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Guide to the Community Link, Capital Region (Sacramento, Calif.) records
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Description
The Community Link, Capital Region (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the efforts of local agencies to make information and community resources accessible to citizens of the Greater Sacramento area. Over decades, the organization and its coalition members have worked to improve the area through planning, services coordination, program development and coalition building. Community Link, Capital Region seeks to educate the community and heighten the level of public dialog and decision-making by providing factual information and reports to allow for informed policy decisions.
Background
Established in 1939, the Community Link, Capital Region was organized as an independent community-based research and planning agency. The idea was to create a council of agencies to coordinate both public and private services in Sacramento and the greater region. The early board was made up of members that represented government, private service agencies, and prominent community figures like A.J. Affleck, Clarence Breuner, Dr. Joseph Dillon, Charles Deterding and Marcus Gunn. Early reports done by the council were housed with the Community Chest and its first budget was a meager $1,815. In 1941, the council published its first printed Directory with a grant from the Junior League and help from an early booster, Jeannette Von Gelder.
Extent
16.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.