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Block Communities, Inc. records.

Title
Block Communities, Inc. records.
Author
Borden, David A.
Publication
1962-2021, bulk 1964 - 1971.
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box 1Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 2Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 3Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 4Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 5Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 5Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 6Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 6Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 7Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 7Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 8Mixed materialRestricted useAvailableMssCol 186111 box 8Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
2.71 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Brochures.
  • Notes (documents)
  • Video recordings.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Source (note)
  • The materials came from various Block Communities, Inc. (BCI) members--namely Judith Aronson, Bruce Chadwick, Mike Seliger, and Mary Breasted Smyth--who were organized by one of the founders, David Borden. They were ultimately shipped to Chadwick who arranged their transportation to NYPL.
Language (note)
  • English and Spanish.
Call Number
MssCol 186111
OCLC
1327745805
Author
Borden, David A., project director.
Title
Block Communities, Inc. records.
Production
1962-2021, bulk 1964 - 1971.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
Block Communities, Inc. (BCI) was a community organizing anti-poverty agency that operated in New York City from 1966 until 1968. Originating in East Harlem, the group consisted of community organizers who moved onto a city block, surveyed the residents, and spearheaded various community development programs. This collection consists of administrative materials, daily and weekly reports by block workers, and publicity materials that include moving images. The collection also holds latter day reflections from BCI alumni.
Language
English and Spanish.
Source
The materials came from various Block Communities, Inc. (BCI) members--namely Judith Aronson, Bruce Chadwick, Mike Seliger, and Mary Breasted Smyth--who were organized by one of the founders, David Borden. They were ultimately shipped to Chadwick who arranged their transportation to NYPL.
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Occupation
Social activists.
Added Author
Aronson, Judith, contributor.
Chadwick, Bruce, contributor.
Seliger, Mike, contributor.
Smyth, Mary Breasted, contributor.
Volunteers in Service to America, contributor.
Research Call Number
MssCol 186111
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