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Cheri Mitchell Papers

Cheri Mitchell Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cheri Mitchell Papers
Creator: Mitchell, Cheri
Creator: Mitchell, Samuel
Inclusive Dates: 1950-2014
Bulk Dates: 2004-2014
Language: English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (3 linear feet) and 3 oversize items
Collection Number: RBRL/399
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Cheri Mitchell is a self-advocate and grassroots activitist in the community of people with disabilities in Georgia. Her collection documents her self-advocacy work, especially her work in Atlanta with her husband, Sam Mitchell, and her work with People First of Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Cheri Mitchell is a self-advocate and grassroots activitist with a long history of working on behalf of people with disabilities in Georgia. She has worked extensively with the Georgia Advocacy Office and is a past president of People First of Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, clippings, photographs, and promotional material covering the self-advocacy community in Georgia. Especially the donor's work as a self-advocate in Atlanta with her husband, fellow advocate Sam Mitchell, and her work with People First of Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

The original order of the files has been retained for this collection.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Cheri Mitchell Papers. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Rob MacGregor, 2019-08-30.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
People First of Georgia
People with disabilities -- Civil rights.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Ephemera, Date Unkown
America for All (Sticker); Rail-Volution - Building Livable Communities with Transit Speaker (Confrience/Event Nametage)
 
12Governor's Council of Developmential Disability - Annual Reports, 2003-2005
 
13Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - Making a Difference Magazine [1 of 2], 2003-2007
 
14Governor's Council on Developmential Disability - Making a Difference Magazine [2 of 2], 2008-2011
 
15Long Road Home March and Freedom Rally, 2004-2006, 2009
Long Road Home Card; Program from Long Road Home March and Freedom Rally June 19-22, 2004; People First Letter; Long Road Home Meeting Agenda November 9, 2014; Long Road Home 2005 Rout and Activities; The Long Road Home Candlelight Vigil; Long Road Home May 2005 planning agendia; Georgia Building Authority Confermation Letter for Long Road Home/People First of Atlanta with City of Atlnata Permite June 8, 2005; Several ADAPT letters July 27, 2005; ADAPT letter with copies of newspaper articles on dimistrations; Magazine Articles on the Long Road Home March; Tennessean Newspaper Article the on the APAPT March/Protest; Adapt Newslwtter 2006; Ten Years Since Olmstead June 22, 1999 though June 22, 2009; Photographics from website on APADT March.
 
16Manuals, Flyers and Brochures, 1989, 2008
How to Survive an ADAPT Action; Accessible home info flyers; Atlanta ADAPT Brochures; People First of Georgia Brochures; People First Language; Cheshire Bridge High Rise Brochure; assist A Community Design Center Essential "Visitabilit' Features Brochure; Governers Council on Developmental Disabilities 2008 Making a Difference Annual Appreciation Ceremony; People First Star Gazers Stephens County Chapter "Night of Entertainment" Program.
 
17Newletters, 2005-2008
"The Voice" A Publication of the Georgia Voices That Count; People First Self Advocates Day at the Capitol; Speaking for Ourselves in GA - The People First of GA Newsletter; Incitement, Incitement, Incitement - A Publication of ADAPT
 
18Newspaper Articles and Photographs, 2002, 2004-2006, 2009-2010
Numerous newspaper articles on People First of Stephens County events; Specific newspaper articles on the People First of Stephens County Annual fishing tournament; Review a ResCare Publication Spring 2004; Color Photographs from the Long Road Home March, Annual People First of Stephens County fishing tournament, People First Parade Car, Georgai Voices that Count Class of 2005 and Meeting chart
 
19People First and Self Advococy, 2000, 2008, August 2010, 2015
Atlanta City Coucil Proclamation; Georgia Advocacy Office Document; Georgia Voices that Count Class Aplication form 2008 People First Music; People First of Stephens County overview document; Powerpoint Presentation Independent Living Philophy and Movement; Power Point Presentation Medicaid Buy-In; Wanted Poster;
 
110The Olstead Decision, 1999, 2004
 
111Self-Advococy Conferences Material, September 4-7, 2008; June 22, 2008; September 23-26, 2010; October 9-12, 2014
The Sooner WE ARE Equal The Better, SABE 2014 Oklahoma City, OK October 9-12, 2014; National Self-Advocacy Confrience September 23-26, 2010 Kansas City, MO; Save the Dates Flyer
 
11People First of Georgia Award to Cheri Mitchell , June 7, 2008
People First of Georgia Award to Cheri Mitchell - Secretary November 2006 to June 2008
 
12People First of Georgia Award to Sammuel Mitchell, June 7, 2008
People First of Georgia Award to Sammual Mitchell - Treasurer November 2006 to June 2008
 
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21Clayton News Daily (Newspaper) Article with Patch, September 11, 2006
Newspaper Article "Advisory Board sought for C-Tan"(Clyton County Transite); Patch American flage with Red and White Bars, White stars in shape of a Wheelchair within Blue Retangle in upper left corner, surrounding edge on flag black words "Engaged in the Fight To Ensure Civil Rights"
 
22Georgia History Workshop, January 8, 2010
Georgia History Project 1/8/10 typed entirely in American Brail double sided paper.
 
23TASC Update (The Monthly Newsletter of the Training and Advocacy Support Center) , August 2010
 
2Sam Scrapbook, 1950, 2005, 2007-2008
 
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3Spirit of the ADA T-Shirt, 2005
Shirt Color: White, Shirt Type: Short Sleeve, Front of Shirt: Spirit of the ADA 2005, Back of Shirt: Pictures of Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson with Written Message
 
3Self Advocate Becoming Empowered 8th National Conference T-Shirt, 2006
Shirt Type: Short Sleve, Shirt Color: Black, Shirt Front: Words "Self Advocates Becoming Empowered 8th National Conference - 20016", Square Picture of Art with Two Woman and and Male, Bottom of Art words "We had a Dream: Now We Have the Power!"
 
3Don't Tread Here! Support Our Right to Access! T-Shirt, Undated
Shirt Type: Short Sleve, Shirt Color: Maroon, Front of Shirt: Wheelchair ontop of tire treads with words, Back of Shirt: Plantinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors List
 
3Long Road Home March T-Shirt, January 28, 2004
Shirt Type: Short Sleve, Shirt Color; White, Front of Shirt: The Long Road Home Logo, Back of Shirt: Words "The Olsteed Desision Turns 10"
 
3Banner with Disability Advocacy Buttons and Pins, 2014, undated
 
3People First of Georgia Canvas Tote Bag, undated
 
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1Mitchell's Person-centered Planning Path, Undated