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Jessie Barnett papers

Jessie Barnett papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jessie Barnett papers
Creator: Barnett, Jessie W., 1913-2010
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1996
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3910
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jessie W. Barnett (1913-2010) was a community organizer involved in anti-poverty and civil rights efforts in Athens, Georgia beginning in the 1960s. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where she helped start the Community Adult High School. She was a founding member of the Athens Area Human Rights Council and a founder of the Clarke Community Federal Union. She was also an outreach worker for Action, Inc., Center Director for Clarke County Nutrition Project for the Elderly, and was proactive in getting Athens involved with the Model Cities Program, an element of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents, photographs, and clippings related to Barnett's work with organizations and programs such as the Athens Community Council on Aging, Inc., and the Model Cities Program.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jessie Barnett papers, ms3910, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens Model Cities Program (Athens, Ga.)
Barnett, Jessie W., 1913-2010

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Athens Community Council on Aging, Inc. files, circa 1970
12Athens Model Cities Program files, 1971-1972
13Clarke County Council of Colored Parents and Teachers memo, 1964 October 6
14Diplomas, certificates, and awards, 1968-1988
15John Jewel letter, 1986
16Photographs, 1987-1996