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Dates:  1970-1983

Creator:  Barnard, Susan Kessler

Summary/Abstract:  Susan Barnard was one of the founders of the Atlanta Group Home, Inc a home for developmentally disabled adults. This collection includes newspaper articles and documents about how the home was established.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 410, Susan Barnard Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Oversized materials removed to oversized collection.

Processed by:  Victoria H Schaeffner, 2018

Arrangement: The folders in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order.  

Biographical/Historical Note:  Susan Kessler Barnard has been active in her community for a long time. Since her second child was born with a developmental disability she became an activist for her son and other kids like him. She worked with others in the late 1970s to mid-1980s to found the Atlanta Group Home, a shared home where adults with developmental disabilities could have more freedom and independence. She also helped to expand the Havanah Sunday School Program in the 1970s so that disabled kids would be better cared for and taught in ways that were tailored to their needs.

Mrs. Barnard has written several books about parenting special needs children and advocating for the continued improvement of how these kids are treated.

Mrs. Bernard is still alive and active as an activist, and has three sons, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Source: Outskirt Press, 2017)

Scope and Content: This small collection contains papers related to Susan Kessler Bernard’s participation in the establishment of the Atlanta Group Home and the Havanah Sunday School Program.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

1

1

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1981-1982

 

2

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1982

 

3

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1982, 1990

 

4

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1978-1979

 

5

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1978-1979

 

6

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Documents

1980

 

7

Havanah Sunday School Program

1970-1984

 

8

Atlanta Group Home, Inc Newspaper

1970-1983

 

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