Name of the collection: CIVIC RESEARCH COUNCIL OF FLINT
Inclusive years: 1949-1970
Quantity: 0.6 linear foot
Acquisition: This collection was donated by donor no. 078 in October, 1993.
Access: There are no restrictions.
Photographs: There were no photographs.
Processed by: Paul Gifford, April 1994.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Civic Research Council of Flint began as the Genesee County Taxpayers Association in the 1920s or earlier. By 1949 it had assumed its final name. In that year a membership drive flyer defined the organization's purpose as a "fact finding organization promoting better government in Flint, Genesee County and the State of Michigan." Its members were largely prominent businessmen, who supported a paid executive vice-president who did most of the research. G. Keyes Page was the professional for most of the period covered by the papers. The organization ceased to exist about 1972. At that time, its files were donated to the Flint Public Library.
The collection represented here does not contain the full range of this organization's records. The larger items, including monographs, were cataloged. What is here is mainly smaller items. The folder list describes the various topics covered by the material here: tax proposals, the "New Flint" proposal of 1958 (which the organization did not like), tax reform, charter reform, city plans, etc. As the provenance of the collection was not maintained until its deposit here, it is possible that there may be some stray items (of which the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce file is the most likely).
CIVIC RESEARCH COUNCIL OF FLINT
Description and membership list, 1949, 1961
Proposed Flint budget for 1957/1958, 1957
"New Flint" proposal, 1958
Sewage treatment plant expansion, 1960
Flint capital improvement program, 1961
Flint and Genesee County schools, 1960-1967
Election ballots, 1961-1969
Election returns, 1962, 1968
Tax reform, 1963
Fair housing ordinance, 1964
Charter revision, 1965
Flint-Genesee County Comprehensive Land-Use Transportation Study, 1965-1967
Community shelter planning study, 1967
Millage request, 1968
Urban renewal and planning, 1968-1970
Flint Area Chamber of Commerce, 1968-1970
Flint School District - Negro professional employment, 1969-1970
Michigan county government financial report, 1969