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General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library

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Identifier: aarl94-004
Overview The collection consists of videotapes and cassette tapes of the General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library from 1994-ongoing. The collection contains interviews with a variety of individuals including African American businessmen and women, journalists, educators, librarians, community and civil rights activists. The materials document civil rights activities in Atlanta (Ga.), businesses in the Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta, the Atlanta...

Graham Washington Jackson, Sr. papers

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Identifier: aarl89-004
Overview The collection consists of papers of Graham Washington Jackson, Sr. from 1880-1990. The papers include correspondence, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and printed material documenting Jackson's musical performances and awards. Notable correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, William Hartsfield, and John Kennedy. The collection also contains audio and video recordings, albums, music manuscripts, sheet music, and Jackson's paintings. The...

Othello "Chico" Renfroe collection

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Identifier: aarl90-002
Overview The collection consists of papers of Othello "Chico" Renfroe from ca. 1938-1991. The papers include scrapbooks, photo albums, baseball game books, and audiotapes documenting the Negro baseball leagues, the integration of African Americans in the white leagues, African American athletes, and the civil rights movement, as well as Renfroe's activities as a sports broadcaster. The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, correspondence, programs, and baseball cards. The clippings include articles...

Paul E.X. Brown WERD records

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Identifier: aarl97-010
Overview The collection contains records from 1949 to 1955 of WERD, Atlanta's first African American-owned and operated radio station, that were collected by Paul E. X. Brown and include program schedules, correspondence, some ephemeral items, sworn affidavits of owners operators, and employees of WERD, many from Jessie B. Blayton, as well as several audio cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes of political commentary and programming from 1953 to 1961. The affidavits concern the station's 1954 bid to the FCC...

Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Project oral history interviews

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Identifier: aarl93-002
Overview The collection consists of oral history interviews and transcripts of interviews of residents and merchants in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978. The interviewees discuss personal background, social and economic conditions among the African American residents of Sweet Auburn, recollections of the riot of 1906, the fire of 1917, the Depression, the Butler Street Urban Renewal Project (1950s), cross-town migration, and the civil rights movement. The collection also...