Citizens Action Program records
MSCAP_75

 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
Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
Citizens Action Program records
ID
MSCAP_75
Date
1970-1974
Extent
5.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Citizens Action Program was formed in 1970 by veterans of the Industrial Areas Foundation as the Campaign Against Pollution to protest contamination from Commonwealth Edison. The Citizens Action Program Records include annual reports, memoranda, agendas, posters, leaflets, broadsides, press releases, by-laws, newsletters, reports, and minutes related to the group's activities from 1970-1972.

Preferred Citation

Citizens Action Program records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Citizens Action Program was formed in 1970 by veterans of the Industrial Areas Foundation as the Campaign Against Pollution to protest contamination from Commonwealth Edison. In 1971, after success in sponsoring anti-pollution ordinances, the organization changed its name to Citizens Action Program to reflect its organizational growth and its advocacy of other issues like redlining. It merged in 1974 with National Consumers United when CAP began to address consumer issues. The group's most successful campaign was its opposition to a proposed cross-town expressway, when CAP managed to force the issue into the election debates in 1972.

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Scope and Contents

The Citizens Action Program Records include annual reports, memoranda, agendas, posters, leaflets, broadsides, press releases, by-laws, newsletters, reports, and minutes related to the group's activities from 1970-1972.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-08-14

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Discrimination in mortgage loans -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Public schools -- Corrupt practices -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Real property tax -- Illinois -- Cook County.
  • Zoning law -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Citizens Action Program Records 

Box Folder

Albany Park, 1973-1974 

1 1

Annual Report, 1972 

1 2

Anti-Crosstown Coalition agendas, memos, misc., 1972-1974 

1 3

Anti-Crosstown Coalition leaflets and flyers, undated 

1 4

Anti-Crosstown Coalition press releases, 1972-1973 

1 5

Anti-Deterioration Coalition agendas, memos, misc., 1973-1974 

1 6

Anti-Deterioration Coalition leaflets, flyers, 1973-1974 

1 7

Anti-Deterioration Coalition press releases, 1973-1974 

1 8

Constitution and by-laws, undated 

1 9

Cost of Living, 1973-1974 

1 10

Crime Coalition, 1973-1975 

1 11

General information, 1971-1973 

1 12

Lakefront Coalition, 1971-1973 

1 13

Leaflets and broadsides, undated 

1 14

Action newsletter, 1971-1974 

1 15

Press releases, 1973 

1 16

Programs from benefits, 1970-1973 

1 17

Research reports and issue memos, 1970-1973 

1 18

Senior Citizens Coalition agendas, memos, misc., 1972-1974 

2 19

Senior Citizens Coalition leaflets and broadsides, undated 

2 20

Senior Citizens Coalition press releases, 1972-1973 

2 21

Sheridan Hi-Rise Opposition, 1973-1974 

2 22

South Side over-assessment and deterioration, 1972-1974 

2 23

Steering Committee agendas and conventions, 1972-1974 

2 24

Taxpayers Coalition, 1972-1973 

2 25

Anti-Crosstown Coalition clippings, 1972 

3 26

Anti-Crosstown Coalition clippings, 1972 

3 27

Mortgages background clippings, 1973 

3 28

Redlining, 1973 

3 29

Citizens Action Program, 1972 

3 30

Education, 1972 

3 31

Redlining, 1974 

4 32

Commonwealth Edison campaign, 1970 

4 33

U.S. Steel, 1971 

4 34

U.S. Steel, 1971 

4 35

Crosstown Campaign, 1972 

4 36

Conventions, 1973-1975 

4 37

Newsletters and ad books, 1974-1975 

4 38

Property tax freeze, 1974 

4 39

Crosstown Campaign, 1972 

5 40

Crosstown Campaign - Documents, 1972 

5 41

Crosstown Campaign, 1972 

5 42

ComEd Pollution Campaign, 1970 

5 43

ComEd Pollution Campaign, 1970 

5 44

Redlining, 1973-1975 

6 45

Redlining, 1973-1974 

6 46

Redlining, 1973-1975 

6 47

Property Taxes, 1971, 1972, 1973 

6 48

Property Taxes - Tax Freeze House Bill 911, 1972-1973 

6 49

Property Taxes - Over-Assessments, 1972-1973 

6 50

Property Taxes - Over-Assessments, 1972 

6 51

Tax Coalition, 1972 

6 52

Finances and meetings, 1973-1976 

6 53

Crosstown campaign - broadsides and clippings, 1975 

7 54

Crosstown clippings, 1975 

7 55

Tax Freeze, 1971-1973 

7 56

Taxes - General, 1972-1973 

7 57

Elliott Sclar, 1973 

7 58

Voting, 1972 

7 59

Rogers Park meeting on crime, 1974 

7 60

Illinois Housing Development Authority, 1975 

7 61

Anti-Redlining, 1975 

7 62

Redlining, 1974 

7 63

Redlining, 1975 

7 64

Crime, 1973 

7 65

Schakowsky material, 1974 

7 66

CTA Crosstown clippings, 1973 

8 67

Senior Citizen clippings, 1973 

8 68

Anne Alberts, 1974 

8 69

American Institute of Architects complaint, 1973-1973 

8 70
Box Folder

Rogers Park religious contacts, 1974 

8 73

Rogers Park, 1975 

8 71

Rogers Park anti-redlining campaign, 1973 

8 72

Rogers Park CAP, 1974 

8 74

Audio recording, Studs Terkel interview with Wolff, Ponzetti, and Dubi re: Crosstown Expressway, 1972 

8 75

Consumer Coalition, 1973 

8 76

Senior Citizen Coalition,, 1973 

8 77

Chase Avenue Block Organization, 1974 

8 78

Dual Financing article, undated 

8 79

Judicial Reform clipping, 1973-1974 

9 80

Industrial Areas Foundation, 1974 

9 81

Convention, 1973 

9 82

Convention, 1974 

9 83

Convention, 1975 

9 84

Anti-Redlining, 1974 

9 85

Court Reform, 1974 

9 86

Action, 1974 

9 87

Crime and Housing, 1973-1974 

9 88

Garfield Ridge clippings, 1971-1976 

9 89

Clippings and press releases, 1970-1972 

9 90

Clippings, 1974 

9 91

Clippings, 1974-1976 

9 92

Board of Election Commissioners Map, 1973 

9 93
Oversize

Posters, undated 

Material - Posters

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