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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

Title: Habitat for Humanity International Records, Series 1.5: Papers - Media Project Files
Creator: Habitat for Humanity International, Inc
Inclusive Dates: 1989-2005
Language: English
Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms3786_1.5
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.

Organization and 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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Related Collections in this Repository

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.

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3786/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Press Release, Shelter of God's Love order form, fact sheet, 1983-1986
 
12News Releases, 1989 January-May
 
13News Releases, 1989 June-July
 
14Jimmy Carter Work Project, 1990
 
15Fact Sheets, 1990
 
16News Releases, 1991 July-December
 
17Media Kits, 1991
 
18Covenant Church, 1991
 
19News Releases, 1992
 
110Clinton/Gore, 1992
 
111Millard Fuller Press Coverage (folder 1 of 2), 1991-1992
 
112Millard Fuller Press Coverage (folder 2 of 2), 1991-1992
 
113Jimmy Carter Work Project, Miami (folder 1 of 2), 1991
 
114Jimmy Carter Work Project, Miami (folder 2 of 2), 1991
 
115Projects in Mexico, 1991
 
116Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 1 of 3), 1992
 
117Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 2 of 3), 1992
 
118Hurricane Andrew Rebuild (folder 3 of 3), 1992
 
119Jimmy Carter Work Project, Washington DC, 1992
 
120Revival '92 News Releases, 1992
 
12120/20,000 Media Plan, 1993
 
122Jimmy Carter Work Project, Winnipeg & Waterloo, 1993
 
123Youth Blitz Build Media Kit, 1993
 
124Media Relations Department Plans, 1993
 
12530/30,000 Media Plan, 1993
 
126Blitz Build Media Guide, 1993
 
127Jimmy Carter Work Project Communication Plan, 1992-1993
 
128Blitz Build Media Guide
 
129Habitat Housewarming Media Kit, 1993
 
130Jimmy Carter Work Project, Construction Manual, 1994
 
131Celebrities, 1994-1996
 
132Building on Faith Media Kit, 1995
 
133News Releases, 1995
 
134Published Non-Profit Rankings, 1995
 
135Jimmy Carter Work Project Media Relations, 1995
 
136Getting Things Done Blitz Build Media Plan, 1995
 
137Public Relations Session, 1995 November 4
 
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21Political Convention Builds Media, 1996
 
22Habitrek '96 Media Plan, 1995 November 15
 
23Habitrek '96, 1996
 
24Media Relations Manual, 1996
 
25Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break '96 Media Plan, 1995 November 15
 
26Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 1 of 3), 1996
 
27Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 2 of 3), 1996
 
28Collegiate Challenge '96 (folder 3 of 3), 1996
 
29Building on Faith, 1996
 
210Global Leadership, 1996
 
211Political Convention Builds, 1996
 
212Building Houses, Building Lives Brochure, 1996
 
213Pendleton County, WV Flood Recovery, 1996
 
214Work Plan and Budget, 1996
 
215U.N. Habitat II Conference, 1996
 
216U.N. Habitat II Conference Press, 1996
 
217News Releases, 1996
 
218Jimmy Carter Work Project Interview Requests, 1996
 
219Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 1 of 3), 1996
 
220Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 2 of 3), 1996
 
221Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 3 of 3), 1996
 
222Jimmy Carter Work Project Crisis Management, 1996
 
22320th Anniversary, 1996
 
224Dept of Energy
 
225AP Article
 
226Savannah
 
227Telemarketing / Santa Fe
 
228Almost Heaven HFH / W.Va
 
229100 Homes - Atlanta
 
230Iberia
 
231North American Federation of Temple Youth
 
23220th Anniversary, 1996
 
23320th Anniversary - Media Plan, 1996
 
23420th Anniversary - Walk Info/Media, 1996
 
23520th Anniversary - Nostalgic Walk, 1996
 
23620th Anniversary - Habitat 500 Bike, 1996
 
23720th Anniversary - Bike Atlanta, 1996
 
23820th Anniversary - 20,000th House, 1996
 
23920th Anniversary - Weekend Events, 1996
 
24020th Anniversary - Media Kit, 1996
 
24120th Anniversary - Correspondence, 1996
 
24220th Anniversary - Minutes, 1996
 
24320th Anniversary - Concert, 1996
 
24420th Anniversary - Pitch Letters, 1996
 
24520th Anniversary - Press Releases, 1996
 
24620th Anniversary - Non-Press media People, 1996
 
24720th Anniversary - 20,000th House Blitz build, 1996
 
24820th Anniversary - Millard Press Schedule, 1996
 
24920th Anniversary - Media Correspondence, 1996
 
25020th Anniversary - Press Calls, 1996
 
25120th Anniversary - Carter Center Correspondence, 1996
 
252Issues
 
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31Europe, Newly Independent States, and Canada
 
32Jimmy Carter Work Project, Hungary, Media Summary, 1996
 
33International Fact Sheet and Map, 1996
 
34Birmingham Tornado Recovery, 1998
 
35Environmental Scanning Report, 1998
 
36Christian Principles Brochure
 
37International Media Relations
 
38Community Compact Press Conference
 
39Environmental Visit
 
310'97 File
 
311Elderhostel
 
312Global Village
 
313Statistical Reports, 1995
 
314Millard Fuller
 
315JCWP, 1997
 
316International Projects
 
317Homeland Crisis
 
318Plain Truth
 
319Newt Gingrich
 
320External News Releases, 1998
 
321Easter Morning Build, 1998
 
322Jimmy Carter Work Project, 1998
 
323JCWP, 1998
 
324Collegiate Challenge, 1998
 
325News Releases, 1998 January-June
 
326News Releases, 1998 July-December
 
327Press Coverage, Fuller Trip to Belfast
 
328Special Projects: Church Rebuilds
 
329JCWP, Houston, TX, 1998
 
330Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 1 of 2), 1998
 
331Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 2 of 2), 1998
 
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41Reuters Reports, 1999-2000
 
42Country Profiles, Africa/Middle East
 
43Building Beyond the Bridge
 
44Columbia Earthquake, 1999
 
45Easter Morning Build
 
46House of Dreams
 
47JCWP Volunteer Handbook, 1999
 
48New York Times
 
49Ohio Legislature Project
 
410Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 1 of 4), 1999
 
411Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 2 of 4), 1999
 
412Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 3 of 4), 1999
 
413Jimmy Carter Work Project, Philippines (folder 4 of 4), 1999
 
414Collegiate Challenge (folder 1 of 3), 1999
 
415Collegiate Challenge (folder 2 of 3), 1999
 
416Collegiate Challenge (folder 3 of 3), 1999
 
417Selma, Alabama, 1999
 
418Children's Textbook
 
419Home for Christmas, 1999
 
420Millenium Build
 
421Denver Post
 
422Jefferson Award
 
423Senior Corps
 
42421st Century Challenge
 
425Other Housing Orgs.
 
426FoxFire
 
427JCWP
 
428Retired Senior & Volunteer Program
 
429Housing after Mitch
 
430Fall Brawl, 1999
 
431News Releases, 1999 January-June
 
432News Releases, 1999 July-December
 
433WB Network
 
434Television, Teen Choice
 
435Voice America
 
436Charlie Daniels
 
437Millenium Voices
 
438Competition Build, 1999
 
439Self-Help Ownership Opportunity Program (S.H.O.P), 1999
 
440Americorps
 
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51Women Build Marketing Plan
 
52Women Build Video
 
53First Ladies Build Notes
 
54Sample FLB Program
 
55Sample FLB Release
 
56FLB Press kit
 
57First Lady Quotes
 
58Media Day Materials
 
59PR Responsibilty
 
510Affiliate PLB Letter
 
511Family Questions
 
512FLB Boiler Plate
 
513Women Build News Release
 
514Talking Points
 
515Governor's Build Boiler Plate
 
516First Lady Profiles
 
517First Ladies Build Sponsors
 
518FLB General Info
 
519FLB Sponsorship
 
520First Ladies Bios
 
521FLB/ Women Build Clips
 
522FLB Press kits
 
523FLB Press kit
 
524Videography
 
525FLB Fact Sheet, 1999
 
526FLB Sites & Dates, 1999
 
527FLB Press Releases
 
528Steering Council Bios
 
529FLB Notes
 
530FLB
 
531Women Build Steering Council
 
532First Ladies build Notes
 
533Affiliate Clippings
 
534HFHI Tour Center
 
535Jimmy Carter Clips
 
536JCWP Stories
 
537The Carters Clips
 
538Habitat Clips
 
539Web Pages
 
540Dan Edelstein
 
541Global Leadership, 1998
 
542Collegiate Challenge, 1999
 
573Jimmy Carter
 
544New Volunteer Orientation
 
545Jimmy Carter Work Project , 2000
 
546Hollywood for Habitat, 2000
 
547Collegiate Challenge (folder 1 of 2), 2000
 
548Collegiate Challenge (folder 2 of 2), 2000
 
549Hurricane Mitch Analysis and Briefing, 2000
 
550Habitat Korea, Miracle Across the Water, 2000
 
551Aluminum Can Association
 
552Renaissance Build, Hilton Head, SC
 
553Run for Literacy
 
554All Women Build
 
555NFl
 
556Chubb Risk Management Guides, 2000
 
557Planet Earth, 2000
 
558Portugal Build
 
559Pritzker Cousins Build, 2000
 
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61Hollywood for HFH
 
62Hollywood for HFHI
 
63Home Builders Care, 2000
 
64Hometown Heroes
 
65500 Festival
 
66House Party
 
67Hurricane Floyd Recovery
 
68$500 Million Campaign
 
69More than Houses Campaign, 2000
 
610Millenium Build, 2000
 
611Ackerman Group
 
612Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Open House
 
613Carter Boyhood Home
 
614Close the Gap Campaign
 
615Fundraising Events, 2000
 
616Collegiate Challenge Spring Break, 2000
 
617Nationwide Insurance
 
618Days of Our Lives
 
619Fundraising Events
 
620JCWP Videos, 2000
 
621JCWP Videos, 2000
 
622Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 1 of 2), 2000
 
623Jimmy Carter Work Project (Folder 2 of 2), 2000
 
624Sumter County Initiative
 
625JCWP, NYC & Plains, GA, 2000
 
626JCWP, Victory House Celebration, 2000
 
62725th Anniversary Ads, 2001
 
62825th Anniversary Americorps Alumni Build, 2001
 
62925th Anniversary Brochures/Flyers, 2001
 
63025th Anniversary Rose, 2001
 
63125th Anniversary Attracting the Media packet, 2001
 
63225th Anniversary Housing the World Quilt, 2001
 
63325th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 1 of 4), 2001
 
63425th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 2 of 4), 2001
 
63525th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 3 of 4), 2001
 
63625th Anniversary News Clippings (Folder 4 of 4), 2001
 
63725th Anniversary Celebration (Folder 1 of 2), 2001
 
63825th Anniversary Celebration (Folder 2 of 2), 2001
 
639A Partnership to Open Doors
 
640Aluminum Cans, 2001
 
641Ambassadors Build, 2001
 
642Ambassadors Build, Korea, 2001
 
643Avalon Travel Publishing
 
644Building on Faith Week
 
64525th Anniversary - George Bush, 2001
 
646Presentation Transparencies, 2001
 
647Cellular One
 
648Accelerated Build Guide
 
649American Custom Publishing
 
650President Carter Bio
 
651Jimmy Carter Major Donor Weekend
 
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71Corporate Adventures
 
72Corporate / Honeywell
 
73HUD Partnership
 
74Georgia Rotary Student Program
 
75Global Village
 
76Habitat Benefit Concert, Washington, DC
 
77RAI - Italy, Marco Dairte
 
78The House that Senate Built, 2001
 
79Project Impact
 
710JCWP, 2001
 
711JCWP Media Lists, 2001
 
712Jonathan Overby, 2000 June 16
 
713Kids Talk about God
 
714New Horizons, HFH of Greater Sumter County, 2001
 
715People with Passion
 
716One Light
 
717Infocom Group
 
718More than Houses Campaign
 
719Road Warrior Production
 
72021st Century Challenge
 
721The Wedding Bells Habitat Build
 
722World Leaders Build
 
723Hurricane Response, 2001
 
724News Releases, 2001
 
725Week of the Young Child, Educare
 
726World Youth Day, 2002
 
727A Partnership to Open Doors
 
728Promise Keepers
 
729Polo.com
 
730A Partnership to Open Doors, Dekalb County HFH
 
731A Partnership to Open Doors, Indianapolis, IN, 2002
 
732JCWP, 2002
 
733Home for Christmas
 
734Indigo Films
 
735JCWP, 2002
 
736Building Materials for Life
 
737Building on Faith Week, 2002
 
738Building on Faith
 
739CCYP
 
740Global Village
 
741Press Releases, 2002
 
742News Releases, 2003
 
743Planning a Women's Build
 
744World in Need Script
 
745Court TV, "Unexpected Heroes", 2005
 
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81Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 1 of 2), 2003
 
82Jimmy Carter Work Project (folder 2 of 2), 2003
 
83Jimmy Carter Work Project, Homeowner Profiles, 2003
 
84Jimmy Carter Work Project, 2005
 
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9Press Kits