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Leon Vernon Kofod Photograph Collection, 1960 - 1979


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The General Photographs Collection consists of images of African American life from the 1880s to the 1980s. Many of these photographs are portraits taken in various studios on the East Coast of the United States, other are snapshots of family life, school, church and the many social organizations of the African American community.

Some photographs in this collection showcase the neighborhoods and businesses that existed in the early to mid 20th century. Majority of the photos are from locations in and around Atlanta, but a number of images were taken outside of the state of Georgia.


  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for use in the Archives Division of the Auburn Avenue Research Library. There are no restrictions on research use of the collection, but permission must be obtained for reproduction of materials for which the Research Library does not hold copyright to research only for "Fair Use" as defined in the copright law (Title 17, United States Code). Also permission must be obtained to publish reproductions from materials for which the Research Library does hold copyright for one time use only.

Biographical / Historical

Leon Vernon Kofod was born on July 20, 1899 in New York and he worked as a photographer and served as a missionary from the 1930s to the 1970s. He worked on a variety of projects for the United Nations in Tanzania and Cameroon.

Kofod was a minister and lived in Long Island, New York until his death on October 3, 1990.


From the Collection: 6 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303