VETERANS OF HOPE PROJECT.
Veterans of Hope Project records, 1997-2014

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/tm7zn

Digital Material Available in this Collection


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Veterans of Hope Project.
Title: Veterans of Hope Project records, 1997-2014
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1293
Extent: 56 linear feet (56 boxes)
Abstract:Records of the Veterans of Hope Project including administrative records, sound and video recordings of interviews with human rights activists, and born digital material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected recordings and transcripts are closed to researchers until 2020.

Financial records are closed until 2027.

Audiovisual material in this collection has been digitized, but is not currently part of Emory's digital repository. Researchers wishing to access materials that are not available online must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Additional Physical Form

Selected portions of Series 1: Interviews and event recordings are available to the public on YouTube. Songs and music under copyright have been removed or muted from these recordings. Researchers may request access to the full recording.

Source

Gift of Rachel Harding, 2014.

Custodial History

This collection was stored in Vincent Harding's offices at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Manuscript Archivist Sarah Quigley and Head of Digital Archives Erika Farr packed the audiovisual material in April 2014 and the project records in April 2015. Both sets of material were shipped directly to the Rose Library after packing.

Citation

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

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American collections Randall Burkett as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American history and the Civil Rights Movement.

Processing

Arranged and described at the item and box levels by Sarah Quigley, April 2014 and April 2015.


Collection Description

Historical Note

The Veterans of Hope Project was founded by Vincent and Rosemarie Freeney Harding in 1997. The Hardings, along with their daughter Rachel, conducted interviews with human rights activists from around the world; developed educational curricula that emphasized nonviolence and peaceful reconciliation in social justice work; and organized workshops, symposia, and multiple youth events that offered training in nonviolence and leadership development.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of the Veterans of Hope Project from circa 1997-2014, including videotaped interviews with numerous human rights activists and artists such as John Biggers, Anne Braden, Elizabeth Catlett, James Foreman, Carol King, James Lawson, Bob Moses, Wallace Deen Muhammed, Sonia Sanchez, Achaan Sulak Sivaraksa, C.T. Vivian, Andrew Young and others. There are also recordings of Veterans of Hope Project events such as the grand opening of the Gandhi-Hamer-King Center, poetry readings from Sonia Sanchez, and youth-oriented programs such as Ambassadors of Hope and other summer programs. Administrative records include correspondence between staff and the activists they interviewed, as well as correspondence with supporters of the project, granting agencies, and others. Also present are financial records and grant files, promotional material, program files, meeting minutes and agendas, and transcripts of interviews.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Interviews and event recordings and (2) Veterans of Hope Project records.

Finding Aid Note

The original inventory of interviews and other recordings created by Veterans of Hope Project staff is available from the repository by request.


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Description of Series

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