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1Title:  Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress Records     
 Creator:  Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress 
 Dates:  1970-1988 
 Abstract:  The Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress was a neighborhood advocacy group which served as an umbrella organization for over 200 smaller groups in the Buckeye-Woodland area of Cleveland, Ohio, an east side Hungarian community established after 1880 which once held the largest concentration of Hungarians in the United States. By 1972, 43% of the population was African American, with 1/3rd of the Hungarian population over the age of 55. Founded to fight redlining, foreclosures, dishonest real-estate tactics, and insurance cancellations, the group sought also to ease racial tensions while promoting neighborly cooperation and civic improvement. From its founding in 1974 through the 1970s the group assisted citizens with neighborhood problems, but became inactive in the early 1980s and finally disbanded in 1988. The collection consists of minutes, articles of incorporation, constitutions, membership lists, newspaper clippings, financial papers, annual reports, agendas, correspondence, and a subject file. The collection is useful in understanding the development, daily operations, and demise of a neighborhood advocacy group, the issues they pursued, the actions they took, and the people involved. The collection reflects the group's attempts to maintain a diverse community in the face of heavy African American settlement. 
 Call #:  MS 4284 
 Extent:  5.20 linear feet (7 containers) 
 Subjects:  Buckeye-Woodland Community Congress -- Archives. | Neighborhood -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. | Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio)
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2Title:  Steve Szalai Family Papers     
 Creator:  Szalai, Steve Family 
 Dates:  1929-1952 
 Abstract:  Steve Szalai was a Newburgh, Ohio, insurance agent and early founder of the Buckeye Realty Company (f. 1919) of Cleveland, Ohio. Szalai was instrumental in the development of the Buckeye-Woodland Hungarian American community on Cleveland's east side. This "Little Hungary" at one time had the largest concentration of Hungarian Americans in the U.S., peaking at over 40,000 in 1940. The collection consists of certificates and licenses for Szalai's real estate firm and community activities, clippings, correspondence, educational records for Szalai's daughters Dorothy and Jean, and publications concerning the real estate business. The collection also contains copies and clippings of Hungarian newspapers published in Cleveland. 
 Call #:  MS 4480 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Szalai, Steve, 1885-1973. | Hungarian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Real estate business -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hungarian newspapers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio)
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3Title:  East End Neighborhood House Records, Series II     
 Creator:  East End Neighborhood House 
 Dates:  1910-1976 
 Abstract:  East End Neighborhood House was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1907. It originally offered domestic skills classes and recreational activities to new immigrants principally from Hungary. The Center is a social settlement/community center serving Cleveland's Buckeye-Woodland-Woodhill community. Hungarian during the first half of the century, this area became largely Black during the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout this period, the center adjusted its activities to meet the needs of the area and also to take advantage of newly available federal funds. The programs reflected increased attention to the needs of senior citizens and also included expanded daycare programs and mental-health programs. The collection consists of minutes of the Board of Trustees, membership lists, corporate documents, personnel and director search records, general correspondence, financial records, and general program descriptions and budget statements. The collection pertains to the center's operation and includes material relating to its financial crisis, 1974-76, its search for a black director, and the changing racial composition of the area served by the center. 
 Call #:  MS 4252 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  East End Neighborhood House (Cleveland, Ohio) | East End Neighborhood Center (Cleveland, Ohio) | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio)
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