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Research Atlanta, 1965-2005

Identifier: V

Scope and Content of the Series

This series is comprised of both reports and newsletters generated by Research Atlanta and files documenting the organization's Board of Directors with correspondence, meetings, and minutes.

Series VII includes Trotter's account of the founding of the organization and files relating to the Metro Group.


  • Creation: 1965-2005


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to materials in this collection is restricted for 15 years after the dates of their respective creation.

This finding aid represents the portions of the collection open in 2016. Consult archivist for more information.

Historical Note about Research Atlanta

Research Atlanta is an independent, non-profit organization which studies community problems affecting the metropolitan Atlanta area. The organization developed and presented reliable information about community issues to public officials and other Atlanta area leaders aiding in informed policy planning and implementation and to the general public so that it could better understand and participate in decisions affecting the community. Research Atlanta published concise, well-documented reports dealing with local issues such as public education, taxation, governmental structure, housing, police services and transportation. Each report involved extensive data collection and interviews with public and private leaders.

Founded by Michael H. Trotter, Research Atlanta is governed by a fifteen-person board of directors. A small, full-time, professional staff conducted the research, supplemented by college and university interns. Funding was provided by contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals. On December 1, 2005, two other organizations merged with Research Atlanta, the Metro Group and the Regional Leadership Forum, creating a new vehicle for engaging the public in the development of broad based solutions to regional challenges.


5.42 Linear Feet (in 13 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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