Subject File, 1956-1962
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Brief Description: Subject File including correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, agendas, news releases, personal notes, telegrams, personal data sheets, publications and memoranda sent to and received from foundation officials, University administrators and faculty, persons seeking positions and regional program officials concerning Ford Foundation grants (1959-1961), searches and appointments, organization and activities of the Council (1959-1962), the All-University Committee on Community Problems (1958-1960), campus programs such as the Committee on Instruction in Urban Studies, urban programs, the role of other University offices and divisions, expenditures, seminars, regional programs and meetings: Wabash Valley Advisory Committee (1958-1962), Conferences on State School District Structure (1961-1962), Rend Lake and Kaskasia Valley committees (1961) and Decatur Study on the Aged.
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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 5/2/5
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Community Development
Volume: 1.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/13/65
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0502005.pdf
Arrangement: by subject and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Community Development :

The Office of Community Development (OCD) was established in the Office of the Provost in 1960 to administer a program of community development with funds provided for three years by the Ford Foundation.1  The Programs' purpose was to define the University's role in solving urban problems and to develop a training program for service to Illinois' urban communities.2 Program objectives were to examine ways the University might serve urban areas, to train small cores of urban generalists in fields touching urban life, and to give Illinois urban communities direct access to the university by the assignment of a staff member to the study of their problems.3 When OCD was in the planning phase, links between its staff and the all-volunteer Council on Community Development, formed in 1956, were defined.4 The Council was to continue in its former role of providing communication between university units engaged in research and extension activity on community problems, and to serve an advisory function for OCD.5 OCD was to be responsible for developing a University program of research on community development.6 The Office of Community Development was discontinued in 1965.7

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, September 21, 1960, p.106. Public Information Director's Office, Reference folder, 1965, p. 25.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, September 21, 1960, p. 106.

3. Ibid.Public Information Director's Office, Reference folder, 1965, p. 25.

4. Office of Community Development Subject File, 1956-62 (5/2/5), Box 2, Metropolitan Regional Studies Project 1960 file, "Next Steps in a Program of Community Research and Service at the University of Illinois", August 3, 1960, p. 4-7.

5. Ibid., p. 6-7.

6. Ibid., p. 4.

7. OCD is listed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Staff Directory, 1964-65, but not in the 1965-66 and subsequent issues.

Subject Index
Community Development
Flood Control
Ford Foundation
Planning
Regional Planning
School Consolidation
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]