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Racine Environment Committee records

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Records of the only Wisconsin affiliate of the National Urban Coalition, founded in 1967 to study and act on minority and community problems in the Racine metropolitan area. REC programs in housing, education, employment, and business activities are illustrated in committee files of correspondence, financial records, summary reports, and planning documents; other files consist of general records pertaining to the operation of the Committee, such as minutes, correspondence of the executive director, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, and newsletters; and reference and subject files. Material regarding the National Urban Coalition is fragmentary and mainly consists of printed items.

[...] TAPE RECORDINGS of Racine Environment Committee meetings, speeches, and talks are also included in the collection. Eight tapes record an October 14, 1970 meeting of the REC Executive Committee, an unidentified meeting held October 30, 1969 concerning REC's efforts to provide educational opportunities for minority students, 1967 and 1970 Board of Education budget and general meetings, and an undated talk by Dr. Michael M. Danielson regarding the city of Racine and taxation for school needs. An additional tape of a presentation on Negro history, December 1968, is accompanied by a transcript in Box 7, Folder 5.

Access Copy Note: Original tapes in Madison; manuscripts and listening copies at the Parkside Area Research Center.

Date(s): 1967-1979

Existing IDs: Parkside Mss 51; Tape 867A; Parkside Tape 2

Extent: 17.0 c.f. (43 archives boxes) and 9 tape recordings

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-pks0051 External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Education--Wisconsin
African Americans--Housing--Wisconsin
African Americans--Wisconsin
National Urban Coalition (U.S.)
Urban renewal--Wisconsin

Genres:

Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Speeches

 

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