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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Government Relations and Community Affairs.
Title:Office of Community Affairs records
Dates:1967-1989 (bulk 1982-1989)
Call Number:A85
Location: 32/2-3, 33/2, 56/4
Volume: 8 cubic ft. (9 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:These records document the activities of the Northeastern University Office of Community Affairs under its first director, Joseph D. Warren. Particularly well documented is the office's interaction with local community leaders, community-based organizations, and the Southwest Corridor Project in the 1980s. Also included is correspondence relating to the office's response to the concerns of Northeastern's neighbors about student behavior.
Historical Abstract:In 1982, Vice President John A. Curry reorganized the existing Office of Community Development into the Office of Community Affairs. Placed under the direction of Joseph D. Warren, the Office of Community Affairs' primary mission was to respond to the concerns of Northeastern University's neighbors. Additionally, the office administered several community outreach programs, such as the annual Thanksgiving food and Christmas toy drives and a scholarship program for Boston Housing Authority residents.
Arrangement:Organized into 2 series: 1. Administration; and 2. Community Involvement.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Dukakis, Kitty
  • Dukakis, Michael
  • Follansbee, Jan
  • Hamlett-Butler, Brenda
  • Warren, Joseph David

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)

  • Boston Housing Authority.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Community Affairs.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Funds and scholarships.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Student housing.
  • Action for Boston Community Development.
  • African Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Boston (Mass.)--Economic conditions
  • Boston (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Community and college--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Community development, Urban--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Community life--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Community relations
  • Day Camps--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Neighborhood--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Student housing--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Urban youth--Massachusetts—Boston
  • Young Men's Christian Association--Massachusetts—Boston

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Files containing student information are restricted for 75 years from the date of their creation. The Camp Nor'Easter files are restricted for 75 years from the date of their creation unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Related Materials:

Joseph D. Warren papers (M87)

Processor: Finding aid prepared by Jessica Parr and Jeanine Rees, May 2005; updated by George Peckham-Rooney and Hanna Clutterbuck, October 2007; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck, June 2010.