Southeast Community Organization Records
Scope and Contents
The Southeast Community Organization Records collection documents the history and advocacy work of the community organization in Baltimore City between 1972 and 1996. Materials are mainly textual and include the organization's articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, annual reports, financial records, newsletters, personnel files and publications. A notable subject is the interstate highway construction plans proposed to be built through Baltimore City in the 1960s and 1970s, also known as the "road fight."
- Southeast Community Organization (Baltimore, Md.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The Southeast Community Organization (SECO) was founded in the early 1970s during the political struggle over the proposed interstate highway construction through Baltimore City often referred to as the "road fight." SECO was an umbrella community organization that represented the interests of residents in Fells Point, Canton, Highlandtown, and other southeast communities that were impacted by the proposed highway construction. The organization disbanded in 2008.
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Collection is arranged in 10 series:
- Organizational Records and History
- SECO Congress
- SECO Senate
- Executive Committee
- Annual Meeting, 1976-1992
- Financial Records
- Staff and Personnel
- Community Issues
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by SECO President, Marie Francfort, on February 17, 1995.
Collection was processed by Special Collections & Archives staff.
- Citizen participation
- Community power
- Express highways
- Highway planning
- Maryland--Baltimore--Fells Point
- Mikulski, Barbara
- Political participation
- Southeast Council Against the Road (Baltimore, Md.)
- administrative records
- clippings files
- financial records
- Southeast Community Organization Records
- Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (April 2020).
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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