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Housing Survey

 Series — Box: 5, Folder: 42

Description of Contents

From the Collection:

The collection consists of studies, surveys, reports, and organizational materials from the Model City Program. The records document the condition of south-central Minneapolis in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the future that planners envisioned for it.

Boxes 1-2 and 8 contain drafts and final reports from the program's many committees, meeting minutes of the Policy and Planning Committee, and organizational information. Boxes 3-4 and 9-10 contain publicity material, calendars, memoranda, and meeting minutes of program committees and subcommittees. Boxes 5-7 contain files and photographs that document the condition of buildings, listed by address, within the Model Neighborhood Area as part of a housing survey. Boxes 11-12 contain preliminary and official program planning and evaluation documentation used for reporting to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of Minneapolis. Box 13 contains aerial photographic negatives of the model city region.


  • Creation: 1966 - 1978
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968 - 1971



The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours. All photographs from this collection are available in the Minneapolis Model City Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


From the Collection: 7.04 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 9 binders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.