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Miles G. and Moses Amos papers

Identifier: aarl088-001

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).


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1935-1970
  • Bulk, 1935-1970 1880-1972 1935-1970


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.

Historical Sketch

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.


5.5 Cubic feet




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.

Arrangement note

Arranged by record type.
Inventory of the Miles G. and Moses Amos Papers aarl088-001 aarl088-001
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
Language of description
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Repository Details

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

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303