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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(s): 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, 1924-
Fuller, Linda
Fuller, Millard, 1935-2009
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:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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
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
227Telemarketing / Santa Fe
228Almost Heaven HFH / W.Va
229100 Homes - Atlanta
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
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
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
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.
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
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
525FLB Fact Sheet, 1999
526FLB Sites & Dates, 1999
527FLB Press Releases
528Steering Council Bios
529FLB Notes
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
556Chubb Risk Management Guides, 2000
557Planet Earth, 2000
558Portugal Build
559Pritzker Cousins Build, 2000
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
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
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
740Global Village
741Press Releases, 2002
742News Releases, 2003
743Planning a Women's Build
744World in Need Script
745Court TV, "Unexpected Heroes", 2005
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
9Press Kits