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Heidi Davison Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Coleman papers

Heidi Davison Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Heidi Davison Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Coleman papers
Creator: Davison, Heidi
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1973
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4234
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Heidi Davison came to Athens in 1973 to attend the University of Georgia, graduating with both a B.S.Ed in Elementary Education and an M.Ed in Middle School Education. She began her career as a teacher soon after and taught Language Arts in area schools. Davison worked on numerous local and community associations and became politically involved in Athens when she served on a committee that aided in the Clarke County-Athens city unification process in the late 1980s. Davison entered the local political arena by organizing the election campaign for Louise McBee when she ran for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1991. Throughout the 1990s Heidi Davison served on Athens-Clarke County committees and boards related to environmental initiatives, arts foundations, and education projects.

As Mayor of Athens from 2003-2011, Heidi Davison oversaw major developments in Athens-Clarke County. Some of the most important projects emphasized environmental regulations and recycling projects, public health initiatives, and arts and education funding. Many of the projects she oversaw included neighborhood safety and planning, creation of public recreation facilities, and the expansion of public transportation. She participated in the founding of Partners for a Prosperous Athens (ONE Athens), an anti-poverty initiative, that continues to be an effective source of community action aimed at decreasing rates of poverty in Athens-Clarke County. Davison continues to be active in Athens as a volunteer in multiple organizations and serves on local committees.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers and photographs related to both Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Coleman, two Jewish summer camps in Cleveland, Georgia. The items were donated by Heidi Davison, a former Camp Coleman camper and Camp Barney Medintz counselor, and include programs, photographs, lyric sheets, and writings of campers, spanning from 1968-1973.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Heidi Davison Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Coleman papers, ms4234, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Camps -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-3Papers, 1968-1973