Overview of the Collection
Arrangement of Materials:
Scope and Contents
Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Center for Community Economic Development Records
Bulk Dates: 1996-2005
Center for Community Economic Development
Physical Description: 12.37 linear ft
Language of Materials:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
This collection was processed with a generous donation from Harold Brown.
Initially formed in 1995 as a certificate program in Community Economic Development at San Diego State University's College
of Business Administration, the program expanded in 2000, becoming the Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) under
the direction of Harold Brown. The program originally consisted of 10 classes, and a series of class-related seminars. Student
coursework culminated in a final project, in which students had to create and implement a community development service or
business, then submit a final report detailing their project's purpose, goals, business plan, successes, and failures. The
Center not only continued to offer a comprehensive curriculum in community economic development, but also provided resources
and consulting services to community organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses, as well as high school
outreach programs and job placement services. The Center's goal was to endorse economic self-reliance, and generate community-minded
individuals in the hopes of improving disadvantaged and low-income neighborhoods. One of only a handful of such programs
in the United States, the CCED received numerous awards for its activities. In 2008, the College of Business Administration
suspended the CCED for budgetary reasons.
This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Conditions Governing Use:
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted,
permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are
made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Conditions Governing Access:
This collection is open for research.
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Center for Community Economic Development Records, Special Collections and
University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records, 1961-1980
Leon Williams Papers, 1961-2006
Records of the Economic Research Bureau, 1931-2000
San Diego Chamber of Commerce Records, 1826-1980
Arrangement of Materials:
I. Administrative Files, 1963-2006
1. Office Files, 1981-2006
2. Class Files, 1995-2005
3. Seminar Files, 1996-2006
4. Sanford R.Goodkin Research Corporation Files, 1963-1980
II. Student Community Projects, 1996-2006
III. Multimedia, 1996-2006
1. Photo Albums, 1996-2005
2. Video Recordings, 1996-2005
3. Audio Tapes, 1998, 2001
Scope and Contents
Center for Community Economic Development Records document the establishment, operation, and curriculum of the Center's thirteen-year existence. The collection includes correspondence,
reports, power point presentations, student projects, photographs, certificates, awards, seminar handouts, class curricula,
real estate research files, and student rosters. The majority of materials date from 1996 to 2005, and highlight the CCED's
efforts to promote and foster community economic development through classes, seminars, and student projects. The Collection
is divided into three series:
Administrative Files (1963-2006),
Student Community Project Files (1996-2005), and
Multimedia Files (1996-2006).
Administrative Files (1963-2006) document the CCED's curriculum and operation. This series is divided into four sub-series, the
Office Files (1981-2006),
Class Files (1995-2005),
Seminar Files (1996-2006), and
Sanford R. Goodkin Research Corporation Files (1963-1980). Arranged alphabetically, the
Office Files primarily document the CCED's routine activities, guidelines, and procedures. This sub-series, dating from 1981 to 2006,
includes correspondence, procedure manuals, class rosters, project descriptions, promotional materials, floppy disks and zip
disks with website development files and CCED newsletters, and curriculum development files, which underscore the Center's
goal of producing community-minded professionals by providing the necessary skills and knowledge needed to create a successful
CED organization. Dating from 1995 to 2005, the
Class Files help document CCED curriculum. This sub-series is arranged alphabetically by course title, and contains course descriptions,
handouts, lectures and presentations for several of the required ten courses offered by the CCED. The best documented classes
include Introduction to CED and the Legal Structures class. The
Seminar Files (1996-2006) are organized alphabetically by seminar title, and document CCED curriculum and major community development topics.
This sub-series includes correspondence, speaker information, seminar development information, power point presentations,
handouts, and lecture notes. The
Sanford R. Goodkin Research Corporation Files includes the Goodkin Research Corporation's real estate and land development studies from 1963 to 1980. Probably used as
examples of land use and development, these files consist solely of study reports. These files are arranged chronologically
by report date.
Student Community Project Files provide extensive documentation of the culminating knowledge and hands-on experience gained from the CCED program. Arranged
alphabetically by student last name, these files consist of each student's final community project, and date from 1996 to
2006. The student community project was the last step in obtaining the CCED certificate. Students (individually or in teams)
had to create and implement a community development service or business, then submit a final report detailing their project's
purpose, goals, business plan, successes, and failures. The projects highlight the CCED's success in improving local communities
through micro-enterprise and community-run and –organized social services executed by CCED students.
Multimedia Files provide extensive visual and audio documentation of CCED events, seminars, classes, and presentations. This series is divided
into three sub-series,
Photo Albums (1996-2005),
Video/DVD Files (1996-2005), and
Audio Files (1998, 2001). Arranged chronologically, the
Photo Albums document CED graduation ceremonies, fundraisers, luncheons, seminars, and student projects. When possible, people in the
photographs have been identified. Similarly, the
Video/DVD Files include video recordings of CCED graduation ceremonies, seminars, course lectures, promotional materials, and student presentations.
These files also provide documentation regarding the change in curriculum overtime. Lastly, the
Audio Files include several recordings of radio shows from 1998 and 2001 discussing community economic development issues with Harold
Brown and other experts.