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Chester L. Wickwire (b. 1913 – d. 2008) was a social and political activist who advocated for civil rights and social welfare and fought against segregation in twentieth-century Baltimore, Maryland, and who was a Chaplain emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. This collection documents his work with Levering Hall YMCA at Johns Hopkins University, his position as Chaplain, and his social advocacy work.
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.
- Civil rights 1
- Homeowners' associations 1
- Maryland--Baltimore--Bolton Hill 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Personal papers 1
- Baltimore Committee for Political Freedom 1
- Baltimore YMCA 1
- Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore 1
- Johns Hopkins University. Levering Hall YMCA 1
- Maryland Committee to Uphold the Public Accommodations Law 1