This collection includes mostly black and white photographs and negatives with some color prints and accompanying documents and printed material, dating from approximately 1960 to 1975. The photographs and negatives show buildings, lots, and streets and are mostly in order by block and parcel (lot number), and some are identified by address or building name. Unidentified photographs are also included. Some photographs are organized in groups like “people,” “design competition,” “groundbreakings,” “blight,” and “UofL”, etc. The accompanying files include redevelopment plans, maps of downtown development, urban renewal reports, clipping files, etc. A database of most of the small prints (3941 total) in this collection has been created.
The Louisville Metro Archives holds an acquisition ledger for all urban renewal projects that lists the property by project, block and parcel, address, owner, price paid and the deed book and page number that corresponds to the photographs in this collection.