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American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago records, 1945-1959

The American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) was founded in 1934. It was a national private organization whose members engaged in city, country, and regional planning. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, receipts, clippin...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry records

Files of printed information (reports, brochures, incorporation papers) submitted by Chicago community service organizations seeking the endorsement of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), an organization of business and professional people dedicated to the commercial and fina...


Citizens' Association of Chicago records, 1874-1964.

Correspondence, minutes, account and membership books, aldermanic reports, ward maps, investigation reports, etc. of the Citizens' Association of Chicago (CAC: 1876-1964, 46 vols. and other items); plus news clippings, correspondence, minutes, membership and financial accounting ledgers, and repo...

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City Club of Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, newsclippings, forum notices, financial and membership materials, and other records of the City Club of Chicago, an organization founded in 1903 to investigate and improve municipal conditions in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include city and state government, revenue, ...


Civic Federation of Chicago records

Meeting minutes, reports, scrapbooks, incorporation certificate, and other records of the Civic Federation of Chicago, including minutes: 1893-1899 and 1926-1932; and records of the Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency, which merged with it, including minutes 1910-1932 and minutes from the two org...

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Commercial Club of Chicago records

Minutes, reports, letterbooks, scrapbooks, and financial and other records of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a group of Chicago businessmen concerned with preserving the economic health of Chicago and the nation, and promoting economic development in the city. Includes material on Daniel Burnham...

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Henry J. Hyde papers, 1974-2006.

The Henry J. Hyde papers consist of approximately 400 linear feet spanning the years 1974 to 2006.

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Joint Civic Committee on Elections records, 1940-1966

Reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Joint Civic Committee on Elections (JCCE), a non-partisan committee that sought to improve the administration of elections in Chicago (Ill.). Materials include election procedure, charts of election schedules, and poll wa...

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Marshall M. Holleb papers, 1943-2004, bulk 1950-1998

Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, meeting minutes, scholarly articles, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, and administrative, legal, and financial documents of Marshall M. Holleb, a Chicago lawyer and real estate developer active in politics and philanthropy. The majority of the...

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Metropolitan Planning Council records, 1934-2000

The Metropolitan Planning Council is an independent nonprofit Chicago area planning organization. According to its website, it is committed to developing a sustainable and prosperous Chicago region, and since its founding in 1934 it has played a critical role in city infrastructure planning, prov...

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Robert Edward Merriam papers, ca. 1947-1955

The papers deal almost exclusively with Merriam’s participation in several City Council committees, these being the Committee on Utilities, Committee on Conservation, 1953. Included are printed proceedings of committee meetings, correspondence both to and from Merriam relating to the committees’ ...

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Robert Mier papers, 1968-1989, bulk 1982-1989

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, discussion papers, and other working files of Robert Mier, a Chicago city planner, professor, and social activist who served as commissioner of economic development for the City of Chicago in the Mayor Harold Washington administration and as assi...

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William K. Brussat collection of visual materials, [ca. 1880s-1950s]

Photographs and other prints collected by William K. Brussat, who worked for Chicago's Office of Housing and Redevelopment from 1952-1955. Images related to many topics often involved in city planning, such as images of buildings, bridges, streets, utilities, and recreation spaces; portraits of m...

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The Woodlawn Organization records, 1959-1973

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, research materials, clippings, brochures, and other records of The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), a coalition of neighborhood and religious groups formed to improve the quality of life in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Topics i...