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   Industrial Areas Foundation Records, 1977-2016

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Industrial Area Foundation records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1603
Bib ID:9186030 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Industrial Areas Foundation.
Title:Industrial Areas Foundation Records, 1977-2016
Physical description:25.5 linear ft. (25 boxes)
Language(s): Material is in English.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. Boxes 21 and 22, which contain LaGuardia Public Life Training Center Applications from 1990, are restricted.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into six series and further divided into subseries within each series.

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Description

Scope and Content

The Industrial Areas Foundation has been working in the northeast and New York metropolitan area for 35 years. The collection documents the organization's relationship with four mayors, five governors, environmental commissioners and several governors in New Jersey, numerous public and private sector leaders. Included in the collection are correspondence, op-eds, editorials, articles, and other press items, strategy documents and internal reports describing the workings of our citizens organizations in four boroughs, northern New Jersey, Long Island, and beyond. The organization has been deeply involved in many of the central issues and initiatives of the region over those years including, the rebuilding of East Brooklyn and the South Bronx, the start of the new small schools movement, the start of the living wage movement, the charter revisions that ended the old Board of Estimates and expanded the City Council, the fight to establish and preserve mayoral control of the schools, the ongoing struggles to preserve public housing, and many other matters.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Boxes 21 and 22, which contain LaGuardia Public Life Training Center Applications from 1990, are restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Industrial Area Foundation records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 2014-2015 Jean Park [Teachers College] under supervision of Adrien Hilton

Finding aid written by Adrien Hilton, September 2015.

In August, 2018 the addition of boxes 24 and 25 was processed by Rachel Klepper. The files were integrated into the existing series and subseries and the finding aid was updated.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion October 1, 2015 Finding aid written in English.
    2015-10-01 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton
    2018-08-06 Conditions Governing Access statement updated to clarify the nature of the materials that are restricted. CLB
    2018-08-20 Finding aid updated to incorporate two additional boxes of materials which were transferred to RBML on March 27, 2018, by Mike Gecan and processed by Rachel Klepper. CLB

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Low-income housing--New York (State)--New YorkPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York CityPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Occupational trainingPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Religion and justicePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social actionPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problemsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF) is a network of affiliates involved in variety of initiatives and issues concerning the New York metropolitan region since 1977. Metro IAF and its affiliates in New York have been involved in various initiatives and issues including: housing, community rebuilding, public education, voter mobilization, health care, immigration and naturalization services, and job training.

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