• Creator Names Carey, Archibald J. (Archibald James), 1908-1981.
  • Title Archibald J. Carey papers [manuscript], 1909-1966.
  • Physical description 21.25 linear ft.
  • Collection summary Correspondence and other papers relating to Carey's activities as a lawyer, politician, and alderman (1947-1955) of the 3rd ward in Chicago; member (1955-1961) of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and pastor of Quinn Chapel (African Methodist Episcopal Church). Collection includes papers of his father, Bishop Carey. Topics include the younger Carey's 1949 efforts to have the Chicago City Council pass an open housing ordinance; his nationwide speaking tour for the Eisenhower-Nixon 1952 presidential campaign; and his 1964 decision to join the Democratic Party. His work on the presidential committee is covered by minutes of meetings, reports, and correspondence with committee members Ross Clinchy, W. Arthur McCoy, Branch Rickey, the U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Defense, and others. The ministerial papers include material on Carey's relationship with the national African Methodist Episcopal Church, particularly during his presidency of the church's Connectional Council (1952). Also includes some items on Carey's service with the United Nations (1953).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Archibald J. Carey photograph collection (1980.0126); papers of his father: Bishop Archibald J. Carey collection; and the Patrick B. and Annabel Carey Prescott papers.
  • Finding Aids Note Draft finding aid available at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center.
  • Names
    • Carey, Archibald J. (Archibald James), 1908-1981 Archives.
    • Carey, Archibald J., (Archibald James), 1868-1931 Archives.
    • African Methodist Episcopal Church. Connectional Council.
    • African Methodist Episcopal Church Clergy.
    • Chicago (Ill.). City Council.
    • Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • United States. President's Committee on Government Employment Policy.
    • Clinchy, Everett R. (Everett Ross), 1896-1986.
    • McCoy, W. Arthur.
    • Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965.
    • Chicago (Ill.). City Council.
    • United States. President's Committee on Government Employment Policy.
  • Subjects
    • African American lawyers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • African American clergy Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • City council members Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Discrimination in housing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Election districts Illinois Chicago 3rd Ward.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Church history 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Race relations 20th century.
    • South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Reports. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.