Northeast Community Organization Records
Scope and Contents
The Northeast Community Organization Records documents the work of the community organization between 1969 and 1979. Subjects of note included in this collection are Baltimore community organizing, neighborhood improvement associations, and housing discrimination. Materials are mainly textual and include meeting minutes, correspondence, subject files, financial records, flyers, newsletters, and organizational records related to staff and the office of the president. Also present are visual materials such as photographs documenting NECO events, people, Baltimore neighborhoods, and other topics.
- Northeast Community Organization (Baltimore, Md.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The Northeast Community Organization was an umbrella community organization established in 1970 to help maintain the stability of the neighborhoods bounded by the Baltimore City line on the north, Greenmount Avenue and York Road on the west, 33rd Street on the south, and Hillen Road and Perring Parkway on the east. In the early l970s, NECO used confrontation methods against realtors attempting racial "blockbusting" practices. These battles helped forge the Northeast Real Estate Conservation Program, which preserved the integrated nature of community neighborhoods.
21.9 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged in 14 series:
- Organizational Records
- Executive Officers
- Office of the President
- Correspondence, 1967-1978
- NECO Congress, 1970-1979
- Subject Files
- Financial Records
- Unprocessed Records
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by K. Michael Jans on November 19, 1981.
Collection processed by Special Collections and Archives staff in 2015 and after.
- Finding aid for the Northeast Community Organization Records
- Finding aid created by Aiden Faust (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description