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Camden Area Community Concerns Council Records

Identifier: M/A 0220

Description of Contents

The collection includes: CACCC meeting minutes and correspondence, several versions of the neighborhood's history, the organization's by-laws and constitution, some flyers and supporting information from CACCC. Other materials include maps, photos, mailing lists, materials from Camden Social Service, 1974-1976; Camden Youth Services 1974-1976,Camden Area Planning District Citizens Advisory Committee 1973, 1976, 1979, Camden Area Block Club Program, 1977; Camden Newspaper Campaign, 1976-1977; Creekview Recreation Center, 1977; Webber Pool Replacement Project, 1977; VISTA, 1974-1975; 54A District Central Committee, 1978; Camden Schools PTA, 1973-1974; Shingle Creek Bohanon Center (Shi-Bo); and some material on community organizing, 1973, 1977.


  • 1973 - 1981


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


This collection reflects Camden neighborhood's activities during the 1970s. The years 1977 and 1978 are most closely documented. The Camden Area Community Concerns Council (CACCC) was an independent community organization which emphasized community input. It was open to all residents and committed to dealing with community problems. The CACCC sought to further community development, educate residents on civic matters, engage in job development for underemployed and unemployed youths, improve the economic condition of senior citizens. The group sponsored and supported such projects as the creation of a community center, neighborhood beautification, developing a volunteer network to provide support services to senior citizens, and the curtailing of destructive real estate sales practices.


0.67 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

Materials separated out and given own collection number include: M/A 2000.174 The Way Center; M/A 2000.175 Northside Settlement Services, Inc; M/A 2000.176 Victory Neighborhood Council; also SCMC VF Housing: North River Gardens. See also SCMC periodical "Plug-in" published by Council of Community Council, 1973 and in SCMC photos uncat under Neighborhoods: Camden (lots of photographs).

The Minnesota Historical Society has a collection of material from the Camden Area Community Concerns Council, 1974-1995.

Camden Area Community Concerns Council Records
Marla Siegler
September 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.