Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

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Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Libraries and Archives

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The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research. Ray C. Anderson founded Interface, Inc. in 1973 with a vision to provide flexible floor coverings for modern office buildings. A 1956 graduate of Georgia Tech, Anderson experienced an environmental epiphany in 1994 and challenged the company. which at the time was heavily dependent on petrochemicals, to become environmentally sustainable without loss of profits. Consisting of over 200 boxes and covering the years 1947 to 2012, the collection contains biographical materials, business records, correspondence, organizational records, photographs, presentations, speeches, writings, travel files, books, journals, and over 200 artifacts documenting Anderson's life. It includes correspondence with colleagues and significant environmental and political figures such as Paul Hawken, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. Please consult our Research Center catalogs for further information about this and other Georgia Historical Society collections: www.georgiahistory.com.

In December 2016 Alabama Media Group donated its massive collection of historical photographic negatives to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The collection contains more than 3 million photographic negatives taken by newspaper photographers working for the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and the Mobile Press-Register between the 1920s and the early 2000s, Some images from other publications, including the defunct Birmingham Post-Herald and predecessors, became part of the collection over time. …

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