Church Women United in Atlanta records
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Church Women United in Atlanta 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: Fowler, Nancy Elliott
Title: Church Women United next hit in Atlanta records
Dates: 1958-1980
Quantity: 0.75 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS928

Biographical/Historical Note

The previous hitUnited Church Women next hit of Atlanta was organized in 1941 as a local chapter of the national previous hitUnited Church Women next hit. The organization assisted with national and worldwide projects and worked and prayed for ecumenical fellowship. The formation of the business women's group in 1945 permitted the involvement of women who held full-time jobs. The organization has worked with local welfare projects such as the nursery at Felton Williams Mission, the Women's Prison Farm, the Christian Youth Mission on Capitol Avenue, the Savannah Street Neighborhood House (formerly Savannah Street Mission), Grady Hospital, and the Juvenile Detention Home. The women also donated funds for day rooms at Milledgeville State Hospital. They answered occasional calls for immediate help and sponsored a fledgling young woman in need of financial and spiritual assistance. The organization also participated in Women in Community Service (WICS), a joint effort of the National Council of Catholic Women, the National Council of Jewish Women, the National Council of Negro Women, and the previous hitUnited Church Women next hit. The previous hitUnited Church Women next hit of Atlanta also sponsored annual events, including the World Day of Prayer, on the first Friday in Lent; May Fellowship Day, the first Friday in May; and the World Community Day, the first Friday in November. In 1968, the group changed its name to previous hitChurch Women United in Atlanta, consistent with the name change of the national organization.


Scope and Content Note

The records include by-laws, constitution, correspondence, newsletters, handbooks, meeting minutes, and materials documenting the social welfare projects. The meeting minutes include records of executive board meetings, annual meetings, and board of managers meetings. General minutes of the organization contain information on some of the social and welfare projects dealing with the youth of Atlanta. The group's involvement with the Savannah Street Neighborhood House is particularly well-documented through correspondence, reports, program schedules, and meeting minutes. The transition of this mission from a cooperative venture between the City of Atlanta and the previous hitChurch Women United next hit to an independent project of the church women is also documented through the records. There is less information on other projects of the previous hitChurch Women United next hit. Items gathered for inclusion in a scrapbook, which was never compiled, include literature from the national previous hitChurch Women United next hit, invitations, newsletters, and surveys. These records are an excellent resource for documenting the response of a women's civic group to the changing needs of the community in the mid-to-late 1960s.


Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia--Atlanta
Cabbagetown (Atlanta, Ga.)
Church work with women--Georgia--Atlanta
Church work with youth--Georgia--Atlanta
Magnolia House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Savannah Street Neighborhood House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Vine City (Atlanta, Ga.)
Women--Religious life--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

previous hitChurch Women United next hit in Atlanta records, MSS 928, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1986

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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11By-laws, 1962-1977
 
2Affiliated churches, 1964-1968
 
3Correspondence, 1958-1970
 
4Financial materials, 1969-1974
 
5Handbooks, 1967-1968
 
6Meeting minutes, 1966-1968
 
7Newsletters, 1964-1966
 
8Newsletters, 1967
 
9Newsletters, 1968
 
10Newsletters, 1969-1970
 
11Newspaper clippings, 1963-1969
 
12Officers, 1967-1968
 
13Projects-General, 1968
 
14Projects-Savannah Street Neighborhood House-Correspondence, 1967-1968
 
15Projects-Savannah Street-Fundraisers, 1967-1980
 
16Projects-Savannah Street-Meeting Minutes, 1962-1968
 
17Projects-Savannah Street-Program Schedules, 1962-1969
 
18Projects-Savannah Street-Reports, 1960-1967
 

Box

Fldr

21Scrapbook items, 1967-1968
 
2Scrapbook items, 1969-1974