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The Model Cities Program was authorized November 3, 1966 by the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. It was part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty initiatives. The Model Cities Program was developed in response to concerns about urban violence and ineffective urban renewal programs. Emphasis was placed on comprehensive planning by citizens. Historians consider Model Cities to be the least effective of the Great Society programs due to problems arising from competing local interests, bureaucracy, and insufficient funding. The program was shut down in 1974. ("Model Cities Program," Wikipedia)
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Previously, the records were part of a processing project in 2001 where all materials were refoldered and reboxed. The order that the materials were placed in during the 2001 project did not change during the final processing in 2014.
Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
This collection is not restricted.
Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use. Boxes 1-26 are housed in the Research Collections Library.
This collection is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically where needed.
These records consist of the following: an abbreviation guide; an act establishing the program; documents concerning committee, conferences, funding, program policies, procedures, and its establishment; pilot programs and studies; documents concerning the Model Cities program in Albuquerque, Austin, Eagle Pass, Edinburg, Houston, Laredo, Lawton, Little Rock, McAlester, New Orleans, North Little Rock, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Texarkana, Tulsa, and Waco; monthly reports; a MAP review; financial reports; new or corrective projects which include career opportunities, local executive reviews and comments, migrant evaluations, and a talent pool; OE data collection; Operational planning; documents concerning Flower Mound New Town, REO, TREND, Regional Contact people for Non regionalized programs, Spanish- speaking grants, special services for disadvantaged students, summer expedition for Gifted Students; and Intergovernmental relations documents which include Federal acts, agency meetings and conference papers, departmental policies, departmental communications, reports, and program phase-out papers.
Spiral bound project summaries for April MAP Conference.
Arkansas and Louisiana correspondence.
New Mexico and Oklahoma correspondence.
Texas note, contract, funding, institution of higher education, and school administration conference.
Louisiana and New Mexico correspondence.
NOTE: This box contains postcards from the Frederick Hawthorne Minor and Katherine Louise Minor Papers as well as the Model Cities Program Records. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage under the Frederick Hawthorne Minor and Katherine Louise Minor Papers with a Collection Number of HM.7.