Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.5: Papers - Media Project Files

Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.5: Papers - Media Project Files

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Title: Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.5: Papers - Media Project Files
Dates: 1989-2005
Quantity: 8.5 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms3786_1.5

Biographical/Historical Note

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit Christian housing ministry founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. The organization works to build decent, safe housing for needy families and individuals around the world. Its operational headquarters are located in Americus, GA, and its administrative headquarters are in Atlanta. Habitat operates on the community level through independent local affiliates and performs work internationally through national offices.

The concept for Habitat began at Koinonia farm, a small, interracial community outside of Americus, GA. This community was founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan in 1942. In 1965, the Fullers visited Koinonia and, together with Jordan, developed the idea of “partnership housing,” a system in which those in need of housing would work side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.

In 1976, Habitat for Humanity International was officially established. Former U. S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter got involved in 1984 with the first Jimmy Carter Work Project. Since then, the Carters have been consistent supporters of Habitat, giving it a national and international spotlight.

In 2005, Fuller was dismissed from Habitat for Humanity amid unresolved disputes and established the Fuller Center for Housing. Jonathan Reckford took the position of executive director. As of 2013, Habitat for Humanity has built over 600,000 homes, eliminating poverty housing or homelessness for 3 million people worldwide.


Scope and Content Note

The Media Project files consist of press releases and media plans for major Habitat for Humanity projects such as Jimmy Carter Work Projects, Blitz Builds, and anniversary celebrations. The files document the efforts and strategies the organization used to promote these events and projects, including news releases, pamphlets, public relations efforts, and endorsements by public figures.


Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Habitat for Humanity International Records, which altogether consist of correspondence, event files, administrative files, affiliate files, media project files, newsletters, clippings, and print samples, as well as photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual materials.


Index Terms

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Fuller, Linda
Fuller, Millard, 1935-2009
Housing
Mass media
Nonprofit organizations
Press releases.
Public relations.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Habitat for Humanity International Records, ms 3786, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include the Millard and Linda Fuller papers, ms 3770, the Fuller Center for Housing records, ms 3771, Koinonia Farm photographs, ms 3049, Clarence L. Jordan papers, ms 756, ms 2340, and ms 2341.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Press Release, Shelter of God's Love order form, fact sheet, 1983-1986
 
2News Releases, 1989 January-May
 
3News Releases, 1989 June-July
 
4Jimmy Carter Work Project, 1990
 
5Fact Sheets, 1990
 
6News Releases, 1991 July-December
 
7Media Kits, 1991
 
8Covenant Church, 1991
 
9News Releases, 1992
 
10Clinton/Gore, 1992
 
11Millard Fuller Press Coverage (folder 1 of 2), 1991-1992
 
12Millard Fuller Press Coverage (folder 2 of 2), 1991-1992
 
13Jimmy Carter Work Project, Miami (folder 1 of 2), 1991
 
14Jimmy Carter Work Project, Miami (folder 2 of 2), 1991
 
15Projects in Mexico, 1991
 
16Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 1 of 3), 1992
 
17Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 2 of 3), 1992
 
18Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 3 of 3), 1992
 
19Jimmy Carter Work Project, Washington DC, 1992
 
20Revival '92 News Releases, 1992
 
2120/20,000 Media Plan, 1993
 
22Jimmy Carter Work Project, Winnipeg & Waterloo, 1993
 
23Youth Blitz Build Media Kit, 1993
 
24Media Relations Department Plans, 1993
 
2530/30,000 Media Plan, 1993
 
26Blitz Build Media Guide, 1993
 
27Jimmy Carter Work Project Communication Plan, 1992-1993
 
28Blitz Build Media Guide
 
29Habitat Housewarming Media Kit, 1993
 
30Jimmy Carter Work Project, Construction Manual, 1994
 
31Celebrities, 1994-1996
 
32Building on Faith Media Kit, 1995
 
33News Releases, 1995
 
34Published Non-Profit Rankings, 1995
 
35Jimmy Carter Work Project Media Relations, 1995
 
36Getting Things Done Blitz Build Media Plan, 1995
 
37Public Relations Session, 1995 November 4
 
BoxFolder
21Political Convention Builds Media, 1996
 
2Habitrek '96 Media Plan, 1995 November 15
 
3Habitrek '96, 1996
 
4Media Relations Manual, 1996
 
5Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break '96 Media Plan, 1995 November 15
 
6Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 1 of 3), 1996
 
7Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 2 of 3), 1996
 
8Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 3 of 3), 1996
 
9Building on Faith, 1996
 
10Global Leadership, 1996
 
11Political Convention Builds, 1996
 
12Building Houses, Building Lives Brochure, 1996
 
13Pendleton County, WV Flood Recovery, 1996
 
14Work Plan and Budget, 1996
 
15U.N. Habitat II Conference, 1996
 
16U.N. Habitat II Conference Press, 1996
 
17News Releases, 1996
 
18Jimmy Carter Work Project Interview Requests, 1996
 
19Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 1 of 3), 1996
 
20Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 2 of 3), 1996
 
21Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 3 of 3), 1996
 
22Jimmy Carter Work Project Crisis Management, 1996
 
2320th Anniversary, 1996
 
24Dept of Energy
 
25AP Article
 
26Savannah
 
27Telemarketing / Santa Fe
 
28Almost Heaven HFH / W.Va
 
29100 Homes - Atlanta
 
30Iberia
 
31North American Federation of Temple Youth
 
3220th Anniversary, 1996
 
3320th Anniversary - Media Plan, 1996
 
3420th Anniversary - Walk Info/Media, 1996
 
3520th Anniversary - Nostalgic Walk, 1996
 
3620th Anniversary - Habitat 500 Bike, 1996
 
3720th Anniversary - Bike Atlanta, 1996
 
3820th Anniversary - 20,000th House, 1996
 
3920th Anniversary - Weekend Events, 1996
 
4020th Anniversary - Media Kit, 1996
 
4120th Anniversary - Correspondence, 1996
 
4220th Anniversary - Minutes, 1996
 
4320th Anniversary - Concert, 1996
 
4420th Anniversary - Pitch Letters, 1996
 
4520th Anniversary - Press Releases, 1996
 
4620th Anniversary - Non-Press media People, 1996
 
4720th Anniversary - 20,000th House Blitz build, 1996
 
4820th Anniversary - Millard Press Schedule, 1996
 
4920th Anniversary - Media Correspondence, 1996
 
5020th Anniversary - Press Calls, 1996
 
5120th Anniversary - Carter Center Correspondence, 1996
 
52Issues
 
BoxFolder
31Europe, Newly Independent States, and Canada
 
2Jimmy Carter Work Project, Hungary, Media Summary, 1996
 
3International Fact Sheet and Map, 1996
 
4Birmingham Tornado Recovery, 1998
 
5Environmental Scanning Report, 1998
 
6Christian Principles Brochure
 
7International Media Relations
 
8Community Compact Press Conference
 
9Environmental Visit
 
10'97 File
 
11Elderhostel
 
12Global Village
 
13Statistical Reports, 1995
 
14Millard Fuller
 
15JCWP, 1997
 
16International Projects
 
17Homeland Crisis
 
18Plain Truth
 
19Newt Gingrich
 
20External News Releases, 1998
 
21Easter Morning Build, 1998
 
22Jimmy Carter Work Project, 1998
 
23JCWP, 1998
 
24Collegiate Challenge, 1998
 
25News Releases, 1998 January-June
 
26News Releases, 1998 July-December
 
27Press Coverage, Fuller Trip to Belfast
 
28Special Projects: Church Rebuilds
 
29JCWP, Houston, TX, 1998
 
30Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 1 of 2), 1998
 
31Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 2 of 2), 1998
 
BoxFolder
41Reuters Reports, 1999-2000
 
2Country Profiles, Africa/Middle East
 
3Building Beyond the Bridge
 
4Columbia Earthquake, 1999
 
5Easter Morning Build
 
6House of Dreams
 
7JCWP Volunteer Handbook, 1999
 
8New York Times
 
9Ohio Legislature Project
 
10Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 1 of 4), 1999
 
11Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 2 of 4), 1999
 
12Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 3 of 4), 1999
 
13Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 4 of 4), 1999
 
14Collegiate Challenge (folder 1 of 3), 1999
 
15Collegiate Challenge (folder 2 of 3), 1999
 
16Collegiate Challenge (folder 3 of 3), 1999
 
17Selma, Alabama, 1999
 
18Children's Textbook
 
19Home for Christmas, 1999
 
20Millenium Build
 
21Denver Post
 
22Jefferson Award
 
23Senior Corps
 
2421st Century Challenge
 
25Other Housing Orgs.
 
26FoxFire
 
27JCWP
 
28Retired Senior & Volunteer Program
 
29Housing after Mitch
 
30Fall Brawl, 1999
 
31News Releases, 1999 January-June
 
32News Releases, 1999 July-December
 
33WB Network
 
34Television, Teen Choice
 
35Voice America
 
36Charlie Daniels
 
37Millenium Voices
 
38Competition Build, 1999
 
39Self-Help Ownership Opportunity Program (S.H.O.P), 1999
 
40Americorps
 
BoxFolder
51Women Build Marketing Plan
 
2Women Build Video
 
3First Ladies Build Notes
 
4Sample FLB Program
 
5Sample FLB Release
 
6FLB Press kit
 
7First Lady Quotes
 
8Media Day Materials
 
9PR Responsibilty
 
10Affiliate PLB Letter
 
11Family Questions
 
12FLB Boiler Plate
 
13Women Build News Release
 
14Talking Points
 
15Governor's Build Boiler Plate
 
16First Lady Profiles
 
17First Ladies Build Sponsors
 
18FLB General Info
 
19FLB Sponsorship
 
20First Ladies Bios
 
21FLB/ Women Build Clips
 
22FLB Press kits
 
23FLB Press kit
 
24Videography
 
25FLB Fact Sheet, 1999
 
26FLB Sites & Dates, 1999
 
27FLB Press Releases
 
28Steering Council Bios
 
29FLB Notes
 
30FLB
 
31Women Build Steering Council
 
32First Ladies build Notes
 
33Affiliate Clippings
 
34HFHI Tour Center
 
35Jimmy Carter Clips
 
36JCWP Stories
 
37The Carters Clips
 
38Habitat Clips
 
39Web Pages
 
40Dan Edelstein
 
41Global Leadership, 1998
 
42Collegiate Challenge, 1999
 
73Jimmy Carter
 
44New Volunteer Orientation
 
45Jimmy Carter Work Project, 2000
 
46Hollywood for Habitat, 2000
 
47Collegiate Challenge (folder 1 of 2), 2000
 
48Collegiate Challenge (folder 2 of 2), 2000
 
49Hurricane Mitch Analysis and Briefing, 2000
 
50Habitat Korea, Miracle Across the Water, 2000
 
51Aluminum Can Association
 
52Renaissance Build, Hilton Head, SC
 
53Run for Literacy
 
54All Women Build
 
55NFl
 
56Chubb Risk Management Guides, 2000
 
57Planet Earth, 2000
 
58Portugal Build
 
59Pritzker Cousins Build, 2000
 
BoxFolder
61Hollywood for HFH
 
2Hollywood for HFHI
 
3Home Builders Care, 2000
 
4Hometown Heroes
 
5500 Festival
 
6House Party
 
7Hurricane Floyd Recovery
 
8$500 Million Campaign
 
9More than Houses Campaign, 2000
 
10Millenium Build, 2000
 
11Ackerman Group
 
12Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Open House
 
13Carter Boyhood Home
 
14Close the Gap Campaign
 
15Fundraising Events, 2000
 
16Collegiate Challenge Spring Break, 2000
 
17Nationwide Insurance
 
18Days of Our Lives
 
19Fundraising Events
 
20JCWP Videos, 2000
 
21JCWP Videos, 2000
 
22Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 1 of 2), 2000
 
23Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 2 of 2), 2000
 
24Sumter County Initiative
 
25JCWP, NYC & Plains, GA, 2000
 
26JCWP, Victory House Celebration, 2000
 
2725th Anniversary Ads, 2001
 
2825th Anniversary Americorps Alumni Build, 2001
 
2925th Anniversary Brochures/Flyers, 2001
 
3025th Anniversary Rose, 2001
 
3125th Anniversary Attracting the Media packet, 2001
 
3225th Anniversary Housing the World Quilt, 2001
 
3325th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 1 of 4), 2001
 
3425th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 2 of 4), 2001
 
3525th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 3 of 4), 2001
 
3625th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 4 of 4), 2001
 
3725th Anniversary Celebration (Folder 1 of 2), 2001
 
3825th Anniversary Celebration (Folder 2 of 2), 2001
 
39A Partnership to Open Doors
 
40Aluminum Cans, 2001
 
41Ambassadors Build, 2001
 
42Ambassadors Build, Korea, 2001
 
43Avalon Travel Publishing
 
44Building on Faith Week
 
4525th Anniversary - George Bush, 2001
 
46Presentation Transparencies, 2001
 
47Cellular One
 
48Accelerated Build Guide
 
49American Custom Publishing
 
50President Carter Bio
 
51Jimmy Carter Major Donor Weekend
 
BoxFolder
71Corporate Adventures
 
2Corporate / Honeywell
 
3HUD Partnership
 
4Georgia Rotary Student Program
 
5Global Village
 
6Habitat Benefit Concert, Washington, DC
 
7RAI - Italy, Marco Dairte
 
8The House that Senate Built, 2001
 
9Project Impact
 
10JCWP, 2001
 
11JCWP Media Lists, 2001
 
12Jonathan Overby, 2000 June 16
 
13Kids Talk about God
 
14New Horizons, HFH of Greater Sumter County, 2001
 
15People with Passion
 
16One Light
 
17Infocom Group
 
18More than Houses Campaign
 
19Road Warrior Production
 
2021st Century Challenge
 
21The Wedding Bells Habitat Build
 
22World Leaders Build
 
23Hurricane Response, 2001
 
24News Releases, 2001
 
25Week of the Young Child, Educare
 
26World Youth Day, 2002
 
27A Partnership to Open Doors
 
28Promise Keepers
 
29Polo.com
 
30A Partnership to Open Doors, Dekalb County HFH
 
31A Partnership to Open Doors, Indianapolis, IN, 2002
 
32JCWP, 2002
 
33Home for Christmas
 
34Indigo Films
 
35JCWP, 2002
 
36Building Materials for Life
 
37Building on Faith Week, 2002
 
38Building on Faith
 
39CCYP
 
40Global Village
 
41Press Releases, 2002
 
42News Releases, 2003
 
43Planning a Women's Build
 
44World in Need Script
 
45Court TV, "Unexpected Heroes", 2005
 
BoxFolder
81Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 1 of 2), 2003
 
2Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 2 of 2), 2003
 
3Jimmy Carter Work Project, Homeowner Profiles, 2003
 
4Jimmy Carter Work Project, 2005
 
Box
9Press Kits