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This collection consists primarily of subject files relating to neighborhood redevelopment organizations and projects with which the Office of Community Affairs was involved. It also includes administrative files collected from other Drexel offices and departments.
The Office of Community Affairs was founded in 1970 in order to coordinate revitalization efforts and establish cooperation between Drexel and community organizations in the West Philadelphia communities of Mantua, Powelton Village, and Belmont. Shortly after it was established, it took on responsibility for government relations as well and became the Office of Community Affairs and Government Relations. Community Affairs staff were involved in planning and coordinating community service activities such as educational programs and scholarships, employment and youth corps, community health care, summer camps, and recreational activities. Later, the office represented Drexel in the West Philadelphia Corporation, a coalition of local colleges and universities interested in community and industrial development for West Philadelphia. Community Affairs was moved to the Office of University Relations in 1985 and was discontinued in 1993.
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Office of Community Affairs Records, Drexel University Archives.
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Annual reports of the Office of Community Affairs, 1970-1982, can be found in UR 3.13, Annual reports.
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