Finding aid for the Hough Area Development Corporation Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hough Area Development Corporation
Title: Hough Area Development Corporation Records
Dates: 1967-1985
Extent: 27.30 linear feet (28 containers and 1 oversize volume)
Abstract: The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African American professionals and neighborhood leaders in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown to aid in bringing economic prosperity to Cleveland's Hough neighborhood. Dedicated to African American self-determination, the group initially met in secret in order to prevent competition for dollars and outside attempts to control it. The group promoted African American business entrepreneurship and better housing. The collection consists of board minutes, correspondence, clippings, legal papers, financial records, reports, and the working papers of the corporation's offices.
MS Number MS 4222
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English