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M-478 Schoemehl, Mayor Vincent C., Jr. Letter

ABSTRACT: Letter from Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl, Jr. regarding downtown revitalization in St. Louis.

SCOPE: This collection consists of a letter from Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl, Jr. to Edward A. Ruesing, President of Downtown St. Louis, Inc. The letter, dated December 28, 1989, details efforts to revitalize the city of St. Louis during the 1980s as well as goals for the 1990s. Topics covered in the letter include employment, crime, population, homeless services, healthcare, public education, airport expansion, light rail transit, convention industry, arts district, and a sports arena. A 1990 memo, in which Ruesing highlights the importance of the correspondence, is attached to the front of the letter.

EXTENT: One folder.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."