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Guide to the Center for Community Economic Development Records
MS-0432  
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Description
The Center for Community Economic Development Records document the establishment, operation, and curriculum of the Center's thirteen-year existence.  The collection includes correspondence, reports, power point presentations, student projects, photographs, certificates, awards, seminar handouts, class curricula, real estate research files, and student rosters.  The majority of materials date from 1996 to 2005, and highlight the CCED's efforts to promote and foster community economic development through classes, seminars, and student projects.  The Collection is divided into three series:  Administrative Files (1963-2006), Student Community Project Files (1996-2005), and Multimedia Files (1996-2006).
Background
Initially formed in 1995 as a certificate program in Community Economic Development at San Diego State University's College of Business Administration, the program expanded in 2000, becoming the Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) under the direction of Harold Brown. The program originally consisted of 10 classes, and a series of class-related seminars. Student coursework culminated in a final project, in which students had to create and implement a community development service or business, then submit a final report detailing their project's purpose, goals, business plan, successes, and failures. The Center not only continued to offer a comprehensive curriculum in community economic development, but also provided resources and consulting services to community organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses, as well as high school outreach programs and job placement services. The Center's goal was to endorse economic self-reliance, and generate community-minded individuals in the hopes of improving disadvantaged and low-income neighborhoods. One of only a handful of such programs in the United States, the CCED received numerous awards for its activities. In 2008, the College of Business Administration suspended the CCED for budgetary reasons.
Extent
12.37 linear ft
Restrictions
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Availability
This collection is open for research.