Lugenia Burns Hope files, 1908-1933

Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.).


28 folders.
Arranged in alphabetical order.
The collection consists of the personal papers of Lugenia Burns Hope from 1908-1933. These records document Mrs. Hope's activities outside of the Neighborhood Union. Includes correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, programs, clippings, speeches and lectures, printed material, and rosters. Of particular interest are materials relating to her work with the Red Cross Colored Advisory Commission during the 1927 Mississippi Valley Flood and the YWCA's War Work Council's Hostess House program during World War I. Notable correspondents include Jane Addams, Will W. Alexander, Eva Bowles, W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Hoover, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Mary E. McDowell, Robert R. Moton, and Margaret Murray Washington.
Related collections in this repository: John and Lugenia Burns Hope papers.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.), Lugenia Burns Hope files. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Archives and Special Collections.
The Neighborhood Union, an African American service organization, was organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1908 under the leadership of Lugenia Burns Hope. Adopting the motto "Thy Neighbor as Thyself," the union proclaimed its mission to build playgrounds, clubs, and neighborhood centers; to develop a spirit of comradeship among neighbors; to promote child welfare; to impart a sense of cultural heritage; to abolish slums and vice; and to improve the overall moral quality of the community. To carry out its work, the city was divided into zones, led by zone chairpersons, district directors, and neighborhood presidents and supervised by a board of directors and a board of managers. The Neighborhood Union disbanded in the mid 1960's, giving a portion of its land to the Fulton County Board of Health which, in return, built and staffed the Neighborhood Union Health Center.
Finding aid available in repository.
Forms part of: Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.) collection.

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