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Ronald H. Bayor Papers

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Identifier: MS450

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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.

Dates

  • 1890-1990 (bulk dates 1930-1980)

Creator

General Physical Description note

(14 document cases and ca. 33 digitized interviews)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

5.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

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 Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta.

Biography of Ronald H. Bayor

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.

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:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Written Research Notes [Boxes 1-8]
  2. SERIES 2. Oral History Interviews [Box 9; digital items]
  3. SERIES 3. Printed Research Materials [Boxes 9-14]

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

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

Separated Material

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

General Physical Description note

(14 document cases and ca. 33 digitized interviews)

Processing Information

Danielle Sharpe and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in July 2013.
Title
Inventory of the Ronald H. Bayor Papers, [1890s-1990s (bulk dates 1930-1980)]
Status
In Progress
Date
Copyright July 2013.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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