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Tri-City Citizens Union for Progress collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier:  MG NWK TCCUP-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection includes: a folder of agendas, minutes, financial reports, and related correspondence (1962-1980); a folder of proposals, progress reports, newsletters, fliers, clippings, etc. related to various TCCUP projects (1968-1981); a work management plan and reports for the Upper West Side Neighborhood Self-Help Development Project (1978-1980); a folder of West Side Neighborhood material that includes a survey of the neighborhood's residents, an assessment of buildings in the neighborhood, and a neighborhood revitalization market analysis prepared by the Chesapeake Group, Inc. (1979-1980); and general printed material such as fund raising mailings, promotional brochures, and fliers.


  • 1962 - 1981


Biographical / Historical

In 1966 a coalition of clergy and civil rights activists formed the Tri-City [Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson] Citizens Union (TCCUP) in the belief that "cities could be redeemed through organizing self-development projects." Projects initiated by TCCUP included, among others, a health program for women and children; daycare and after-school programs; a neighborhood credit union; and a housing co-operative for 96 families, Amity Village. In the late 1970s the West Side Citizens Development Corporation, a Newark subsidiary of TCCUP, created a redevelopment plan for two blocks between Springfield Avenue and 18th Street, in the hopes of encouraging revitalization of the entire West Side of Newark. Funding for the demonstration project came from the Victoria Foundation, Newark Housing Development Rehabilitation Corporation, and Church at the Crossroads.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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