Greater Park Hill Community, Incorporated Records
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.
- Park Hill Action Committee (Organization)
5 Linear Feet (10 legal document boxes)
Scope and Contents
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- African Americans
- Citizens' associations
- Corporate minutes
- Demographic transition
- Denver (Colo.)
- Discrimination in housing
- Discrimination in mortgage loans
- Park Hill Action Committee
- Park Hill Action Committee (Interdenominational) (Contributor)
- Race relations
- South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)
- Description rules