Helen Bullard papers
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Helen Bullard papers

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: Bullard, Helen, 1908-1979
Title: Helen Bullard papers
Dates: 1968-1977, undated
Quantity: 2.502 linear ft. (6 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS58

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Elizabeth Bullard (1908 - 1979) was born in Dalton, Georgia, to George T. and Jennie Mae Brown Bullard. She studied home economics, psychology, and journalism at the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1931, and a Master of Science in 1933. She also studied public administration at the University of Chicago as a Laura Spelman Rockefeller fellow. After school, she embarked on a life-long career in politics, community outreach, and public relations, during which she worked at the Georgia Power Commission and at the firms of Charles A. Rawson Associated and Toombs Amisano and Wells. Bullard is perhaps best known for her work at her own public relations firm, Helen Bullard Associates, which she founded in 1967 and managed until her death.

Bullard worked on as many as 165 political campaigns in Georgia during her career, including those of Mayors Ivan Allen Jr., William B. Hartsfield, and Sam Massell. The vast majority of the campaigns she worked on were successful, allowing her to be selective in her clientele. Beyond her work in politics, Bullard also consulted for the Atlanta Housing Authority on tenant relations in the early 1970s. The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) was founded in 1938 by Charles Forrest Palmer and remains active today, building and maintaining affordable housing in the city.

In addition to her work with the Atlanta Housing Authority, Bullard was Mayor Allen’s executive assistant in 1961 and consulted on various projects, including the creation of a hospital in La Grange, Georgia, the Memorial Arts Center at the Fernbank Science Center, and building construction at Spelman College. She also held leadership roles on the board of the Atlanta Urban League, the public relations commitee at the Atlanta YMCA, the Atlanta Memorial Cultural Center, the Atlanta Community Relations Commission, and the Relief Administrator of Whitfield County (1934).


Scope and Content Note

These papers pramarily relate to Helen Bullard's work with the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA). Records include memoranda, minutes, membership information, agendas, reports, training material, surveys, resolutions, program materials, financial and budget records, and correspondence. Other materials pertain to political campaigns that Bullard handled between 1970 and 1976, including election reports that she collected between 1967 and 1977, and papers from her work with Judge Alexander William, A.L. Burruss, Milton Farris, and Fowler Wyche. The collection also contains records from Bullard's various other outreach efforts, including content from the Fernbank Science Center, the Ford Foundation, the Georgia Public Services Commission, and the Southern Regional Council. Other collection materials include news clippings, articles, and correspondence.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff. Content related to the Atlanta Housing Association is noted with the initials AHA.


Index Terms

Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century
Atlanta (Ga.)--Public housing--Resident satisfaction
Atlanta Housing Authority
Burruss, A. L., 1927-1986
Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Ford Foundation
Fowler, Wyche, 1940-
Georgia Public Service Commission
Hartsfield, William Berry
Massell, Sam
Political campaigns--Georgia
Public housing--Georgia--Atlanta
Public relations--Georgia--Atlanta
Southern Regional Council
Stephens, Alexander William, 1874-1943
Women--Political activity--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Helen Bullard papers, MSS 58, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015


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

 

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11Advisory Council on Public Housing (AHA), memoranda, minutes, membership, 1972-1975
 
2Agendas (AHA), 1974-1975
 
3Alexander, William, campaign material, 1976
 
4Alexander, William, campaign material, 1976
 
5Atlanta Housing Authority, correspondence, 1971-1977
 
6Atlanta Housing Authority, description, undated
 
7Atlanta Housing Authority, ephemera, 1974-1977
 
8Authorizing the Issuance of New Housing Authority Bonds, resolution (AHA), 1972-1974
 
9Availability to tenants (AHA), undated
 
10Bankhead apartments news clippings (AHA), 1974
 
11Bedford Pine Urban Redevelopment Area Project (AHA), 1973-1974
 
12Bedford Pine Urban Redevelopment Area Project (AHA), 1974-1975
 
13Board of Commissioners (AHA), 1974-1975
 
14Bradley, Panke, "Position Paper on New City Chapter of Atlanta", 1973
 
15Burruss, A.L., campaign material, 1976
 
16Carter, Ronald A., "Crime Prevention through a viable Police - Community Relations Program", 1974
 
17Childs, Peggy, campaign material, 1976
 
18Citizens Advisory Council for Urban Development (AHA), 1972-1973
 

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21Citizens Advisory Council for Urban Development (AHA), 1973-1974
 
2City of Atlanta, Community Relations Commission, 1975-1976
 
3Constitution of Citizens Advisory Council for Urban Development (AHA), undated
 
4Constitution of Citizens Advisory Council for Urban Development (AHA), undated
 
5Contract between Helen Bullard and the Atlanta Housing Authority, 1970-1973
 
6Directors and assistent directors, seminar materials (AHA), 1973
 
7Directory (AHA), 1974
 
8Dwelling lease (AHA), 1974
 
9Election Returns from Fulton County, 1977
 
10Election Returns from Fulton County, 1969, 1970, 1972
 
11Election Returns from Georgia and Atlanta, 1968
 
12Employment opportunities for housing project residents, survey (AHA), 1974
 
13Farris, Milton, campaign material, 1970-1974
 
14Federal, Keegan, campaign material, 1976
 
15Fernbank/Atlanta/DeKalb Bicentennial Conservation Covenant, 1976
 
16Fernbank Science Center, 1974
 

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31Fernbank Science Center, 1974-1976
 
2Financial transactions for survey (AHA), 1971
 
3Ford Foundation, 1972
 
4Fowler, Wyche, campaign material, 1977
 
5Garrard, Ed, campaign material, 1976
 
6Georgia Public Service Commission, 1975
 
7Glenn, Jack and Tom Krebsbach, correspondence (AHA), 1974-1976
 
8Gulliver, Hal, "Miss Bullard's Briarpatch" from Atlanta Magazine, 1970-1976, undated
 
9Jones, Stan, correspondence, undated
 
10Long, Mary, campaign material, 1976-1977
 
11Management Improvement Program (AHA), 1972
 
12Management Improvement Program (AHA), 1973
 
13Management Improvement Program (AHA), 1973
 
14Management Improvement Program (AHA), 1973
 
15Management Improvement Program (AHA), 1973
 
16Management Improvement Program, child day care center's training program (AHA), 1973
 

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41Management Improvement Program, contract (AHA), 1972
 
2Management Improvement Program, goals (AHA), 1972
 
3Management Improvement Program, feasibility report resident credit unions (AHA), undated
 
4Management Improvement Program, health services inventory (AHA), 1973
 
5Management Improvement Program, homemaker training program (AHA), 1973
 
6Management Improvement Program, King and Spalding (AHA), undated
 
7Management Improvement Program, maintenance (AHA), 1972
 
8Management Improvement Program, maintenance training (AHA), 1972
 
9Management Improvement Program, personnel policy (AHA), 1973
 
10Management Improvement Program, resident complaint system (AHA), undated
 
11Management Improvement Program, resident emergency services (AHA), undated
 
12Management Improvement Program, studies and information (AHA), 1972
 
14Management Improvement Program, studies and information (AHA), 1974
 
15Management Improvement Program, tenant application procedures (AHA), undated
 
16Meetings (AHA), 1973-1975
 
17Minutes (AHA), 1977
 
18National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (AHA), 1972-1975
 
19News paper clippings (AHA), 1973-1977
 
20Newspaper clippings, 1976
 
21Nichols, Michael, campaign correspondence and expenditures, 1976
 

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51Nichols, Michael, campaign literature, 1976
 
2Park Central Communities Inc. (AHA), 1974
 
3Persells, Lester H., correspondence (AHA), 1973-1976
 
4Policy statement (AHA), 1977
 
5Political candidates, 1976
 
6Printed material (AHA), 1966-1970, undated
 
7 A Proposal to the Dept of Human Resources ... for the Expansion of Social Services Programs ... :A General Plan for Implementation, "Preface," "Table of Contents," "Section I: Family Services Components", undated
 
8 A Proposal to the Dept of Human Resources ... for the Expansion of Social Services Programs ... :A General Plan for Implementation, "Section II: Child Care Component", undated
 
9 A Proposal to the Dept of Human Resources ... for the Expansion of Social Services Programs ... :A General Plan for Implementation, "Section III: Youth Development Program", undated
 
10 A Proposal to the Dept of Human Resources ... for the Expansion of Social Services Programs ... :A General Plan for Implementation, "Section IV: Home Buyers Training and Counseling Component", undated
 
11 A Proposal to the Dept of Human Resources ... for the Expansion of Social Services Programs ... :A General Plan for Implementation, "Section V: Budget Summary and Budget Narrative"
 
12Propst, Floyd E., campaign material, 1976
 
13Public Relations Task Force Committee (AHA), 1977
 
14Questionnaires (AHA), 1977
 
15Reading is Fundamental, program materials (AHA), 1973, undated
 
16Residents Association, workshop materials (AHA), 1971
 
17Resident training program materials (AHA), 1973
 
18 Residents View Point newsletter (AHA), 1973-1974, 1977
 
19 Residents View Point newsletter, memos and correspondence (AHA), 1972-1974
 

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61Resolutions (AHA), 1975
 
2Roach, Lere, campaign material, 1976
 
3Southern Regional Council, 1972
 
4Statements for surveys (AHA), 1972
 
5Surveys (AHA), undated
 
6Survey training seminar (AHA), 1973
 
7Target Project, program application, pages 1-62 (AHA), 1974
 
8Target Project, program application, pages 63-89 (AHA), 1974
 
9Terry, Michael, campaign material, 1976-1977
 
10 A Training Proposal for the Atlanta Housing Authority, drafts and correspondence, 1971
 
11University Center, urban redevelopment area, 1977
 
12Urban Redevelopment, project management system (AHA), 1971
 
13Urban renewal (AHA), 1975
 
14William, Bob, correspondence, 1973
 
15Women and Housing, workshop material, 1974
 
16 Year End Report of Family and Community Services Division of Atlanta Housing Authority, 1973