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Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007

This series is divided into eight subseries, which include the Office of the Director, Board of Friends, Finances, Scholarships, Students, Alumni, Academics, and Publications.

Subseries I.1: Office of the Director, 1960-2005

The Office of the Director subseries includes material that belonged to current and past Executive Directors of the DDC. Executive Directories have included: Larry Dais (1969-1981), Paula Martin (1981-1985), Glenn Hopkins (1985-1990), Kevin C. Matthews (1990-1998), and Olger C. Twyner, III (1998-Present). These files consist of addresses, reports, testimony to the United States Senate by Larry Dais, press releases, DDC anniversary materials, a copy of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and information about TRIO. Correspondence of the Director is not located in this sub-series, but can be found throughout the rest of the collection.

Addresses
Devlin, Jerry,
1989 November

Box 1
Folder 1
Dinkins, David,
1987 April
Box 1
Folder 2
Frost, Richard T,
1966 October
Box 1
Folder 3
Glaser, Paul,
1989 November
Box 1
Folder 4
Greenberg, Jack,
1989 November
Box 1
Folder 5
Humphrey, Hubert,
1966 September
Box 1
Folder 6
Kershaw, Joseph A., 1965-1966
Box 1
Folder 7
Shriver, Sargent, 1965 March-May
Box 1
Folder 8
Alianza Latino Weekend,
1989
Box 1
Folder 9
Anniversary Celebrations of Double Discovery Center
20th,
1985 April
Box 1
Folder 10
30th,
1995 December
Box 1
Folder 11
35th,
2000 May
Box 1
Folder 12
40th,
2005 June
Box 1
Folder 13
Black Heights Literary Magazine,
1981
Box 1
Folder 14
College Exploration Weekend,
1989 February
Box 1
Folder 15
Committee on Technology,
1996 July
Box 1
Folder 16
Commencement Programs, 2000-2003
Box 1
Folder 17
Design of Shirts for Double Discovery Center,
1990s
Box 1
Folder 18
Double Discovery Center Task Force, 1994-1996
Box 1
Folder 19
Economic Opportunity Act,
1964
Box 1
Folder 20
Farragut Houses Summer Program,
1994 July
Box 1
Folder 21
Founder’s Committee,
1997
Box 1
Folder 22
News Clippings, 1965-1998
Box 1
Folder 23
“No Time to Loose Award” Submission,
1991 August
Box 1
Folder 24
Parent’s Advisory Council Meeting,
1967 August
Box 1
Folder 25
Press Releases, 1965-1985
Box 1
Folder 26
Reports
Dais, Larry,
1980 June
Box 1
Folder 27
Hopkins, Glenn,
undated
Box 1
Folder 28
Kershaw, Joseph,
1966 June
Box 1
Folder 29
Levine, Robert A., 1963-1969
Box 1
Folder 30
Mahoney, Bette and Lewis Rosen,
1968 October
Box 1
Folder 31
Perry, Stewart, et. al.,
1968 April
Box 1
Folder 32
Robinson, Mary E.,
1966 April
Box 1
Folder 33
Sutton, Gordon F.,
1967 June
Box 1
Folder 34
Szanton, Eleanor S.,
1968 May
Box 1
Folder 35
Watts, Harold,
1965 October
Box 1
Folder 36
Williams, Walter, et. al.,
1965 December
Box 1
Folder 37
Special Events, 1960-1969
Box 1
Folder 38
Statistics, 1996-1994

Box 2
Folder 1
Testimony to United States Senate--Dais, Larry,
1979 October
Box 2
Folder 2
TRIO Program Information,
1980
Box 2
Folder 3
Volunteer Information,
1988
Box 2
Folder 4

Subseries 1.2: Board of Friends, 1985-1999

[RESTRICTED]

The Board of Friends subseries contains charters, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports of The Board of Friends. This subseries also contains the records of the Fund Development Committee. Established by the Board of Friends in 1984, the Fund Development Committee organizes outreach activities for the DDC.

Charters,
1988,
1992
(2 Folders)
Box 2
Folder 5 to 6

[RESTRICTED]

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997
Box 2
Folder 7

[RESTRICTED]

Executive Committee--Meeting,
1999 May
Box 2
Folder 8

[RESTRICTED]

Final Report on PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Project,
1985 November
Box 2
Folder 9

[RESTRICTED]

Fund Development
20th Anniversary of Double Discovery Center,
1985
Box 2
Folder 10

[RESTRICTED]

21st Anniversary of Double Discovery Center,
1986
Box 2
Folder 11

[RESTRICTED]

Campaign for the Children of Promise, 1987-1988
Box 2
Folder 12

[RESTRICTED]

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1985-1992
(2 Folders)
Box 2
Folder 13 to 14

[RESTRICTED]

Meeting,
1992 October
Box 2
Folder 15

[RESTRICTED]

Reports, 1989-1990
Box 2
Folder 16

[RESTRICTED]

Meetings, 1989-1994
(19 Folders)
Box 2
Folder 17 to 35

[RESTRICTED]

Meetings, 1994-1999
(13 Folders)

Box 3
Folder 1 to 13

[RESTRICTED]

Member Directories and Donor Lists, 1989-1991,
1996
Box 3
Folder 14

[RESTRICTED]

Mentoring and Volunteerism Committee
Correspondence, 1991-1992
Box 3
Folder 15

[RESTRICTED]

Meeting,
1992 October
Box 3
Folder 16

[RESTRICTED]

Nominating Committee
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997
Box 3
Folder 17

[RESTRICTED]

Recruitment Correspondence,
1992
Box 3
Folder 18

[RESTRICTED]

Reports, 1989-1990
Box 3
Folder 19

[RESTRICTED]

Retreats, 1992-1998
(6 Folders)
Box 3
Folder 20 to 25

[RESTRICTED]

Special Events Committee--Meeting,
1996
Box 3
Folder 26

[RESTRICTED]

Statistics on Board Members, circa
1998
Box 3
Folder 27

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries 1.3: Finances, 1971-2003

This series is comprised of two sub-groups: Donation and Grant Transactions, and Fundraising Activities. Arranged by account number, Donation and Grant Transaction files include receipts and correspondence that document funds received by the DDC. Fundraising files are comprised of grant proposals, correspondence, letters, and newsletters. Also in these files are quarterly and annual performance reports that were issued by the DDC in order to remain compliant with federal guidelines. Note that some grant proposals and performance reports are located in the Upward Bound and Talent Search series. Information regarding benefits and the Fun Run, created to help raise funds for the DDC, is also included in this subseries.

Benefits, 1997-1998
Box 3
Folder 28
Donation and Grant Transactions
Account # 0113-20223 1976-1977
Box 3
Folder 29

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-20227 1977-1978
Box 3
Folder 30

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-20327 1976 June-August
Box 3
Folder 31

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-26410 1978-1979
Box 3
Folder 32

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-26415 1977-1979
Box 3
Folder 33

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-26481 1980 September-October

Box 4
Folder 1

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-35991 1979-1981
Box 4
Folder 2

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0113-36001 1979-1980
Box 4
Folder 3

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0-40008-4200 1985-1990
Box 4
Folder 4

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0-41866-4200 1985-1991
Box 4
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0-43107-4200 1986-1989
Box 4
Folder 6

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 0-43469-4200 1988-1989
Box 4
Folder 7

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 2-41006 22
May 1985
Box 4
Folder 8

[RESTRICTED]

Account # 26500 1971-1976
Box 4
Folder 9

[NOT RESTRICTED]

Account #5-28513 1988-1989
Box 4
Folder 10

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-28911 1985-1988
Box 4
Folder 11

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-28912 1987-1988
Box 4
Folder 12

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-29881
1989
Box 4
Folder 13

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35992 1980-1982
Box 4
Folder 14

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35993 1981-1983
Box 4
Folder 15

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35994 1982-1983
Box 4
Folder 16

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35995 1983-1984
Box 4
Folder 17

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35996 1984-1985
Box 4
Folder 18

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-35997 1983-1986
Box 4
Folder 19

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36000 1988-1989
Box 4
Folder 20

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36001 1988-1990
Box 4
Folder 21

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36002 1980-1983
Box 4
Folder 22

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36003 1980-1982
Box 4
Folder 23

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36004 1982-1985
Box 4
Folder 24

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36005 1983-1985
Box 4
Folder 25

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36006 1984-1985
Box 4
Folder 26

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36007 1985-1986

Box 5
Folder 1

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36008 1986-1987
Box 5
Folder 2

[RESTRICTED]

Account #5-36009 1987-1988
Box 5
Folder 3

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-40008-2100 1987-1988
Box 5
Folder 4

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-40008-3610 1985-1987
Box 5
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-40008-4200 1988-1989
Box 5
Folder 6

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-40876 1984-1990
Box 5
Folder 7

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-41866-4200 1985-1987
Box 5
Folder 8

[RESTRICTED]

Account #6-40876 1984-1986
Box 5
Folder 9

[RESTRICTED]

Fun Run, 1990-1997
Box 5
Folder 10
Fundraising
100 Black Men
Donor Acknowledgement Letters,
1992
Box 5
Folder 11

[RESTRICTED]

Newsletter,
1987
Box 5
Folder 12

[RESTRICTED]

Black Enterprise Top 100 List--Donor Solicitation Letters,
1991
Box 5
Folder 13

[RESTRICTED]

Corporate Grant Proposals--Status Report, 1986-1989
Box 5
Folder 14

[RESTRICTED]

Foundation Grant Proposals--Status Report,
1986
Box 5
Folder 15

[RESTRICTED]

Fund Solicitation Letters,
1987
Box 5
Folder 16

[RESTRICTED]

New York City Grants
Neighborhood Youth Alliance Program--Proposal, 1993-1996
Box 5
Folder 17

[RESTRICTED]

One City Award Program--Proposal,
1988
Box 5
Folder 18

[RESTRICTED]

Safe Streets Intergenerational Consortium Program--Proposal, 1992-1993
Box 5
Folder 19

[RESTRICTED]

Stop the Violence Fund--Proposal and Award, 1992-1994
(3 Folders)
Box 5
Folder 20 to 23

[RESTRICTED]

Youth Bureau Proposal, 1989-1990
(2 Folders)

Box 6
Folder 1 to 2

[RESTRICTED]

Liberty Partnership Program
Double Discovery Center Participation,
1991
Box 6
Folder 3

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposal, 1988-1992
Box 6
Folder 4

[RESTRICTED]

Guidelines for Grant Proposals, 1991-1992
Box 6
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Sloan Foundation Mathematics Program,
1988
Box 6
Folder 6

[RESTRICTED]

Talent Search
Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1980-1991
(4 Folders)
Box 6
Folder 7 to 10

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1988-2003

Box 7
Folder 1 to 4

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Competitive--Special Initiative, 1989-1991
Box 7
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1981-1987
(4 Folders)
Box 7
Folder 6 to 9

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1987-1996
(6 Folders)

Box 8
Folder 1 to 6

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Continuation--Student Rosters, 1989-1990
Box 8
Folder 7

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Annual, 1977-1997
(18 Folders)
Box 8
Folder 8 to 25

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Final, 1979-1980
Box 8
Folder 26

[NOT RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Interim,
1978
Box 8
Folder 27

[NOT RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Notes, 1990-1994
(4 Folders)
Box 8
Folder 28 to 31

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Notes, 1994-1997
(3 Folders)

Box 9
Folder 1 to 3

[RESTRICTED]

Memorandum--Impact of Budget Cuts on Project Double Discovery,
1982
Box 9
Folder 12
Performance Report--Notes, 1980-1982,1989-1990
(2 Folders)
Box 9
Folder 13

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Report--Notes--Student Rosters, 1989-1990
Box 9
Folder 14

[RESTRICTED]

Proposal--College Tour Program, 1975-1976
Box 9
Folder 15

[NOT RESTRICTED]

Tiger Foundation
Awards, 1995-1997

Box 10
Folder 1

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals, 1995-1999
Box 10
Folder 2

[RESTRICTED]

Reports, 1996-1997
Box 10
Folder 3

[RESTRICTED]

United States Department of Agriculture--Food Service Program Application,
1987
Box 10
Folder 4

[RESTRICTED]

Upward Bound
Correspondence--Community Support, 1994-1995
Box 10
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Budget Modifications, 1986-1987,1989-1990
(2 Folders)
Box 10
Folder 6 to 7

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1989-1995
(2 Folders)
Box 10
Folder 8 to 9

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1995-2000

Box 11
Folder 1

[RESTRICTED]

Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1986-1995
(6 Folders)
Box 11
Folder 2 to 7

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Reports--Annual, 1992-1993
Box 11
Folder 8

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Reports--Notes, 1991-1996
(5 Folders)
Box 11
Folder 9 to 13

[RESTRICTED]

Performance Reports--Notes--Student Rosters, 1992-1996
(4 Folders)
Box 11
Folder 14 to 17

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries 1.4: Scholarships, 1985-2004

This subseries consists of correspondence, essay and speech topics, along with applications for the Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship. Established in 1984 by philanthropist Elizabeth H. Piper, this scholarship provides funds to a select number of DDC students for college tuition.

Community Education Scholarship Program,
1985

Box 12
Folder 1
Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship
Applications, 1993-2004
(6 Folders)
Box 12
Folder 2 to 7

[RESTRICTED]

Applications,1993-2004
(4 Folders)

Box 13
Folder 1

[RESTRICTED]

Correspondence, 1984-1988
Box 13
Folder 2
Essay and Speech Topics, 1990-1997
Box 13
Folder 3
Planning Meeting,
2002 October
Box 13
Folder 4

Subseries 1.5: Students, 1988-1991

This series includes college placement forms and student rosters.

College Placements,
undated
Folder 5

[RESTRICTED]

Student Rosters, 1988-1991
(3 Folders)
Folder 6 to 8

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries 1.6: Alumni, 1981-1999

This subseries is comprised of alumni information forms, lists, newsletters, and photographs that document alumni activities of the DDC. Also included in this subseries is the Alumni Attainment Study, which was conducted by the DDC in 1995.

Alumni Attainment Study
Findings,
1995 September
Box 13
Folder 9
Surveys, 1981-1994
(4 Folders)
Box 13
Folder 10 to 13

[RESTRICTED]

Alumni Information Forms--A-Z,
undated
(3 Folders)

Box 14
Folder 1 to 3

[RESTRICTED]

Alumni Lists, 1990-1999
Box 14
Folder 4

[RESTRICTED]

Events, 1991-1995
Box 14
Folder 5
Newsletters, 1988-1989
Box 14
Folder 6
Photographs, 1990-1999
Box 14
Folder 7
Phifer, Mekhi--Autobiographical Essay,
undated

Box 73
Folder 12

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries 1.7: Academics, 1981-2001

The Academics subseries includes memorandum, lesson plans, and college planning materials. This sub-series also contains SAT and PSAT Preparation materials, which consist of DDC prepared syllabi, instructor and student preparation manuals, practice tests, and course evaluations.

College Planning, 1992-1996

Box 14
Folder 8
Lesson Plans and Memos,
1981
Summer

Box 15
Folder 1
SAT and PSAT Preparation
Course Evaluations,
1996
Fall
Box 15
Folder 2
Instructor’s Manuals,
1994
Spring –1998 Summer
(7 Folders)
Box 15
Folder 3 to 9
Memorandum,
1995 January
Box 15
Folder 10
Practice Test,
1995 September
Box 15
Folder 11
PSAT--Instructor’s Manual,
1997
Spring
Box 15
Folder 12
SAT Practice Manual,
undated
Box 15
Folder 13
Student Preparation Manuals,
1996
Spring–1997 Spring
(4 Folders)
Box 15
Folder 14 to 17
Syllabi,
1995
Summer
Box 15
Folder 18
Teacher Meeting Notes,
1996
Spring
Box 15
Folder 19
Teacher Orientations,
1996,
1998
Box 15
Folder 20
Minicourse Evaluations, 2000-2001

Box 73
Folder 2

[RESTRICTED]

7th and 8th Grade Curricula,
1993
Box 73
Folder 3
Program Descriptions, 1982-1988,
undated
Box 73
Folder 9
Training Workbooks, 1990-1991
Box 73
Folder 10
Calendars and Student Rosters, 1992-1999
Box 73
Folder 11

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries 1.8: Publications, 1965-2007

The Publications subseries contains DDC publications and includes annual, summary, and final reports, handbooks, and newsletters. This subseries also includes student publications, as well as essay and literary journals written by DDC students.

Reports--General, 1973-2003
Box 73
Folder 4
Awards Ceremony Booklets, 2003-2007
Box 73
Folder 5
Center Award Booklets,
2001,
2006
Box 73
Folder 6
Discovery and Other Newsletters, 1980-2002
Box 73
Folder 7
Annual Reports, 1984-1988, 1993-1994

Box 16
Folder 1
Bridge Volunteer Handbook,
undated
Box 16
Folder 2
Career Beginnings Program--Student Handbook,
1990
Box 16
Folder 3
Double Discovery – Since 1965,
1995
Box 16
Folder 4
Final Report of the President,
1985 October
Box 16
Folder 5
The Mentoring Process,
undated
Box 16
Folder 6
Newsletters, 1979-1981, 1988-1989
Box 16
Folder 7
Oakleigh L. Thorne Community Education Work Scholarship Program--Final Report
Box 16
Folder 8
Project Double Discovery, circa
1975
Box 16
Folder 9
Project Double Discovery and Columbia-Then and Now, circa
1981
Box 16
Folder 10
PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) Preparation Pilot Program--Final Report,
1985 November
Box 16
Folder 11
Reports, 1994-1998
Box 16
Folder 12
Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center SAT Preparation Scholarship Program--Report,
1984
Spring
Box 16
Folder 13
Strategic Plans,
2001
Box 16
Folder 14
Summary Report, 1991-1992
Box 16
Folder 15
Volunteer Handbook, 1991-1992
Box 16
Folder 16
Student Publications
A “Privileged” Magazine,
1994
Box 16
Folder 17
Creative Compositions,
1994
Box 16
Folder 20
The DDC Crew,
undated
Box 16
Folder 21
It’s All Good,
undated
Box 16
Folder 27
No Mask,
1968
Summer
Box 16
Folder 31
A Short Story: The Cat, circa
1968

Box 17
Folder 1
A World of Many Things, circa
1995
Box 17
Folder 2
Writing Club,
1997
Summer
Box 17
Folder 3
Where Do I Come From?
2002
Fall
Box 17
Folder 4
Yearbooks,
1995,
1999
(2 Folders)
Box 17
Folder 5 to 6
Newsletters and Magazines, 1965-2006

Box 73
Folder 8

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