FREEDOM PARK CONSERVANCY (ATLANTA, GA.)
Freedom Park Conservancy records, 1985-2016

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

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

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Freedom Park Conservancy (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Freedom Park Conservancy records, 1985-2016
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1499
Extent: 12.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract:Records of volunteer organization Freedom Park Conservancy, including records of the board of directors and project planning files.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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

Related Materials in This Repository

CAUTION, Inc. records

Source

Gift of Harriett Lane, 2019

Custodial History

Harriett Lane is the chair of the board of directors of Freedom Park Conservancy. Three boxes in this collection (boxes 11-13) were originally part of the CAUTION, Inc. records. Archivists added them to this collection during accessioning in 2020.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Freedom Park Conservancy records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of Political, Social, and Cultural Movements Collections, Randy Gue, as part of the Rose Library’s holdings in the history of Atlanta, Georgia. Archivists have retained all material received with the collection.

Processing

Arranged and described at the collection level by Sarah Quigley, September 2020. The archivist sorted the collection to aggregate related material, removed material from binders for preservation, and foldered unfoldered material.

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Collection Description

Historical Note

Freedom Park Conservancy is a volunteer organization devoted to the management and improvement of Freedom Park (Atlanta, Georgia). It is the successor organization to CAUTION, Inc., the grass-roots organization formed to stop the construction of the Presidential Parkway. The mediated settlement between CAUTION and the City of Atlanta resulted in the construction of Freedom Park on a significant portion of the property that had been earmarked for the highway. In 1997, Freedom Park Conservancy was founded by former members of CAUTION and assumed responsibility for the management of the park. Membership on the board of directors is comprised of representatives from the residential associations in the neighborhoods surrounding the park. The board sets the strategic direction for the development of the park, raises funds in support of the park, and manages projects to improve the park.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of Freedom Park Conservancy from 1985-2016. The bulk of the collection contains project planning files for various phases of construction of the park from 1999-2002. There are also board meeting books containing meetings materials, an extensive set of board meeting minutes, and the files of former board chair Cathi Barlow and former board president Don Bender. Legal records in the collection are photocopies of court documents from proceedings between CAUTION, the City of Atlanta, and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
3 - Board of directors, Cathi Barlow (chair) files, 1998-2008
1 - Board of directors, Cathi Barlow (chair) files, 2005-2006
11 - Board of directors, Don Bender (president) files, circa 1997-1999 [1]
12 - Board of directors, Don Bender (president) files, circa 1997-1999 [2]
13 - Board of directors, Don Bender (president) files, circa 1997-1999 [3]
2 - Board of directors meeting books, 1999-2016
1 - Board of directors meeting books, 2014-2015
4 - Legal records, 1985-1989
5 - Project files, John Lewis Plaza, 2001-2002
6 - Project files, phase II construction, 1998-1999 [1]
10 - Project files, phase II construction, 1998-1999 [2]
2 - Project files, phase II construction, 1998-2000 [1]
9 - Project files, phase II construction, 1998-2000 [2]
7 - Project files, phase II construction, 1998-2001
4 - Project files, phase II construction, 1999
8 - Project files, phase II construction, 1999-2001
5 - Project files, west leg construction, 2001
6 - Project files, west leg construction, 2001-2002
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