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Frankie Arnold papers

Identifier: aarl012-008

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of awards, campaign documentation, letters of coorespondance, newspaper clippings and copies, personal papers, notes, research, and photographs of and belonging to Mrs. Frankie Arnold dating from 1968-2014.


  • 1968-2014

Conditions Governing Access

Publication Information Auburn Avenue Research Library 2019

Conditions Governing Access note This collection is available for use only on the third floor (Archives Division) of the Auburn Avenue Research Library. There are no restrictions on research use of the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Conditions Governing Use note Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

Frankie Arnold was born in 1930 and spent the last approximatly 50 years of her life residing and serving the city of Fairburn, Georgia. She served in a multitude of ways by working on and volunteering in schools, churches, and nonprofit committees and organizations. Frankie and her husband, Lawerance Arnold, in addition to having 3 children of their own, adopted 4 foster children in their elder years.

Throughout her life she received numerous awards for her work and giving spirit. "Outstanding Community Service", "Woman of the Year", "Mrs. South Fulton", and "Youth Support Award" are a few to name. She is remembered as a "vivacious citizen of Fairburn" and is known for her friendliness, happiness, unselfishness, and faith.

In addition to her community and volunteer work, Frankie Arnold served on the Fairburn City Council since 1995. She was the first African American woman to be elected and in 1999 she received the most votes among the six winners within the campaign.


1.0 linear ft.



Processing Information

Processed by Sara Matthews, 2019.
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303