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Social Change oral histories

Identifier: Y021

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Social Change Oral History Collection contains interviews with activists and lawyers from the city of Atlanta.


  • 2009-2014


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted 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.

History of the Social Change Collection

The Social Change Collections document select social movements, primarily in Georgia. Materials in the collections describe activism related to the environment, education, and the death penalty; community-building efforts and civic engagement in Atlanta neighborhoods; and the city's economic and social development from the mid-20th century to the present. Among the materials is an extensive collection of oral histories, including the Georgia Government Documentation Project, which details the state’s political and social history and includes interviews with former governors, legislators, political activists, civil rights leaders, media figures, lawyers, judges, and social crusaders.


10.394 Gigabytes (4 interviews)

Language of Materials


Acquisition Information

Interviews donated begining in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Digital Library Services staff.


Social Change Collection:
A Guide to the Oral Histories at Georgia State University Library
Under Revision
Hal Hansen
June 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)