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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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Copied from the Youtube Channel of the City of St. Louis in the interest of preserving recordings for the public record. 
Topics: St. Louis, St. Louis Planning, City Hall
Copied from the Youtube Channel of the City of St. Louis in the interest of preserving recordings for the public interest. 
Topics: St. Louis, Housing and Urban Development
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 14 Number 90
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Volume 14 Number 1
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Volume 11 Number 1
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
Produced by the St. Louis City Plan Commission, Harland Bartholomew City Engineer
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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
"A Day at Public Housing" Speech by Nick Demeroth, St. Louis Housing and Land Clearance Authority. 1959
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, slum clearance, st. louis, housing policy
Sent by Charles L. Farris, Executive Director of the St. Louis Housing and Land Clearance Authorities. June 1966
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Urban Renewal
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Volume 2 Number 2
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis. St. Louis County Data Collection.
Topics: St. Louis County, digiproject
From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis Municipalities Collection. 
Topics: St. Louis County, digiproject, St. Louis
From the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject
A short but informative history of the city of Creve Coeur & surrounding cities, published in 1968 by he Citizens' Historical Committee.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, History, St. Louis County
The following is a collection of articles written by Ernest Calloway for the St. Louis American between 1980-1981 on black politics in St. Louis. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis, Black Politics
Roy Wenzlick feasibility study. Read it for yourself
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis
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1st selection of postcards acquired by an obsessive ebay fix in mid-late September 2016
Topics: digiproject, Postcards
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Volume 1 No. 5
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Volume 1 No. 7
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
Published by the St. Louis Housing Authority, a partner program conducted by the St. Louis Community Development Agency and the Cochran Gardens Tenant Management Corporation. 
Topics: stldigiproject, St. Louis, Public Housing, Cochran Gardens
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Interview conducted in 1983
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Kay Drey
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Volume 11 Number 4
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From FOCUS Midwest Vol 9, Number 61 1973-1974
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
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Volume 9 Number 2
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis County Municipalities Collection.
Topics: St. louis county, digiproject
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Volume 8 No. 51- Poverty 
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis--City Data Addenda.
Topics: St. Louis, Urban Renewal, digiproject
Community Services Department Chicago May 16 1958
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
St. Louis City
Topics: digiproject, st. louis planning, opengov
St. Louis City
Topics: digiproject, St. Louis City Planning
From the St. Louis City Development Agency, 1976.
Topics: stldigiproject, hyde park, st. louis
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 10 Number 2
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
Taken from the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis Oral History Collection, interview conducted in 1974 of Negro League Baseball player and long time St. Louis Argus Newspaper sports writer, Normal "Tweed" Webb. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Negro League Baseball
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
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Focus Midwest Volume 11 Number 71
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Volume 5 Number 6
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
Authored by Reid Ross, St. Louis Regional Industrial Development Corporation 1967 Found at the State Historical Society Office at the University of Missouri St. Louis
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
St. Louis City
Topics: digiproject, St. Louis City Planning
The following is a small booklet published as part of Mayor Raymond Tucker's primary campaign against Alfonso Cervantes in 1964-65. The book outlines Tucker's accomplishments in terms of physical, economic and social change brought to the city of St. Louis between 1952 and 1965. This item was drawn from the Ernest Calloway Papers located at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, and is part of an on-going digitization effort.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. louis, Raymond Tucker, Alfonso Cervantes
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Volume 10 Number 3
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Volume 9 Number 3
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Focus Midwest
Topics: FOCUS Midwest, Charles Klotzer
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This work, published in part  by the Landmarks Association in 1969, was found  in the St. Louis Local History Collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, francis parkman, Tennessee williams
This report was prepared for the Community Development Agency of St. Louis and published in May of 1978. The report outlines current strategies for housing development, and suggests improvements. It's lengthy, and interesting. The report came from the St. Louis City Data Collection Addenda, (S0557). 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Housing
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Focus Midwest Volume 12 Number 77
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
The following item was taken from the St. Louis City Data Addenda at the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis. It is a small pamphlet provided to tourists visiting St. Louis which contains restaurants a brief discussions of area wide points of interest.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Tourism
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Volume 10 Number 6
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Volume 1 No. 2
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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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From the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis, page 46 scanned from Landmarks Association.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject
The following document is a student paper dating to 1972, pulled from the St. Louis County Municipalities collection. T his paper touches on topics which played an incredibly important role in the shaping of north county, up till the late 1980's and early 1990s. That is, "scare laws." Petty city ordinances created with much the same purpose as traditional red-lining and housing covenants, to slow the migration of African Americans and Jews into the neighborhood. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Bel-Nor, St. Louis, St. Louis County
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Focus Midwest Volume 12 Number 76
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Volume 13
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Focus Midwest, Volume  9 Number 61
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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
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Focus Midwest Volume 8 Number 55
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Volume 3 Number 4
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The following handbills came from the theater programs file at the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis. A small sample of many, many more 19th and early 20th century handbills. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Theater
From the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis, City Data Collection. 
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis
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Volume 3 Number 5
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Volume 2 Number 11
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From the city data collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Transportation, St. Louis
St. Louis City
Topics: digiproject, St. Louis City Planning
Digitized Reel-to-Reel tape recording from the Ethical Society of St. Louis collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis. Recording is that of A.R. Perrino, a Unitarian Pastor in Schenectady New Jersey. Recording is entitled "Civil Disobedience in Perspective," and the speech by Perrino begins at about the 19 minute mark.
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, St. Louis, Ethical Society, A.R. Perrino, Civil Disobedience
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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Volume 4 Numbers 3 and 4
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
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Volume 4 Numbers 1 and 2
Topics: Klotzer, Focus Midwest
From the State Historical Society at the University of Missouri St. Louis
Topics: St. Louis, digiproject, Development
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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
From the State Historical Society of Missouri --St. Louis office. St. Louis Local History Collection.
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject
Bi-State Development Agency, Phase I review of potential St. Louis People Mover Transit System for Downtown St. Louis. December 9th 1980. Some pages (chapter covers) may appear upside down. Download as a PDF and enjoy. 
Topics: Transit, Stldigiproject
St. Louis City
Topics: digiproject, st. louis city planning
By Ernest Calloway Associate Research Director Central Conference of Teamsters
Topic: St. Louis, digiproject