Haymarket People's Fund Records
Scope and Content
The Haymarket People's Fund Records consist of the organization's files on its Connecticut activities from 1974 - 1983 [bulk, 1974-1981], primarily in Hartford and Southern Connecticut (New Haven area). Files contain applications and background information on organizations requesting grants in each specified district.
- Creation: undated, 1971-1983
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The Haymarket People's Fund is an activist-controlled foundation committed to radical social change. It gives grants to grassroots groups throughout New England, which fight violence, poverty, and injustice, in an effort to empower oppressed communities. It was co-founded by George Pillsbury in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Fund seeks to help workers, people of color, women, tenants, people with disabilities, students, the elderly, gay men and lesbians, environmentalists, veterans, and welfare recipients. The Fund operates through tax-deductible contributions, which are then distributed to qualified groups who apply for grant assistance. The Haymarket cannot fund social service of advocacy projects; groups with budgets of more than $100,000; groups that receive large government or corporate grants; alternative businesses or institutions such as food co-ops or alternatives schools; groups with no fundraising plans other than Haymarket; or groups that have existed for less than one year.
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The Haymarket People's Fund is an activist-controlled foundation committed to radical social change. It gives grants to grassroots groups throughout New England, which fight violence, poverty, and injustice, in an effort to empower oppressed communities.
Series I: Hartford Files (undated, 1974-1983)
Series II: Southern Connecticut (undated, 1971-1982)
The Haymarket People's Fund Records were donated by the organization to the University of Connecticut in 1990, as part of a program to deposit files in an archival repository in each state served by the Haymarket People's Fund.
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- 2004 April
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