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St. Anthony Community Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001570

Scope and Content

The collection consists of textual records and photographs created or received by the St. Anthony Community Council. The material contained emphasizes the Council’s projects, publications, and correspondence. These types of materials include newsletters, flyers, meeting notes, letters, and newspaper articles. The collection contains 2 series. Series 1: Administrative Files and Projects and Series 2: Newsletters and Events.

Dates

  • 1961 - 1971

Creator

Language

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

The St. Anthony Community Council was established in the summer of 1961 as a coalition of block clubs in the neighborhood encompassed by Gratiot to the north, Palmer to the south, East Grand Boulevard to the west and Van Dyke to the east. Their group pursued the overarching goals of promoting community cooperation and maintaining and encouraging high standards of community, as well as developing individual obligation toward these goals. Their initiatives focused on the issues of housing, urban development, crime, and neighborhood beautification. The group dissolved at the end of 1969. The group received recognition from Michigan legislatures and the Detroit Police Department for their efforts toward community improvement.

Partners included Grace Lutheran Church, Catholic Youth Organization, Protestant Community Services, and Catholic Social Services of Wayne County to the form the Inter-Faith Community Program.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The St. Anthony Community Council was established in the summer of 1961 as a coalition of block clubs in the neighborhood encompassed by Gratiot to the north, Palmer to the south, East Grand Boulevard to the west and Van Dyke to the east. Their group pursued the overarching goals of promoting community cooperation and maintaining and encouraging high standards of community as well as developing individual obligation toward these goals. Their initiatives focused on the issues of housing, urban development, crime, and neighborhood beautification. The group dissolved at the end of 1969. The group received recognition from Michigan legislatures and the Detroit Police Department for their efforts toward community improvement.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 2 series (Box 1). Folders in Series 1: Administrative Files and Projects are arranged alphabetically and folders in Series 2: Newsletters and Events are arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition

Collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library on December 2, 1993.

Related Materials

Coleman A. Young Papers

Processing history

Processed and finding aid written by Eleanor Gleason on March 13, 2018.
Title
Guide to the St. Anthony Community Council Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Eleanor Gleason
Date
2018-03-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA