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Model Urban Neighborhood Demonstration Records

Identifier: R0082-MUND

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Model Urban Neighborhood Demonstration between 1967 and 1974. Collection materials document the work of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Neighborhood Development Corporation in relation to their work with MUND including committee work, and neighborhood projects, programs, and services. Materials are mainly textual and include policy papers, master plan, budget proposals, area socioeconomic surveys, project status reports, personnel records, press releases, and reference material. Also included are photographs, graphics, maps, and blueprints.


  • 1967-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

With funding from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, MUND began as a public-private partnership between the Baltimore Community Action Agency, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Westinghouse Corporation. The goal was to focus the resources and expertise of the private sector on a single district within Baltimore City, applying the best practices of business to the problems of urban renewal. After the first two years of the program, local elections created the Neighborhood Development Council, and control was transferred to community residents.


17.21 Linear Feet (30 containers)

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Collection is arranged in three series:

  • Greater Baltimore Committee Records
  • Neighborhood Development Corporation Records
  • Maps, Blueprints, Charts

Custodial History

The records of the Neighborhood Development Council [Series II and III] were donated to the University of Baltimore by Harry Smith, MUND Project Manager, in 1972. Additional materials [Series I] were received with the records of the Greater Baltimore Committee in 1975.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above, or browse records in “Collection Organization." Records with associated digital objects are identified with a red Digital Object icon.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by University of Baltimore staff. Additional processing and digitization has also been performed. Digital copies are available through this finding aid.

Finding aid for the Model Urban Neighborhood Demonstration Records
Finding aid prepared by University of Baltimore staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA