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Raymond Rosenfeld papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1258

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents written and collected by Raymond Rosenfeld during his doctoral studies at Emory University and his work at the Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. (CCAA). The bulk of the documents from CCAA are reports and evaluations conducted by the Research Evaluation Center on social services in Atlanta. There is also research pertaining to his dissertation about Atlanta Public Schools desegregation such as articles, reports, and surveys. In addition, there are evaluations about Model Cities Atlanta that he used while working as a research assistant at Georgia State University. Of particular note are reports that Rosenfeld wrote about “prevention of delinquency in ‘Hippie’ areas.”


  • 1966-1973, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Raymond Alan Rosenfeld (1947- ) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was the youngest of three children born to Tillye Beatrice Bach (1916-2006) and Bernard Rosenfeld (1911-1971). Bernard Rosenfeld was murdered in 1971 during a robbery at Rosenfeld Steel Co., Inc., which he partially owned. The family were members of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in the Buckhead neighborhood. Raymond Rosenfeld graduated from Northside High School in 1965, and from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a doctorate in political science in 1973. His doctoral dissertation was titled Points of Coalescence of Ad Hoc Issue-Oriented Organizations: Desegregation in Atlanta. While pursuing his graduate degree, he worked as a research assistant at Georgia State University in the Atlanta Urban Observatory's evaluation of Atlanta Model Cities. From 1972 to 1973, Rosenfeld worked for the Community Council of the Atlanta Area in the Research Evaluation Center conducting and publishing research on social services projects. He later pursued a career in academia at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Eastern Michigan University, Yspsilanti; and Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. During that time, he published scholarly articles and books on political science and economic development.


1.67 linear ft. (four document cases)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2014

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2023.

Raymond Rosenfeld papers
Senadzi Kpeglo
May 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305