Finding aid for the University Circle, Incorporated, Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: University Circle, Incorporated
Title: University Circle, Incorporated, Records
Dates: 1952-1979
Extent: 50.00 linear feet (50 containers)
Abstract: University Circle, Incorporated was created in 1957 as the University Circle Development Foundation to oversee and coordinate development of the University Circle area of Cleveland, Ohio. Becoming University Circle, Incorporated in 1970, it operated under a 20-year master development plan to preserve the physical environment and reinforce the commitment of members to the area. UCI, Inc. serves as a "land bank" for its members, purchasing, leasing and maintaining properties, and reselling land to members to further their development and promote common purposes. UCI, Inc. also acts as a land use and development consultant, initiating and overseeing construction and assisting environmental and historic preservation projects. It maintains parking facilities, a bus service, and a private security service for the area. It has also entered into urban revitalization projects and cultural, educational, and medical programs in order to strengthen and stimulate relationships with the surrounding communities, particularly the Hough and Fairfax areas. Neil J. Carothers served as UCI's first president, followed by Joseph Pigott, Oliver Brooks, Murray Davidson, and others. The collection consists of articles of incorporation; records of the board of trustees and the executive committee (consisting of members' files, correspondence, minutes, operating policies and plans); officers' records (consisting of presidents', vice-presidents', and executive vice-presidents' files, files of the Circle development director, and correspondence); organizational records (consisting of affiliated and member institution files, correspondence, reports and proposals, property files, UCI police dept. files, and miscellany); special project records (consisting of Community Circle Inc. records, Cleveland New-Town-in-Town project records, housing files, general files, including correspondence, reports, blueprints, speeches and purchase orders, University Circle files, architectural and design review consultants' files, and Euclid-Mayfield Triangle Development Project files); and miscellany. Various document types are present, including news bulletins and brochures, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
MS Number MS 3900
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English