Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress Records

The Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress was a neighborhood advocacy group which served as an umbrella organization for over 200 smaller groups in the Buckeye-Woodland area of Cleveland, Ohio, an east side Hungarian community established after 1880 which once held the largest concentration of Hungarians in the United States. By 1972, 43% of the population was African American, with 1/3rd of the…

Businessmen’s Interracial Committee on Community Affairs Records

The Businessmen’s Interracial Committee on Community Affairs (BICCA) was organized in 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, at a time of unrest in the community, in order to establish communication and develop understanding between leaders of Cleveland’s business and African-Americancommunities. The BICCA was a committee of the Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation, which provided funding, services, and facilities. Additional financial support was supplied…

Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Records

The previous hit Clarke School next hit of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of style show programs; also newspaper clippings, and miscellany….

Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Records, Series II

The Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of certificates, proclamations and awards related to the education, business, and philanthropic interests…

Cleveland Foundation Records

The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914 by Frederick J. Goff and the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Trust Company. It has provided funds for educational and artistic development and for humanitarian purposes such as housing and aid to children and the handicapped. The collection consists…

Cleveland Foundation Records, Series II

The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 by Frederick J. Groff and the board of Directors of the Cleveland Trust Company. It has provided funds for educational and artistic development and for humanitarian purposes such as housing and it to children and the handicapped. The collection consists…

Cleveland Foundation Records, Series III

The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust established in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 by Frederick J. Goff and the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Trust Company. It has provided funds for educational and artistic development and for humanitarian purposes such as housing and aid to children and the handicapped. The collection…

Cleveland Interfaith Housing Corporation Records

The Cleveland Interfaith Housing Corporation was established in 1966, by representatives of several local Protestant denominations, to provide adequate housing for needy minorities in Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consists of articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, correspondence, maps, clippings, resolutions, proposals, and reports. Includes agreements, minutes, by-laws, and correspondence of the West Central Area Development Corporation.