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METCO Inc. Materials

Creator:
Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 8 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Handbooks
Posters
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions
Massachusetts -- 20th century
Massachusetts -- 21st century
Date:
1977 - 2014
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes: annual METCO Parent Handbooks which detailed the services METCO provided and provided other information for parents of children attending the METCO supported schools, 1977-2004; event programs from METCO gatherings, 2007-2014; flyers and handouts; and posters, including 7 hand-made posters created to be displayed at meetings, featuring photographs and articles on some of the school districts METCO served.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Racial Imbalance Act of 1965 was passed by the Massachusetts General Court. It made the segregation of public schools illegal in Massachusetts, and stated that any public school in the Commonwealth whose student body was composed of over 50% of minority races was "racially imbalanced." The Boston School Committee was required to achieve "the complete integration of the Boston Public Schools" before September 1966. Significant civil unrest followed court-ordered busing to achieve the aims of this legislation, especially during the years 1974-1976. Against this background, METCO was started in 1966. METCO's mission was to enable voluntary integration in public schools in Metropolitan Boston, by enabling students who lived in the city to attend schools in the more affluent suburban areas, and provide better educational opportunities for minority students.
Provenance:
Collection donated by METCO Inc., through Jean McGuire, Director, 2016
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Busing for school integration -- Massachusetts -- Boston Metropolitan Area  Search this
Education  Search this
Race relations  Search this
School integration  Search this
Schools  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Handbooks
Posters -- 1950-2000
Citation:
METCO Inc. Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1410
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a8d58c15-d65b-461e-93b4-5ee5174c8c81
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1410

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