Cobb Citizens Coalition records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains records created by the Cobb Citizens Coalition (CCC) that document the organization's efforts to remove Olympic events from Cobb County because of its anti-gay legislation. Papers include financial records, marketing and advertising ephemera, publications and research, correspondence, and event planning documentation. There are also records created by organizers, the bulk of which belonged to Elaine Hill, including meeting notes, awards, and correspondence. In addition, the collection contains materials regarding organizations the CCC worked with as well as anti-gay hate groups they opposed.
- 1980-2007, undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Biographical / Historical
Noel Lytle, David Myersky, Jon Greaves, and Lynne Patterson founded the Cobb Citizens Coalition (CCC) in August 1993 in response to Cobb County Commission's passing of anti-gay legislation the previous month. This legislation stated that Cobb County supported "traditional" families and that gay lifestyles were contrary to state law. The vision of the CCC was "to promote understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of all people." In January 1994, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) announced that Cobb County would host the Olympic Women's Volleyball tournament. Many, including the CCC, felt that Cobb did not deserve this honor in light of its homophobic legislation.
Biographical / Historical
In response to the announcement, CCC, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Olympics Out of Cobb Committee (AOCC), and Georgia Equality Project (GEP), initiated an effort to remove Olympic events from Cobb. The CCC held fundraisers; publicized their goal through radio ads, a billboard, and an educational video documenting the agenda of the radical religious right; and contacted businesses and politicians in Cobb asking them to boycott the Cobb Galleria Convention Center, which was chosen to host the volleyball tournament. CCC and its sister organizations were successful and ACOG moved the Women's Volleyball tournament from Cobb. The CCC continues their efforts to improve LGBTQ+ life in Cobb County.
12.63 linear ft. (seven half document cases, five oversize boxes, three audio cassettes, and 24 3 1/2" floppy disks, and one half document case)
This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Audio recordings were made on cassettes and computer files on 3 1/2" floppy disks and can be made accessible only through conversion to digital surrogates. Patrons who request access to the audio content in this collection are responsible for digital conversion costs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1998, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2021.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Civil rights movements -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century
- Cobb County (Ga.)
- Gay activists
- Gay rights -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Georgia
- Gays -- Political activity
- Georgia -- Politics and government
- Homosexuality -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Myersky, David
- National Organization for Women
- Olympic Games. (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
- People for the American Way
- Protest movements -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Cobb Citizens Coalition records
- Jude Baldridge
- June 2021
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