Library sponsors Faculty Collaborative Research Colloquium
Syracuse University Library will present a Faculty Collaborative Research Colloquium entitled: “1930’s Redlining Maps from the Home Owners Loan Corporation” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library on Nov. 2 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Speakers include Emanuel Carter, Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at SUNY-ESF, Kishi Animashaun Ducre, Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University, Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University, John Olson, Government Documents, Maps, and GIS Librarian at Syracuse University Library, and Arthur Paris, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at SU.
Established in 1932, the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) was a component of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and was charged with looking at 239 cities to determine the levels of security for real estate investments in the neighborhoods of those cities and to create “Residential Security Maps.” These maps, created between 1935 and 1940, showed real estate conditions in those cities. The data gathered in the associated surveys and reports contains a wealth of information about the population and the condition of the housing stock of those cities and their neighborhoods within each graded area on the maps. These maps were shared with only a small number of people outside of the HOLC and are only now being rediscovered.
Contact: John Olson, Syracuse University Library, 443-4818, firstname.lastname@example.org