Creator: Lyndhurst Foundation (Chattanooga, Tenn.).
Collection number: 4723
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Abstract: Operating broadly in the areas of health, education, and the arts, the Lyndhurst Foundation has, beginning in the late 1970s, supported the work of institutions, local groups, and individuals in eastern Tennessee and throughout the South. The Foundation has encouraged education initiatives, centers, and leaders; environmental protection and improvement activities and organizations; community health, development, and minority improvement programs, centers, and leaders; and cultural events, centers, leaders, documentation, and interpretation. Files relating to programs, projects, grants, etc., in which the Lyndhurst Foundation has been involved. Included are grant proposals, correspondence, tax records, reports, pamphlets, brochures, seminar agendas, and other materials. There are also materials relating to Lyndhurst Foundation boards, 1978-1997, including minutes of board meetings, monthly budgets, and grant proposals and evaluations. The additions of May and June 1999 contain records of Southern Community Partners, Inc., a program funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation to support young people trying to strengthen their communities through working with public schools, developing community service programs, or connecting the arts with community organizing.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Operating broadly in the areas of health, education, and the arts, the Lyndhurst Foundation has supported institutions, local groups, and individuals in eastern Tennessee and throughout the South. Files relating to community health, minority improvement programs, and related materials are available.
There are several files related to various groups, such as the Chattanooga Afro-American Heritage Council and the Chattanooga Afro-American Museum, and the Chattanooga Urban League. See particularly Boxes 33, 59, and 64.