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Delmo Housing Corporation Records (WUA00107)

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Delmo Housing Corporation Records

Family Health Services

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Title: Delmo Housing Corporation Records (WUA00107), 1945-1989Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00107

Primary Creator: Delmo Housing Corporation

Extent: 10.5 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series 01:  Delmo Housing Corporation Records

These Delmo Housing Corporation records come from the office of Harold C. Hanke, a St. Louis attorney who was a long-time treasurer of the Corporation.  They cover every aspect of the organization, from home purchase records to staffing issues to budget and all other areas, and give an excellent overview of the work of the Corporation.  They cover the years 1945 to 1976.

Series 02: Family Health Services

These files, from the office of Harold C. Hanke, cover the development and maintenance of the Family Health Services, which provided health care for the residents of the Delmo communities.  These records cover 1970-1976.

Series 03:  Ralph E. Pumphrey Files

Ralph E. Pumphrey, professor emeritus of Social Work at Washington University, served for a number of years on the Delmo Board of Directors. These files are a record of his involvement with Delmo.  Also included is a copy of a draft of "Delmo Saga" by W. Wilder Towle, a longtime Board member who wrote "Delmo Saga" as an account of the history of the corporation's beginnings.

Collection Historical Note

The Delmo Housing Corporation was formed in 1945 when ten Farm Security Administration communities were being sold.  In order to prevent these homes from being sold to commercial interests with a resulting loss of migrant housing, a group of concerned people came together as the Delmo Housing Corporation, a charitable and educational corporation.  Among the founding members were Bishop William Scarlett, Henry V. Putzel, Edwin P. Coleman, Jr., Oliver M. Langenberg, and Rev. Charles C. Wilson.  They raised some of the down payment money and collected small down payments from the occupants of the homes, and were able to purchase nine of the communities (in 1954 an additional village was added).  These homes were then purchased by the tenants at modest prices, allowing them to become homeowners, often for the first time.

In each village a community center, village council and women's club was developed, and some villages also have thrift shops where donated items are sold, with profits generally going to community improvements. Programs and assistance for residents included adult education, health education, high school scholarships, college loans, and special loans and grants.  Many churches sent young members to Delmo on work camps, and these high school and college students helped renovate buildings, create playgrounds, and other such projects.  From the start the communities were encouraged to be self-governed, maintaining their own community land and buildings and making the decisions on community improvements. Health services for residents were developed, including the Migrant Health Services and the Family Health Services.  In 1995 Delmo celebrated its 50th year.  The Corporation, once based in St. Louis, is now based in the Bootheel, but still has many active St. Louisans.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to University Archives by Harold C. Hanke and Ralph E. Pumphrey.  Some material was transferred from Smith, Hanke, and Batts (Attorneys and Counselors) on August 26, 1975 and six boxes were sent from Ralph Pumphrey on June 29, 1976.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen in November 2005.  Updated by Gretchen Neidhardt in September 2010.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.


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Series 3: Ralph E. Pumphrey FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Delmo Saga--by W.W. Towle (3 folders)Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Southern Tenants Farmers Union (STFU)Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Why the BootheelAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Brief history of DelmoAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Surveys--Newell Steward, 1947Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Southeast Missouri drainageAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Decline of agrarian democracyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Government policy and rural povertyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Population growthAdd to your cart.
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Folder 10: Swampland to cottonAdd to your cart.
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Folder 11: Chronology of liquidation proceedings and sale of farm labor homes to Delmo Housing Corp.Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Planters make cotton kingAdd to your cart.
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Folder 13: Owen WhitfieldAdd to your cart.
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Folder 14: Sharecroppers go to WashingtonAdd to your cart.
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Folder 15: Wyatt schoolAdd to your cart.
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Folder 16: School attendance (to 1950)Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Prologue to the protest movement: the Missouri sharecropper roadside demonstration of 1939, by Louis CantorAdd to your cart.
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Folder 18: Annual meetings--Tape (2 folders)Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Delmo application #1Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Delmo application #2Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Reports to the Board, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Financial reports, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Directorship, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 25: Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Reports to the Board, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Board of Directors, 1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Nominating Committee, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Financial Reports, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Financial Reports, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Family Health Services, insurance master policyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Family Health Services, project abstract and progress report, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Family Health Services, pamphletsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Family Health Services, advisory council member's orientation manualAdd to your cart.
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Folder 10: Family Health Services, advisory council minutes, 1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Family Health Services, by-laws, agreements, public actsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 12: Family Health Services, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Family Health Services, monthly report, Sept. 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Family Health Services and other miscellaneous Delmo programsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 15: Reports - 1970-1973 (2 folders)Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Family Health Services, proposals and grant applicationsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 17: Agreements-insurance proposal, vendor (drugs), membership, medical service-before Jan. 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Family Health Services, grants and proposals before Jan. 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Family Health Services, Mo. Senate Bill #3Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Correspondence, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Correspondence, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Correspondence, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: W. Wilder TowleAdd to your cart.
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Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Practicums, positions, fellowshipsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Delmo-related activitiesAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Program ideasAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Report on Progress at Delmo, 1970Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Ewald, E.  "A Manual of Homestown Government Organization," (2 copies) and research notes, 1970Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Report of Sister Joan Rybicki on Delmo practicum, 1971Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Development of Rural Development Institute concept, 1970Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Board minutes, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Financial reports, 1980Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Migrant Health Project audit report, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Migrant Health Project audit report, 1983Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Fiscal material, 1982-1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Migrant health project monthly statements, 1983-1988Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Correspondence, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: President's notes, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Monthly statements, 1983-1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Board minutes, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Board of director's correspondence, 1984-1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Migrant health project, 1984-1988Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Advisory committee, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Annual report, 1988Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Roadside demonstration anniversary, 1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Board minutes, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Minutes and correspondence, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
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Folder 25: Correspondence and notes, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Fund-raising-generalAdd to your cart.
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Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Public relationsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: FutureAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Executive committee meeting minutes, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Finances, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Board of director's minutes and financial reports, pre-1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Programs, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Proposal for funding housing corp., 1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Board of director's minutes, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Board minutes, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Director's report, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Treasurer's reports, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Annual report, 1975Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Publicity and public relations, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Correspondence re; files for archives on Delmo Housing Corp., 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Fund raising and Wash. U. graduate project, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Medical services, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Minutes, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Monthly reports, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Correspondence re: finances, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Peter Hookey research project, 1975Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Research project - Peter Hookey - social service issues, etc, HMO dictionaryAdd to your cart.
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Folder 22: Health care proposals, 1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Annual report, 1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Financial report, 1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 25: Miscellaneous, 1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
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Folder 27: Annual report, 1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Executive committee and board of directors, 1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Migrant health project financial reports, 1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Reports, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: Financial reports, 1979Add to your cart.
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Folder 32: Challenge fund, 1979Add to your cart.
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Folder 33: Ewell report and recommendations, 1979Add to your cart.
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Folder 34: Roblee FoundationAdd to your cart.
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Folder 35: Presbyterian ChurchAdd to your cart.
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Folder 36: Roman Catholic campaign for human developmentAdd to your cart.
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Folder 37: United Church of Christ volunteerAdd to your cart.
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Folder 38: Public Relations, MDEMAdd to your cart.
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Folder 39: Richard MaleAdd to your cart.
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Folder 40: PersonnelAdd to your cart.
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Folder 41: U.C.C. Board for Homeland Ministries Volunteer ServiceAdd to your cart.
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Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: GWB-Delmo VISTA proposal, 1967Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: GWB-Delmo VISTA 1967-1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Pamphlets and MailingsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Philosophy and ApproachAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Delmo Doings, 1965-71Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Delmo Saga (Video Tape)Add to your cart.
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