• Creator Names Northwest Community Organization.
  • Title Northwest Community Organization (Chicago, Ill.) records [manuscript], 1962-1994.
  • Physical description
    • 126 linear ft.
    • 43 sound recordings.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Written permission required in order to consult this collection. The addition to the collection is closed to researchers until processed.
    • For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary Correspondence, memoranda, reports, committee minutes, topical files, newsclippings, and announcements (some in Spanish) from the administrative office of the Northwest Community Organization (NCO), a coalition of community organizations on the North and Northwest Sides of Chicago. Included are a 1965 housing survey of the Logan Square and West Town neighborhoods (with photographs), working files of the Northwest Community Observer (newsletter), and audio tapes of annual Community Congresses. Topics include grassroots efforts to achieve neighborhood stability and safety, to sustain local businesses, to maintain good schools and other public services, and to promote racial and ethnic harmony on Chicago's Northwest Side.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Northwest Community Organization beginning in 1977 (M1977.0029; M1984.0173; 1994.0188).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available in the repository; lacks description of later additions to the collection.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Northwest Community Organization photograph collection (1980.0167), as well as publications of the Northwest Community Organization, such as the Northwest Community Observer newspaper, cataloged separately.
  • Names Northwest Community Organization Archives.
  • Uniform Title Northwest community observer.
  • Subjects
    • City planning Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community development, Urban Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community organization Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Housing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Hispanic Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Urban renewal Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Logan Square (Chicago, Ill.)
    • North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Northwest Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • West Town (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Announcements. aat
    • Audiotapes. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Reports. aat
    • Spanish language items. chs
    • Surveys. aat
  • Uniform title Northwest community observer.
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.