Gelvin Stevenson papers on Arson and Housing Abandonment

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Title

Gelvin Stevenson papers on Arson and Housing Abandonment

Subject

Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex
Grand Concourse
The Bronx
arson
urban blight
capital flight
housing abandonment
South Bronx
Committee Against Fort Apache
insurance
slumlords
rent control
Stevenson, Gelvin
Rodriguez, Clara
community organizing
activism
Committee Against Fort Apache
New York Urban Coalition
co-operative housing
democratic community planning
urban homesteading
Urban Research and Strategy Center
Goodman, Cary
Ethnic groups and nationalities, African Americans
Ethnic groups and nationalities, Puerto Ricans/Boricuas
Puerto Rico
Aronowitz, Stanley
Burlage, Robb
economic development
Posner, Seymour
Gerena-Valentín, Gilberto

Description

The collection comprises documents gathered by Gelvin Stevenson related to housing studies done on Bronx real estate abandonment and housing along the Grand Concourse, especially the Roosevelt Gardens Apartments. Stevenson is an economist, community organizer, and housing activist.

Creator

Stevenson, Gelvin

Date

1959
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Archival colleciton

Identifier

MS-STEVENSON

Collection Items

Folder containing newsletters, fliers, and other paper memorabilia from the Committee Against Fort Apache, a Bronx-based organization that sought first to prevent the filming of Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) and then to boycott the film after it was…

Folder containing material from consultation by Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman with Gelvin Stevenson, including Stevenson's testimony and the published Congressional Record, for an amendment to the National Housing Act regulating certain housing…

Housing Abandonment in New York City, a report prepared by HOMEFRONT, Citywide Action Group Against Neighborhood Destruction and for Low-Rent Housing

Folder containing research conducted by Gelvin Stevenson on housing insurance, both generally and specifically in urban areas like The Bronx

Folder containing research conducted by Gelvin Stevenson on the accounting methods used and the investments and profits made in the housing insurance industry.

Folder containing research conducted by Gelvin Stevenson on arson and how it relates to practices of the housing insurance industry in a place like the South Bronx.

Folder containing research conducted by Gelvin Stevenson on the practice of redlining in the housing insurance industry in a place like the South Bronx.

Folder containing research conducted by Gelvin Stevenson on the regulation of the housing insurance industry in a place like the South Bronx.

Folder containing research drafts of writings by Robert Magnuson on the deteriorating effects of the de-stabilization of rent control on housing stock in the South Bronx.

The New Citi Plan*: A Neighborhood-based Initiative for Community Renewal and Empowerment

Folder containing materials from the New York Urban Coalition, of which Gelvin Stevenson was a part.

Folder containing copies of Dr. Clara Rodríguez, "Growing Up in the Forties and Fifties," published in the exhibit proceedings for Devastation/Resurrection, produced by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 1980. Dr. Rodríguez is married to the creator of…

Folder containing research material compiled by Gelvin Stevenson on the background of Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex, located at 1455–1499 Grand Concourse in The Bronx.

Folder containing correspondence about Gelvin Stevenson's research and article on the Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex, located at 1455–1499 Grand Concourse in The Bronx.

Folder containing research articles compiled by Gelvin Stevenson on the Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex, located at 1455–1499 Grand Concourse in The Bronx.

Folder containing research notes and notebooks compiled by Gelvin Stevenson on the Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex, located at 1455–1499 Grand Concourse in The Bronx.

Folder containing research material compiled by Gelvin Stevenson on the aftermath of the near destruction during the 1970s of the Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex, located at 1455–1499 Grand Concourse in The Bronx.

Folder containing drafts and published version of article written by Gelvin Stevenson on arson-for-profit, published in the New York Times on September 11, 1977.

Folder containing drafts and published version of article written by Gelvin Stevenson on the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Act, published in the New York Times on April 24, 1977

Folder containing drafts and research for an unpublished article by Gelvin Stevenson with a working title of "Ghetto Economies."
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