Duluth Community Action Program records
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.
- Duluth Community Action Program (Organization)
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.
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Language of Materials
The collection contains materials from the Community Action Board. Nearly all items are photocopies.
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 email@example.com or 218-726-8526.
This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
- Annual reports Subject Source: Local sources
- By-laws Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Duluth (Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Membership Lists Subject Source: Local sources
- Minutes Subject Source: Local sources
- Political activists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poverty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Public welfare Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Social conditions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Youth Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- 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