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Double Discovery Center Records, 1965-2005, 1965-2005, bulk 1985-1995, bulk 1985-1995

Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007

This series is divided into eight subseries, which include the Office of the Director, Board of Friends, Finances, Scholarships, Students, Alumni, Academics, and Publications.

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Subseries I.1: Office of the Director, 1960-2005

The Office of the Director subseries includes material that belonged to current and past Executive Directors of the DDC. Executive Directories have included: Larry Dais (1969-1981), Paula Martin (1981-1985), Glenn Hopkins (1985-1990), Kevin C. Matthews (1990-1998), and Olger C. Twyner, III (1998-Present). These files consist of addresses, reports, testimony to the United States Senate by Larry Dais, press releases, DDC anniversary materials, a copy of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and information about TRIO. Correspondence of the Director is not located in this sub-series, but can be found throughout the rest of the collection.


Addresses



Box 1 Folder 1 Devlin, Jerry, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 2 Dinkins, David, 1987 April


Box 1 Folder 3 Frost, Richard T, 1966 October


Box 1 Folder 4 Glaser, Paul, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 5 Greenberg, Jack, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 6 Humphrey, Hubert, 1966 September


Box 1 Folder 7 Kershaw, Joseph A., 1965-1966


Box 1 Folder 8 Shriver, Sargent, 1965 March-May


Box 1 Folder 9 Alianza Latino Weekend, 1989


Anniversary Celebrations of Double Discovery Center


Box 1 Folder 10 20th, 1985 April


Box 1 Folder 11 30th, 1995 December


Box 1 Folder 12 35th, 2000 May


Box 1 Folder 13 40th, 2005 June


Box 1 Folder 14 Black Heights Literary Magazine, 1981


Box 1 Folder 15 College Exploration Weekend, 1989 February


Box 1 Folder 16 Committee on Technology, 1996 July


Box 1 Folder 17 Commencement Programs, 2000-2003


Box 1 Folder 18 Design of Shirts for Double Discovery Center, 1990s


Box 1 Folder 19 Double Discovery Center Task Force, 1994-1996


Box 1 Folder 20 Economic Opportunity Act, 1964


Box 1 Folder 21 Farragut Houses Summer Program, 1994 July


Box 1 Folder 22 Founder's Committee, 1997


Box 1 Folder 23 News Clippings, 1965-1998


Box 1 Folder 24 "No Time to Loose Award" Submission, 1991 August


Box 1 Folder 25 Parent's Advisory Council Meeting, 1967 August


Box 1 Folder 26 Press Releases, 1965-1985


Reports


Box 1 Folder 27 Dais, Larry, 1980 June


Box 1 Folder 28 Hopkins, Glenn, undated


Box 1 Folder 29 Kershaw, Joseph, 1966 June


Box 1 Folder 30 Levine, Robert A., 1963-1969


Box 1 Folder 31 Mahoney, Bette and Lewis Rosen, 1968 October


Box 1 Folder 32 Perry, Stewart, et. al., 1968 April


Box 1 Folder 33 Robinson, Mary E., 1966 April


Box 1 Folder 34 Sutton, Gordon F., 1967 June


Box 1 Folder 35 Szanton, Eleanor S., 1968 May


Box 1 Folder 36 Watts, Harold, 1965 October


Box 1 Folder 37 Williams, Walter, et. al., 1965 December


Box 1 Folder 38 Special Events, 1960-1969



Box 2 Folder 1 Statistics, 1996-1994


Box 2 Folder 2 Testimony to United States Senate--Dais, Larry, 1979 October


Box 2 Folder 3 TRIO Program Information, 1980


Box 2 Folder 4 Volunteer Information, 1988


Subseries 1.2: Board of Friends, 1985-1999

The Board of Friends subseries contains charters, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports of The Board of Friends. This subseries also contains the records of the Fund Development Committee. Established by the Board of Friends in 1984, the Fund Development Committee organizes outreach activities for the DDC.


Box 2 Folder 5 to 6 Charters, 1988, 1992, 1988, 1992


Box 2 Folder 7 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 2 Folder 8 Executive Committee--Meeting, 1999 May

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 2 Folder 9 Final Report on PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Project,, 1985 November


Fund Development


Box 2 Folder 10 20th Anniversary of Double Discovery Center, 1985


Box 2 Folder 11 21st Anniversary of Double Discovery Center, 1986


Box 2 Folder 12 Campaign for the Children of Promise, 1987-1988


Box 2 Folder 13 to 14 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1985-1992


Box 2 Folder 15 Meeting, 1992 October


Box 2 Folder 16 Reports, 1989-1990


Box 2 Folder 17 to 35 Meetings, 1989-1994



Box 3 Folder 1 to 13 Meetings, 1994-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 3 Folder 14 Member Directories and Donor Lists, 1989-1991, 1996, 1989-1991, 1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Mentoring and Volunteerism Committee


Box 3 Folder 15 Correspondence, 1991-1992


Box 3 Folder 16 Meeting, 1992 October


Nominating Committee


Box 3 Folder 17 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 3 Folder 18 Recruitment Correspondence, 1992


Box 3 Folder 19 Reports, 1989-1990


Box 3 Folder 20 to 25 Retreats, 1992-1998

[Restricted until 2024]


Box 3 Folder 26 Special Events Committee--Meeting, 1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 3 Folder 27 Statistics on Board Members, circa, 1998

[Restricted until 2024]


Subseries 1.3: Finances, 1971-2003

This series is comprised of two sub-groups: Donation and Grant Transactions, and Fundraising Activities. Arranged by account number, Donation and Grant Transaction files include receipts and correspondence that document funds received by the DDC. Fundraising files are comprised of grant proposals, correspondence, letters, and newsletters. Also in these files are quarterly and annual performance reports that were issued by the DDC in order to remain compliant with federal guidelines. Note that some grant proposals and performance reports are located in the Upward Bound and Talent Search series. Information regarding benefits and the Fun Run, created to help raise funds for the DDC, is also included in this subseries.


Box 3 Folder 28 Benefits, 1997-1998


Donation and Grant Transactions


Box 3 Folder 29 Account # 0113-20223, 1976-1977


Box 3 Folder 30 Account # 0113-20227, 1977-1978


Box 3 Folder 31 Account # 0113-20327, 1976 June-August


Box 3 Folder 32 Account # 0113-26410, 1978-1979


Box 3 Folder 33 Account # 0113-26415, 1977-1979



Box 4 Folder 1 Account # 0113-26481, 1980 September-October


Box 4 Folder 2 Account # 0113-35991, 1979-1981


Box 4 Folder 3 Account # 0113-36001, 1979-1980


Box 4 Folder 4 Account # 0-40008-4200, 1985-1990


Box 4 Folder 5 Account # 0-41866-4200, 1985-1991


Box 4 Folder 6 Account # 0-43107-4200, 1986-1989


Box 4 Folder 7 Account # 0-43469-4200, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 8 Account # 2-41006 22, May 1985


Box 4 Folder 9 Account # 26500, 1971-1976


Box 4 Folder 10 Account #5-28513, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 11 Account #5-28911, 1985-1988


Box 4 Folder 12 Account #5-28912, 1987-1988


Box 4 Folder 13 Account #5-29881, 1989


Box 4 Folder 14 Account #5-35992, 1980-1982


Box 4 Folder 15 Account #5-35993, 1981-1983


Box 4 Folder 16 Account #5-35994, 1982-1983


Box 4 Folder 17 Account #5-35995, 1983-1984


Box 4 Folder 18 Account #5-35996, 1984-1985


Box 4 Folder 19 Account #5-35997, 1983-1986


Box 4 Folder 20 Account #5-36000, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 21 Account #5-36001, 1988-1990


Box 4 Folder 22 Account #5-36002, 1980-1983


Box 4 Folder 23 Account #5-36003, 1980-1982


Box 4 Folder 24 Account #5-36004, 1982-1985


Box 4 Folder 25 Account #5-36005, 1983-1985


Box 4 Folder 26 Account #5-36006, 1984-1985



Box 5 Folder 1 Account #5-36007, 1985-1986


Box 5 Folder 2 Account #5-36008, 1986-1987


Box 5 Folder 3 Account #5-36009, 1987-1988


Box 5 Folder 4 Account #6-40008-2100, 1987-1988


Box 5 Folder 5 Account #6-40008-3610, 1985-1987


Box 5 Folder 6 Account #6-40008-4200, 1988-1989


Box 5 Folder 7 Account #6-40876, 1984-1990


Box 5 Folder 8 Account #6-41866-4200, 1985-1987


Box 5 Folder 9 Account #6-40876, 1984-1986


Box 5 Folder 10 Fun Run, 1990-1997


Fundraising


100 Black Men


Box 5 Folder 11 Donor Acknowledgement Letters, 1992


Box 5 Folder 12 Newsletter, 1987


Box 5 Folder 13 Black Enterprise Top 100 List--Donor Solicitation Letters, 1991


Box 5 Folder 14 Corporate Grant Proposals--Status Report, 1986-1989


Box 5 Folder 15 Foundation Grant Proposals--Status Report, 1986


Box 5 Folder 16 Fund Solicitation Letters, 1987


New York City Grants


Box 5 Folder 17 Neighborhood Youth Alliance Program--Proposal, 1993-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 5 Folder 18 One City Award Program--Proposal, 1988


Box 5 Folder 19 Safe Streets Intergenerational Consortium Program--Proposal, 1992-1993


Box 5 Folder 20 to 23 Stop the Violence Fund--Proposal and Award, 1992-1994



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Youth Bureau Proposal, 1989-1990


Liberty Partnership Program


Box 6 Folder 3 Double Discovery Center Participation, 1991


Box 6 Folder 4 Grant Proposal, 1988-1992


Box 6 Folder 5 Guidelines for Grant Proposals, 1991-1992


Box 6 Folder 6 Sloan Foundation Mathematics Program, 1988


Talent Search


Box 6 Folder 7 to 10 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1980-1991



Box 7 Folder 1 to 4 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1988-2003

[Restricted until 2029]


Box 7 Folder 5 Grant Proposals--Competitive--Special Initiative, 1989-1991


Box 7 Folder 6 to 9 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1981-1987



Box 8 Folder 1 to 6 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1987-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 8 Folder 7 Grant Proposals--Continuation--Student Rosters, 1989-1990

[Restricted until 2066]


Box 8 Folder 8 to 25 Performance Report--Annual, 1977-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 8 Folder 26 Performance Report--Final, 1979-1980


Box 8 Folder 27 Performance Report--Interim, 1978


Box 8 Folder 28 to 31 Performance Report--Notes, 1990-1994



Box 9 Folder 1 to 3 Performance Report--Notes, 1994-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 9 Folder 12 Memorandum--Impact of Budget Cuts on Project Double Discovery, 1982


Box 9 Folder 13 Performance Report--Notes, 1980-1982,1989-1990


Box 9 Folder 14 Performance Report--Notes--Student Rosters, 1989-1990

[Restricted until 2066]


Box 9 Folder 15 Proposal--College Tour Program, 1975-1976


Tiger Foundation



Box 10 Folder 1 Awards, 1995-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 10 Folder 2 Grant Proposals, 1995-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 10 Folder 3 Reports, 1996-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 10 Folder 4 United States Department of Agriculture--Food Service Program Application,, 1987


Upward Bound


Box 10 Folder 5 Correspondence--Community Support, 1994-1995

[Restricted until 2021]


Box 10 Folder 6 to 7 Grant Proposals--Budget Modifications, 1986-1987,1989-1990


Box 10 Folder 8 to 9 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1989-1995

[Restricted until 2021]



Box 11 Folder 1 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1995-2000

[Restricted until 2026]


Box 11 Folder 2 to 7 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1986-1995

[Restricted until 2021]


Box 11 Folder 8 Performance Reports--Annual, 1992-1993


Box 11 Folder 9 to 13 Performance Reports--Notes, 1991-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 11 Folder 14 to 17 Performance Reports--Notes--Student Rosters, 1992-1996

[Restricted until 2072]


Subseries 1.4: Scholarships, 1985-2004

This subseries consists of correspondence, essay and speech topics, along with applications for the Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship. Established in 1984 by philanthropist Elizabeth H. Piper, this scholarship provides funds to a select number of DDC students for college tuition.



Box 12 Folder 1 Community Education Scholarship Program, 1985


Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship


Box 12 Folder 2 to 7 Applications, 1993-2004

[Restricted until 2030]



Box 13 Folder 1 Applications, 1993-2004

[Restricted until 2030]


Box 13 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1984-1988


Box 13 Folder 3 Essay and Speech Topics, 1990-1997


Box 13 Folder 4 Planning Meeting, 2002 October


Subseries 1.5: Students, 1988-1991

This series includes college placement forms and student rosters.



Folder 5 College Placements, undated

[Restricted until 2067]



Folder 6 to 8 Student Rosters, 1988-1991

[Restricted until 2067]


Subseries 1.6: Alumni, 1981-1999

This subseries is comprised of alumni information forms, lists, newsletters, and photographs that document alumni activities of the DDC. Also included in this subseries is the Alumni Attainment Study, which was conducted by the DDC in 1995.


Alumni Attainment Study



Box 13 Folder 9 Findings, 1995 September


Box 13 Folder 10 to 13 Surveys, 1981-1994



Box 14 Folder 1 to 3 Alumni Information Forms--A-Z, undated

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 14 Folder 4 Alumni Lists, 1990-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 14 Folder 5 Events, 1991-1995


Box 14 Folder 6 Newsletters, 1988-1989


Box 14 Folder 7 Photographs, 1990-1999



Box 73 Folder 12 Phifer, Mekhi--Autobiographical Essay, undated

[Restricted until 2075]


Subseries 1.7: Academics, 1981-2001

The Academics subseries includes memorandum, lesson plans, and college planning materials. This sub-series also contains SAT and PSAT Preparation materials, which consist of DDC prepared syllabi, instructor and student preparation manuals, practice tests, and course evaluations.



Box 14 Folder 8 College Planning, 1992-1996



Box 15 Folder 1 Lesson Plans and Memos, 1981 Summer, 1981


SAT and PSAT Preparation


Box 15 Folder 2 Course Evaluations, 1996 Fall, 1996


Box 15 Folder 3 to 9 Instructor's Manuals, 1994 Spring –1998 Summer, 1994


Box 15 Folder 10 Memorandum, 1995 January


Box 15 Folder 11 Practice Test, 1995 September


Box 15 Folder 12 PSAT--Instructor's Manual, 1997 Spring, 1997


Box 15 Folder 13 SAT Practice Manual, undated


Box 15 Folder 14 to 17 Student Preparation Manuals, 1996 Spring–1997 Spring, 1996


Box 15 Folder 18 Syllabi, 1995 Summer, 1995


Box 15 Folder 19 Teacher Meeting Notes, 1996 Spring, 1996


Box 15 Folder 20 Teacher Orientations, 1996, 1998, 1996, 1998



Box 73 Folder 2 Minicourse Evaluations, 2000-2001

[Restricted until 2027]


Box 73 Folder 3 7th and 8th Grade Curricula, 1993


Box 73 Folder 9 Program Descriptions, 1982-1988, undated, 1982-1988, undated


Box 73 Folder 10 Training Workbooks, 1990-1991


Box 73 Folder 11 Calendars and Student Rosters, 1992-1999

[Restricted until 2075]


Subseries 1.8: Publications, 1965-2007

The Publications subseries contains DDC publications and includes annual, summary, and final reports, handbooks, and newsletters. This subseries also includes student publications, as well as essay and literary journals written by DDC students.


Box 73 Folder 4 Reports--General, 1973-2003


Box 73 Folder 5 Awards Ceremony Booklets, 2003-2007


Box 73 Folder 6 Center Award Booklets, 2001, 2006, 2001, 2006


Box 73 Folder 7 Discovery and Other Newsletters, 1980-2002



Box 16 Folder 1 Annual Reports, 1984-1988, 1993-1994, 1984-1988, 1993-1994


Box 16 Folder 2 Bridge Volunteer Handbook , undated


Box 16 Folder 3 Career Beginnings Program--Student Handbook, 1990


Box 16 Folder 4 Double Discovery – Since 1965 , 1995


Box 16 Folder 5 Final Report of the President, 1985 October


Box 16 Folder 6 The Mentoring Process , undated


Box 16 Folder 7 Newsletters, 1979-1981, 1988-1989, 1979-1981, 1988-1989


Box 16 Folder 8 Oakleigh L. Thorne Community Education Work Scholarship Program--Final Report


Box 16 Folder 9 Project Double Discovery circa, 1975


Box 16 Folder 10 Project Double Discovery and Columbia-Then and Now circa, 1981


Box 16 Folder 11 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) Preparation Pilot Program--Final Report,, 1985 November


Box 16 Folder 12 Reports, 1994-1998


Box 16 Folder 13 Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center SAT Preparation Scholarship Program--Report, 1984 Spring, 1984


Box 16 Folder 14 Strategic Plans, 2001


Box 16 Folder 15 Summary Report, 1991-1992


Box 16 Folder 16 Volunteer Handbook, 1991-1992


Student Publications


Box 16 Folder 17 A "Privileged" Magazine , 1994


Box 16 Folder 20 Creative Compositions , 1994


Box 16 Folder 21 The DDC Crew , undated


Box 16 Folder 27 It's All Good , undated


Box 16 Folder 31 No Mask, 1968 Summer, 1968



Box 17 Folder 1 A Short Story: The Cat circa, 1968


Box 17 Folder 2 A World of Many Things circa, 1995


Box 17 Folder 3 Writing Club, 1997 Summer, 1997


Box 17 Folder 4 Where Do I Come From? 2002 Fall, 2002


Box 17 Folder 5 to 6 Yearbooks, 1995, 1999, 1995, 1999



Box 73 Folder 8 Newsletters and Magazines, 1965-2006