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East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) Records

Identifier: M/A 0179

Description of Contents

This collection documents the ECCO neighborhood and its residents through the activities of the ECCO Board and the East Calhoun News. The collection has been divided into two series: I. Photos II. Neighborhood Papers


  • Creation: 1977 - 1992



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


The ECCO was first published in 1973 as the newspaper for the East Calhoun neighborhood (now East Bde Maka Ska neighborhood), located between by Lake St. and 36th St. and between Hennepin Avenue and East Bde Maka Ska Parkway. ECCO (East Calhoun Community Organization) was preceded by the ECHO (East Calhoun Homeowners Association) newsletter. As the scope of the paper began to include the neighboring CARAG (Calhoun Area Residents Action Group, now South Uptown neighborhood), in 1981 the newspaper was renamed East Calhoun News to diminish the geographical restriction that some board members felt the previous name implied. The newspaper was a non-profit, independent newspaper run by the volunteer ECCO News Advisory Board. It was published monthly and sold advertisement space to local businesses. The paper was distributed from the east shore of Bde Maka Ska to Lyndale Ave. between Lake St. and 36th St. East Calhoun News was published until at least December 1995. The ECCO Board also served to welcome new residents as they moved to the neighborhood, as well as to organize events including a neighborhood-wide yard sale and an alley clean-up day.


10 boxes (10 boxes)

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Donor Information

The records of the East Calhoun neighborhood newspaper (box 2 and the 11 photo albums) were donated to the James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library at the Minneapolis Central Library by Alfred Anderson on November 7, 2007. Box 1 was accessioned by the library in 2000. The remaining box and the 11 photo albums were added in 2008.



East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) Records
Erik Grivalsky and Edward Steffen Morrow Jr.
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

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