Urban Renewal Files
Scope and Contents
The Urban Renewal Files collection contains 2 boxes that include correspondence, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, community flyers and pamphlets, community organizing materials, and legislation related to the issue of urban renewal at the municipal, state, and national levels between 1960 and 1970. Urban renewal efforts and neighborhood preservation initiatives were prominant community concerns in Baltimore City throughout this time period.
- McCloskey, Ann (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
This collection was created by Ann and Bill McCloskey, who were involved with the Bolton Hill Homeowners Association and the fight for neighborhood preservation. This area was part of Baltimore City's urban renewal efforts during the 1960s in which large portions of early housing and architecture were demolished and replaced with contemporary structures.
1.42 Linear Feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Collection is arranged as a folder inventory.
In 1994 Ann McCloskey donated the files to University of Baltimore Foundation via Dr. Michael P. McCarthy, who was Director of the University's Baltimore History Project.
Accessing Digital Objects
Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above or the “Collection Organization" column to the right.
Collection was processed by archives staff. A number of records from box 1 have been digitized and are available through this finding aid. Additionally, selected items have been digitized and are available through an online digital exhibit. Links are available through this finding aid.
- Finding aid for the Urban Renewal Files
- Finding aid created by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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