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Geneva Haugabrooks papers

Identifier: aarl95-015

Scope and Content Note

The Geneva Haugabrooks Papers are comprised of three boxes: 1 archival storage box containing plaques of awards and honors; 1 archival documents box containing papers, correspondence, telegrams of congratulations; one framed letter of congratulations from Gov. Joe Frank Harris; 1 oversized box containing an enlarged poster-size photograph of Mrs. Haugabrooks and former Atlanta Mayor, Ambassador Andrew Young.

Although a small collection, the richness of information is valuable for any research on Atlanta's Black business history, leaders of Atlanta's communities, and community recognition by major African American organizations, Atlanta's African American Churches, and Black women entrepreneurs in Atlanta and Auburn Avenue in particular.


  • 1965-1976


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on 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

Mrs. Geneva Morton Haugabrooks was the founder and owner of the Haugabrooks Funeral Home, which is still in operation with family and staff. Mrs. Haugabrooks was active as a long-standing owner of the Funeral Home, which began operation in 1929 on Auburn Avenue, changing location once to 364 Auburn Avenue, where the business exists today. Mrs. Haugabrooks was greatly admired as one of the early African American pioneers of Atlanta's Black business. She was also known as one of the few Black women entrepreneurs on Auburn Avenue.

Mrs. Haugabrooks' commitment to community went beyond her service as an entrepreneur and dedicated businesswoman. She was recognized as an accomplished community leader, who interfaced with Atlanta's nationally and internationally known political figures and local personalities.

Mrs. Haugabrooks was noted for her many accomplishments and outstanding service in the community by the NAACP, the Urban League, the Young Men's Christian Association, Atlanta's African American churches, National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Georgia Governor, Mr. Joe Frank Harris, and many more.


3.5 Linear feet




The papers comprise plaques of awards and honors received by Haugabrooks from 1965 to 1972, papers, correspondence, telegrams of congratulations, one framed letter of congratulations from former Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris, and an enlarged poster-sized photograph of Mrs. Haugabrooks and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. The collection is rich for research on Atlanta's African American life, in particular its business and civic leaders, churches, organizations, and female entrepreneurs.

Arrangement of Collection

Arranged by type.
Inventory of the Geneva Haugabrooks Papers aarl95-015 aarl95-015
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