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Lemon Street, Marietta, Georgia Collection, 1951-2004

Identifier: SC-L-004

Content Description

The collection consists of five photographic prints and a calendar with photographic reproductions documenting African American life on historic Lemon Street, located near downtown Marietta, Georgia. The calendar contains contains photographic reproductions of students and teachers who attended the Lemon Street School, circa 1940s-1950s, and the photographic prints include a class picture, the first babies born in Fort Hill Homes, and two social events.


  • 1951, 1967, 2004, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Lemon Street, located near downtown Marietta, Georgia is a historic area for black life. Prior to integration efforts in the 1960s, Lemon Street was home to educational facilities, housing structures, and religious organizations for African Americans. Some of these buildings include Lemon Street Elementary School, Lemon Street High School, the Fort Hill Homes, and the historic Zion Baptist Church. Post-integration, Lemon Street remains a thriving and iconic area for African American life in Marietta.


0.25 cubic feet (1 document case)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the KSU Archives and Special Collections by Roy Myers in November 20, 2017.

Armando Suarez
December 2017
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 July: updated by Maggie Thomas

Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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