Ken Britt papers, 1994-2015

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Britt, Kenneth F.
Title: Ken Britt papers, 1994-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1418
Extent: .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of LGBTQ activist, Ken Britt, including correspondence, invitations, and promotional materials regarding his work and memberships.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: 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.

Separated Material

Some printed items from this collection have been cataloged individually. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for Britt, Kenneth F., former owner.


Gift from Ken Britt, 2017


[after identification of item(s)], Ken Britt papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Laura Starratt, November 2017.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Ken Britt (1949-) is an LGBTQ activist who is politically active Atlanta, Georgia. Britt was a member of Coordinated Campaign Committee for the Democratic Party of Georgia (2010) and served on the board of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; the Georgia Democratic Party State Committee; and as an Ambassador for the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Britt is also a member of the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund, a collaboration of the United Way and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, where he has helped to ensure funding for HIV prevention activities that impact minority women and youth. He also served as a Community Liaison Representative for Congressman John Lewis’ 2012 re-election campaign. As a U.S. Army veteran (1970-1973), Britt also worked on the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

Britt has served on the boards of the Midtown Alliance, CHRIS Kids, AID Atlanta, The Atlanta Opera, the Human Rights Campaign, and Georgia Equality. He was Vice Chair of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Atlanta and is a graduate of both the Leadership Atlanta (1996) and the Midtown Leadership Program (1993).

Britt is also the recipient of CHRIS Kids’ CHRIStal Vision Award (2010) and, at the time of his retirement from Alston and Bird, was honored by that firm with the establishment of the Kenneth F. Britt Award for Community Service (2009). Some of the other awards Britt has received include the Center for Democratic Renewal, Angel for Justice Award (2005); the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Georgia Volunteer Fund Raiser of the Year (2001); the (first) AID Atlanta Kenneth F. Britt Annual Honors Service Award (2000); and the Human Rights Campaign Dan Bradley Humanitarian Award (1999). In 2011, the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Britt for his community service.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of printed materials regarding Ken Britt's work in LGBTQ advocacy, especially his work with AID Atlanta and the Human Rights Campaign. Included are invitations to galas and other events that promote or fundraise for LGBTQ causes. There are also promotional materials such as fliers and programs for events that Britt attended, including programs at the Atlanta Opera and events honoring Atlanta politicians, such as Cynthia McKinney and Mark Taylor. There is a small amount of correspondence that primarily focuses on Britt's appointments to leadership positions on the boards of AID Atlanta and Legal Aid Advisory Group.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1994-2004
1 2 Directories, 2005-2015
1 3 Invitations, 1994-2005 [1]
1 4 Invitations, 1994-2005 [2]
1 5 Programs and promotional material, 1995-2015 [1]
1 6 Programs and promotional material, 1995-2015 [2]
1 7 Programs and promotional material, 1995-2015 [3]
1 8 Serials and clippings, 1996-2014
2 - Gavels, undated