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ATLANTA PROJECT.
The Atlanta Project coordinator's records, 1991-1996

Emory University

Emory University Archives

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bmnp9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Atlanta Project.
Title: The Atlanta Project coordinator's records, 1991-1996
Call Number:Series No. 32
Extent: 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Abstract:The Atlanta Project (TAP) was an initiative begun in 1992 by President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center to create a coordinated effort for assisting disadvantaged families in the Atlanta area. The collection consists of general records, project planning materials, printed material, manuals, and special project files.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Researchers must contact the MARBL in advance to access audiovisual material in this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], The Atlanta Project coordinator's records, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins, 2001.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Atlanta Project (TAP) was an initiative begun in 1992 by President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center to create a coordinated effort for assisting disadvantaged families in the Atlanta area. TAP sought to involve civic and religious groups, as well as corporate sponsors and community residents, in order to address such issues as immunizations, prenatal health care, substandard housing, juvenile delinquency, and many others. A major goal of the initiative was to involve the residents of the targeted communities in all aspects of the project, thereby enabling them to take responsibility for solving their particular problems.

The metro Atlanta area was divided into sections, referred to as cluster communities, on the basis of data maintained by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Each cluster was assisted by a cluster coordinator and a resident assistant coordinator. The coordinators worked with a steering committee composed of residents, service providers, and other leaders who lived and worked in the cluster.

Emory University was linked with the Booker T. Washington cluster (Cluster 1) headed by James T. Laney, then president of Emory University. The cluster covered an area primarily north and west of the interstate 75/85 and interstate 20 interchange and included elementary and middle schools which fed into Booker T. Washington High School. Emory volunteer activities included classroom projects, individual and group volunteer experiences, and direct experiences with the Carter Center. Emory’s efforts were coordinated by Dr. Joyce Jones, assisted by Teresa Barnes.

The Atlanta Project (TAP) was an initiative begun in 1992 by President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center to create a coordinated effort for assisting disadvantaged families in the Atlanta area. TAP sought to involve civic and religious groups, as well as corporate sponsors and community residents, in order to address such issues as immunizations, prenatal health care, substandard housing, juvenile delinquency, and many others. A major goal of the initiative was to involve the residents of the targeted communities in all aspects of the project, thereby enabling them to take responsibility for solving their particular problems.

The metro Atlanta area was divided into sections, referred to as cluster communities, on the basis of data maintained by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Each cluster was assisted by a cluster coordinator and a resident assistant coordinator. The coordinators worked with a steering committee composed of residents, service providers, and other leaders who lived and worked in the cluster.

Emory University was linked with the Booker T. Washington cluster (Cluster 1) headed by James T. Laney, then president of Emory University. The cluster covered an area primarily north and west of the interstate 75/85 and interstate 20 interchange and included elementary and middle schools which fed into Booker T. Washington High School. Emory volunteer activities included classroom projects, individual and group volunteer experiences, and direct experiences with the Carter Center. Emory’s efforts were coordinated by Dr. Joyce Jones, assisted by Teresa Barnes.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of various types of records collected and maintained by The Atlanta Project (TAP) Emory coordinator’s office and covering the years 1991-1996. General records include general correspondence, samples of volunteer forms, mailing lists, and memoranda. Also included are the initial strategic plan for TAP materials from meetings attended by Emory representatives, and recommendations for Phase II of TAP.

Collected printed materials contain copies of various TAP publications, information packets from Junior Achievement and United Way, and handbooks, newsletters, brochures, etc. from other volunteer service organizations in the Atlanta area. The manuals included in the collection were produced by and for various TAP groups and served as training and resource guides during the life of the project. The TAP at Emory University manual (Box 3, Folder 4) contains details of Emory’s particular contributions to the project.

Special projects files give evidence of several specific efforts which involved Emory volunteers. These include the immunization drive, Literacy Walk, TAP in Peace, and the volunteer probation officer program.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 5 series: (1) General records, (2) Collected printed material, (3) Manuals, (4) Special projects, and (5) Videos.


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