Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union

Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of a new modern manuscript collection for research — the Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union.

Flyer, Cambridge Tenants' Union. Records, 1967-1999, Box 10, folder 5

Flyer, Cambridge Tenants’ Union. Records, 1967-1999, Box 10, folder 5

 

The Cambridge Tenant’s Union (CTU) Records cover the entirety of the organization’s period as an active group in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1986 – 1999. There are also documents from the group’s predecessor, the Cambridge Rent Control Coalition, dating back to 1967. The bulk of this collection is organizational records and materials related to the Cambridge Tenants’ Union’s political and legal activism. Also included are studies and reports, involvement with other groups, and press coverage of relevant issues. The majority of the collection is textual, comprising of correspondence, logs, petitions, flyers, publications, questionnaires, pamphlets, studies, clippings, newspapers, and related printed matter. Other formats present are a small number of items such as buttons, postcards, and cassette tapes.

The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union is open to all researchers. Anyone interested in using the collection should contact Historical & Special Collections to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Rachel Scavera by Edwin Moloy.

 

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