Annette Bowling PapersAnnette Bowling Papers

Annette Bowling Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Annette Bowling Papers
Creator: Bowling, Annette
Dates: 1999-2013
Dates: Bulk, 1996-2004
Extent: 2.0 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/363
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Annette Bowling served as the executive director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for over forty years. Her papers include materials related to her work advocating for people with disabilities, notably her service as chair of the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which oversaw the closures of the Brook Run Center in 1997 and the Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) in 1998.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Annette Bowling served as the executive director of the Albany ARC (Advocacy Resource Center) for over 40 years, from 1973 to her retirement in 2014. She was an important and significant advocate for those in the disability community in Georgia for decades. In 1996, Tommy Olmstead, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources, appointed her to serve as the Chairperson for the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which was to oversee the closure of the Brook Run Center, a state-run facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. Bowling extended her service to the Oversight Committee in 1998 as the focus shifted to the closure of the Georgia Mental Health Institute. Bowling continued to serve as an advocate throughout the state. She was appointed to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Community-Based Services in 2000 and worked as a consultant with regional health boards. Bowling died September 28, 2016.

Scope and Content

The Annette Bowling Papers contain materials related to the closure of the Brook Run Center for the Mentally Retarded in 1997 and Annette Bowling’s work as chairperson of the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee. The Commissioner’s Oversight Committee materials date from 1996 to 1998 and include reports, papers, meeting notes, agenda, and correspondence. Other materials in the collection document her work with the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Community-Based Services and disability organizations in Southwest Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged into two series: Series I. Commissioner’s Oversight Committee and Series II. Georgia Advocacy.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Annette Bowling Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Conditions Governing Use note

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Angelica Marini, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

People with disabilities--Care--Planning.
People with disabilities--Deinstitutionalization--United States--History.
People with disabilities--Georgia.
People with disabilities--Government policy.
People with disabilities--Housing--United States.
People with disabilities--Services for.
People with disabilities--Social conditions.

Related Collections in this Repository

Georgia Disability History Archive


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. Commissioner's Oversight Committee, 1996-1999

Extent: 1.0 box (.75 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series I. Commissioner’s Oversight Committee documents the closures of the Brook Run Center for the Mentally Retarded in 1997 and the Georgia Mental Health Institute in 1998. Bowling was appointed as Chair of the Committee in 1996 by the Director of the Department of Human Resources, Tommy Olmstead. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting notes, and agendas that date from 1996 to 1998.
BoxFolder
11Brook Run Committee, 1996-1998
12Brook Run Folder, 1996-1999
13Brook Run Closure Committee, 1992-1997
14AACSB [Albany Area Community Services Board] Brook Run Letter, 1996 December
15Brook Run, 1996-1997
16Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 February 20
17Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 March 6
18Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 July 17
19Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 August 14
110Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 September 18
111Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 October 9
112Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 November 20
113Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1997 November 20
114Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1998 January 8
115Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1998 February 19
116Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1998 March 19
117Commissioner's Oversight Committee, 1998 April 16
118Commissioner's Oversight Committee Meeting, 1998 June 4
119Commissioner's Oversight Committee, 1998 July 16
 

Series II. Georgia Advocacy, 2000-2013

Extent: 2.0 boxes (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series II. Georgia Advocacy contains materials related to Bowling’s work from 2000 to 2013. The series includes items related to the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Community-Based Services in 2000 and her disability advocacy work with regional health boards in Southwest Georgia from 2001-2004. Included in this series is the DVD “Annette Bowling’s 40 Years of Service and 50 Years of Albany ARC Tribute Celebration” from 2013.
BoxFolder
120Draft: Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Community-Based Services Final Report, 2000 October 5
121The Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Community-Based Services, 2000 May 5
122Unlock, 2001 March 5
123Disability Advocacy in a Post-Olmstead Environment, 2001 June 28-30
124State of Georgia Olmstead Plan, 2002
125Review and Improvement of Services for Individuals with Mental Retardation, 2002 February 15
126Southwest Georgia Regional Board: Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse 2001 Annual Report and FY2003 Plan for Services, 2002 January
127[Contract], 2003
128West Central Georgia MHMRSA [Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse] Board FY 2003 Regional Plan, 2003
129Southwest Region DD [Developmental Disabilities] Provider's Meeting, 2004 September 22
130The Georgia Story: How to Successfully Restore a State Hospital Cemetery, undated
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21-3Margaret Bradford MH/AD [Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases] Committee, 2002-2004