MARTA early system planning collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
MARTA Early System Planning Collection, 1967-1979, 1992, consists of around a thousand maps and aerial photographs related to early planning of the Atlanta, Georgia, transit system. These maps and aerial photos show what MARTA could have looked like had the early plans been approved.
- 1967-1979, 1992
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Historical Note on MARTA
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, known as MARTA, provides bus and rapid rail service to the most urbanized portions of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1965, MARTA began operations in 1971 as a bus system. In 1975, rail construction began, and MARTA's train service was inaugurated in 1979. Several planned routes remain unbuilt.
976 item(s) (976 oversized maps and aerial photographs on 120 rolls)
Language of Materials
MARTA Early System Planning Collection consists of around a thousand maps and aerial photographs related to the early system planning. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, known as MARTA, provides bus and rapid rail service to the most urbanized portions of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The collection's original order has been maintained when possible. See scope notes regarding the original housing of maps.
Received from MARTA Marcus Bryant, Records Management and Archiving Specialist for MARTA, February 2020.
Processed by Kayla Moorhead, 2021-2022. Maps and photographs were un-rolled and rehoused on rolls for preservation reasons. Each map/photograph has been given a unique identifier (L2020_02_001, L2020_02_002. etc.).
- Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Donor, Organization)
- MARTA Early System Planning
- A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Edited Full Draft
- Hal Hansen
- February 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Special Collections Repository
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303