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Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless records

Identifier: Y020

Scope and Contents of the Records

Records of the the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, circa 1987-2017, document the organization's operations and programs, such as Peachtree-Pine shelter, advocacy work, and outreach programs. The records include manuals and policy documents, audit reports and other financial records, publications, photos, client forms and files, real estate records and floor plans, city contracts, and subject files.


  • Creation: circa 1987-2017


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access is restricted to several boxes that include personal information. Contact Special Collections and Archives.

Born-digital files may also contain restricted content and require review by Special Collections and Archives staff prior to access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Historical Note

Founded in 1981, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has consistently served as the central coordinating agency for services to individuals who are homeless. The task force has served several hundred thousand individuals over the years.


65 Linear Feet (52 boxes)

150 Megabytes (133 files (including 86 disk images) in 5 folders)

Language of Materials


Technical Requirements

Access to legacy media and born-digital material requires an appointment and at least two working days' notice; consult Special Collections staff for assistance. Due to preservation and tecchnical concerns, access to some legacy media may be restricted. Digital files are stored in the Special Collections preservation system and can be made available by request on a reading room computer, subject to any restrictions deemed necessary after a departmental review.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, courtesy of Carl Hartrampf, January 31, 2019 (Y2019-02).

Condition Description

Minor mold damage, large-format drawings/plans not properly housed, obsolete digital and AV media.

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed. This finding aid presents a rough box list with approximate dates and titles, created during accessioning (2019). As the collection is processed, materials may be relocated and citations to the unprocessed boxes rendered incorrect.

Digital materials minimally processed by Tori Padgett and Katherine Fisher in 2019 and 2020.


Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
In Progress
Hal Hansen
February 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)