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Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1037

Scope and Content

This collection consists of executive committee records, including bylaws and articles of incorporation, regarding the incorporation of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO); executive committee correspondence on neighborhood concerns, such as zoning, public safety, transportation issues, and education; KNO meeting agendas and minutes; subcommittee activities and special projects, such as streetscape improvements for Kirkwood commercial district, oral history projects, green space development, schools, MARTA, and public safety; Kirkwood Neighbor newsletters from 1996-2009;special events flyers, brochures on Kirkwood, KNO, and other organizations, and publications from outside organizations and the City of Atlanta. There are also records relating to the history of Kirkwood, including written histories, oral history information, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1993-2009, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO), founded in 1993, is an association of residents and business owners in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The organization's mission is to "promote the spirit of an intown neighborhood and a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status." Participation is open to residents and business owners in the neighborhood, and the organization is run by volunteers, elected to be officers on a yearly basis. The organization's activities include publishing a monthly newsletter, hosting special events, and promoting Kirkwood as a residential neighborhood. KNO has been active with many issues in the Kirkwood community, including education, zoning, transportation, home renovations, public safety, and green space development. Special projects of KNO include streetscape improvement and zoning changes for the Hosea L. Williams Drive commercial district in Kirkwood and coordinating opposition to MARTA heavy rail expansion along the South DeKalb-Lindbergh Corridor.


4.8 linear ft. (8 document cases; 1 oversize folder)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization records
Josh Hogan
February 2013
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