Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records
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Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records
Dates: 1993-2009, undated
Quantity: 4.8 linear ft. (8 document cases; 1 oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS1037

Biographical/Historical Note

The Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO), founded in 1993, is an association of residents and business owners in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The organization's mission is to "promote the spirit of an intown neighborhood and a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status." Participation is open to residents and business owners in the neighborhood, and the organization is run by volunteers, elected to be officers on a yearly basis. The organization's activities include publishing a monthly newsletter, hosting special events, and promoting Kirkwood as a residential neighborhood. KNO has been active with many issues in the Kirkwood community, including education, zoning, transportation, home renovations, public safety, and green space development. Special projects of KNO include streetscape improvement and zoning changes for the Hosea L. Williams Drive commercial district in Kirkwood and coordinating opposition to MARTA heavy rail expansion along the South DeKalb-Lindbergh Corridor.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of executive committee records, including bylaws and articles of incorporation, regarding the incorporation of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO); executive committee correspondence on neighborhood concerns, such as zoning, public safety, transportation issues, and education; KNO meeting agendas and minutes; subcommittee activities and special projects, such as streetscape improvements for Kirkwood commercial district, oral history projects, green space development, schools, MARTA, and public safety; Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters from 1996-2009;special events flyers, brochures on Kirkwood, KNO, and other organizations, and publications from outside organizations and the City of Atlanta. There are also records relating to the history of Kirkwood, including written histories, oral history information, and newspaper clippings.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government
Atlanta (Ga.). Police Dept.
Citizens' associations--Georgia--Atlanta
Community development--Georgia--Atlanta
Community organization--Citizen participation
Kirkwood (Atlanta, Ga.)
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta
Urban renewal--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records, MSS 1037, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

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11Blank KNO stationery (letterhead), undated
 
2Blank KNO stationery (receipts), undated
 
3Bylaws, 1998-2002, undated
 
4Bylaws of other Atlanta neighborhood associations, 2002
 
5Communications Committee correspondence, 1998-2005, undated
 
6Communications Committee: East Lake Community Foundation, 1999
 
7Communications Committee: Kirkwood sign toppers, 1999-2002
 
8Communications Committee: Neighborhood Planning Unit O, 1998, undated
 
9Communications Committee: Neighborhood Planning Unit O, 2002-2004, undated
 
10Danneman Grocery License Review Board, 2004
 
11Dispute with Council Member Sherry Dorsey concerning Kirkwood Commercial Corridor Taskforce, 2001
 
12Education Committee correspondence, 1996-2004, undated
 
13Environmental Committee: Blank Family Foundation Grant, 2002
 
14Environmental Committee: community tree planting, 2002
 

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21Environmental Committee correspondence, 2001-2002
 
2Environmental Committee correspondence, 2003-2004, undated
 
3Environmental Committee: Tree Inventory and Site Investigation, 2004
 
4Environmental Committee: Trees Atlanta and Park Pride, 2003, undated
 
5Environmental Committee: Urban Treehouse Atlanta, 2003
 
6Events & Entertainment Committee, 1998-2004, undated
 
7Executive Committee correspondence, 1996
 
8Executive Committee correspondence, 1997
 
9Executive Committee correspondence, 1998-1999
 
10Executive Committee correspondence, 2003
 

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31Finance Committee: 501(C)(3), 2003-2004
 
2Finance Committee correspondence, 1998-2003, undated
 
3Incorporation documents, 1993-2004
 
4Kirkwood Concerned Black Neighbors flyer controversy, 1998
 
5Kirkwood history, 1993-1998, undated
 
6Kirkwood Merchants’ Association, 1993-2000
 
7 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletter (Spring), 1996
 
8 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (Oct.-Dec.), 1997
 
9 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (Jan.-June), 1998
 
10 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters and index (July-Dec.), 1998
 
11 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (Jan.-June), 1999
 
12 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (July-Dec.), 1999
 

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41 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (Jan.-May), 2000
 
2 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters (June-Nov.), 2000
 
3 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2001
 
4 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2002
 
5 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2003
 
6 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletter (June), 2004
 
7 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2005
 
8 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2006
 
9 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2007
 
10 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2008
 
11 Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters, 2009
 
12Kirkwood Neighborhood Historic Designation Review, 1997
 
13Kirkwood Oral History Project, 2002
 
14 Living Histories, Community Pride, 1993
 

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51Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority issues: South DeKalb-Lindbergh Corridor controversy, 1997-1998
 
2Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority issues: South DeKalb-Lindbergh Corridor controversy, 1999
 
3Meeting agendas and minutes, 1995
 
4Meeting agendas and minutes, 1996
 
5Meeting agendas and minutes, 1996
 
6Meeting agendas and minutes, 1997
 
7Meeting agendas and minutes, 1998
 
8Meeting agendas and minutes, 1999
 
9Meeting agendas and minutes, 2002
 
10Meeting agendas and minutes, 2003
 
11Meeting agendas and minutes, 2004
 

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61Meeting agendas and minutes, 2005
 
2Meeting agendas and minutes, 2005
 
3Meeting agendas and minutes, 2006
 
4Meeting agendas and minutes, 2006
 
5Meeting agendas and minutes, 2007
 
6Meeting agendas and minutes, 2008
 
7Meeting agendas and minutes, 2009
 
8Membership and phone lists, 1998-1999, undated
 
9Officers’ Resource Guide, 1999
 

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71Officers’ Resource Guide, 1999
 
2Project Interconnections controversy, 1995-1996
 
3Property Sale correspondence, 1996
 
4Property Sale correspondence, 2002
 
5Public Safety Committee correspondence, 1998-1999, undated
 
6Public Safety Committee correspondence, 2000-2001, undated
 

Oversize

MSS OS 5.24Spring Fling and Home Tour flyers, 2004-2006
 
7Strategic Planning, 2002-2004
 
8 The Story newspaper, 2003-2004
 
9William T. White Resource Center, 2001-2004
 

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81Zoning & Development Committee: Kirkwood commercial district improvement, 1997-1999
 
2Zoning & Development Committee: Kirkwood commercial district improvement, 2000-2001
 
3Zoning & Development Committee: Kirkwood commercial district improvement, 2002
 
4Zoning & Development Committee: Kirkwood commercial district improvement, 2003
 
5Zoning & Development Committee: Kirkwood commercial district improvement, Neighborhood Planning Unit O, 2000-2003
 
6Zoning & Development Committee correspondence, 1995-2006