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Ruth Scott papers
Creator: Scott, Ruth Holland
Call Number: D.390
Dates: 1940-2009
Physical Description: 44 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Content List
Series I: Career materials, 1950's-2000's
Subseries I: Rochester City Council
Subseries II: Scott Associates Consulting, Inc.
Subseries III: General correspondence
Series II: Civic activism, 1960's-2000's
Subseries I: 19th Ward Community Association, circa 1970's
Subseries II: Leadership America, 1988-1999
Subseries III: Community organizations
Subseries IV: Housing and Urban Development
Subseries V: Education
Subseries VI: New Futures Initiative
Series III: Personal papers, 1940's-2000's
Subseries I: Awards and religious affiliations, 1956-2009
Subseries II: Personal and family history
Subseries III: Invitations and programs
Subseries IV: Magazine and newspaper articles, 1960-2004
Subseries V: Education and graduate work, 1950-1960, 1975, 2000's
Collection Overview
Title: Ruth Scott papers
Creator: Scott, Ruth Holland
Call Number: D.390
Dates: 1940-2009
Physical Description: 44 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Dr. Ruth Scott was born in Albion, Michigan in 1934. Scott is a Cum Laude graduate of Albion College (1956) and holds a graduate degree in education from Kent State University (1961). Scott has also received two honorary Doctoral Degrees from Alfred University (1997) and Albion College (2000). Scott worked as an English teacher in the Rochester City School District from 1956-1977. Beginning in 1977, Scott served as the first woman of color elected to the Rochester City Council and later, in 1986, as the council's first African American president.

She is married to William G. Scott, a retired music teacher, and the couple has three children and a number of grandchildren.

Scott has worked with over thirty organizations to help strengthen and improve the city of Rochester and the state of New York. She was a member of the Alfred University Board of Trustees, Board of Directors of the Memorial Art Gallery, the Martin Luther King Commission, and a member of Leadership of America. During her career, Scott was also heavily involved in promoting education and gender and racial equality. Scott encouraged community involvement in education, developed the first African-American based curriculum for students in Cleveland, Ohio, and supported minority and women owned businesses. She also was invested in creating low income housing for the people of Rochester

Scott served on the council for twelve years from 1977-1989 and she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Monroe County Human Relations Council.

After retiring from the Rochester City Council, Scott founded the company, Scott Associates Consulting Inc. The company provides consulting services related to a wide-range of social issues, including low income community housing, education, and community and neighborhood development.

Scope and Content
The Ruth H. Scott Papers are comprised of three series: Career Materials, Civic Activism, and Personal Papers. The majority of the items in Career Materials document Scott's terms serving on the Rochester City Council, from 1977-1989. A small group of materials in this series includes items from her unsuccessful 1993 campaign for Rochester City Mayor. There are additional materials related to her consulting work for banks, and non-profit companies. Most of the consulting material dates from 1989, when she began Scott Associates Consulting, Inc. The second series, Civic Activism, documents Scott's participation and interest in a variety of community organizations, locally and nationally. This series includes three subseries: Leadership America, Housing and Urban Development, and Education. The materials on education also include consulting work and positions held within the Rochester City School systems, beginning in the 1950s. The final series, Personal Materials, includes family photographs, documents related to Scott's primary, secondary and college education. There are also awards, invitations, and birthday cards from the 1940s-2000s.

New York (State)--Rochester
African American women
Scott, Ruth Holland
Rochester (N.Y.). Council
Human rights workers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was made a gift of Ruth Scott in 2010.Access
The Ruth Scott papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Ruth Scott papers, D.390, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Series I: Career materials, 1950's-2000's
The materials in this series include select correspondence from Scott's political and consulting career, city council initiatives and reports, and photographs, dating from the 1950s-2000s.

Subseries I: Rochester City Council
Box 1, Folder 1-5;
Box 2, Folder 1-2
First term serving on Rochester City Council, 1977-1981
Box 2, Folder 3Photographs of swearing in ceremony, 1977
Box 6, Folder 2Correspondence, letters of congratulations on election to Rochester City Council, 1977
Box 2, Folder 4Photographs of first term serving on Rochester City Council, 1977-1981
Box 2, Folder 5-6Second term serving on Rochester City Council, 1981-1985
Box 2, Folder 7Photographs of second term serving on Rochester City Council, 1981-1985
Box 6, Folder 3Correspondence, letters of congratulations on election to Rochester City Council, 1981-1986
Box 2, Folder 8;
Box 3, Folder 1-3
Third term serving on Rochester City Council, 1985-1989
Box 3, Folder 4Photographs of third term serving on Rochester City Council, 1985-1989, undated
Box 3, Folder 5-6Phone messages, June 1986-February 1987
Box 3, Folder 7Rochester City Council, undated materials
Box 3, Folder 8Rochester/Monroe County Board of Elections annual report, 1988
Box 3, Folder 9Rochester City Council staffing numbers and duties
Box 3, Folder 10Board of Examiners application form, 1992
The contents of this folder are restricted. Please contact department staff for further information.

Box 7, Folder 1Retirement from Rochester City Council, photographs and correspondence, 1990
Box 7, Folder 2City of Rochester municipal documents, 1970-1977
Box 7, Folder 3Terms served on Rochester City Council, undated
Box 7, Folder 4Speeches, drafts, and typed remarks, circa 1977-1978, 1988
Subseries II: Scott Associates Consulting, Inc.
Box 4, Folder 1-31993 campaign for Mayor of Rochester, New York
Box 6, Folder 4Correspondence, campaign for Mayor, 1993
Box 7, Folder 10Newspaper clippings: campaign for Mayor, 1993
Box 4, Folder 4-5County of Monroe Board of Elections street sequence report of city and county, April 5, 1993
Box 4, Folder 6Employment varification, teaching positions and application materials, circa 1966, 1984, 1994
Box 4, Folder 7Career development services, 1989
Box 4, Folder 8Rochester Community Savings Bank and bank consulting work, 1984-1985
Box 4, Folder 9;
Box 5, Folder 1-2
Scott Associates Consulting, Inc., 1989-2006
Box 5, Folder 3Exporting to the world from the Finger Lakes Region
Box 5, Folder 4Job applications, resumes, and biographical information
Box 5, Folder 5Phone messages and notes, undated
Box 5, Folder 6Month at a glance calendar, 1985
Box 5, Folder 7Week at a glance appointment book, 1985
Box 5, Folder 8Handwritten notes and articles about leadership, 1977
Subseries III: General correspondence
Box 5, Folder 9-11;
Box 6, Folder 1
Professional correspondence, 1971-2006, undated
The letters in folders 9-11, and in Box 6, folder 1, document Scott's relationships with colleagues both within city government, as well as those she created through her work with community organizations.

Box 6, Folder 5Correspondence, letters of congratulations, 1991, 2000, and undated
Box 6, Folder 6Correspondence: delegate for 1980 Democratic National Convention
Box 6, Folder 7-11Correspondence, thank you notes, 1970's-2000's, undated
The correspondence in folders 7-11 acknowledge Scott's volunteer efforts, as well as her contributions to political campaigns, and her participation in various conferences and programs.

Box 6, Folder 12-13Personal correspondence, 1977-1989, 1999, undated
Series II: Civic activism, 1960's-2000's
The materials in this series include information about Scott's involvement in both local and national activist organizations and community groups. The content includes select correspondence, publicity for events and initiatives, development of initiatives, reports, and newspaper articles.
The materials in this series are arranged in roughly alphabetical order by the name of an initiative or organization.

Subseries I: 19th Ward Community Association, circa 1970's
Box 8, Folder 119th Ward Community Association
Box 8, Folder 2-419th Ward Community Association Youth Services Project, 1970-1972
Subseries II: Leadership America, 1988-1999
The materials in this sub-series include program materials from Scott's participation, as well as from her years working with the program's organizers.

Box 9, Folder 1-5;
Box 10, Folder 1-2
Leadership America, 1988-1999, circa 2000
Box 10, Folder 3Leadership America, correspondence, 1990-2005
Box 10, Folder 4Leadership America, news articles, 1989
Subseries III: Community organizations
Box 10, Folder 510- point plan for the careful investor, pamphlet
Box 10, Folder 6The Academy for Contemporary Problems, publications
Box 10, Folder 7African American Leadership Development, 2002 directory
Box 10, Folder 8American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1971-1972
Box 10, Folder 9The American Center for International Leadership (ACIL), Spring 1990
Box 10, Folder 10American Business Women's Association, 1977
Box 10, Folder 11Austin Steward Professional Society, 1989
Box 10, Folder 12Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE), 1992
Box 10, Folder 13Campaigns: Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee; Democratic National Committee, 1976, 1980
Box 10, Folder 14Center for Dispute Settlement, 1990
The materials in this folder include an Alternative for Violence Institute proposal, as well as Rochester housing authority hearing procedures, and items relationed to the organization's activities in 1990.

Box 10, Folder 15Chamber of Commerce Membership Department, 1991
Box 10, Folder 16Civic Development Committee annual civic awards luncheon announcement, 1989
Box 10, Folder 17Community Arts Grants Program
Box 11, Folder 1The Community Foundation, "Catalysts for change"
Box 11, Folder 2Community internship program, 1991
Box 11, Folder 3Community Reinvestment Act initiatives, 1990's
Box 11, Folder 4Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board, correspondence and minutes, 1995
Box 11, Folder 5Information about Concerned Black Women of Greater Rochester organization
Box 11, Folder 6Conference planning guide
Box 11, Folder 7Consumer protection legislation announcement, 1971
Box 11, Folder 8The Council on Financial Competition, 1990's
Box 11, Folder 9Council on Foundations, publications and member lists
Box 11, Folder 10Correspondence and budget for tribute luncheon, 1993
Box 11, Folder 11Credentials challenge brought before the Democratic National Committee on behalf of women and youth, 1976
Box 11, Folder 12Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Rochester alumnae chapter, resource guide, 1976-1977
Box 11, Folder 13Democratic Action Committee and League of Women Voters correspondence, membership forms and meeting notes, 1970
Box 11, Folder 14Department of Agriculture, 1988-1990
Box 11, Folder 15Environmental checklist pamphlet
Box 11, Folder 16Environmental sustainability, 1990
Box 11, Folder 17Press release announcing seminar on solid waste management, 1971
Box 11, Folder 18Family planning, 1971
Box 11, Folder 19Focus group training articles
Box 11, Folder 20FLEET INCITY Advisory Board, 1998-1999
Box 12, Folder 1"Four essentials for effective boards," perinatal network training, December 2000
Box 12, Folder 2Government restructuring project, 1990
Box 12, Folder 3Greater Rochester Commerce
Box 12, Folder 4Handwritten notes
Box 12, Folder 5Health and insurance materials, 1971
Box 12, Folder 6Human relations advisory committee, August 11, 2000
Box 12, Folder 7Human service plan task force, 1989
Box 12, Folder 8Internal City Management Association (ICMA), 1988
Box 12, Folder 9Jordan Health Center, notes and correspondence, 2003
Box 12, Folder 10W.K. Kellog National Fellowship program description
Box 12, Folder 11Leadership, "The Journey Continues", 1992
Box 12, Folder 12"Leadership Rochester", 1991
Box 12, Folder 13Leadership through Quality, 1988
Box 12, Folder 14Lobbying on behalf of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1995
Box 12, Folder 15Martin Luther King Jr. Greater Rochester festival commission, 1986-1990
Box 12, Folder 16Mediation training, 1988-1992
Box 12, Folder 17Metro-Act initiatives
Box 12, Folder 18Metropolitan Women's Network membership meeting, May 30, 1987
Box 12, Folder 19Small/Minority Businesses, Knowledge Systems and Research (KS&R), 1989
Box 12, Folder 20Small/Minority Businesses, New York State, correspondence, 1990-1991
Box 12, Folder 21Small/Minority Businesses, New York State Upstate New York Regional Minority Purchasing Council Inc., 1991
Box 12, Folder 22Small/Minority Businesses, Minority and women owned vendor program, 1990
Box 13, Folder 1Small/Minority Businesses, Madison, Wisconsin, 1991
Box 13, Folder 2Small/Minority Businesses, status of corporations, correspondence, and reports, 1989-1999
Box 13, Folder 3Small/Minority Businesses, conferences, registration, and correspondence, 2001
Box 13, Folder 4National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. conference documentation form, 1997
Box 13, Folder 5Monroe County Arts Committee
Box 13, Folder 6Monroe County Bar Association: community conference on violence, 1985
Box 13, Folder 7Monroe County Democrats, 1989-1990
Box 13, Folder 8Monroe County and New York State politics and campaigns, 1986-1987
Box 13, Folder 9National Black Caucus of local elected officials, 1984, 1994
Box 13, Folder 10National Black Leadership survey
Box 13, Folder 11National Puerto Rican Coalition scope of work, 2000
The contents of this folder are restricted. Please contact department staff for further information.

Box 13, Folder 12New York State Citizens Information Service, 1970-1972
Box 13, Folder 13New York State Department of Economic Development, 1987-1988
Box 14, Folder 1New York State regional affairs, 1988
Box 14, Folder 2Observation and active listening training materials
Box 14, Folder 3Prevention Partners, Inc. meeting agenda, February 10, 1995
Box 14, Folder 4Prevention Partners, Inc. 5th annual golf tournament, June 28, 2000
Box 14, Folder 5Proposal to establish the city of Durham as a nuclear free zone, 1986
Box 14, Folder 6Rap and product: Road to understanding conference, April 29-30, 1977
Box 14, Folder 7Research notes: "Race and class in Rochester", December 1990
Box 14, Folder 8Correspondence: formation of a Rochester Alliance of River Advocates (RARA), 1990
Box 14, Folder 9Rochester Area Foundation, 1994
Box 14, Folder 10Rochester Area Community Foundation, biennial report, 2006
Box 14, Folder 11Rochester Area Community Foundation, city development task force, 1989
Box 14, Folder 12Rochester Area Community Foundation guide, 2001; correspondence, 1983, 1997
Box 14, Folder 13Rochester Area Community Foundation, annual luncheon and Rochester Titans list, 2002-2003
Box 14, Folder 14Rochester Black Business Association's community/corporate/government team description and goals
Box 14, Folder 15Rochester Police Department, complaint investigation committee training program, 1990
Box 14, Folder 16Rochester recycling program, pilot, Phases II and III, 1989-1990
Box 14, Folder 17Race and underclass in a middle-sized metropolitan area, 1991
Box 14, Folder 18Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Black faculty recruitment committee, 1987
Box 14, Folder 19New perspectives on racial issues conference, March-July 1990
Box 14, Folder 20National conference of Black mayors, Mayor's roster, 1994
Box 15, Folder 1Rochester Community Savings Bank, orientation program materials, 1976
Box 15, Folder 2New York State Economic development, 1989
Box 15, Folder 3-5Rochester Economic Development Corporation, 1987-1991, 2004-2005
Box 15, Folder 6Rochester grantmakers forum, 1990
Box 15, Folder 7Greater Rochester Women's fund, mission statement, 1986; correspondence, 1990
Box 15, Folder 8Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau: facilitator agreement, 1990
Box 15, Folder 9Rochester Public Library, Monroe County Library System volunteer projects, 1970s; 1977 proposal to end civil service "Rule of Three" procedure
Box 15, Folder 10Rochester Area Women's Political Caucus correspondence, 1985; membership directory, 1988
Box 15, Folder 11Schools and community communication project year end report, 1975
Box 15, Folder 12Speaking agreement: International City/County Management Association annual conference, 1988
Box 15, Folder 13United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare "An Investigation of Alternative Occupational Role Models", 1978
Box 15, Folder 14Urban Form workshop correspondence, 1991
Box 15, Folder 15United Way pledge form, 1976; Board of Directors, 1989-1990
Box 15, Folder 16United Way African-American Leadership Development Program workshop and meeting notes, 1991
Box 15, Folder 17WHEC-10 Citizens Advisory Council, correspondence and meeting notes, 1975
Box 15, Folder 18Women and money conference, 1978
Box 15, Folder 19Women's political activism: organizations and initiatives
Box 15, Folder 20Volunteerism, 1978
Box 15, Folder 21Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) memorandum, 1995; possible board nominees, 1980
Box 15, Folder 22Bibliography of African American history
Box 15, Folder 23Photographs and images of or with national politicians, 1980-1990's
Box 15, Folder 24International leaders in achievement priority reservation form
Subseries IV: Housing and Urban Development
The materials in this sub-series have been arranged in roughly alphabetical order by the name of the organization or initiative

Box 15, Folder 25A. Williams Associates open house celebration pamphlet, August 21, 1987
Box 15, Folder 26Advisory committee meeting agenda for the Corporation for Promotion of Limited Equity Housing, 1985
Box 15, Folder 27Affordable housing issue brief, and program description, 1988, 1990
Box 15, Folder 28Apartment and housing complex design plans and funding sources, 1990's
Box 15, Folder 29Blueprint 2000 focus group guidebook, 1995
Box 16, Folder 1Blueprint 2000: Communities for the 21st century, conference proceedings, February 10-12, 1995
Box 16, Folder 2Capital projects through 1985, Charlotte neighborhood and Maplewood neighborhood
Box 16, Folder 3Certificate of completion for the course/training in identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, 1994
Box 16, Folder 4Citizens Committee on police affairs, final report, circa 1974-1994
This report was compiled for Mayor Thomas Ryan, who served from 1974-1994.

Box 16, Folder 5Community and urban development, correspondence and initiatives, 1994-1999
Box 16, Folder 6Community Lending Corporation, 1988
Box 16, Folder 7Corn Hill village development budget, draft application, designs, circa 1991
Box 16, Folder 8Cornhill Gazette, February 4, 1977
Box 16, Folder 9Choosing American's Future: National League of Cities Conference program, 1987
Box 16, Folder 10Community Development: home improvement grant program
Box 16, Folder 11Community Development program news, March 1977
Box 16, Folder 12Community Organization Committee response to proposed 19th ward construction project, 1980
Box 16, Folder 13Department of Community Development organizational chart
Box 16, Folder 14Desegregated housing and interracial neighborhoods: a bibliographic guide- Mark Beach, a National Neighbors Publication, 1975
Box 16, Folder 15Downtown Rochester: Report on the development plan, January 19, 1977
Box 19, Folder 20Drug abuse prevention, news articles, 1993
Box 19, Folder 21Drug abuse prevention, needle exchange, 1993
Box 19, Folder 22Drug abuse prevention, S.O.B.E.R. pamphlet
Box 17, Folder 1Frederick Douglass Community Development Corporation, grant correspondence, 1994-1998
Box 17, Folder 2Frederick Douglass Community Development Corportation, reports, 1996-1997
Box 17, Folder 3"The City of Frederick Douglass Rochester's African-American People and Places", 1994
Box 17, Folder 4Frederick Douglass Development Corporation correspondence, 1994
Box 17, Folder 5Frederick Douglass Village, photograph of the house design
Box 17, Folder 6FLEET, 1994-2001
Box 17, Folder 7FLEET, 20/20 vision symposium, manuals, November 1997
Box 17, Folder 8Goals for a Greater Rochester, 1990
Box 20, Folder 1Home ownership program coordination, New York State, 1994
Box 20, Folder 7Housing and urban development newspaper articles, 1989
Box 17, Folder 9Housing Opportunities, Inc., 1989-1990
Box 17, Folder 10Housing Opportunities, Inc. corporate organization structure, housing timeline, correspondence, 1991
Box 17, Folder 11Hattie's shelter at Goodwin Park dedication ceremony, June 12, 1988
Box 17, Folder 12Housing and community development: correspondence, 1977-1994
Box 18, Folder 1Housing Network Hotline, publication of the Urban League of Rochester Economic Development Corporation, December 1989
Box 18, Folder 2Houston Congress of Cities conference, 1990
Box 18, Folder 3Incoming eligibility data; Rochester housing market analysis
Box 18, Folder 4It's location, location, location presented by Ruth Scott at Re-imaging the urban conference- Buffalo, New York, 1995
Box 18, Folder 5Low and moderate income housing, application and reports, March 1990
Box 18, Folder 18National League of Cities Conference, 1979
Box 18, Folder 19Agenda notebook for National League of Cities community and economic development steering committee, September 17-18, 1981
Box 18, Folder 20National League of Cities- roundtables, notes, and newsletter, circa 1988
Box 18, Folder 21National League of Cities, Board of Directors and Advisory Council, handbook, 1986
Box 18, Folder 22National League of Cities, education, children and families in the city project, 1990-1992
Box 18, Folder 23National League of Cities, "The State of American Cities", 1992
Box 19, Folder 1National League of Cities, meeting agendas and correspondence, 1991-1992
Box 19, Folder 2National Neighbors voting member organizations
Box 19, Folder 3National Neighbors: brochures, information sheets, and agendas, 1970-1972, undated
Box 19, Folder 4National Neighbors: by-laws, correspondence, and initiatives, 1975-1976
Box 19, Folder 5National Neighbors initiative, circa 1976
Box 19, Folder 6National Neighbors annual 1976 conference participants
Box 19, Folder 7National Neighbors: Philadelphia, 1976-1977
Box 19, Folder 8National Neighbors Watch program: prevent burgularies
Box 18, Folder 8"Neighborhood Forum" Charles House publications, December 1977
Box 20, Folder 2Neighborhood housing executives meeting, agenda and memoranda, September 23, 1994
Box 18, Folder 9Neighborhood housing services downpayment assistance memoranda, 1994
Box 18, Folder 10Neighborhood parking lot program: a solution to the residential parking problem in the city, March-June 1978
Box 18, Folder 11Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation partnership with Neighborworks, 1995-1996
Box 20, Folder 3Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, 1994-1995
Box 20, Folder 4Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute, 1995
Box 20, Folder 5"Neighborhood spirit is on the rise," broadside
Box 18, Folder 12Neighborhood Street Association, 1977
Box 18, Folder 6New approaches to fund low income housing, proposed by Ruth Scott, 1985
Box 18, Folder 7"New approaches to fair housing-- the local dimension" Kate Williams and Melvin Minister, 1978
Box 19, Folder 9Partners for livable communities, 1989-1998
Box 18, Folder 14Policies for pilot lending program in partnership with the Buffalo Neighborhood and Housing Services, 1994
Box 18, Folder 15Proposal for a reference directory of multiracial neighborhood organizations, 1975
Box 18, Folder 16Proposed bill: Home Mortgage Disclosure Amendments of 1980
Box 18, Folder 17"Pulling together for the 90's", 1990
Box 19, Folder 12Renewable American Community Conference, 1992 program
Box 20, Folder 8Results of physical renovation of inner cities as it relates to the segregation or re-segregation of the areas, December 6, 1976
Box 19, Folder 10Revitalization of the Southwest corridor, 1995
Box 19, Folder 11Rezoning hearing, February 1977
Box 19, Folder 23-25Rochester Fights Back initiative, 1989-1991
Box 18, Folder 13Rochester Neighborhood Assocation lists, 1970, 1983
Box 19, Folder 13Rochester housing market study, May 1988
Box 19, Folder 14Rochester Trust Fund Corporation, rules and regulations private housing finance law
Box 19, Folder 15Southeast Area Coalition (SEAC) communications, June 17, 1980
Box 20, Folder 6South East and South West neighborhood associations
Box 19, Folder 16Text of a resultion regarding neighborhood recreation services, June 22, 1982
Box 19, Folder 17United Way of greater Rochester, housing initiative program, 1988
Box 19, Folder 18Urban housing rehabilitation in the United States - Nathaniel H. Rogg
Box 19, Folder 19Wilson Commencent Park: summary project description, 1985
Subseries V: Education
The materials in the sub-series include correspondence, school standards, curriculum development and individual school initatives

Box 20, Folder 9A proposed model for a county federation of school districts, report of Monroe County Educational Planning Committee, August 1971
Box 20, Folder 10Education-related articles and newspaper clippings, 1970's-1980's
Box 20, Folder 11Contractual agreement between the City School District of Rochester and Rochester Teachers Association, July 1, 1984-June 30, 1987
Box 20, Folder 12Correspondence, 1953, 1973, 1976-1978
Box 20, Folder 13Day Care Week, 1972; Nursing training, 1972
Box 20, Folder 14Ebony Culture Club East High School Thanksgiving Celebration program, November 24, 1992
Box 20, Folder 15"Education: Everybody's Business"- National League of Cities, [1991]
The date given here is approximate, and supplied by department staff.

Box 20, Folder 16Invitation to School #37 volunteers, teachers PTA Board members appreciation pot-luck supper, June 8, 1972
Box 20, Folder 17National League of Cities: Cities' roles in education task force, members, February-April 1999
Box 20, Folder 18Primer- National League of Cities Education is everybody's business, draft by Ruth Scott, 1990
Box 20, Folder 19Program planning and committee roster for Rochester area educational television association, Inc., 1976-1978
Box 20, Folder 20Retirement celebration program in honor of Johnny M. Wilson, Sr.
Box 20, Folder 21School productions and concert programs, 1970, 1980
Box 20, Folder 22Welcome banner and questions for Ruth Scott, circa 1990's
Box 21, Folder 1Buffalo Public Schools correspondence, 2002-2003
Box 21, Folder 2Administrative bulletin, February 24, 1977
Box 21, Folder 3Lewis H. Morgan School No. 37 newsletter, September 30, 1977
Box 21, Folder 4Agenda for spring institute in educational administration, October 28, 1976
Box 21, Folder 5Education, Board of Christian Education, 2007
Box 21, Folder 6Conference of large city boards of education, 1980
Box 21, Folder 7Cooperative report of the parent, school, and central office assessment study of Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50, 1976
Box 21, Folder 8Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and WXXI programming, correspondence and memoranda, 1977
Box 21, Folder 9Education initatives, committee work, and articles, circa 1991-1993
Box 21, Folder 10Education is Everybody's Business, local officials guide, 1992
Box 21, Folder 11Elementary school assessment project, 1971
Box 21, Folder 12Employment contract- Rochester City School District, 1971-1972
Box 21, Folder 13Environment, recycling, educational syllabi, 1988; conference correspondence, 1992
Box 22, Folder 1Fact sheet: United States Army to get first black female general, June 1, 1979
Box 22, Folder 2The federal role in education, 1989
Box 22, Folder 3Franklin School-based planning team update for Board of Education, August 6, 1991
Box 22, Folder 4Fragment of commencement speech [Jose Loflin?] Center
Box 22, Folder 5Goals for a greater Rochester issue committee members: Education, 1991
Box 22, Folder 6Goals of the multi-ethnic curriculum revision project, September 20, 1972
Box 22, Folder 7Guidance services: material from National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro students
The language used to describe this folder is the same terminology as the wording on the original report.

Box 22, Folder 8Incomplete recommendation form- law school form James Thomas Jr. Special Education teacher at Wilson Junior High School, Rochester, New York
Box 22, Folder 9Information sheet: case number 1, policy development; contract administration; number 3 policy development and implementation, 1977
Box 22, Folder 10Improving education of at-risk students, 1990
Box 22, Folder 11Issue of homeroom: faculty meeting, Charles W. Eliot Junior High School, May 28, 1958
Box 22, Folder 12Human relations workshop evaluation form, Rochester, New York, April 28, 1976
Box 22, Folder 13Lincoln Park School No. 44 certificate of participation: Moms and muffins, October 11, 2007
Box 22, Folder 14"Linking education and economic development" 29th and 30th Congressional Districts New York State Conference report, 1988
Box 22, Folder 15Madison High School campaus expansion plan: analysis of costs, impacts, and alternative proposals, 1980
Box 22, Folder 16Management News, September 27, 1976, October 25, 1976
Box 22, Folder 17National Center on Education and the Economy, expectations study, 1989
Box 22, Folder 18National League of Cities, Education is Everybody's business: correspondence, articles, planning documents, 1991
Box 22, Folder 19National League of Cities, education evaluations, 1988-1992
Box 22, Folder 20National League of Cities, making government work for your city's kids, 1992
Box 22, Folder 21National School Board Association's key work of school boards framework, circa 2007
Box 22, Folder 22Nazareth College, workshop, 1998
Box 22, Folder 23Education, news articles, 1991-1992
Box 22, Folder 24New York State Education Department by-laws, 1979
Box 22, Folder 25Objectives and agenda for School No. 19 centers for the arts and academics, September 1976
Box 22, Folder 26Panasonic Foundation/Matsushita Foundation, 1989
Box 23, Folder 1-2Panasonic Foundation Partnerships conference, May 11-13, 1990 and November 16-18, 1990
Box 23, Folder 3Panasonic Foundation, printed materials and receipts, 1989-1990
Box 23, Folder 4Pinnacle Group/Tycoon section study group contract, July 14, 1997
Box 23, Folder 5Photographs of Ruth Scott presenting an award
Box 23, Folder 6Position paper on Higher Education for blacks in the Rochester area, 1981
Box 23, Folder 7Primer-National League of Cities (NLC) Education is Everybody's Business, draft with program analysis
Box 23, Folder 81977 by-laws; program for Rochester to Interest Students in Science and Math (PRISM), meeting minutes, July 28, 1980
Box 23, Folder 9, 11Education, quality reports, 1983-1985, 1987
Box 23, Folder 10"Redefining the possible: achieving the national education goals" brochure
Box 23, Folder 12-13Rochester Area Foundation, Board of Directors, 1990
Box 23, Folder 14Rochester Area Foundation early childhood education initiative, 1991
Box 23, Folder 15Rochester early education philosophy goals, 1987
Box 23, Folder 16Benjamin Franklin High School Board of Directors meeting, 1990
Box 23, Folder 17Benjamin Franklin High School, Communication Arts Magnet, 1990
Box 23, Folder 18Benjamin Franklin High School, House Model reports, 1987-1991
Box 24, Folder 1Benjamin Franklin High School, The Quaker Times, Volume 1, No 5-11, 1989-1991
Box 24, Folder 2Benjamin Franklin High School, school-based planning, 1990-1991
Box 24, Folder 3Rochester City School District, Community expectations for student performance, 1990
Box 24, Folder 4Rochester City School District, finances, 1989
Box 24, Folder 5Rochester City School District, Flower City School report, 1990
Box 24, Folder 6Rochester City School District, Community involvement in education, 1990
Box 24, Folder 7Rochester City School District, high expectations initiative, 1990
Box 24, Folder 8Rochester City School District, Hispanic report, 1988
Box 24, Folder 9Rochester City School District, "Improving our schools", 1996
Box 24, Folder 10Rochester City School District, restructuring, 1988-1989
Box 24, Folder 11Rochester City School District, school-based planning guides, 1988-1989
Box 24, Folder 12Rochester City School District, school-based planning meeting notes, 1991
Box 24, Folder 13Rochester City School District, student conduct and discipline, 1990-1992
Box 24, Folder 14Rochester City School District, Wegman's work/scholarship report
Box 24, Folder 15Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Talent Bank, correspondence, resumes, and contracts, 1990
Box 25, Folder 1Rochester, New York City School District staff bulletin, February 28, 1977
Box 25, Folder 2School Management Institute, Inc., Volume III, No. 1
Box 25, Folder 3School district of Pittsburg, 1991
Box 25, Folder 4School No. 16 questionnaire
Box 25, Folder 5School reorganization and integration initiative and outcomes, 1971
Box 25, Folder 6"Some comments on pseudo-originality"- Percy W. Brown, Greater Cleveland Council Teachers of English, February 17, 1958
Box 25, Folder 7Speaker confirmation: Women as Administrators class at Monroe Community College, 1980
Box 25, Folder 8Student leadership training announcement, January 30, 1976
Box 25, Folder 9Student performance expectations, 1990
Box 25, Folder 10Successful School Administration: The Education Management Letter
Box 25, Folder 11Summary of Volume I Commission Report on the quality, cost, and financing of elementary and secondary education, April 1972
Box 25, Folder 12Teaching tolerance, 2004-2005
Box 25, Folder 13Teachers committee for Jimmy Carter, campaign materials, 1976
Box 25, Folder 14Test scores and statistics
Box 25, Folder 15Title page: "Minority student success: The role of teachers in advanced placement courses"- Nancy W. Burton, et al, 2002
Box 25, Folder 16Urban League of Rochester Outstanding Academic Achievement, 1988
Box 25, Folder 17Wilson Junior High School Cluster E description, 1979
Box 25, Folder 18Writing achievement reports, 1988-1989
Subseries VI: New Futures Initiative
Box 25, Folder 19New Futures Initiative, Adolescent pregnancy report, 1990
Box 25, Folder 20-23;
Box 26, Folder 1-5
New Futures Initiative, board meetings, 1988-1990
Box 26, Folder 6New Futures Initiative, by-laws
Box 26, Folder 7New Futures Initiative, education, Rochester City School District, budget and reports, 1989-1990
Box 26, Folder 8-11New Futures Initiative, education, Rochester City School District, Call to action, 1986-1990
Box 26, Folder 12New Futures Initiative, proposal to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1988
Box 26, Folder 13Job training programs and initiatives, 1970's
Box 26, Folder 14Choices/Changes: An investigation of Alternative Occupational Role Models. United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, circa 1978
Series III: Personal papers, 1940's-2000's
Subseries I: Awards and religious affiliations, 1956-2009
Box 7, Folder 5Alfred University Board of Trustees agreement form and list, 1993-1994
Box 7, Folder 6Martin Luther King Jr. speech and program materials, 1978
Box 7, Folder 7Albion College alumni award, 1975 and honorary doctorate, 2000
Box 7, Folder 8Alfred University Degree of Humane Letters citation, 1997
Box 7, Folder 9Who's Who among African Americans biographical form, [1997]
Box 34Museum objects
The items in this box include campaign pins from Scott's political career, as well as badges and identification cards from Scott's terms on the Rochester City Council and her work at the Rochester Savings Bank. Other items include a paperweight documenting President George Bush's visit to Rochester in May 1989, a cassette tape of Scott's commentaries that aired on WXXI, and Scott's nameplate from her office at the Rochester City Council.

Box 26, Folder 15Announcement of Ruth Scott as Alfred University's mid-year commencement speaker, December 7, 1997
Box 26, Folder 17Women of Influence, shaping the future, Girls Scouts of Genesee Valley, Inc. luncheon program, March 25, 2004
Box 27, Folder 1Awards, 1970-2000, undated
Box 27, Folder 2Photographs of African American Employers Club awards ceremony
Box 27, Folder 3Women, "A Tribute to Women of Greatness", 1995
Box 27, Folder 4Church involvement: Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 1962-2009
Box 27, Folder 5Save Our Sisters initiative, 2004
Box 27, Folder 6-7Religious issues and organizations
Box 28, Folder 8Working woman entrepreneurial excellence awards program, 2001
Subseries II: Personal and family history
Box 27, Folder 8Photographs of Ruth Scott, 1956-1990's
Box 28, Folder 1Family photographs
Box 28, Folder 2Photographs of Ruth Scott, family members, politicians, city of Rochester
Box 31, Folder 3Newspaper articles related to family history, 1960's-1990's
Box 31, Folder 4Remarks of the family at Robert Holland Sr.'s funeral, 1974
Box 32, Folder 1Childhood birthday cards
Box 32, Folder 2-3High school graduation cards
Box 7, Folder 11Greeting cards, 1947-1950, undated
Box 29, Folder 7Memorial service text for Louise Smith
Box 29, Folder 9Easter card from Robert Holland
Box 29, Folder 12Memorial service program for Louise Ione Taber Collins, 2004
Box 29, Folder 14Rules for baby-sitting club, 1971
Box 29, Folder 15Writings and notes, circa 1970's
Box 29, Folder 17Legal documents, 1992, 1998
Subseries III: Invitations and programs
Box 26, Folder 16Graduation and music programs, 2001, 2002
Box 28, Folder 3Participation and invitations to Presidential inaugurations and visits, 1980's-1990's
Box 28, Folder 4-7Invitations and programs, 1980's-1990's
Subseries IV: Magazine and newspaper articles, 1960-2004
Box 29, Folder 1Newspaper clippings: City Council, 1977-1984
Box 29, Folder 2Newspaper clippings on topics of interest, 1961-2002
Box 29, Folder 3Magazine articles and newspaper clippings, circa 1994-2001
Box 29, Folder 4-5Publications containing articles about Scott, 1984-1987, 2002-2004
Box 29, Folder 6"Marketing-Business Administration Forum" summer 1984, Professor Weaver
Box 33Oversized awards and newspaper articles, 1970's-2000's
Box 29, Folder 8Robert Holland award, 1960, Albion High School
Box 29, Folder 10Article announcing Robert Holland as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ben & Jerry's
Box 29, Folder 11Employment contract: Beam's theatre club and Greg Scott, 1987
Box 29, Folder 13"Are there any good jobs left? Careers in an age of disposable workers"- William Scott book proposal
Box 29, Folder 16"Sweethearts forever" in our community article, 1990
Subseries V: Education and graduate work, 1950-1960, 1975, 2000's
Box 30, Folder 1Early life, articles, 1950's
Box 30, Folder 2High school: awards and letters of congratulation
Box 30, Folder 3Photographs, circa 1950's
Box 30, Folder 4Scrapbook, 1950's
Box 30, Folder 5High school essay "Road to peace"
Box 30, Folder 6Albion College: course notes and assignments, 1952-1956
Box 30, Folder 7Albion College commencement and event programs, correspondence
Box 30, Folder 8-9Kent State University: Correspondence, course notes, and assignments, 1958-1960
Box 30, Folder 10SUNY College at Brockport graduate work, 1975
The contents of this folder are restricted. Please contact department staff for further information.

Box 30, Folder 11Albion College reunions and post-graduation correspondence
Box 31, Folder 1Alfred University coursework, 1997-2007
Box 31, Folder 2Honors convocation: Albion College awarding Ruth H. Scott a Doctorate in Sociology, 2000
Box 31, Folder 5School notes of Crystal Scott

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