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Atlanta Civic and Neighborhood History oral histories

Identifier: Y021

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Atlanta Civic and Neighborhood History Oral History Collection contains interviews with activists and lawyers from the city of Atlanta.


  • Creation: 2009-2014


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

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.

History of Atlanta Civic and Neighborhood History

The Atlanta Civic and Neighborhood History collection documents 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)