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Neighborhood Collaborative--The Atlanta Project records

Identifier: G2007-23

Scope and Contents of the Records

Office files including correspondence, printed material including reports and clippings, videotapes, born digital records, and artifacts comprise the files of The Atlanta Project, 1991-2000, undated. Materials were created both when Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies administered the program (from 1999) and previously.


  • Creation: 1991-2000, undated


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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 1992, The Atlanta Project (TAP) addressed the inequality in a major, fast-growing urban area. TAP was initiated by former President Jimmy Carter and originally housed at The Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization affiliated with Emory University. The organization worked on a community "cluster" model, engaging with local leaders and organizations to identify social, economic, and health needs. In turn, TAP facilitated partnerships with corporations, universities, and other institutions to fill the identified needs. The original program director, Dan Sweat, was succeeded in 1994 by Jane E. Smith, who had been the program administrator. She served until 1998. In 1999, TAP was transferred to Georgia State University (GSU). It was administered by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, as part of its Domestic Programs unit's Neigthborhood Collaborative program. At GSU, TAP intended to create community partnerships that would improve university teaching, service, and research. Douglas Greenwell directed GSU's Neighborhood Collaborative/The Atlanta Project program, which ceased operations on November 1, 2007.


37.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

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Processing Information

Processed by Hannah Hanna, 2018. Descriptions by William W. Hardesty, April 2019.

Neighborhood Collaborative--The Atlanta Project records
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia State University Archives Repository

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