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Guide to the Oakland Economic Development Council Newsletter Collection
MS 198  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oakland Economic Development Council newsletter collection
    Dates: 1965-1968
    Collection number: MS 198
    Creator: Oakland Economic Development Council (Calif.)
    Collection Size: 2 linear feet (1 oversized box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: Add abstract
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Oakland Economic Development Council Newsletter Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Oakland Economic Development Council newsletter collection, MS 198, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Newspapers were collected by the West Oakland branch of the Oakland Public Library.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, September 7, 2016.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Oakland Economic Development Council was a local agency established in 1965 to implement programs associated with the Office of Economic Opportunity and the ‘War on Poverty’ in Oakland, California. The council’s programs were funded through Office of Economic Opportunity and Ford Foundation grants and were administered at Neighborhood Service Centers in North Oakland, West Oakland, East Oakland, and Fruitvale. Programs included family planning clinics, preventative health programs, legal aid services, job training, remedial instruction, small business development, dental and eye services, head start and day care, youth employment, and emergency aid and housing for women and children.
    The council was chaired by Alameda County Superior Court judge Lionel Wilson along with an executive committee consisting of: Norman Nicholson, Vice Chairman Kaiser Industries; Oakland mayor John C. Houlihan; Norman Amundson, Central Labor Council; attorney Clifford Burnhill; Bert Corona; attorney Donald McCullum; and Lorenzo Hoopes of Safeway grocery stores. The council was divided into four Target Area Advisory Committees (TAACs), which coordinated programs in four poverty target areas in West Oakland, East Oakland, North Oakland, and Fruitvale. The TACs were administered by a chairman, vice-chairmen, and elected and unelected O.E.D.C. representatives. The four TAC chairmen included Ralph S. Williams (West Oakland), Carter Gilmore / Majorie Woods (East Oakland), Gerald Leo /Willie Thompson (Fruitvale), Rev. Robert Olmstead / Olive Brackett (North Oakland), and Benjamin Perez (Spanish-speaking advisory committee).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Oakland Economic Development Council Newsletter Collection consists of 12 issues of the O.E.D.C. Reporter, the monthly newsletter of the Oakland Economic Development Council published from 1965-1968. The four-page newsletter features articles, photographs, and information about the Oakland Economic Development Council’s administration and programs on jobs, job skills, health, education, head start, and housing.

    Arrangement

    Series I. O.E.D.C. Reporter newsletter

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Community development--California--Oakland.
    Economic assistance, Domestic--California--Oakland.
    Poverty--California--Periodicals.
    Urban renewal--California--Oakland.

    Other Finding Aids

    Anti-poverty, Model Cities and related community renewal programs in Oakland, California, OHR COLL 2015-6, Oakland Public Library Oakland History Room, Oakland, California.

    Related Material

    Anti-poverty, Model Cities and related community renewal programs in Oakland, California, OHR COLL 2015-6, Oakland Public Library Oakland History Room, Oakland, California.