Muriel Lokey papers
Scope and Content
During her term as director of the Poverty Rights Office, Muriel Lokey retained documents relating to the P.R.O., Emmaus House, and the activism efforts of Peoplestown residents. Records from the P.R.O. include copies of the Poor People's Newspaper (1970-1993), a monthly publication that contained information for poor people in Atlanta in the areas of housing, social security, welfare, school lunches, health care, the police and the law, politics, and activism. Documentation of Emmaus House and its founder, Austin Ford, include newspaper articles, fundraising letters, annual reports, and financial statements.
- 1970-1993, undated
- Lokey, Muriel (Person)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Muriel Lokey served as director of the Poverty Rights Office (P.R.O.) in Atlanta, Georgia. The Poverty Rights Office, renamed the Muriel Lokey Center in 2008, is an advocacy organization serving low-income residents of Atlanta by advising the poor of their rights and helping them receive available services. The organization is located in Emmaus House in the Atlanta neighborhood of Peoplestown. Austin Ford, the first rector at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, founded Emmaus House in 1967. Emmaus House is an inner-city, interdenominational ministry, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, offering educational, social, recreational, and spiritual opportunities.
0.4 linear ft. (1 document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is divided into two series: 1) Poverty Rights Office, 2) Emmaus House. Items within the folders are arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2013.
- Emmaus House (Atlanta, Ga.). Poverty Rights Office
- Episcopal Church. Diocese of Atlanta
- Ford, Austin
- Nonprofit organizations -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Pauly, Frances
- Peoplestown (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Poverty -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Social justice -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Muriel Lokey papers
- Josh Hogan
- April 2013
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.