Title: Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors (HANDS) Collection
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 373
Physical Description: 1 box
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport
Provenance: The provenance for this collection is unknown.
Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Processed by: Brianne Johnson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in May 2008.
This collection should be cited as:
Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors (HANDS) Collection, 1963-1971. KC Manuscript Collection 373, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors (HANDS) was a program developed in 1957 that was sponsored by Sears Roebuck and Company. HANDS aimed to encourage wide scale citizen efforts to preserve and beautify neighborhoods and upgrade deteriorating ones.
In 1963, the city of Kingsport received a grant of $400 from the Sears Community Improvement Fund and HANDS. The HANDS committee worked closely with local garden clubs to decide where and how the money should be used and greatly encouraged other civic clubs to participate.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection contains two scrapbooks consisting of photographs, newspaper clippings and various ephemera documenting the activities of HANDS.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
- Scrapbook, 1963-1966
- Scrapbook, 1970-1971