Beverly Area Planning Association records
MSBAPA75

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Beverly Area Planning Association (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
Beverly Area Planning Association records
ID
MSBAPA75
Date [inclusive]
1966-1974
Extent
7.75 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, publications, research studies and subject files contained in this collection reflect the administration, programming and advocacy efforts of the Beverly Area Planning Association between 1967 and 1972.

Preferred Citation

Beverly Area Planning Association records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) was founded in 1947 as an umbrella agency of residential and business associations in the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood in Southwest Chicago. Founded as a property-owners organization in the predominantly while neighborhoods of the Beverly Area, the organization was initially concerned with neighborhood beautification projects. In the early 1970s, however, the focus of the organization shifted to address the effects of open-housing legislation in Chicago. Due to expanding city borders and the increasing numbers of African American homeowners in Beverly, a number of real estate agents were encouraging white homeowners to uproot. In order to combat the resultant racial segregation, BAPA secured grants that allowed it to monitor real estate agencies during this era, and encouraged residents to welcome their new African American neighbors as part of an integrated community. BAPA worked with State and local legislators to manage the effects of open housing legislation in their area. BAPA has also confronted such issues as crime in the community, rail transportation to the Loop, the quality of public education, and was instrumental in the creation of the Beverley Arts Center in 1967. The organization seeks to maintain the property values of the neighborhood by encouraging the rehabilitation of houses and fostering a vibrant neighborhood economy.

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Scope and Contents

This collection reflects the administration, programming and advocacy efforts of the Beverly Area Planning Association between 1967 and 1972. Among the issues included in the collection are businesses in Beverly, zoning, real estate, and commuter transportation. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, publications, research studies and subject files.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-10-01

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Beverly Area Planning Association (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Geographic Name(s)

  • Beverly Hills (Chicago, Ill.).
  • Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.).

Subject(s)

  • Chicago African American History.
  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Chicago Neighborhoods.
  • Community organization -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Beverly Area Planning Association Records 

Box Folder

Aims, Purpose and Commitments, 1971 

1 1

Ashland State Bank, 1967 

1 2

Bankruptcy Cases, 1969-1971 

1 3

Bethany Union Church, 1969-1971 

1 4

Better Government Association, 1969 

1 5

Beverly Art Center, 1967-1969 

1 6

Beverly Art Center, Environmental Program, 1970-1971 

1 7

Beverly Art Center, 1970-1971 

1 8

Beverly Bank, Community Renovation, 1966 -1971 

1 9

Beverly Community Business Group, 1966 

1 10

Beverly Community Business Group, 1967 

1 11

Beverly Community Business Group, 1968 

1 12

Beverly Community Business Group, 1969 

1 13

Beverly Community Business Group, 1970 

2 14

Beverly Community Business Group, 1971 - 1972 

2 15

Beverly Heights Associated Block Clubs, 1970 - 1971 

2 16

Beverly Hills - Morgan Human Relations, 1971 

2 17

Beverly Improvement Ass'n - correspondence, 1959 - 1967 

2 18

Beverly Ridge Home Owners, 1972 

2 19

Beverly Suburban Real Estate Board, Announcements , 1966 - 1971 

2 20

Beverly Woods - Kennedy Park - Correspondence, 1966 - 1971 

2 21

Black Manifesto, 1969 

2 22

Blue Island Dump, 1964-1967 

2 23

Bond Issues, 1966 

2 24

Building, Certificate of Inspection, 1966 - 1967 

3 25

Building, Permit, 1966 - 1971 

3 26

By-Laws n.d. 

3 27

By-Laws, correspondence, 1964 - 1971 

3 28

Capital Improvements - correspondence, 1968 

3 29

Charter, 1972 

3 30

Chesterfield Saving & Loan, 1968 - 1971 

3 31

Chicago, Comprehensive Urban Renewal Plan, 1967 

3 32

Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, 1969 - 1970 

3 33

Chicago Beautiful Awards Committee, 1968 - 1970 

3 34

Chicago State University, 1971 

3 35

Chicago Transit Authority, n.d. 

3 36

Civic Groups, Misc., 1968 - 1970 

3 37

Committees, General, 1967 - 1971 

3 38

Committees, Advisory, 1971 

3 39

Committees, Community Activities & Recreation, 1971 

3 40

Committees, Community Appearance, 1971 

3 41

Committees, Community Development and Planning, 1971 - 1972 

3 42

Committees, Community Relations, 1971 - 1972 

3 43

Committees, Commuter Transportation, 1964 - 1966 

3 44

Committees, Executive, 1966 - 1971 

3 45

Committees, Finance, n.d. 

3 46

Committees, Law and Zoning, 1971- 1972 

3 47

Committees, Legislation and Taxation, n.d. 

3 48

Committees, Membership, 1971 - 1972 

3 49

Committees, Nominating , 1965 - 1971 

3 50

Committees, Personnel, 1971 - 1972 

3 51

Committees, Planning, 1966 - 1967 

4 52

Committees, Police and Fire, 1972 

4 53

Committees, Public Relations, 1971 - 1972 

4 54

Committees, Real Estate Practices, 1971 - 1972 

4 55

Committees, Schools, 1971 

4 56

Committees, Sesquicentennial, 1972 

4 57

Committees, Streets, Sidewalks, Alleys, 1971 

4 58

Committees, Zoning, 1965 

4 59

Committees, Appearance, 1966 - 1969 

4 60

Committees, Land Survey, 1971 

4 61

Community, Rumors, 1969 - 1970 

4 62

Correspondence, General, 1966 

4 63

Correspondence, General, 1966 

4 64

Correspondence, General, 1966 

4 65

Correspondence, General, 1967 

4 66

Correspondence, General, 1967 

4 67

Correspondence, General, 1967 

4 68

Correspondence, General, 1967 

4 69

Correspondence, General, 1967 

4 70

Correspondence, General, 1968 

5 71

Correspondence, General, 1968 

5 72

Correspondence, General, 1968 

5 73

Correspondence, General, 1968 

5 74

Correspondence, General, 1968 

5 75

Correspondence, General, 1969 

5 76

Correspondence, General, 1969 

5 77

Correspondence, General, 1969 

5 78

Correspondence, General, 1969 

5 79

Correspondence, General, 1969 

5 80

Correspondence, General, 1970 

5 81

Correspondence, General , 1970 

5 82

Correspondence, General , 1970 

5 83

Correspondence, General, 1970 

5 84

Correspondence, General, 1970 

5 85

Correspondence, General, 1971 

5 86

Correspondence, General, 1971 

5 87

Correspondence, General, 1971 

5 88

Correspondence, General, 1971 

5 89

Correspondence, General, 1971 

6 90

Correspondence, General, 1971 

6 91

Crosstown Expressway, 1964 - 1972 

6 92

Delegates, 1967 - 1971 

6 93

East Beverly Association, correspondence, 1964 - 1966 

6 94

East Beverly Association, correspondence, 1967 - 1967 

6 95

East Beverly Association, correspondence, 1968 - 1969 

6 96

East Beverly Association, correspondence - 1970 - 1972 

6 97

Environmental Information, n.d. 

6 98

Executive Director, Job Applicants and Description, 1971 

6 99

Executive Secretary's Report, 1964 - 1965 

6 100

Executive Secretary's Report , 1966 

6 101

Executive Secretary's Report, 1967 

6 102

Executive Secretary's Report, 1968 

6 103

Executive Secretary's Report, 1969 

6 104

Executive Secretary's Report, 1970 

6 105

Executive Secretary's Report, 1971 -1972 

6 106

Financial Records, Budget, 1967 - 1972 

7 107

Financial Records, Budget - Publication Acct., 1970 - 1972 

7 108

Financial Records, Contributor, 1972 

7 109

Financial Records, Dues, 1966 - 1972 

7 110

Financial Records, Expenses, 1966 - 1967 

7 111

Financial Records, Expenses, 1967 - 1969 

7 112

Financial Records, Expenses, 1969 - 1970 

7 113

Financial Records, Expenses, 1970 - 1972 

7 114

Financial Records, Treasurer, January 25, 1967 - 1972 

7 115

Financial Records - Treasurer - Reports, 1966 - 1969 

7 116

Financial Records - Treasurer, Reports, 1969 - 1972 

7 117

Financial Records - Treasurer, Publication Acct., 1970 - 1971 

7 118

Thomas F. Fitzpatrick, Correspondence, 1967 - 1969 

7 119

Housing, Legislation, 1966 - 1967 

7 120

Housing, Questionnaire, 1966 - 1967 

7 121

Illinois Commission on Human Relations, 1969 

8 122

The Lamp Coffee House, 1969 - 1971 

8 123

Library, 1968 

8 124

Library, 1968 - 1970 

8 125

Longwood Manor Civic Association, 1969 

8 126

Luncheon, 1970 - 1971 

8 127

Luncheon - List of Attendants, n.d. 

8 128

Mailing List, n.d. 

8 129

McDonalds, Proposed Construction, 1968 

8 130

Membership, Associate, 1971 

8 131

Membership, Associate Nominations, 1971 

8 132

Membership, Member Groups, 1967 - 1971 

8 133

Membership, Honorary, 1969 

8 134

Meetings, Agendas, 1970 - 1972 

8 135

Meetings, Minutes, 1966 - 1968 

8 136

Meetings, Minutes, 1969 - 1970 

8 137

Meetings, Minutes, 1971 - 1972 

8 138

Meetings, Notices, 1971 

9 139

Mental Health Center, 1971 - 1972 

9 140

Morgan Park Academy, 1967 - 1969 

9 141

Morgan Park Development Committee, 1971 

9 142

Morgan Park Fountain, 1966 

9 143

Morgan Park Home Owners - Non Solicitation Committee, 1971 

9 144

Morgan Park Improvement Association, 1967 - 1972 

9 145

Morgan Park Manor - Correspondence, 1966 - 1971 

9 146

Morgan Park Victorian Village, 1971 - 1971 

9 147

95th Street Business Men's Association, 1966 - 1971 

9 148

Organization, 1967 - 1972 

9 149

Open Occupancy, 1966 

9 150

Organization for the Southwest Community, 1967 

9 151

Parking, 1967 - 1969 

9 152

Parks, 1969 

9 153

Philosophy statement, 1971 

9 154

Police, 1966 - 1971 

9 155

Press Releases, 1971 - 1972 

9 156

Publications, 1969 - 1970 

9 157

Publications, 1971 

9 158

Publications, Financial Support, 1971 

9 159

Public Housing, 1966 - 1968 

9 160

Publication - Background for Planning Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Area, 1974 

10 161

Publications - Newsletters, 1973 - 1975 

10 162

Publications - Non-BAPA - Beverly Hills/Morgan Park: Village in the City, n.d. 

10 163

Publication - "The Economic Task Force Report, " 1975 

10 164

Publications - The Study of the Economic Development Potential of the Beverly Area of Chicago, 1974 

10 165

Publications - "Where do we go from here" 

10 166

Real Estate, Anti-Solicitation, 1970 - 1971 

10 167

Real Estate, "For Sale" signs, 1971 

10 168

Real Estate, Watch, Beverly Ridge Home Owners Association, 1967- 1970 

10 169

Real Estate, Watch, East Beverly, 1965 - 1968 

10 170

Real Estate, Watch, 11452 S. Bell Ave., 1966 

10 171

Real Estate, Watch, SW Beverly, 1968 

10 172

Real Estate, Watch, Vanderpoel, 1971 

10 173

Ridge Civic Council, 1967 - 1971 

10 174

Ridge Homes Improvement Association, 1967 - 1971 

10 175

Ridge Manor Home Owners Association, 1967 - 1971 

10 176

Ridge Ministerial Fellowship, List and Directory, 1967 - 1971 

10 177

Rock Island Railroad, Correspondence, 1964 - 1970 

10 178

Rock Island, Transportation Study, 1964 

10 179

Rock Island, Transportation study report, 1964 

10 180

Rock Island Railroad, Transportation study, Testimony, 1964 

10 181

Roseland Area Planning Association, 1961 - 1967 

10 182

School Board, Nominations, 1968 

11 183

School Board, Nominations, 1969 

11 184

School Board, Nominations, 1970 

11 185

Schools, Calumet High School, 1968 

11 186

Schools, District Advisory Councils, 1970 - 1971 

11 187

Schools, Fenger High School, 1970 

11 188

Schools, Fort Dearborn, 1968 - 1969 

11 189

Schools, General Correspondence, 1965 - 1966 

11 190

Schools, General Correspondence, 1967 

11 191

Schools, General Correspondence, 1968 

11 192

Schools, General Correspondence, 1969 

11 193

Schools, Illinois Core Re. Segregation, 1963 

11 194

Schools, Planning, New High School, 1969 

11 195

Schools, Planning, New High School, 1968 - 1969 

11 196

Schools, Planning, New High School, 1970 

11 197

Schools, Planning, New High School, 1970 

11 198

Schools, Planning, New High School, 1970 

12 199

Schools, New High School, 1970 

12 200

Schools, New High School, 1971 

12 201

Schools, Scholarships - n.d. 

12 202

Senior Citizens, Bev-Mar Center For Adults, 1969 - 1972 

12 203

Southside Real Estate Board, 1966 - 1969 

12 204

Southwest Beverly Improvement Association, 1966 - 1972 

12 205

Southwest Community Organization, 1969 

12 206

Streets, 1967 - 1971 

12 207

Streets, 103rd St. Widening/Vincennes to Prospect, 1966 - 1968 

12 208

Streets, 103rd St. Widening/Western to Pulaski, 1967 

12 209

Streets ,103rd St. Widening/Western to Pulaski, 1968 - 1969 

12 210

Streets, One Way, n.d. 

12 211

Traffic, 1968 - 1969 

12 212

Traffic, 1966 - 1967 

12 213

Vandalism, 1969 

12 214

Vandalism, Art Gallery, 1966 

12 215

Vanderpoel Improvement Association, Mailing Address Stickers - n.d. 

12 216

Vanderpoel Improvement Association, 1969 

13 217

Vanderpoel Improvement Association, 1970 

13 218

Vanderpoel Improvement Association, 1970 

13 219

Vanderpoel Improvement Association, 1971 - 1972 

13 220

Wittich Church, 1970 

13 221

YMCA Coffee House, 1968 - 1970 

13 222

"Z" Properties 

13 223

Zoning, 1960 - 1965 

13 224

Zoning, 1966 

13 225

Zoning, 1967 

13 226

Zoning, 1967 

13 227

Zoning, 1968 

13 228

Zoning, 1968 

13 229

Zoning, 1969 - 1970 

13 230

Zoning - East Beverly (W. 103rd St.), 1964 - 1967 

13 231

Zoning, 1970 - 1972 

13 232

Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1971 

14 233

Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1970 

14 234

Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1970 

14 235

Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1970 

14 236

Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1970 

14 237

Report - Executive Secretary, 1970-1971 

15 238

Misc. materials, n.d. 

15 239

Cashbook, n.d. 

15 240

Report - Treasurer, 1948-1969 

15 241

Report - Treasurer, 1967-1970 

15 242

Questionnaire, 1966 

15 243

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