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Atlanta Daily World records

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 1092

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of Atlanta Daily World, Inc. from 1931-2005. The majority of the collection consists of the financial records of the company, including advertising records, 1934-1996, cash receipt ledgers, 1931-1994, cash payment/check register ledgers, 1935-1995 and payroll register ledgers, 1949-1970. The records encompass all aspects of the company's business and financial dealings, including the syndicate operations and the Memphis World and the Birmingham World papers. The collection also includes some correspondence and other financial records that document the company's activities.


  • 1931-1996

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

The Atlanta Daily World is an African American newspaper founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1928 by W.A. Scott II. The newspaper began as the Atlanta World and was published weekly for the first four years. In 1932, it began to be published daily and its name was changed Atlanta Daily World. In 1934, after W.A. Scott's death, his brother, Cornelius Adolphus Scott took over the business. C.A. Scott served as the editor and publisher of the Atlanta Daily World for 63 years, until his niece M. Alexis Scott assumed that responsibility in 1997. In 1931, the Scott family established the Southern Newspaper Syndicate, and began printing additional black-owned newspapers across the nation. In addition, the company owned and published the Memphis World and the Birmingham World up until 1970 and 1987, respectively.


34 linear ft. (34 boxes); 151 oversized bound volumes (OBV)


Records of Atlanta Daily World, Inc., an Atlanta African American newspaper company, including financial records, correspondence, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection; preliminary inventory available.


Purchase, 2008.

Related Materials in This Repository

Atlanta Daily World photograph collection


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Unprocessed collection.

File name: atlantadaily1092.doc

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Atlanta Daily World records, 1931-1996
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
August 14, 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States