BEEDE SWIM AND FITNESS CENTER COLLECTION, 1937-2007 (BULK 1997-2007)
Vault A75 C.C. Pools, Unit 1
EXTENT: .4 linear feet (1 container plus 3 oversize folders)
ORGANIZATION: Organized into four series: I. Concord-Carlisle People Organized to Open a Local Swim Facility (C.C. Pools) documents; II. Architect/design documents; III. Financing; IV. Publicity. Arrangement within series as noted in container list.
HISTORY: The Beede Swim and Fitness Center is open to residents of Concord and Carlisle. It incorporates four swimming pools and a fitness facility. The idea for the Beede Center was conceived in March of 1996 when Jack Clymer, the Trustee for the Alfred Sawyer Trust created in 1937, approached the Concord Board of Selectmen about the pending dissolution of the trust, which provided for a donation to the town for a “civic improvement.” A swimming facility was suggested. After some initial investigation into the feasibility of such a facility, the non-profit organization, C.C. Pools (Concord-Carlisle People Organized to Open a Local Swim Facility) was formed in March of 2000 for the specific purpose of building a swim and health facility for the use of the residents of Concord and Carlisle. C.C. Pools then contracted the Office of Michael Rosenfeld and Thoughtforms Corporation to construct the facility. The organization entered into legal negotiations with the Town of Concord and conducted a vigorous fundraising campaign to realize its goal. The completed Beede Swim and Health Center Facility was gifted to the Town of Concord in February of 2007. The final cost of the project was 10.8 million dollars, making it one of the largest gifts made privately to the town.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Records, 1939-2007 (bulk 1997-2007), include: C.C. Pools trustee volunteer/employment history and contact information (2001-2004); photograph of trustees; meeting minutes (2003-2006); documents and correspondence between C.C. Pools and the IRS relating to the nonprofit 501(c) 3 designation (2000-2005); legal correspondence and documents regarding agreements made with the Town of Concord (1999-2007); letterhead; architectural plans and drawings (2001-2004); documents and correspondence relating to departmental inspections and Board of Health issues; documents and correspondence relating to the Alfred Sawyer Trust (1937-2007); feasibility report and preliminary cost estimate (1997); Complete Appraisal Self-Contained of Land off Walden Street (2004); Heath and Swim Facility Report (2005); federal aid, grant and loan applications and related documents and correspondence (2003-2006); postcards, newsletters, invitations, event programs, photographs, posters, informational booklets and other fundraising related materials (2001-2007); documentation of donations (2007); newspaper articles and press releases (1999-2007); booklets on the history of the Beede Center; and a digital presentation in CD format (2007).
SOURCE OF AQUISITION: Presented by Pete Funkhouser, on behalf of C.C. Pools, 2008/2009
RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS: Access to materials in Folder 18 by permission only until 2025.
NOTES/COMMENTS: Accessioned 11/16/09; AMC 179.
PROCESSED BY: Jill Hayes; finding aid completed 11/16/09.
SERIES I: C. C. POOLS DOCUMENTS, 1999-2007:
Members and trustees: 2001-2004
Meeting minutes: June 2003-April 2005
Meeting minutes: June 2005- January 2006
501c3 documents: 2000-2005
Legal agreements with the Town: 1999-2004
Legal agreements with the Town: 2005-2007
C. C. Pools letterhead
SERIES II: ARCHITECT/DESIGN DOCUMENTS, 2000-2006:
Architectural documents and correspondence: 2000-2006
Architectural drawings: 2001-2004
Board of Health issues: 2002-2006
SERIES III: FINANCING, 1937-2007:
Alfred Sawyer Trust documents and correspondence: 1937-2007 (bulk 2001-2007)
“Feasibility Report and Preliminary Cost Estimate,” 1997
“Complete Appraisal Self-Contained,” 2004
“Health and Swim Facility Report,” 2005
Federal aid, grant and loan applications and documents: 2003-2006
Fundraising: 2001-2003 (one item removed to Oversized Folder #1)
Fundraising: 2004-2007 (three items removed to Oversized Folder #1)
SERIES IV: PUBLICITY, 1999-2007:
Press coverage: 1999-2002
Press coverage: 2003-2004
Press coverage: 2005-2007
Press coverage: related articles: 2002-2005
History of the Beede Center: 2007
OVERSIZE FOLDER #1: POSTERS
From Folder 17- “Splash Heard Round the World”
From Folder 18- “Poola Hoops vs. Harlem Wizards” (2004)
From Folder 18- “Mini Cooper Raffle” (2005)
From Folder 18- “Toyota Prius Raffle” (2006)
OVERSIZE FOLDER #2: SIGN
“No Swimming until December 2005”
OVERSIZE FOLDER #3: SIGN
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Mounted 25th November 2009. rcwh.