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Atlanta community health services and civil defense collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS829f

Scope and Content

This collection contains material from multiple Atlanta and National public health community organizations. From Atlanta: the Atlanta Metropolitan Area of Civil Defense, the Community Planning Council, Inc., the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services, Inc., and the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. National organizations include the Federal Civil Defense Administration, the National Safety Council, and the American Social Hygiene Association. Items include a community resources directory, an assembly delegation resolution, and a newsletter from the Community Planning Council, Inc., founded in 1923 as the Council of Social Agencies. From the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services, Inc., later known as United Way of Greater Atlanta, is a set of by-laws and a census tracts report. Civil Defense materials include guides and brochures on diseases, sanitation, and surviving cold-war scenarios. Also included is a booklet titled A Synopsis of the Report of a Social Hygiene Study of the City of Atlanta composed by The American Social Hygiene Association.


  • 1927-1961, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1998

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Atlanta community health services and civil defense collection
Louanne Heintz
November 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305