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Greater Park Hill Community, Incorporated Records

 Collection
Identifier: M056

The Park Hill Action Committee (Interdenominational) is an association that was formed in 1959 when the Park Hill neighborhood in the northeast section of Denver, Colorado became racially integrated. This community group was formed by clergy and concerned citizens of the area to promote racial harmony between the white community and African-Americans. During the 1960s, the organization was renamed The Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. The group focused on capital development, community assistance, protection of residences, fair housing, growth, cultural and recreation programs, zoning laws, and promoting the area.

The Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado formed an association that housed the following records: certificate of incorporation, bylaws, amendments, correspondence, memos, agendas, meeting minutes, financial statements, budgets, member lists, sponsor address lists, committee reports, proposals, plans, annual reports, logo/seal, demographic studies, press releases, brochures, pamphlet, bumper sticker, newsletters, newspapers, newspaper clippings, thesis, scrapbook, reel-to-reel audio tapes.

Dates

  • 1951-2000

Creator

Extent

5 Linear Feet (10 legal document boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado formed an association called the Park Hill Action Committee (Interdenominational) and later the Greater Park Hill Community, Incorporated (PHAC/GPHC) that housed the following records: certificate of incorporation, bylaws, amendments, correspondence, memorandums, agendas, meeting minutes, financial statements, budgets, member lists, sponsor address lists, committee reports, proposals, plans, annual reports, logo/seal, demographic studies, press releases, brochures, pamphlet, bumper sticker, newspaper clippings, thesis, scrapbook, reel-to-reel audio tapes from the inception of the organization in 1959 to the late 1970s. Also included are reports relating to integration produced by federal, state and local agencies, including the Denver Commission on Community Relations. The collection also contains copies of the various newsletters and newspapers published by the PHAC/GPHC from 1960 to 2000: Park Hill Reporter, Park Hill Scroll, Park Hill Action Committee Newsletter, Park Hill news, Park Hill Actionews, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Newsletter, Greater Park Hill Newsletter, and Greater Park Hill News.

Biographical / Historical

The Park Hill neighborhood in the northeast section of Denver, Colorado, became racially integrated during the 1950s, when African-Americans and other minorities moved into what had previously been an exclusively white community. The racial disharmony and tensions that integration caused led the clergy and concerned citizens of the area to form a community group to promote racial harmony. In 1959, this group formulated the idea for a community group, called the Park Hill Action Committee (Interdenominational). The organization was renamed the Greater Park Hill Community, Incorporated and was involved with community and neighborhood relations, capital development, community assistance, protection of residences, fair housing, cultural and recreational programs, dissemination of information to residents, and publishing Park Hill Community assets to families interested in moving to the area. The group targeted downward trends in the community and offered solutions through community education. The members also assisted in zoning regulation.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in three series:; 1. PHAC/GPHC Administration, 1951 - 1977.; 2. PHAC/GPHC Background Information, 1951 - 1978.; 3. PHAC/GPHC Publications, 1960 - 2000.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. and Park Hill Action Committee, 1973. Gift of Art Branscombe, 2001.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428