Carolyn Carter photograph collection

Carolyn Carter photograph collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carter, Carolyn Mackenzie, 1919-2010
Title: Carolyn Carter photograph collection
Dates: 1954-1973
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3803

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Atlanta Constitution--History.
Carter, Carolyn Mackenzie, 1919-2010
Coca-Cola Company.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11-6Coca-Cola advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
7"Web of Steel" print, 1950s
8"Mother Sioux" print, 1950s
9"Tattered Sails" print, 1950s
10"Moss-draped Clouds" print, 1950s
11"Power of Yesteryear" print, 1950s
12"The Spray" print, 1950s
13-14Georgia Power Company advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
15-16Atlanta WAGA-TV advertisement tearsheets, 1950s
17"Merchant of Mirth" print, Undated
18"A Thought For Penny" print, Undated
11Mint, 1965 February 15
2Europe, 1965 July 1
3Atlanta, 1966 February 21
4Sea Island, 1966 June 3
5Coca-Cola, 1966 August 15
6Hawaii - NC, 1966 December 6
7Observer, 1967 February 28
8Coca-Cola - Roanoke, 1968 January 5
9New England Cold Drink, 1968 January 12
10Newburyport, 1968 January 15
11Coca-Cola - Bethlehem, 1968 January 16
12Coca-Cola - Ohio, 1968 January 16
13Coca-Cola - Tarrytown, 1968 January 25
14Coca-Cola - Winston-Salem, 1968 February 6
15Winston-Salem, 1968 February 6
16Coca-Cola, 1968 March 18
17Coca-Cola - Camden, 1968 April 8
18Coca-Cola - Louisville, 1968 April 5
19Coca-Cola - South Bend, 1968 May 31
20Coca-Cola - Detroit Scouts, 1968 June 10
21Coca-Cola - Mackinac, 1968 June 25
22Unknown, 1968 July 9
23Coca-Cola - Pittsburgh, 1968 July 12
24Weise, 1968 August 13
25Georgia Tornado, 1968 August 26
26Austria, 1968 November 27
27Coca-Cola - Newark, Ohio
28Inauguration, 1969 January 24
29Coca-Cola - Phoenix, 1969 February 16
30Coca-Cola - Phoenix, 1969 February 13
31Coca-Cola - Syracuse, 1969 March 4
32Coca-Cola, 1969 April 24
33Vienna, 1969 May 28
34Hamilton, 1969 July 22
35Coca-Cola, 1969 April 22
36Block Island, 1969 August 22
37Toronto Golf, 1969 August 26
38Block Island, 1969 September 2
39Canada, 1970 August 4
40Canada, 1970 October 21
41Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, 1970 December 30
42Saigon, Bangkok, 1970 December 30
43Japan, Asia, 1970 December 30
OS BoxItem
21Saigon or Bangkok print, 1970 December 30
2Streetcar, probably in Japan print, 1970 December 30
3Woman using washtub print, 1970 December 30
4Parent and child print, 1970 December 30
5Theatre performance, Japan print, 1970 December 30
6Boats near docking area, probably in Bangkok print, 1970 December 30
7Airport - Japan print, 1970 December 30
8Group photo on boat print, 1970 December 30
9Traffic, probably Japan print, 1970 December 30
10Cycle rickshaw in Indonesia print, 1970 December 30
11Photograph of Don Carter and Rosalynn Carter, 1977
12Photograph of sleeping boy with cow, Undated
13Photograph of Carolyn Carter and unknown man repairing camera, Undated
14Photograph of empty office, 1954 December
15Photograph of Don Carter and group on football field, Undated
16Photograph of Don Carter, Undated
17Photograph of Grand Forks Herald Staff, 1981 July 27
18-19Photograph of Don Carter with nuns from Marquette University (2), Undated
20Cover of The Refresher mounted on wood, 1954 November
144Canada, Brunswick, 1970 February 22
45Tree, 1972 December 5
46Canada New House, 1972 January 10
47Savannah, 1973 March 30
48Savannah, 1973 August 30
49Unknown, 1973 July 13
50Providence Canyon & Helen, 1973 August 1
51Pine Needles, 1973 July 13
53Unlabled contact sheets
54Unidentified negatives
8Photographs (small)
101Photographs- Kennedy and more
2Photographs- Country Store, Atlanta, Agriculture, Cotton Mill
3Photographs- Providence Canyons
4Photographs- St. Simons, Grand Canyon, Civic Club, Schools
5Photographs- Peaches, "Indians", Bird and Worm, Industrial
6Photographs- Canada Holiday, Alaska, Grand Canyon
7Photographs- Teachers from Jane, Poconos
8Photographs- Paces of Asia
9Photographs- Paces of Asia
10Photographs- Cracker Comes to Town
11Photographs- Little Cumberland Island
OS Folder
1Photograph of Carter family reunion, 1992 May 2