A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell
Collection Number M 263
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2003
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Box/folder, West of the Boulevard Civic Association, M 263, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.
The collection was originally donated to the Special Collections and Archives Department by Juanita F. Parry of the West of the Boulevard Association in 1979. Additional materials were donated in 1994 and in 1999.
Collection processed in February 1989. Revised in March 1994 and October 1999.
The West of the Boulevard Civic Association was organized on November 5, 1964 for the following purposes:
1. To keep out commercial establishments that tend to degrade, disrupt the peace, or have an immoral influence on the neighborhood bounded by the Boulevard on the east, Cary Street to the south, the Belt Line (I-95) on the west, and Broad Street on the north.
2. To upgrade the general appearance and value of real estate in the area.
3. To cultivate the good will of tenants in rental properties to a sense of cooperation and pride in their surroundings.
4. To present programs that are informative, constructive, and stimulating to the association.
The West of the Boulevard Civic Association represents about 5,000 households and businesses in the area bounded by Broad and Cary streets and the Boulevard and Interstate 1-95. The district, an early-century trolley-car suburb, covers 1,763 buildings.
The collection consists of various documents relating to the Board of Directors, members, and special projects of the West of the Boulevard Civic Association ranging in date from 1964-1995, including the West of the Boulevard area designation as a Virginia Historic District.
The papers are arranged alphabetically by category and then chronologically.
Material was originally bound; that order is preserved here