Reports of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research
- Reports of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research
- Northwestern University, University Archives
- 2.9 Linear feet
- Northwestern University. (Evanston, Ill.). Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research.
The Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University was founded in September of 1968 with a grant of $700,000 from the Ford Foundation. The bulk of the Center’s research dealt with social policy and its effects on the people, communities, and institutions that utilize it. The Center paid close attention to policy issues on the urban, suburban, and rural community levels, as well as wider ones of county, state, and national import. Topics researched included: persistent poverty in the inner cities, racism, inadequate housing and schools, rampant crime, joblessness, and the breakdown of the family.
Scope and Contents note
The Reports of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research consists of reports generated by the Center in conjunction with local agencies. Other records include Working Papers, proposals, messages, “musings” and memoranda that the Center issued.
Processing Information note
This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 March 3 by Lisa Calahan and Lauren Kalal.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
These Reports were separated from the University Archives’ General Files.