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Gate City Day Nursery Association Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0136

Scope and contents

This collection consists of correspondence between GCDNA members—particularly as group distributions, and accounts of meetings for the group at large as well as sub-groups in the association. In addition, the collection also contains annual reports, reports on specific events, and a collection of the Association's printed materials, which includes meeting invitations, brochures, event notifications, and committee lists.


  • Creation: 1964 October 22 - 1994 June 22


A section of 4 pages were pulled from the collection, the contents of which involve a search committee for an executive director. As the pages identified people being considered for the position, they were deemed sensitive and therefore sensitive. Access to the files has been suggested to be reconsidered 25 years from the search’s original date of 1991.

Rights statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright and/or are the property of the Robert. W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Historical note

The Gate City Day Nursery Association (GCDNA) is a daycare and childhood education provider based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1905 by Dr. Gertrude Ware of Atlanta University and Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, and maintained by a primarily female workforce, the GCDNA was established to meet the needs of working mothers who could not afford traditional healthcare. A group of women from Atlanta University, along with Dr. Du Bois and Dr. Ware, worked together to form the "Gate City Free Kindergarten" for African American children in Atlanta. The organization is still active today, with three early learning centers in Atlanta and a mission to provide affordable early learning childhood programs to children from birth through Pre-K.


1.0 Linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection is divided into four series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Meetings, 3. Reports, and 4. Printed Materials. Series 1 is organized chronologically, while Series 2, 3 and 4 are sorted alphabetically.

Gate City Day Nursery Association collection, 1964-1993
Finding aid prepared by Joshua Williams, 2016 July 8
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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