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[The Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association board of directors meeting]

Description: Document of the summary of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's board of directors meeting. The new officers for 1956 were elected, and the meeting was called by the president of the association, Jerome Crossman. Other topics that were addressed at the meeting were the resolved matter of the Hamilton Park loans and that president Crossman would be the one to finance and contract the loans on behalf of the association.
Date: October 24, 1955
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[The annual membership meeting of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association regarding the status of Hamilton Park]

Description: Document of the summary of the annual membership meeting of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. The meeting discussed the topics of the development status of Hamilton Park as well as the end of the terms for the board of directors. Unanimous reelections were made during the meeting in order to replace the five previous directors from the last three years.
Date: October 24, 1955
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[The Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's annotated financial record]

Description: Document of a copy of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's financial record. There are markings under the costs for the balance of the money the Hoblitzelle Foundation donated for the association's project. The record also states the newly constructed homes and the school in Hamilton Park as well as the remaining land in the area.
Date: 1950~
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[The annual membership meeting of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association]

Description: Document of the annual membership meeting of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association that was called by the president, Jerome Crossman. The meeting discussed the topics regarding the formal opening ceremony of Hamilton Park and the plans to add more homes, which are under construction. The aspect that concluded the meeting was the election of the board of directors for the next three years.
Date: October 22, 1954
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[Financial records of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association]

Description: Document of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's finances of the loans for the redevelopment project. The money that was given by the Hoblitzelle Foundation included the costs of the land and the extension of the sewer and water line. The balance of the money is also present of the interest that has been paid and what still has to be paid back as well.
Date: 1950~
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[Clipping: Negro Land Plan Favored]

Description: Clipping of an article written by Dennis Hoover regarding Jerome Crossman's plan to fix the housing crisis for Black people. A meeting was held for the plan, which displayed great support from other elected officials from Dallas, as they are all aware that many Black families do not have adequate housing. Director Arthur Kramer Jr. and Chamber Director John Higginbotham both believe that the only solution to aid the housing shortage in Black areas is to build more homes.
Date: [1950..1970]
Creator: Hoover, Dennis
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[Clipping: Leader Requests Outside Aid In Buying Land for Negro Homes]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding how the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association will find private industries to finance the land for their housing project to aid the housing crisis for Black people. A meeting was held by various elected officials in Dallas to discuss how many homes should be constructed in order to provide living conditions rather than merely building more homes. Jerome Crossman, the president of the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association concludes that they are several thousand Black families in need of adequate housing and that this should be considered first as finances and income brackets are minor aspects of the project.
Date: [1950..1970]
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[Clipping: Group To Act Soon On Negro Problem]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the plan to fix the housing crisis among Black families, which will be sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. The president of the association, Jerome Crossman, is beginning to take the first step to officially start the project, which is to get a state charter for the association. Crossman also states that the location has not been disclosed to the public and is still under contemplation.
Date: August 9, 1950
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[Clipping: City Annexes Nine More Subdivisions]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the City Council's decision to annex nine new residential subdivisions, including the original 173-acre area the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association plans to construct homes on. However, the subdivisions have to be annexed under the city's current policy of sharing the funds with the developers to improve the water and sewer lines. Due to the restrictions, the Council committee is looking into a new policy that will be more cost-efficient to annex the new areas.
Date: [1950..1970]
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[Clipping: No Decline In Housing Costs Seen]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding how there is no decline to be seen in the housing costs in the newly built homes in Dallas. John M. Dickerman, the executive director of the National Association of Home Builders, stated that due to the advances in building materials, prices in housing increased, excluding lumber. Although building materials and infrastructure have advanced, the aspect that should be considered more closely is that Dallas is quickly developing metropolitan area, which will increase the demand for utilities for the city.
Date: [1950..1970]
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[Clipping: Negro Housing Plan Approved]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding how the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's plan to construct more homes for predominantly Black homes has been approved. The plan gained positive feedback as the construction of the new homes means that it will aid in the housing shortage in Black areas in Dallas. The chairman of the association, M.J. Norrell is planning to appoint subcommittees in order to study the racial issues during the project to gain more knowledge of the housing crisis as well.
Date: August 1950
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[Clipping: Housing for Airport Area Negroes]

Description: Clipping of an article from the Dallas Morning News regarding how a Black residential area is dealing with a housing shortage due to Love Field extending their land to their area for their airport. Many false accusations of the number of Black people and families who lost their homes and have now become homeless were made. However, this is not the case due to the Dallas Citizens' Association's plan to construct more homes to aid the current housing shortage, which will benefit all Black people in the Dallas area.
Date: January 22, 1953
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[Clipping: Subdivision Site Obtained For Negroes]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's plans to build 700 homes for middle-class Black families in a 173-acre area that is dealing with a housing shortage. During the progress of the construction, the president of the association, Jerome Crossman, chooses not to disclose the location until completion. The operating budget is $10,000 from the association board of directors and construction is planned to be completed within several months.
Date: [1950..1970]
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[Clipping: Group Tells Home Plans For Negroes]

Description: Clipping of an article from the Dallas Morning News regarding the housing project of Hamilton Park that is sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. The association aims to end the housing shortage by building 100 homes that are approved by the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration with prices ranging form $7000-$7500 for Black middle-class families. Another priority of the project is to improve the water and sewer lines, which are being planned by the association with contracts and engineers.
Date: March 1, 1953
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[Clipping: Plans Completed for 172-Acre Dallas Negro Housing Project]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the completion of the Hamilton Park housing project, which was sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. President of the association, Jerome Crossman, announced that the development was for middle-class Black families that are affected by the housing shortage to build new and improved homes in the subdivisions. The association also plans to construct a 2.5-mile water line along with a 3-mile sanitary sewer line for Hamilton Park as well.
Date: June 7, 1953
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[Clipping: Home Project Nears Completion]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the latest report from the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association's housing project. The association is making quick and steady progress on building the 700 homes in the 172-acre area, and the president of the association, Jerome Crossman, is organizing to contract with the city for improved utilities for the subdivision. The housing project will not only help one area but also aid the housing crisis in other Black communities in Dallas as well.
Date: [1950..1970]
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[Clipping: Dallas Negroes As Homeowners]

Description: Clipping of an article on the Dallas Morning News regarding the large proportion of Black citizens of Dallas who are homeowners. However, their homes are not in the best areas or in the best conditions, and Black citizens would like an improvement in their living conditions. Due to the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Associations' contribution to improving the housing condition in predominantly Black areas, the city of Dallas is developing to be a fair community for all races.
Date: June 7, 1953
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[Clipping: Negro Project Homes To Be Medium Priced]

Description: Clipping of a news article regarding the prices of the new housing from the development of Hamilton Park. The project, funded by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association aimed to end the housing shortage by constructing new homes and improve the city conditions in Hamilton Park. Jerome Crossman, the president of the association, plans to sell the houses from $7,000-$7,500 with a monthly payment of $45-$50 for the new residents.
Date: March 1, 1953
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[Clipping: Negro Home Projects Does Dallas Proud]

Description: Clipping of a news article written by Dennis Hoover from the Daily Times Herald praising the Hamilton Park housing project sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. Hoover states how the families in Hamilton Park used to crowd in one house before the new construction of the homes due to the high prices and shortage. Hoover states that the members of the Dallas association have created a historical landmark and should receive lots of credit for ending a detrimental housing crisis.
Date: March 1, 1953
Creator: Hoover, Dennis
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[Clipping: Group Plans Housing Sites For Negroes]

Description: Clipping of an article from the Dallas morning news regarding the disclosure of the Dallas Citizens' Association's housing project for Hamilton Park. After two years of construction, the houses are ready to be sold to residents and be individually owned. The president of the association, Jerome Crossman, is coming together with the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration to arrange loans for more construction of homes and improving the water, sewer lines, as well as streets and roads.
Date: June 7, 1953
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[Clipping: Building Contract Let For Negro Home Project]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the announcement of the construction contracts that will let the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association pursue their development for Hamilton Park. While housing was the first priority, the construction of sanitary water and sewer lines are also serving the project as well. The Hamilton subdivision project is named in memory of R.T. Hamilton, a physician whose motivation was to improve the Black communities in Dallas.
Date: July 19, 1953
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[Clipping: New Housing For Negroes Due This Year]

Description: Clipping of an article from the Daily Times Herald regarding the first houses that were built near Forest Lane and Central Expressway that are now fully constructed and ready for new residents to move into. The project, sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association, is also planning to create an extension of the water and sanitary sewer lines to the area. The contracts for the new sewer lines were signed by the association's president, Jerome Crossman, who has also signed a contract with the Associated Construct Company, is also acting as an independent contractor for the construction of the new homes.
Date: July 19, 1953
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[Clipping: Last 24 Hours in Dallas]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the numerous recent news in Dallas from the last day. One of the news highlights in the article is boxed in red, which is about the new housing development where 600-700 homes were constructed on the 173-acre area on Forest Lane near Central Expressway that was sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association. Other news includes the Texas restaurant Association's convention and the return of Benny Binion, a gambler known for evading income taxes.
Date: June 7, 1953
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[Clipping: Interracial Group Asks Annexation For Negro Area]

Description: Clipping of an article regarding the Hamilton Park Addition that is sponsored by the Dallas Citizens' Interracial Association to aid the housing crisis for Black people. The association plans to build 700 homes, a shopping village, churches, and schools, and the president of the association, Jerome Crossman, is currently negotiating contracts for construction. Crossman also states that annexation is necessary for the project due to the restrictions in the area from the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration.
Date: [1950..1970]
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