quantity: 21.0 cubic ft.
Abstract:Taped interviews, radio programs, transcripts of some of the interviews, material relating to funding, and background research, of the oral history project Living Atlanta: an Oral History of the City Between the World Wars, produced by Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Foundation between 1977 and 1978. Topics include Atlanta Crackers baseball team, blues, business, economic conditions, education, Jews, Ku Klux Klan, police, politics and government, race relations, and social life. Persons represented include William B. Hartsfield and James Key. Interviews mainly conducted by Harlon Joye, Clifford M. Kuhn, and E. Bernard West.
Identification: aarllivingatlanta

Scope and Content Note

A collection of fifty (50) audiocassette tapes which are actually a 50 - part documentary series produced by WRFG Radio (89.3 FM) in 1977.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Business, industries, and trades.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Cultural affairs--Music.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Economic conditions.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Education.
Atlanta (Ga.)--History.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Legal affairs--Police.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Population elements--African Americans.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Population elements--Jews.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Radio and television broadcasting.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Recreation and sports--Baseball.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Societies, etc.--Nativism.
Audiotapes.
Baseball--Georgia.
Blues (Music)--Georgia.
Education--Georgia.
Georgia--Business, industries, and trades.
Georgia--Cultural affairs--Music.
Georgia--Economic conditions.
Georgia--Education.
Georgia--History, Local.
Georgia--Legal affairs--Police.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia--Population elements--African Americans.
Georgia--Population elements--Jews.
Georgia--Race relations.
Georgia--Radio and television broadcasting.
Georgia--Recreation and sports--Baseball.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Georgia--Societies, etc.--Nativism.
Hill, Jesse, 1927-
Interviews.
Jews--Georgia.
Minor league baseball--Georgia.
Nativism.
Oral histories (document genre).
Pennington, T. Maurice, 1923-
Police--Georgia.
Race relations.
Racism--Georgia.
Radio broadcasting--Georgia.
Secret societies--Georgia.
White supremacy movements--Georgia.

Container List

 

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1The Etiquette of Race Relations - Part I
 

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2The Etiquette of Race Relations - Part II
 

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3The Streetcar Workers and the 1916 Strike
 

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4The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917
 

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5Public Education in Atlanta - Part I: The 1920's. The beginning of progressive education; early white high schools; sex discrimination
 

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6Public Education in Atlanta - Part II: Booker T. Washington High, Atlanta's First Black Public High School
 

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7Public Education in Atlanta - Part III: The 1930's. How the school system and its employees survived the Depression
 

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8Atlanta's Blues and Country Musicians - Part I: Making a Living
 

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9Atlanta's Blues and Country Musicians - Part II: Recording and Radio
 

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10The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce's 1926 Forward Atlanta Campaign
 

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11Auburn Avenue and Atlanta Black Commerce
Missing.
 

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12Sweet Auburn Avenue - Center of Black Life
 

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13Working on the Railroads - Part I: The Enginemen
 

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14Working on the Railroads - Part II: The Trainmen
 

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15Working on the Railroads - Part III: The Servicemen
 

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16Atlanta's Underside - Part I: Bootlegging
 

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17The Business Women of Atlanta
 

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18The Professional Women of Atlanta
 

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19The Domestic Workers of Atlanta
 

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20Atlanta's Underside - Part II: Gambling and Prostitution
 

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21Atlanta's Five Black Colleges - Part I: An Oasis of Black Intelligensia in a Segregated City
 

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22Atlanta's Five Black Colleges - Part II: Black Student Life
 

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23Atlanta's White Student Life
 

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24Health and Medicine - Part I: Health Conditions, Epidemics and Home Remedies
 

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25Health and Medicine - Part II: Atlanta's Doctors and Hospitals. Focuses on racial discrimination
 

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26Black Baseball - Part I: The Black Crackers in the 1920's
 

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27Black Baseball - Part II: The Black Crackers Championship Team of 1938
 

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28White Liberals and Atlanta's Interracial Organizations - Part I: Committee for Interracial Cooperation and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
 

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29White Liberals and Atlanta's Interracial Organizations - Part II: The 1930's and the Rise of the Southern Regional Council
 

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30Black and Red in Atlanta: Fascists and Communists in the Early 1930's
 

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31The Ku Klux Klan in Atlanta
 

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32Atlanta Entertainment - Part I: Grand Opera and Fiddlers' Conventions
Missing.
 

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33Atlanta Entertainment - Part II: Black and White Dance Bands and Clubs
 

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34Atlanta Entertainment - Part III: Theaters and Vaudeville
Missing.
 

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35The Great Depression - Part I: Conditions in Atlanta and the NRA
 

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36The Great Depression - Part II: Relief and Welfare Efforts
 

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37The Great Depression - Part III: Unemployment and New Deal Welfare Projects
 

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38The Textile Workers and the 1934 Strike
 

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39The Police on the Job
 

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40The Police and the Black Community
 

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41The Fight to Hire Black Police
 

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42Atlanta's Progressive Mayors: Mayor James Key
 

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43Atlanta's Progressive Mayors: Mayor William Hartsfield
 

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44Black Politics in Atlanta
 

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45Techwood and University Homes - Part I: The Nation's First Federal Public Housing Projects
Missing.
 

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46Techwood and University Homes - Part II: Early Tenants
Missing.
 

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47Atlanta's Black Newspapers
 

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48Segregation and Atlanta's Churches
 

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49Atlanta's Jewish Community
 

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50Atlanta and World War II