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Carolyn Carter photograph collection

Carolyn Carter photograph collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carolyn Carter photograph collection
Creator: Carter, Carolyn Mackenzie, 1919-2010
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1973
Language: English
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3803
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Carolyn Mackenzie Carter, a native of Moultrie, Georgia, was the first female photographer to work for the Atlanta Constitution. She graduated from the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1940 and was hired by legendary editor Ralph McGill to work for the paper soon thereafter. During her time with the Constitution she met Don E. Carter, a reporter for the rival Atlanta Journal, while they were both working on the same story, and they married in 1942. She later worked on the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine. After her newspaper work, Carter wrote and edited specialized publications at the Coca-Cola Company. In 1959 she and Don moved to New York where she worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Travel. In 1986, the department created the Carolyn Carter Award in her name to honor travel photographers who exhibit a commitment to tourism, a major Georgia industry. In 2012, the Grady College established the Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, endowed by a gift from Mr. Carter. Carolyn Carter passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of photographic negatives documenting Carolyn Carter's career with the Coca-Cola Company and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Travel. There is a small selection of photographic prints and advertisement tearsheets.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carolyn Carter photograph collection, ms 3803, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Asia -- Photographs.
Atlanta Constitution -- History.
Carter, Carolyn Mackenzie, 1919-2010
Coca-Cola Company
Journalists -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Negatives (photographs)
Tourism -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11-6Coca-Cola advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
 
17"Web of Steel" print, 1950s
 
18"Mother Sioux" print, 1950s
 
19"Tattered Sails" print, 1950s
 
110"Moss-draped Clouds" print, 1950s
 
111"Power of Yesteryear" print, 1950s
 
112"The Spray" print, 1950s
 
113-14Georgia Power Company advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
 
115-16Atlanta WAGA-TV advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
 
117"Merchant of Mirth" print , Undated
 
118"A Thought For Penny" print , Undated
 
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11Mint, 1965 February 15
 
12Europe, 1965 July 1
 
13Atlanta, 1966 February 21
 
14Sea Island, 1966 June 3
 
15Coca-Cola, 1966 August 15
 
16Hawaii - NC, 1966 December 6
 
17Observer, 1967 February 28
 
18Coca-Cola - Roanoke, 1968 January 5
 
19New England Cold Drink , 1968 January 12
 
110Newburyport, 1968 January 15
 
111Coca-Cola - Bethlehem, 1968 January 16
 
112Coca-Cola - Ohio, 1968 January 16
 
113Coca-Cola - Tarrytown, 1968 January 25
 
114Coca-Cola - Winston-Salem, 1968 February 6
 
115Winston-Salem, 1968 February 6
 
116Coca-Cola, 1968 March 18
 
117Coca-Cola - Camden, 1968 April 8
 
118Coca-Cola - Louisville, 1968 April 5
 
119Coca-Cola - South Bend, 1968 May 31
 
120Coca-Cola - Detroit Scouts, 1968 June 10
 
121Coca-Cola - Mackinac, 1968 June 25
 
122Unknown, 1968 July 9
 
123Coca-Cola - Pittsburgh, 1968 July 12
 
124Weise, 1968 August 13
 
125Georgia Tornado, 1968 August 26
 
126Austria, 1968 November 27
 
127Coca-Cola - Newark, Ohio
 
128Inauguration, 1969 January 24
 
129Coca-Cola - Phoenix, 1969 February 16
 
130Coca-Cola - Phoenix, 1969 February 13
 
131Coca-Cola - Syracuse, 1969 March 4
 
132Coca-Cola, 1969 April 24
 
133Vienna, 1969 May 28
 
134Hamilton, 1969 July 22
 
135Coca-Cola, 1969 April 22
 
136Block Island, 1969 August 22
 
137Toronto Golf, 1969 August 26
 
138Block Island, 1969 September 2
 
139Canada, 1970 August 4
 
140Canada, 1970 October 21
 
141Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, 1970 December 30
 
142Saigon, Bangkok, 1970 December 30
 
143Japan, Asia, 1970 December 30
 
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21Saigon or Bangkok print, 1970 December 30
 
22Streetcar, probably in Japan print, 1970 December 30
 
23Woman using washtub print, 1970 December 30
 
24Parent and child print, 1970 December 30
 
25Theatre performance, Japan print, 1970 December 30
 
26Boats near docking area, probably in Bangkok print, 1970 December 30
 
27Airport - Japan print, 1970 December 30
 
28Group photo on boat print, 1970 December 30
 
29Traffic, probably Japan print, 1970 December 30
 
210Cycle rickshaw in Indonesia print, 1970 December 30
 
211Photograph of Don Carter and Rosalynn Carter, 1977
 
212Photograph of sleeping boy with cow, Undated
 
213Photograph of Carolyn Carter and unknown man repairing camera, Undated
 
214Photograph of empty office , 1954 December
 
215Photograph of Don Carter and group on football field , Undated
 
216Photograph of Don Carter, Undated
 
217Photograph of Grand Forks Herald Staff , 1981 July 27
 
218-19Photograph of Don Carter with nuns from Marquette University (2), Undated
 
220Cover of The Refresher mounted on wood, 1954 November
 
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144Canada, Brunswick, 1970 February 22
 
145Tree, 1972 December 5
 
146Canada New House, 1972 January 10
 
147Savannah, 1973 March 30
 
148Savannah, 1973 August 30
 
149Unknown, 1973 July 13
 
150Providence Canyon & Helen, 1973 August 1
 
151Pine Needles, 1973 July 13
 
153Unlabled contact sheets
 
154Unidentified negatives
 
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2Negatives
 
box
3Negatives
 
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4Negatives
 
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5Negatives
 
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6Negatives
 
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7Slides
 
box
8Photographs (small)
 
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9Scrapbooks
 
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101Photographs- Kennedy and more
 
102Photographs- Country Store, Atlanta, Agriculture, Cotton Mill
 
103Photographs- Providence Canyons
 
104Photographs- St. Simons, Grand Canyon, Civic Club, Schools
 
105Photographs- Peaches, "Indians", Bird and Worm, Industrial
 
106Photographs- Canada Holiday, Alaska, Grand Canyon
 
107Photographs- Teachers from Jane, Poconos
 
108Photographs- Paces of Asia
 
109Photographs- Paces of Asia
 
1010Photographs- Cracker Comes to Town
 
1011Photographs- Little Cumberland Island
 
1012-19Photographs
 
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11Photographs
 
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1Photograph of Carter family reunion, 1992 May 2