Mayor Ivan Allen Junior Digital Archive: A Powerful Resource to Explore Atlanta's 1960s History

February 24, 2020

SLS-affiliated faculty member, Todd Michney, Assistant Professor, School of History and Sociology, hosted a community researcher workshop this past November, to explore the newly launched Ivan Allen Jr. Digital Archive.  The Archive is a partnership between Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) and the Atlanta History Center (AHC), that not only allows Allen’s administrative records to be accessible in hardcopy (at the AHC’s Kenan Research Center), but also digitizes a substantial portion of the papers and makes them available via the Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Digital Archive. Focused on the most significant aspects of Atlanta’s path to becoming a major American metropolis, this digital resource puts an impressive body of documents at the fingertips of researchers, educators, students, and community members alike. Keyword searchability enables even novice users to easily locate relevant materials in unexpected places within the collection.

Read more from Dr. Michney about the Ivan Allen Jr. Digital Archive HERE.