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Thomasville Heights neighborhood project collection

Identifier: aarl96-004

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of this community in Southeast Atlanta exists in the form of photographs, slides, an audio tape recording of a visit through the Norwood community, and creative writings of the students. Students composed essays entitled "Change Agent Stories" describing how they would change their neighborhood if they could. They also composed original poems on their community.

Photographs of 24 of the 25 students are a part of the collection, as well as photographs of landmarks in the Thomasville Heights neighborhood, and of a learning session at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in February, 1996.

The collection was presented to the library in a program at the school on Feb. 8, 1996. It is approximately 1/2 cubic feet in size.


  • 1995-1996


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

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

Historical Sketch

The Thomasville Heights Neighborhood Project: An Oral History was spearheaded by Ms. Terri Smith's 1995-96 5th grade class at John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School in Atlanta, GA. The project involved Ms. Smith, Ms. Deandrea Whitaker, Assistant, Ms. Sharon B. Joseph, Media Specialist, 25 students in Ms. Smith's class, and other individuals associated with the school and the community.


0.5 Cubic feet




The collection consists of photographs, slides, an audiotape recording of a visit through the Norwood community, and creative writings of the students, including "Change Agent Stories" and original poems about the Thomasville Heights community created between 1995 and 1996.


Arranged by type.
Inventory of the Thomasville Heights Neighborhood Project Collection aarl96-004 aarl96-004
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
Language of description
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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