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Digitizing St. Louis: History & Public Policy

This project is aimed at bringing to life the history of St. Louis and the region through the unique lens of public policy. The purpose of this project is to provide researchers, students, and the general public with a greater understanding of our region’s history, development and missed opportunities. I cannot be held responsible if this project depresses you–my hope would be that it instead inspires you to create/shape better, more inclusive and empathetic public policy.

These documents are from the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis Research Center.

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From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, City Data Collection. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis
Prepared for the National Science Foundation, RAND Corporation
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis
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Community Services Department Chicago May 16 1958
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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Volume 10 Number 4
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Volume 13
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Saint Louis Development Program, City Plan Commission April 1971
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Housing, Urban Renewal
HUD Report 1965
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Urban Renewal
1st selection of postcards acquired by an obsessive ebay fix in mid-late September 2016
Topics: Stldigiproject, digiproject, postcards
From the St. Louis City Data Collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject
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1969 Proposal for the construction of a Convention Center and mixed use development  just north of the central city corridor in St. Louis. Plan produced by Sverdrup & Parcel, not credited by largely responsible for the plan is Downtown St. Louis Inc.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Urban Renewal
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Volume 3 Number 1
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject
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Volume 2 Number 2
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Volume 10 Number 3
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Find an excellent write up of this plan at NextStl by Brendan Wittstruck. Plan taken from the St. Louis City Data Collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Transportation
Working Papers or "rough drafts" created for the St. Louis Model City Program discussing issues of housing stock and relocation efforts.
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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Focus Midwest, Volume 12 Number 78
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, City Data Collection.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Health and Welfare
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Volume 3 Number 2
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The following is an illustrated excerpt from the 1968 proposed plan for the creation of a St Louis Convention theater, and theme park near Union Station and Mill Creek Valley. It never happened, but it's fun to look at what would have inevitably failed. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, urban renewal
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Volume 11 Number 1
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Focus Midwest, Volume  9 Number 61
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis--City Data Addenda.
Topics: St. Louis, Urban Renewal, digiproject
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Volume 14 Number 90
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Feasibility study for the consolidation of Berkeley and Ferguson Missouri, December 1966. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis, Conslidation
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Volume 2 Number 2
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the City Data Addenda (S0557) at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, planning, city planning
The following document is a technical paper on relocation produced for the St. Louis City Plan Commission by the Center for Urban Programs at St. Louis University. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Redevelopment
Greater St. Louis Committee for Freedom of Residence
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
Community Improvement: Some Suggested Strategies for Solving Problems in Pine Lawn.  "For presentation on November 27, 1972 at the Pine Lawn City Hall to a joint meeting of the Pine Lawn Chamber of Commerce, Residents' Council, Local Government Officials, and Citizens." Prepared by John N. Collins, Asst. Professor of Political Science and Political Science Specialist for Extension and Bryan T. Downes, Associate Professor
Topic: St. Louis County, digiproject
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Volume 1 No. 4
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Focus Midwest
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, City Data Addenda (Publications and Reports) Collection. 
Topics: St. Louis City, digiproject
From the city data collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Transportation, St. Louis
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Volume 13
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Volume 2 Number 8
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
Produced by Law Students Civil Rights Research Council, Washington University Law School September 1, 1966
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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Volume 2 Number 9
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis City, digiproject
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis Municipalities Collection. 
Topics: St. Louis County, digiproject, St. Louis
1st selection of postcards acquired by an obsessive ebay fix in mid-late September 2016
Topics: digiproject, Postcards
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Focus Midwest Volume 11 Number 71
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Focus Midwest Volume 12 Number 77
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By Ernest Calloway Associate Research Director Central Conference of Teamsters
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
Provided courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as part of the new project to digitize and make public a cooperative--indexed St. Louis Urban Planning & Civil Rights archive 1915-2015
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, urban planning, borough
State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, City Data Collection.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Transit
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Volume 4 Numbers 1 and 2
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Volume 6 Number 3
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Volume 2 Number 6
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Sent by Charles L. Farris, Executive Director of the St. Louis Housing and Land Clearance Authorities. June 1966
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Urban Renewal
The following is a brief proposal from March 1969 for the consolidation of the two small St. Louis County municipalities of St.John and Overland in 1969. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. John, Overland, Consolidation
From the George Rawick Papers at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis. This collection contains a large variety of left-wing, labor and black history documents. You can find a link to the collection finding aid below: http://shsmo.org/manuscripts/stlouis/s0630.pdf
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Socialism, Worker's Party
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Volume 2 No. 2
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Focus Midwest Volume 12 Number 74
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis, Forest Park Forever Papers.
Topics: St. Louis City, Forest Park, digiproject
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Volume 11 Number 2
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Focus Midwest Volume 11 Number 68
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Found in the State Historical Society at UMSL, Vince Schoemehl 2nd term papers, from Governing Magazine 1988 March.
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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Volume 5 Number 2
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Volume 1 No. 1
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Preliminary Report produced by Downtown St. Louis Incorporated. Prepared by Marketing Firm Batz, Hodgson, Neuwoehner, Inc. This document was drawn from the Downtown St. Louis Inc collection located at the State Historical Society of Missouri, belonging to the University of Missouri-St. Louis office collection. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, race relations, urban living
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Volume 14 Number 2
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Volume 5 Number 6
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Prepared by the St. Louis Urban Investment Task Force, research funded by a grant from the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis. 
Topics: stldigiproject, Abatements, St. Louis Planning, Chapter 353, Developer Incentives
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Volume 4 Number 9 and 10
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The following is a short proposal sent by St. Louis to HUD in September of 1966, as part of their application to participate in the Demonstration Cities (Later known as Model Cities) program. Their application was turned down multiple times. This is one of the earlier failed applications.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis
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Volume 2 Number 2
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Volume 9 Number 4
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Volume 10 Number 6
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From the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis, City Data Collection Addenda (Publications). Published in 1973.
Topics: St. Louis City, digiproject
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Volume 9 Number 58
Topics: Housing, St. Louis, Klotzer
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Focus Midwest Volume 8 Number 53, St. Louis
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East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, St. Louis Area Council of Governments
Topics: St. Louis County, digiproject, St. Louis
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Volume 3 Number 3
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