A Guide to the Fan District Association Archives 1964-present Fan District Association Archives M 14

A Guide to the Fan District Associtation Archives 1964-present

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library
Collection Number M 14


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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Ray Bonis

Repository
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
Collection number
M 14
Title
Fan District Association Archives 1964-present
Physical Characteristics
2.5 linear feet
Creator
Fan District Association
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for use without restrictions

Use Restrictions

None

Preferred Citation

Box, Fan District Association Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University

Processing Information

Collection processed in May 1995


Biographical/Historical Information

The Fan District Association (FDA) was organized in October 1961, after several meetings of interested residents during the previous year. FDA purposes, stated in the organization's Articles of Incorporation include "...[T]he FDA shall be dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the urban residential area, known as the Fan District...encourage community interaction and participation among its residents of varying ages, family sizes and life styles and promote the welfare of the Fan District, in particular, and the City of Richmond, in general."

In 1963, the organization began publishing and distributing its newsletter, FANFARE. This publication, distributed throughout the Fan, serves as the organization's main communication tool and includes articles on FDA activities, social events and on the Fan's historic past. It was also in 1963 that the FDA began its first Christmas House Tour of area homes, which has been one of the organization's main fund raising activities

For over 30 years the FDA has been active in both Fan District and city issues. In 1995, the FDA had thirteen separate committees whose activities illustrate the scope of the association's involvement. Committees include ABC Licenses, Code Enforcement, Education/Schools, Safety, VCU Liaison and Zoning. [A 1981 history of the FDA, "The Fan District Association of Richmond, Virginia, Inc." by Samuel J. T. Moore, Jr., is included in the collection]

FDA membership is open to any individual resident who lives or operates a business in the Fan District. The boundaries of the Fan are from the eastern side of North Boulevard on the west to the western side of Belvidere on the east, and from the south side of West Main Street on the south, to the south side of West Broad Street on the north.

Scope and Content Information

The collection includes copies of FANFARE, beginning with issues from 1964 and continuing through 2000. Agendas, minutes, and correspondence date primarily from 1983 through 1994. Bylaws, treasurer and committee reports are included in the collection, as well as a 1981 history of the organization, which includes historic information about the Fan District.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials arranged in chronological order

Organization

A significant portion of the collection, when first deposited in SCA, had been divided by month in folders labeled "Agendas, Minutes". The materials were processed keeping this arrangement intact when possible. In addition to agendas and minutes, other materials, including correspondence and the reports of the treasurer and various committees, can be found in this portion of the collection. In some folders correspondence from a previous or upcoming month may be found. This material was kept in the original order preserving the timeliness of which an item may have been acted upon by the FDA. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically therein.

Contents List

Box 1
Agenda, Minutes November-December 1983-1984
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes January -August 1985
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes September-April 1985-1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes June 1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes July 1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes August 1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes September 1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes November 1986
Box 1
Agenda, Minutes December 1986
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes January 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes February 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes March 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes April 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes May 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes June 1987
Box 2
Agenda, Minutes July 1987
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes August 1987
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes September 1987
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes October 1987
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes December 1987
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes January 1988
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes February 1988
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes March 1988
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes May 1988
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes February 1990
Box 3
Agenda, Minutes July-June 1991-1992
Box 4
Agenda, Minutes May-May 193-1994
Box 4
By-Laws, Background information for FDA Board Members
Box 4
"The Fan District Association of Richmond, Virginia, Inc. "by Samuel J. T. Moore, Jr. 1981
Box 5
FANFARE 1964-1974
Box 5
FANFARE 1975-1979
Box 5
FANFARE 1980-1982
Box 6
FANFARE 1982-1983
Box 6
FANFARE 1985-1988
Box 6
FANFARE 1988-1990
Box 7
FANFARE 1990-1993
Box 7
FANFARE 1994-1995
Box 8
Insurance Policy 1987-1989
Box 8
Mailbag January 1983
Box 8
Mailbag February 1994
Box 8
Mailbag March 1994
Box 8
Mailbag April 1994
Box 8
Mailbag May 1994
Box 8
Mrs. Plyer's Nursing Home, 1613-1621 Grove Ave.-Expansion 1988