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Citizens Housing Council of Baltimore Records

Identifier: R0027-CHCB

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the early activities and history of the Citizens Housing Council, an organization of social workers who advocated for improvements for low-income housing in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1940 until its merger with the Citizens Planning & Redevelopment Association in 1941. Materials are mainly textual and include meeting minutes from the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, bylaws, resolutions, newsletters, documentation of the organization's merger, correspondence, lecture materials, and reports.


  • 1940-1941

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Citizens Housing Council was proposed by a group of social workers in early 1940 to advocate better standards for low-income housing in Baltimore, Maryland. The Council incorporated in May 1940 with 120 members. In the summer of 1941, it merged with the Citizens Planning & Redevelopment Association to form the Citizens Planning & Housing Association.


0.625 Linear Feet


Collection is arranged in three series:
  • Organizational Records
  • Minutes
  • Activities

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by the Citizens Planning & Housing Association on November 24, 1980.

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.

Related Materials

Related materials at the UB Special Collections & Archives include the Citizens Planning and Housing Association Records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by UB Special Collections & Archives Staff
Citizens Housing Council of Baltimore Records
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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