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Title:Cambridge Eviction Free Zone records
Dates:1972–2007 (bulk 1988–2007)
Call Number:M170

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the internal administration and community organizing work of Cambridge Eviction Free Zone (EFZ), including EFZ's housing–related programs, direct actions, and immigrant advocacy. The Organizational Files series focuses on EFZ's internal operations and outreach programs to immigrant communities. The Staff Files series consists of records created by EFZ staff members Laura Booth, Natalie Smith, and Mary Regan. The Housing Program series documents EFZ's housing justice projects including the $10 Million Plan and the Campaign to Save 2000 Homes. The Other Campaigns Files series contains additional EFZ projects such as the Campaign for Immigrant Voting Rights and the Campaign for a Living Wage. The last series contains photographs of EFZ events, videos of staff interviews, audiocassettes of eviction and adjustments hearings, and memorabilia such as buttons and stickers. Some materials, including tenant information resources, building records, and records of EFZ's parent organization, predate the founding of EFZ. Topics documented include tenant organizing, affordable housing, rent control, housing assistance programs, and immigrant rights. Records include meeting minutes, reports, organizational newsletters, newspaper clippings, video and audio recordings of hearings and events, computer disks, promotional materials such as flyers and brochures, photographs, signs, and memorabilia such as buttons and stickers. Case files relating to individual tenants are restricted.