Opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and Fuller Center for Housing records

September 18, 2013 – 2:22 PM

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and the Fuller Center for Housing records.
Millard and Linda Fuller together founded Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry, in 1976. In 2005 they established the Fuller Center for Housing. These two organizations, both headquartered in Americus, Georgia, have built countless homes for needy people in the U.S. and around the world using volunteer labor. Their mission and philosophy stem from the Fullers’ activity with Koinonia Farm, a Christian ministry and farming community founded by Clarence Jordan. The Fullers’ efforts in reducing poverty housing around the world have placed them among the most important and well-known philanthropists of our time. Millard Fuller passed away in 2009, but Linda Fuller is still active with the Fuller Center for Housing.
The Millard and Linda Fuller papers consist of subject files, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts regarding the couple’s work with Habitat for Humanity and, to a lesser degree, the Fuller Center for Housing. The papers document their activities with specific building projects, initiatives, speaking engagements, and recognition for their work. Also included are manuscripts for many of Millard Fuller’s books, such as Love in the Mortar Joints (1980) and No More Shacks! (1986).
The Fuller Center for Housing records consist of correspondence dating from the non-profit’s formation in 2005 until 2008, when Millard Fuller served as president of the organization. Much of the early correspondence concerns the establishment of the Fuller Center in the aftermath of Millard and Linda Fuller’s departure from Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. Other topics include building projects, advocacy, affiliate organizations, donations, and administration.
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is open for research Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, with the exception of University holidays. For more information, please visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl or call (706) 542-7123.

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