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Title Committee on Public Housing and Social Services (Folder 1)
Reference WUA/06/wua00368 Series 2, Box 13, Folder 14. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis
Library University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
Collection Name Urban League of St. Louis Records
Collection Overview The Urban League of St. Louis was organized in June of 1918, in response to the East St. Louis race riots of 1917, and has been affiliated with the National Urban League since 1937. The major objectives of the Urban League were to improve the socio-economic and cultural conditions of African Americans and to bring about better understanding and cooperation between black and white citizens. Since the Urban League was a professional social welfare agency concerned primarily with improving the living standard of African-American citizens in St. Louis, there was a natural tendency for the community to look to the League for any and all services required.
Series Description These Urban League of St. Louis records come from the office of M. Leo Bohanon, Executive Director of the St. Louis Urban League, and cover the period 1914-1967. They cover public housing programmes and redevelopment plans for African American neighbourhoods in the US, including the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri.
Date 29 Sep 1953 - 17 Jul 1961
Document Type Report; Correspondence; Pamphlet; Leaflet; Official Record
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Health, Welfare and Housing
Keywords public housing projects, health, hospitals, government, education, employment, urban renewal, leisure, transport, housing, labour, youth, community organisations
Places St. Louis, Missouri; Washington D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Montreal, Canada
People Granger, Lester
Organisations/Associations St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP); Salvation Army
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