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Atlanta Assessment Project on Atlanta Public Schools documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1182

Scope and Content

This collection contains reports created by the Atlanta Assessment Project about the Atlanta Public School System. These reports outline the goals for the Atlanta Public School System, as well as how to reach these goals. The collection also contains reports on the school system for years prior to the project, as well as papers on the history of the city. Of particular note are critiques written by Atlanta residents on one of the reports that concern the economy, demographics, employment, civil rights, and segregation.


  • 1917-1973, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Atlanta Assessment Project was created to assess the needs of the city of Atlantas Public School System and to suggest improvements. The project began its research into the school system in 1971 and published their reports and recommendations in 1972 and 1973. Additional historical information about the Atlanta Assessment Project has not been determined.


0.63 linear ft. (one document case and one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Atlanta Assessment Project on Atlanta Public Schools documents
Allison Maier
July 2019
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