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Atlanta Cooperative Preschool Center collection

Identifier: aarl00-010

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the first years of the first interracial preschool in Atlanta. The collections includes news clippins, correspondence, flyers and other information on the school. The photographs document activities that the students did and


  • 1966 - 2013

Biographical / Historical

In the Fall of 1965, a group of mothers began meeting to discuss the loach of nursery schools in Southwest Atlanta. The results led to the formation of the Parents Cooperative Nursery School in the summer of 1966. Atlanta University made available two unsuesd and dilapitated rooms in the basement of the Old Oglethorpe School. These rooms were renovated by the parents. Unfortunately the school caught on fire and everything was destroyed. The parents found new quarters in the parsonage of Central Methodist Church and opened ten days later. The school was the first interacial preschool in Atlanta.


0.5 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Neff.

Processing Information

Processed by Derek T. Mosley, 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303