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).

FOLDER LIST

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