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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.


  • circa 1987-2017


Restrictions on Access

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

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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)