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Northeast Community Organization Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0087-NECO

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.


  • 1969-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

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.


18.42 Linear Feet (19 containers)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in 14 series:

  • Organizational Records
  • Executive Officers
  • Office of the President
  • Committees
  • Correspondence, 1967-1978
  • NECO Congress, 1970-1979
  • Publications
  • Neighborhoods
  • Subject Files
  • Staff
  • Senate
  • Photographs
  • Financial Records
  • General Records

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by K. Michael Jans on November 19, 1981.

Processing Information

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

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

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