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James Hiram Malone papers

Identifier: aarl95-001

Scope and Content Note

This small collection, made up of personal items, as well as imaginative illustrations, was donated by James Hiram Malone in 1995. Among the items included are: Malone's personal resume, early photographs of Malone and his family, newspaper clippings from The Atlanta News Leader and Atlanta News Weekly, cartoon clippings and the Black Inventors' Gift Series Paintings, which were painted by the donor. In addition, two books by Malone,. Brother and Malone's Atlanta, are featured in the collection, as well.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1990-1995
  • Bulk, 1990-1995 1925-1995 1990-1995


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

James H. Malone has become a prominent figure in the Atlanta area. For years, his paintings have adorned the walls of many public buildings throughout the city. Malone, who is 64-years-old, is also a journalist. He is the author a column, Street Beat, which is a collection of stories, poetry and pictures that depict the lives of everyday individuals. The collection has appeared in The Atlanta News Leader, as well as the Atlanta News Weekly. Malone attended Morehouse College and has also written two books, Brother and Malone's Atlanta. Additionally, he has been recognized in several notable bibliographies. Some of these include Portrait of An American Artist (1986), Who's Who in American Art (1990) and Who's Who Among Black Americans (1991). Malone became the first Georgian to win the National Scholastic Art Award and also received the Bronze Jubilee Award in 1986. Moreover, he has been highly recognized at several places throughout the area, as well. The Center for Creative Studies and the Neighborhood Arts Center, are two of them.

Malone currently resides in Atlanta and continues to lend his paintings and writings to various organizations throughout the city.


4.0 Cubic feet




The James Hiram Malone papers contain items from 1925-1995, with the bulk from 1990-1995, including Malone's resume, early photographs of Malone and his family, newspaper clippings from the Atlanta news leader and Atlanta news weekly including copies of his column Street beat, copies of his books, Brother and Malone's Atlanta, and his Black inventors' gift series paintings. The collection documents both his journalistic and artistic careers.


Arranged by type.


This collection was donated by James Hiram Malone in 1995.

Separated Material

Two additional paintings by Malone are available for public viewing in the far right corner of the Archives Division. They are mounted on the wall near the door labeled STAFF ONLY.
Inventory of the James Hiram Malone Papers aarl95-001 aarl95-001
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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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