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Title Portraits
Reference VIS 32, Series 2, Folder 55
Library Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Collection Name Long, Rucker, and Aiken family photographs and lithographs, 1859-1979
Collection Overview The collection documents the political, civic, educational, professional, family, and social life of members of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families from 1859 through the 1970s. The images document three generations of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families and visually chronicles their rise from slavery to social and political influence. It also provides visual documentation of African American life from Reconstruction to the late 20th century.
Series Description Series II contains images pertaining to the life of Walter Aiken. This series contains images documenting Aiken's career as a football and basketball coach at Atlanta University and Fisk University. Included in the series is a 1923 Atlanta University Scrapbook. Images in the series also document Aiken Incorporated building and construction projects in the West End and Dixie Hills neighborhoods of Atlanta and elsewhere in the United States. Images include housing on Lawton Street, First Street, Rosser Street, Fair Street, and Simpson Road in Atlanta, Georgia. The series contains images of Aiken's civic and social interests such as the Negro Federal Housing Administration, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, and the Walter Aiken Singers. The series documents his club activities at the Twenty-Seven Club and the Hungry Club Forum at the Butler Street YMCA and other social events with his wife, Lucy Rucker Aiken. The series also contains a scrapbook of images of Aiken during his service with the 371st Infantry in World War I.
Date 1900-1930
Document Type Photograph
Theme(s) Family and Daily Life
Keywords military
People Aiken, Walter
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
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