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Atlanta Urban League Papers
1920-1990 (bulk dates 1944-1983)
133 linear feet
The Atlanta Urban League is a private, nonprofit social service agency, affiliated with the National Urban League. Founded in 1920, the Atlanta Urban League was established to help address some of the social and economic problems that beset the Black community. The services of the Atlanta Urban League are geared toward community development, health care, employment and housing opportunities for African Americans.
The Atlanta Urban League Papers document the agency's activities since its founding, although the bulk of the collection focuses on the period after World War II through the early 1980s. The papers consist of administrative files and include correspondence, minutes, reports, news clippings, and budget information. Major series in the papers are files of executive directors, Grace Towns Hamilton, Robert Thompson, Harold Arnold and Lyndon Wade; and files of the community services, housing and employment departments.
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