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Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project History
Primary and Secondary sources for researching the St. Louis, Missouri public housing complex known as "Pruitt-Igoe."
Each of these large collections are listed below, and further relevant items can be located by browsing the finding aids (linked from the title). To view items listed, contact the Department of Special Collections in Olin Library:
Series 01, Box 24, Folder "Urban Redevelopment 2nd Site - Project "C" - 20th Street, Jefferson, Franklin and Cass Avenue - 1952"
(Includes early plans for the Pruitt housing area; bound "Redevelopment Plan for St. Louis Project Area 'C'", Murphy and Mackey, Architects - "St. Louis Urban Redevelopment Project 'C'", City Plan Commission, June 1951; related correspondence.)
Series 03, Box 18, Folder "Housing - Pruitt-Igoe Apartments, Division of Welfare Demonstration Project"
The collection is particularly strong in the areas of public housing (especially the administration of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project).
In April of 1971 he became Executive Secretary to then-Mayor Alfonso J. Cervantes and continued to serve in that capacity under John H. Poelker (1973-1976). Mayor Poelker delegated to Wilson the responsibility of overseeing the Federal funds which were directed to solving large metropolitan areas.)
Urban League of St. Louis Records (a large collection with relevant sections listed below)
Box 13 includes: Housing-Pruitt-Igoe Citizens Advisory Committee Housing-Public Housing and Social Services Housing-Publications and Reprints, 1951-1962 Housing-Work of Urban League for Minority Housing, 1961