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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ronald H. Bayor Papers
Identification: MS450
Date: 1890-1990 (bulk dates 1930-1980)
Size/Quantity: 5.6 linear feet (14 document cases and ca. 33 digitized interviews)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Bayor, Ronald H., 1944-
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Ronald H. Bayor Papers contain comprehensive material used to write Bayor’s book, Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. Written research notes, oral history interviews and transcripts, and general research material form this dynamic collection that captures the turbulent era of social change in Atlanta.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald H. Bayor (1944- ) served on faculties in the School of Social Sciences (now the School of History, Technology, and Society) and the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1973 until his retirement in 2013.

Ronald Howard Bayor was born in New York City, New York on March 14, 1944. Bayor grew up in the Bronx, New York and attended William Howard Taft High School in the Bronx. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from City College of New York in 1965. Bayor also earned a Master of Arts in American History from Syracuse University in 1966 and a Ph. D. in American Urban History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. As founding editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History, Bayor concentrates on the history of urban, ethnic, and immigration studies.

Bayor worked as an Assistant Professor of History at St. Johns University in 1969-1973 and Visiting Assistant Professor of History at New York University in the summer of 1972. Then, Bayor served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History in Lehman College at the City University of New York in the summer of 1973 before joining the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall of 1973. He has served as Professor of History within the School of Social Sciences as well as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech. As of this writing (May 2013), Bayor is an Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech.

Bayor has published the following books: Neighbors in Conflict: The Irish, Germans, Jews and Italians of New York City, 1929-1941 in 1978; Engineering the New South: Georgia Tech in 1985; Fiorello La Guardia: Ethnicity and Reform in 1993; and Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta in 1996. He has also edited the following books: Neighborhoods in Urban America in 1982; The New York Irish in 1996; Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History in 2003; The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America in 2004; and Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans in 2011. Bayor has published numerous journal articles and served in editor positions of several research journals. He presided over the Immigration and Ethnic History Society from 2006-2009.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is divided into three series: SERIES 1. Written research notes; SERIES 2. Oral history interview transcripts; and SERIES 3. Printed research materials.

Series 1 consists of a collection of Ron Bayor's written notes that he used to write Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. His notes are about Atlanta's race issues in politics, housing, parks and recreation, health care, public services, and the education system.

Series 2 includes transcripts and/or digitized audio oral history interviews. Subseries 1 is made up of the more than thirty interviews that Bayor himself conducted in preparation of his book. His interviewees include such major figures as Ivan Allen, Jr., Maynard Jackson, and Andrew Young, as well as Julian Bond, Xernona Clayton, Alonzo Crim, Robert B. Flanagan, and Frances Pauley, among others. These interviews are mainly available in digital form in the Ivan Allen, Jr. Digital Collection. A few of these interviews are also available in transcription. Subseries 2 of this series includes transcriptions of interviews conducted by others, most notably John Britton and Eugene Griessman. Interviewees in this subseries include Ivan Allen, Jr. himself, as well as Martin Luther King, Sr., John Lewis, and several others.

Series 3 is made up of research material that Bayor gathered to help write Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. The papers in this series contain correspondence, instructional papers and other materials related to general research processes. Also, there is printed documentation of news articles, newsletters, and pamphlets.


Arrangement

The arrangement of this collection reflects the chapter organization of Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. The collection is arranged into three series:

SERIES 1. Written Research Notes [Boxes 1-8]

SERIES 2. Oral History Interviews [Box 9; digital items]

SERIES 3. Printed Research Materials [Boxes 9-14]


Index Terms

Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003
Atlanta (Ga.). History.
Atlanta (Ga.). Politics and government.
Oral histories.
Racism--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder, Series Title,] Ronald H. Bayor Papers (MS450), Archives, Library and Learning Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Donations, 2012 and 2013 (accession numbers 2012.085 and 2013.004).

Processing Information

Danielle Sharpe and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in July 2013.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


Separated Material

The oral history interviews conducted by Ronald H. Bayor are accessible from the Ivan Allen, Jr. Digital Collection.


Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Container List

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SERIES 1: Written Research Notes, 1880s-1990s

Description

Bayor's research notes concern such topics as Atlanta's race issues in politics, housing, parks and recreation, health care, public services, and the education system.

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11Racial Setting (Chapter 1), 1890s-1980s
12Racial Setting (Chapter 1), 1890s-1980s
13Politics Notes (Chapter 2), 1910s-1980s
14Politics Notes (Chapter 2), 1910s-1980s

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21Race and Committees (Chapter 3), 1900s-1975
22General City Services (Chapter 3), 1930s-1975
23General City Services (Chapter 3), 1930s-1985
24Housing (Chapter 3), 1920-1985
25Housing (Chapter 3), 1929-1979

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31Housing (Chapter 3), 1920s-1960s
32Housing (Chapter 3), 1940s-1970s
33Housing (Chapter 3), 1934-1984
34Housing (Chapter 3), 1920s-1960s

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41Housing (Chapter 3), 1940s-1980s
42Housing (Chapter 3), 1950s-1960s
43Housing (Chapter 3), 1900s-1960s
44Housing (Chapter 3), 1950s-1980s

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51Parks and Recreation (Chapter 5, Part B), 1906-1988
52Parks and Recreation (Chapter 5, Part B), 1906-1988
53Health Care (Chapter 5, Part C), 1908-1988
54Health Care (Chapter 5, Part C), 1906-1990

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61Police and Fire Services (Chapter 5, Part D), 1906-1990
62Mass Transit (Chapter 5, Part E), 1913-1988
63Atlanta Public Schools (Chapter 6), 1900s-1954
64Atlanta Public Schools (Chapter 6), 1900s-1954

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71Atlanta Public Schools (Chapter 7), 1954-1970s
72Atlanta Public Schools (Chapter 7), 1954-1970s
73Map of Atlanta Public Schools (Chapter 7), 1983-1984

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81Miscellaneous Notes, 1880s-1990s
82Miscellaneous Notes, 1960s-1970s
83Miscellaneous Notes, 1930s-1980s
84Miscellaneous Notes, 1970s-1990s
 

SERIES 2: Oral History Interviews, 1967-1987

Description

This series is divided into two subseries. The first subseries contains transcripts and digitized interviews conducted by Ronald H. Bayor as part of the research for his book on race in twentieth-century Atlanta. The digital audio files can be accessed from the Ivan Allen, Jr. Digital Collection. The second subseries consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by others. Interviewers and dates are provided when the information is available.



Subseries 1: Interviews by Ronald H. Bayor, 1984-1988

Alexander, Cecil, 1984 (December 17)
Allen, Ivan, 1985 (July 29)

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91Bond, Julian (transcript and notes), 1986 (October 21)
Bond, Julian, 1986 (October 21)
Calhoun, John H., 1985 (August 7)
Clayton, Xernona, 1986 (February 20)
Cochrane, Warren, 1985 (October 10)
Coleman, Clarence, 1986 (May 6)
91Crim, Alonzo (transcript), 1987 (July 8)
Crim, Alonzo, 1987 (July 8)
Eplan, Leon S., 1985 (October 15)
91Flanagan, Robert B. (partial transcript), 1985 (December 3)
Flanagan, Robert B., 1985 (December 3)
Gladin, Collier, 1986 (July 15)
Hamilton, Grace Towns, 1985 (August 19)
Hollowell, Donald, 1986 (September 17)
Holmes, Isabella, 1986 (July 11)
Hooks, Henry, 1987 (November 10)
Jackson, Maynard, 1987 (November 23)
Jackson, Maynard, 1988 (January 4)
Jenkins, Herbert, 1987 (October 15)
Johnson, Leroy, 1986 (February 11)
Jones, Malcolm, 1988 (April 27)
McKinney, Billy, 1987 (October 20)
Maddox, James, 1987 (November 5)
Massell, Sam, 1985 (July 26)
Milton, L. D., 1985 (September 8)
Paschall, Eliza, 1988 (June 6)
Pauley, Frances, 1988 (June 6)
Scott, C. A., 1985 (November 18)
Sweat, Dan, 1988 (January 21)
Tate, Horace, 1987 (July 21)
Thompson, Robert A., 1985 (July 17)
Yancey, Asa, 1987 (October 2)
91Young, Andrew (transcript and notes), 1986 (February 13)
Young, Andrew, 1986 (February 13)



Subseries 2: Interviews by Others, 1967-ca. 1987 and undated

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92Oral History Interviews (transcripts) A-D, 1967-1968 and undated
Allen, Ivan, Jr. (interviewed by John Britton) (excerpts), 1968 (January 23)
Black, Charles (interviewed by John Britton) (excerpts), 1967 (August 17)
Bond, Julian (2 copies), undated
Carter, Robert (2 copies), undated
[Clayton], Xernona, undated
Coleman, Clarence (interviewed by John Britton), 1968 (January 24)
Dunbar, [Augusta], undated
93Oral History Interviews (transcripts) F-L, 1967-1986 and undated
Fleming, [Harold] [interview by Kathleen Dowdey], [1986 (June 21)]
Jenkins, [Herbert], undated
King, Lonnie (interviewed by Jed Dannenbaum), 1986 (October 12)
King, Martin Luther, Sr. (interviewed by C. Eugene Griessman), 1981 (September)
Lewis, John, undated
94Oral History Interviews (transcripts) P-W, undated
Pauley, Frances, undated
Talmadge, [Herman] (2 copies), undated
[Williams], Hosea, undated
 

SERIES 3: Printed Research Materials, 1890s-1990s

Description

The papers in this series contain correspondence, instructional papers, and other materials related to general research processes.

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95Research Correspondence, 1982-1988
96General Research Materials, 1970s-1990s
97Racial Setting (Chapter 1), 1904-1989
98Race and Politics (Chapter 2), 1865-1990s

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101Race and Politics (Chapter 2), 1865-1990s
102Race and Politics (Chapter 2), 1865-1990s
103City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s
104City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s

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111City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s
112City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s
113City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s
114City Building and Race (Chapter 3), 1900s-1990s

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121Race, Jobs, and Economy (Chapter 4), 1930s-1990s
122Race, Jobs, and Economy (Chapter 4), 1930s-1990s
123Parks and Recreation (Chapter 5, Part B), 1952-1965
124Race and Health Care (Chapter 5, Part C), 1890s-1990s
125Race and Health Care (Chapter 5, Part C), 1890s-1990s

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131Police and Fires Services (Chapter 5, Part D), 1890-1975
132Police and Fires Services (Chapter 5, Part D), 1932-1972
133Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s
134Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s

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141Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s
142Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s
143Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s
144Atlanta Public Schools (Chapters 6 and 7), 1900s-1990s