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MSS 051 Grassroots Arts Project collection Edit


MSS 051


  • 1996-1999 (Creation)


  • .42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Two half letter document boxes



  • Abstract

    Documents pertaining to the Athens Community Council on Aging’s participation in the Grassroots Arts Program, which led to the creation of The History of the Station, an oral history of the railroad station formerly located on Hoy Street. The Council purchased the building in 1987 and restored it to use as their headquarters.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Athens Community Council on Aging

  • Physical Description


  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    Grassroots Arts Program collection, MSS 051, Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    Founded in 1967, the Athens Community Council on Aging has consistently expanded its services over the course of more than a half-century. It currently provides services for the elderly in 27 Georgia counties.

    In 1997, the Council received a grant from the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, which was responsible for allocating funds made available for the Grassroots Arts Program by the Georgia Council of the Arts. The grant allowed the Countil to embark on a “reminiscence program” regarding the former railroad station on Hoyt Street near downtown Athens. The Council intended to publish a book, tentaively entitled The History of the Station: A Grassroots Arts Project by the Athens Community Council on Aging, but it is unknown if it was published.

  • Scope and Contents

    In addition to excerpts from the proposed book The History of the Station, the collection includes correspondence, financial documents, photographs, clippings, and other materials pertaining to the project. It also contains application materials for other Grassroots projects for which the Council received grants, Book Arts for Adults, in 1996, and Quilting in the Community: “Giving Quilts,” in 1999. The names of the persons pictured are written on the back of the photographs.


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
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