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Atlanta Union Mission minutes

Collection number: ahc.MSS1153

Scope and Content

This collection contains minutes of the Atlanta Union Mission Executive and Board committees led by Director Dr. William Huckand and President James Jackson. The minutes document decisions regarding community outreach and fundraising events; upkeep of the properties; changes to and the salaries of members of the board; financial changes; and operational resources.


  • 1942-1969


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Atlanta Union Mission was established in 1938 at 320 Crew Street SW as a soup kitchen and Christian ministry for homeless men in Atlanta, Georgia. It moved to a larger space at 54 Ellis Street in 1956. A year later, the organization became a member of the Southeastern District of the International Union of Gospel Missions. During subsequent decades the Atlanta Union Mission provided additional services for the growing needs of the homeless in Atlanta; in 1967 the mission purchased farmland to cultivate a program for men struggling with addiction; in 1969 it became the first establishment in the United States to offer services to homeless women; and in 1988 Village Atlanta opened for homeless women with children. The Atlanta Union Mission was governed by several types of committees between 1942-1969, the most prominent being the Executive Committee and the Board.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Atlanta Union Mission minutes
Kristina Ford
July 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