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Jennifer Giarratano collection on Atlanta economic development

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Y013

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jennifer Giarratano collection on Atlanta economic development consists of speeches, publications, reports, newsletters, and a small amount of correspondence. The collection deals with economic development and urban planning in the City of Atlanta. The majority of the material consists of publications produced by civic and business groups. Organizations include the City of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (and some allied chambers), Central Atlanta Progress, Georgia Power, Atlanta Action Forum, UGA's Small Business Development Center, and the Children's School.


  • Creation: 1985-2005


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.

Biography of Jennifer Giarratano

Jennifer F. Giarratano, public relations manager, plans, develops and executes communication, marketing and media relations programs for the Andrew Young School. She began working for the school in 2001 as a freelance writer before joining the Dean's Office in 2006. Giarratano manages a team of staff and graduate assistants who promote the school’s policy and public management-related research, programs and people – students, faculty, alumni and friends – and their excellence in the areas of criminal justice and criminology, economics, public management and policy, and social work. Prior to joining the Andrew Young School, Giarratano managed a freelance business and has held positions at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress, American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, Atlanta Women’s Fund and The Children's School (Atlanta). Her freelance clients have included the Georgia Small Business Development Center, the former Atlanta Development Authority (now Invest Atlanta), Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Power Company, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (now Dentons), Southern Education Foundation and a number of chambers of commerce. Her stories have been published in Georgia Trend, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Economic Development Commentary, TechLINKS and Blue Ridge Outdoors. Giarratano holds a B.A. in Communications from Auburn University.


1.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials



The Jennifer Giarratano collection on Atlanta economic development consists of speeches, publications, reports, newsletters, and a small amount of correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jennifer Giarratano, 2017 and 2019.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed. This finding aid presents a rough description created during accessioning (2019) without a detailed container list. As the collection is processed, materials may be relocated and citations rendered incorrect.

Jennifer Giarratano:
A Guide to Her Economic Development Collection at Georgia State University Library
Hal Hansen
September 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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