Dr. Robert (Bob) A. Holmes Papers
Scope and Contents
The Dr. Robert A. Holmes Papers cover the years 1916 to 2018. The collection contains materials from his time in the Georgia legislature his consultations and his writings. Specific materials include; correspondence, awards, programs, published journals and essays, unpublished essays, handwritten and typed manuscripts, campaign materials, legislature, press releases, photographs and audio visual material.
- Majority of material found within 1916 - 2018
Conditions Governing Access
The subseries Capitol City bank is restricted, all other materials are accessible.
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Robert A. Holmes was born in Harlem, New York and raised by his mother Priscilla Holmes. He was later sent to live and attend school in West Virginia. Holmes was among the first black students to integrate Shepherdstown High School in 1957. Holmes later earned his undergraduate degree from Shepherd College, he then moved back to New York where he earned his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. Holmes moved to Atlanta where he established a political science program at Atlanta (now Clark Atlanta) University. Holmes also served on the Georgia House of Representatives as a Georgia State Legislator. While in the Legislature he was a member of the appropriations committee and the first African American on the budget committee. Holmes also spent a great deal of time in the business world; he was co-founder and board member of Capitol City Bank, co-owner of Dataware Zenith Computer franchise and Policy Design Corporation, he worked for National Popular Vote and worked on the finance committee of the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority. Holmes was also a prolific writer he worked as editor of the Georgia Legislative Review (1991-2004) and the Status of Black Atlanta (1993-2005). Holmes’ biggest works are his two published books Maynard Jackson: A Biography and From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography.
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Processed by Alana Barnes, 2017-2018
- African American educators--Georgia.
- African American politicians--Georgia.
- African American universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century.
- African American universities and colleges--Georgia.
- African Americans--Education (Higher)--Georgia--Atlanta.
- African Americans--Government policy--Georgia--Atlanta
- African Americans--Political activity--Georgia.
- Legal documents
- Social service -- Awards -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository
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Atlanta GA 30303