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MUND Collection Overview

Collection Title: Model Urban Neighborhood Demonstration (MUND)

Inclusive Dates: 1967-1974

Size: 11 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Policy papers, master plan, budget proposals, area socio-economic surveys, project status reports, personnel records, press releases, photographs, graphics, and reference material.

Historical Note:  
With funding from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, MUND began as a public-private partnership between the Baltimore Community Action Agency, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Westinghouse Corporation.  The goal was to focus the resources and expertise of the private sector on a single district within Baltimore City, applying the best practices of business to the problems of urban renewal.  After the first two years of the program, local elections created the Neighborhood Development Council, and control was transferred to community residents.

Custodial History:  
The records of the Neighborhood Development Council [Series II and III] were donated to the University of Baltimore by Harry Smith, MUND Project Manager, in 1972.  Additional materials [Series I] were received with the records of the Greater Baltimore Committee in 1975.