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Lucille V. Hill papers

Identifier: aarl95-019

Scope and Content Note

The collection is approximately 7 cubic ft. and consists of: correspondence pertaining to Mrs. Hill's community activities; invitations; numerous certificates; newspaper articles on various subjects; yearbooks of Tuskegee Institute for 1944 and 1945; plaques; photographs; a scrapbook; event programs; videotapes and audiotapes; books; and artifacts. A significant amount of material is available on her son, James A. Hill, Jr., including high school and college yearbooks; correspondence; high school newsletters; political campaign materials; certificates; a speech; and photographs.


  • 1942-1994


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

Lucille V. Hill is a native of Thomaston, Georgia. She completed high school there in 1942 and attended Tuskegee Institute, graduating from there with a degree in nursing in 1945. Mrs. Hill served as a public health nurse for the Fulton County Health Department in Atlanta, Georgia from 1953 to 1981 when she retired. She spearheaded the creation of Atlanta Southside Community Health Center.

Mrs. Hill has been actively involved in community projects in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta for many years. She advocated for the Presidential Parkway, linking the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center with the downtown area of Atlanta. She has been a volunteer for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and the Jimmy Carter Center, and has been chairperson of Neighborhood Planning Unit-M of the city of Atlanta. She has served as a Fulton County Deputy Registrar and has been an activist for increased services for the elderly in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia.

Mrs. Hill is the mother of James A. Hill, Jr., a lawyer, former State Representative and State Senator from Oregon. He was elected State Treasurer for the state of Oregon in 1992.


7.0 Cubic feet




The Lucille V. Hill papers contains items from 1942 to 1994 created by or about Lucille V. Hill and her son, James A. Hill, Jr., of Oregon and includes invitations, certificates, newspaper articles, yearbooks of Tuskegee Institute, plaques, photographs, a scrapbook, event programs, videotapes and audiotapes, books, and artifacts, high school newsletters, political campaign materials, and photographs. The collection documents Lucille Hill's involvement in community development and the provision of medical services for Atlanta's south side. James A. Hill's papers document his career as state treasurer of Oregon and his life as a college and high school student. The collection contains photographs and yearbooks from Lucille Hill's alma mater, Tuskegee Institute, and books on African American history.


Organized into two series:

  1. I. Lucille V. Hill and
  2. II. James A. Hill, Jr.
Inventory of the Lucille V. Hill Papers aarl95-019 aarl95-019
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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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