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Duluth Community Action Program records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: S3713

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials from the Community Action Board including: Minutes, Nov. 1966 – Dec. 1982; committee rosters, 1970 – 1982; members rosters, 1970 – 1981; bylaws 1970 – 1982; Annual Meeting and election information, 1971 – 1982; Annual Meeting and Election information, 1971 – 1981; miscellaneous and transiitonal plan information, 1980 – 1982. Nearly all items are photocopies.


  • 1966-1982


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

On December 1, 1964, a planning committee was appointed by Mayor George Johnson, as part of the “Mobilization for Action” on the Duluth front in the “War on Poverty”. The Economic Opportunity Act had been passed in Congress, and Duluth had already requested $600,000 for a Neighborhood Youth Corps. Program. The EOA contained sections dealing with the Job Corps, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Work Training, Work Study, Work Experience, and small business incentives. Governor Karl Rolvaag had appointed a state-wide committee to work on poverty programs and Rep. john A. Blatnik was also active in developing the program. The Duluth committee became the Duluth Area Opportunities Council under the leadership of Mrs. Lucile Roemer. A separate Resources Advisory Council was also appointed by the mayor, following federal guidelines. The first meeting of the board was Oct. 6, 1965. In January, 1982, the agency became a private, non-profit corporation: Duluth Community Action, Inc.


0.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains materials from the Community Action Board. Nearly all items are photocopies.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Guide to the Duluth Community Action Program records
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526