Vault A5, Unit C7

Concord Prison Outreach Program

EXTENT: .21 linear ft. (1 container)

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT: Organized in two series: Series I. Organizational records; Series II. Other materials.

HISTORY: Concord Prison Outreach, Inc. was founded in 1986. It is a volunteer organization that facilitates community involvement in the Concord, Massachusetts area with the MCI –Concord Prison and the Northeast Correctional Institute. Programs coordinated by the Concord Prison Outreach focus on education and service and include, among others, tutoring, job readiness, and parenting programs.  Concord Prison Outreach is also responsible for establishing community forums on issues related to prisons and criminal justice.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection includes organizational records of Concord Prison Outreach Inc., consisting of meeting minutes from Board of Directors and Steering Club meetings, annual meeting minutes, and financial documents relating to the years 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Also included are newsletters which describe programming, personnel changes, and news related to CPO, as well as various publicity materials, among them an informational brochure, program schedules and descriptions. The collection was donated by Sara “Win” Wilbur, a member of the Board of Directors and an active participant in CPO.

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: Gift of Sara Wilbur, 2009.

RELATED MATERIALS: Interview with Jean Bell and Diana Clymer about Concord Prison Outreach, 1999 January 27, in Concord Free Public Library Special Collections Oral History Collection.

PROCESSED BY: RR, finding aid completed 2010 November 12. 


Series I. Organizational records, May 1996 – September 2007 [with gaps]:
Subseries A. Meeting minutes, May 1996 – September 2007 [with gaps]:
Folder 1:
Board of Directors and Steering Committee Meeting minutes and Annual Meeting minutes, May 1996 - September 2007 [with gaps].  

Subseries B. Correspondence, 2001:
Folder 2:
Reminder letter for annual meeting, 2001 April 27.

Subseries C. Financial records, 1996 – 2007 [with gaps]:
Folder 3:
Financial statements, budget statements, and financial summaries, 1996- 2007[with gaps].

Series II: Other materials:
Subseries A. Newsletters, March 1996 – Fall 2007 [with gaps]:
Folder 4:
Newsletters, March 1996- Fall 2007, includes some duplicates [with gaps].

Subseries B. Publicity:
Folder 5:
Concord Prison Outreach brochure, service description flyer, and Kids’ Corner flyer [undated].

Subseries C. Programming, 1999-2007, plus undated:
Folder 6:
Program Schedules, 1999-2007 [with gaps], NCC Music Night Program (2006), Emotional Awareness Book Shelf List (2007).

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Not to be reproduced in any form without permission of the Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library.

Mounted 13 November 2010.  rcwh.

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