• Creator Names Arai, Joan F.
  • Title Joan Arai papers [manuscript], ca. 1969-1977.
  • Physical description 9.5 linear ft. (23 boxes)
  • Access and usage restrictions Box 23 is closed until 2042.
  • Collection summary Correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, financial records, press releases, and topical files of Joan Arai, a Chicago education activist and community leader. Materials relate primarily to her work as an administrator with the Montrose Urban Progress Center (MUPC) and the Uptown Chicago Commission (UCC), a community organization to promote communication and action for residents, civic and community organizations, institutions, and businesses in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Also present are reports, proposals, and memoranda from the local Model Cities Program, a cooperative program of federal, state, and local government that assisted neighborhood planning to organize block clubs, foster economic development plans, and promote projects to improve housing, education, transportation, and health and medical facilities in the community.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Joan Arai (M1976.0054) and the Uptown Chicago Commission (1987.0312).
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in the repository.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Uptown Chicago Commission records, the Visual materials of the Uptown Chicago Commission (1987.0312), the Uptown Chicago Commission photographs of buildings (1991.0311), and the Joan F. Arai Middle School album (1996.0200).
  • Biographical or Historical Note Joan F. Arai (1908-1976) was a Chicago education activist and community leader. Arai served as the UCC liaison to the Model Cities Program.
  • Names
    • Arai, Joan F. Archives.
    • Chicago Model Cities Program.
    • Model Cities-Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity.
    • Montrose Urban Progress Center (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Uptown Chicago Commission.
    • Chicago Model Cities Program.
    • Montrose Urban Progress Center (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Uptown Chicago Commission.
  • Subjects
    • City planning Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community development, Urban Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community organization Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Urban renewal Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Public welfare Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 1951-
    • Uptown (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Financial records. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Press releases. aat
    • Reports. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.