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Grady Ridgeway papers

Grady Ridgeway papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Grady Ridgeway papers
Creator: Grady Ridgeway, Jr., 1915-2015
Inclusive Dates: 1927-2015
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms3925
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Grady Ridgeway, Jr. (1923-2015) was born in Buford, Georgia. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Afterward he worked as the Airport Manager of the Atlanta Municipal Airport under Mayor Hartsfield overseeing the airport's expansion and modernization. Later Ridgeway was chosen as the Commissioner of Aviation for the city of Atlanta.

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of photographs taken over several years of the Atlanta airport. Some of Grady Ridgeway's professional papers and personal photographs are included as well as maps of the planning of the airport.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grady Ridgeway papers, ms3925, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Airplanes -- Photographs.
Airports -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Aerial views.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Atlanta airport operating statistics, 1964-1978
12Atlanta airport documents, 1972-1975, undated
13Professional papers, 1958-1975
14Atlanta airport postcard transparencies with descriptions
15Airlines magazine, 1961 February
16Aerial photograph of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
17Photographs - airport, construction, and unidentified people
18Atlanta airport terminal photographs
19Photographs - Atlanta Municipal Airport interior and exterior, 1969, undated
110Photographs of unidentified airport crew
111Aerial negative of the Atlanta airport, 1927
112Aerial photographs of the Atlanta airport, 1963, undated
1Master plan for the Atlanta airport, 1958
1Atlanta airport land acquisition map , 1958
1Atlanta airport highway map, 1959
1Topographic highway proposal map
113Photograph with Mayor Sam Massell, 1973
114Photograph with J. H. Gray, 1976
115Copy of postcard signed by Atlanta airport crew, 1959
116Photograph with child
117Photograph with Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
118Signed photograph of Delta pilots, 1965
119Photograph of the Spirit of St. Louis at the Atlanta airport
120Photograph of the B-747 pre-inaugural flight
121Slides of airport photographs
122Presentation on Atlanta airport history
123Obituary, 2015