Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.7: Papers - Clippings

Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.7: Papers - Clippings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Title: Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.7: Papers - Clippings
Dates: 1977-2010
Quantity: 47.5 Linear feet (44 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3786_1.7

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 clippings are composed of news publications from a wide variety of sources focusing on Habitat for Humanity projects, events, and people. Coverage of Jimmy Carter Work Projects from various years are frequently featured, among other topics.


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-
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Fuller, Millard, 1935-2009
Housing
Nonprofit organizations

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

 
Box
11977-1993
 
OS Box
11978-1989
 
OS Box
21990-1993
 
Box
2Indiana - Maryland, 1984-1992
 
Box
3Massachusetts and Michigan, 1985-1992
 
Box
41991-1994
 
Box
51994-2005
 
Box
61994-2005
 
Box
71994-2005
 
Box
81994-1995
 
Box
91995-1997
 
Box
101995-1997
 
Box
111995-1997
 
Box
121996
 
Box
131996-1997
 
Box
141997-1998
 
Box
151997-1998
 
Box
16A-H, 1999
 
Box
17I-V, 1999
 
Box
191999-2004
 
Box
18Alabama-West Virginia, 1999
 
Box
201999-2004
 
Box
211999-2005
 
Box
221999
 
Box
23A-L, 2000
 
Box
24M-Z, 2000
 
Box
252000-2005
 
Box
262000
 
Box
272000
 
Box
28A-G, 2001
 
Box
29H-W, 2001
 
Box
30A-W, 2001
 
Box
31A-W, 2002
 
Box
32H-Y, 2002
 
Box
332002
 
Box
34A-C, 2002
 
Box
352002-2005
 
Box
36A-H, 2003
 
Box
37I-Y, 2003
 
Box
38A-K, 2003
 
Box
39K-W, 2003
 
Box
40Jimmy Carter Work Project, 2003
 
Box
41Ladies Home Journal, 2003-2007
 
Box
42Jimmy Carter Work Project, 2004
 
Box
432004-2007
 
Box
442006-2010