Auburn Avenue Library to open Dr. Robert A. Holmes Collection

The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, a special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, will open the Dr. Robert A. Holmes Collection, according to a press release. A ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Dr. Robert A. Holmes Collection is approximately 40 linear feet, with materials dating from 1907-2014, with the bulk of the materials within the collection dating from 1970-2012. The Holmes Collection also includes over 150 books from Dr. Holmes’ personal library.

Heavily documented throughout the collection are his writings and manuscripts, including notes from his books, Maynard Jackson: An Autobiography; and his own autobiography, From Poverty to History Maker. His years of service in the Georgia Legislature as well as his career at Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University are also included. Organizations, such as the Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, Capital City Bank, National Popular Vote, South Fulton Running Partners and various civic groups make up the rest of the collection, along with awards and photographs.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Information: contact Gloria Strong at 404-613-4010