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Descriptive Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Human Opportunities Corporation Reunion Records, 1982

Austin History Center

Human Opportunity Corporation Reunion Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Iscoe, Ira
Title: Human Opportunity Corporation Reunion Records
Dates: 1982
Abstract: The Human Opportunities Corporation (HOC) was the agency that planned and administered various Community Action Programs funded by the Johnson administration's War on Poverty. The small collection contains the mailing lists and planning documents for the reunion of the HOC Board and its friends on June 23, 1982.
Accession number: AR.2010.028
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Human Opportunities Corporation (HOC) was created in 1964 to plan and administer the various Community Action Programs funded by the Johnson administration's War on Poverty. The agency was originally independent of the City government and charged with implementing the programs of the Office of Economic Opportunity. In 1972 the Austin City Council voted to take over the organization and in July of that year they adopted an ordinance creating the Department of Community Action to administer the HOC's programs. Head Start was the most important program administered by HOC.

In 1982 Ira Iscoe, the second president of HOC, organized a reunion for those involved in the Community Action Programs. The reunion was scheduled to take place at the Zilker Park Club House on June 23, 1982.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection contains the planning documents and mailing lists used to organize the reunion of the Human Opportunities Board. The mailing lists provide insight into the broad spectrum of individuals involved with the agency, many of whom have gone on to political and/or community activism careers.

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Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Iscoe, Ira.
Organizations:
Human Opportunities Corporation of Austin and Travis County.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Community development--Texas--Austin.
Federal aid to community development--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Austin Files - Human Opportunities Corporation A4600 (H4575)

A 307.76 HU Human Opportunities Corporation of Austin and Travis County. Plans and Priorities: 1970-71.

A 362.1 ST Price, Pinckney Clift and Ruth Bain. A Study of the Health Care of the Poor in Austin and Travis County: Presented by the Medical, Dental and Public Health Committee of the Human Opportunities Corporation of Austin and Travis County to the Human Opportunities Corporation Board of Directors.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Human Opportunities Corporation Reunion Records (AR.2010.028). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2010/060

Donation Date: 2010

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Human Opportunities Corporation Reunion Records, 1982

Box Folder
1 1 Mailing lists, 1982, undated
2 Logistics, 1982
3 Writings, undated

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