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Auburn Avenue Research Library Arts and Artifacts Collection

Identifier: aarl1994-001

Scope and Contents

The Arts and Artifact Collection consists of paintings, sketches, photographs, and other artworks of various mediums. The date ranges of the items of this collection are between 1930 and 2012. Pieces from Georgia artists such as Benny Andrews, James Hiram Malone, Mary Parks Washington and Raymond B. Cody are included in this collection.

Many of the pieces of this collection highlight the African American experience in Georgia and the South as a whole. From street scenes to portraits of Atlantans this collection gives insight into Atlanta's black history.


  • Majority of material found within 1900 - 2020


113 items : Artworks of various mediums including paintings, photographs, sketches, and textiles.