Chicago Clergy Consultation Service records
MSCCCS80

 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
Chicago Clergy Consultation Service.
Title
Chicago Clergy Consultation Service records
ID
MSCCCS80
Date [inclusive]
1965-1975
Extent
4.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Twenty-six ministers and rabbis founded the Clergy Consultation Service or CCS in New York City in 1967 to help provide women with access to safe abortions. The CCS gathered information about abortion providers, counseled women seeking abortion, and referred patients to physicians who practiced in the United States and other countries. The dean of the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago organized the local CCS in Chicago. The Chicago Clergy Consultation Service Records include minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, resolutions, position statements, contact information for abortion providers, forms, pamphlets, brochures, maps, clippings, published articles, and legal information.

Preferred Citation

Chicago Clergy Consultation Service records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

Twenty-six ministers and rabbis founded the Clergy Consultation Service or CCS in New York City in 1967 to help provide women with access to safe abortions. The CCS gathered information about abortion providers, counseled women seeking abortion, and referred patients to physicians who practiced in the United States and other countries. The dean of the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago organized the local CCS in Chicago. The CCS operated underground and helped women avoid arrest by offering counseling services in one State and then referring them to abortion providers in another state, sometimes even a foreign country. By 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade made the work of the Clergy Consultation Service unnecessary.

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Scope and Contents

The Chicago Clergy Consultation Service Records include minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, statistics, resolutions, position statements, contact information for abortion providers, forms, pamphlets, brochures, maps, clippings, published articles, and legal information. These records also include a research report about abortion in the United States in the late sixties, an IBM Fortran coding form and printout, a CCS counselor's kit and training materials, as well as some material from affiliated organizations such as the A.C.L.U. The Chicago Clergy Consultation Service Records have been divided into two series: Series I. General includes all of the above materials and Series II. Clippings and Articles consists of material removed from newspapers, magazines, and other sources about abortion.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives January 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Acquisition Information

The Chicago Clergy Consultation Service donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1980.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago Clergy Consultation Service. -- Archives
  • Clergy Consultation Service. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Abortion counseling -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Abortion services -- United States.
  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: General 

Scope and Content:

Series I include minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, resolutions, position statements, contact information for abortion providers, forms, pamphlets, brochures, maps, clippings, published articles, and legal information.

Box Folder

Sex education - Pamphlets, brochures, articles, 1965 - 1974 

1 1

Illinois Legislative Materials - District maps, contact information for legislators, legislation regarding abortion, 1966 - 1970 

1 2

"The Abortion Situation at the End of the Sixties," research report submitted to University of Chicago, Divinity School and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1969 

1 3

Legal cases, clippings, articles, chart listing State abortion laws, 1969 - 1971 

1 4

Minutes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, 1969 - 1973 

1 5

Women's Medical Services - Completed surveys, articles, memoranda, contact information, articles, pamphlets, brochures, 1969 - 1973 

1 6

Mexico City - Abortion provider information, articles, 1970 

1 7

London - Abortion provider information, 1970 

1 8

Japan - Abortion provider information, 1970 

1 9

Interview forms, blank, 1970 

1 10

Association for the Study of Abortion - Newsletter, 1970 

1 11

Correspondence, reports, newsletters, 1970 

1 12

Statistical summaries, 1970 

1 13

Correspondence, memoranda, medical forms, administrative materials, Kansas City Medical Center for Women [restricted], 1970 - 1971 

2 14

Parkchester Hospital - Abortion provider information, correspondence, [restricted], 1970 - 1971 

2 15

Correspondence, reports, evaluations of abortion providers, [restricted], 1970 - 1971 

2 16

Iowa - Abortion provider information, correspondence, medical forms, [restricted], 1970 - 1971 

2 17

California - Abortion provider information, 1970 - 1971 

2 18

Director of Medical Research, C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, reports, 1970 - 1971 

2 19

Resolutions, position statements, 1970 - 1972 

2 20

National C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, reports, [restricted], 1970 - 1972 

2 21

Champaign Urbana C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, contact information, [restricted], 1970 - 1972 

2 22

Chicago C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1970 - 1972 

2 23

N.A.R.A.L. - Brochures, articles, registration form, 1970 - 1972 

2 24

Wisconsin - Correspondence, memoranda, contact information for abortion providers and local C.C.S. branches, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 25

Springfield, Ill. C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 26

Rockford, Ill. - Correspondence, memoranda, abortion provider information, and local C.C.S. contacts, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 27

Peoria, Ill. - Abortion provider information, correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 28

DeKalb, Ill. C.C.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 29

Interview forms, 1970 - 1973 

2 30

Financial ledger, [restricted], 1970 - 1973 

2 31

Memoranda, correspondence, minutes, [restricted], 1970 - 1974 

3 31

Chicago C.C.S. - Membership lists, contact information, 1970 - 1974 

3 32

California - Abortion provider information, 1971 

3 33

Monsey Health Center - Abortion provider information, 1971 

3 34

68th Street Women's Pavilion - Abortion provider information, 1971 

3 35

Everything You Need to Know about Abortion. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1971. Ebon, Martin, ed. Everywoman's Guide to Abortion. New York: Pocket Books, 1971; Take the Worry out of Being Close. Oakland, 1971 

3 36

New York - Abortion provider, birth control information, 1971 

3 37

Sermons about abortion, 1971 

3 38

C.A.R.E.S. - Correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, 1971 - 1972 

3 39

Chicago and Illinois C.C.S. - Financial statements, 1971 - 1972 

3 40

Correspondence [restricted], 1971 - 1972 

3 41

Park East Hospital - Abortion provider information, 1971 - 1973 

3 42

Sutton Medical Group - Abortion provider information, completed patient forms, [restricted], 1971 - 1973 

3 43

C.C.S. Counselor's Kit, 1971 - 1973 

3 44

Charleston, Ill. - Correspondence, memoranda, contact information, 1971 - 1973 

3 45

Joliet - Correspondence, [restricted], 1971 - 1973 

3 46

Roe v. Wade syllabus (2 copies), reprints of articles, "Effects of New York's Abortion Law Change", 1971 - 1973 

3 47

Carbondale, Ill. - Correspondence, [restricted], 1971 - 1973 

4 48

"Non- C.C.S. affiliated" clinics - Correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, clippings, 1971 - 1973 

4 49

Association for the Study of Abortion - Newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, 1971 - 1973 

4 50

Counseling - Articles, printed guides, 1971 - 1973 

4 51

Women's Abortion Coalition - Flyers, brochures, articles, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, 1971 - 1973 

4 52

Financial statements, 1971 - 1974 

4 53

Telephone messages, administrative materials, 1971 - 1974 

4 54

Bloomington and Normal, Ill. - Correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1971 - 1974 

4 55

Illinois C.C.S. - Minutes, correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, administrative forms, map of Illinois, [restricted], 1971 - 1974 

4 56

Illinois C.C.S. - Funding proposals, appeals to charitable foundations, 1972 

4 57

East Side Medical Group - Contact information, correspondence, completed interview forms, [restricted], 1972 

4 58

"Unofficial Abortion." Time. Sept. 11, 1972. 

4 59

Correspondence - Clergy, 1972 - 1973 

4 60

Correspondence - Physicians, 1972 - 1973 

4 61

C.C.S. counselor training materials, 1972 - 1973 

4 62

Correspondence - Anti-Abortion, 1972- 1973 

4 63

Indiana - Abortion provider information, correspondence, [restricted], 1972 - 1973 

4 64

Quad Cities - Correspondence, memoranda, [restricted], 1972 - 1973 

4 65

West Seneca - Abortion provider information, completed interview forms, 1972 - 1973 

4 66

Statistical reports, 1973 

4 67

Illinois Hospital Association - Abortion guidelines, 1973 

4 68

Mid South Medical Center - Abortion provider information, completed interview forms, [restricted], 1973 

4 69

IBM FORTRAN coding form and printout, statistics, 1973 

5 70

Ibid., 1973 

5 71

Illinois Center for the Medical Control of Abortion - Newsletters, brochures, contact information for legislators, 1973 - 1974 

5 72

A.C.L.U. - Correspondence, legal cases, A.S.A. newsletter, 1973 - 1974 

5 73

Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights - Brochures, policy statements, correspondence, articles, material from affiliated and opposing organizations, 1974 

5 74

Correspondence, memoranda, receipts, budget materials, [restricted], 1974 

5 75

Articles, undated 

5 76

Abortion - Bibliography, undated 

5 77

Map, undated 

5 78

Illinois C.C.S. stamp, undated 

5 79

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Series II: Clippings and Articles 

Scope and Content:

Series II consists of clippings and articles taken from newspapers, magazines and other sources about abortion.

Box Folder

Clippings, articles, 1967 - 1975 

6 80

Articles, 1968 - 1970 

6 81

Clippings, articles, 1968 - 1970 

6 82

Clippings, articles, 1969 - 1970 

6 83

Articles, 1969 - 1970 

6 84

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

6 85

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

6 86

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

7 87

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

7 88

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

7 89

Clippings, 1969 - 1970 

7 90

Clippings, articles, 1969 - 1975 

8 91

Clippings, 1970 

8 92

Issue of Newsweek and New York, 1970 

8 93

Clippings - Ticktin affair, 1970 

8 94

Clippings, 1970 - 1971 

8 95

Reprint of article - re. abortion in New York, 1972 

8 96

Clippings, 1972 - 1974 

8 97

Articles - "Morning After Pill", 1973 

8 98

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Series III: Oversized Material 

Oversize

Maps showing Illinois' Senatorial and Representative Districts, 1965-1970 

Folder 99

Each Child Loved film reel, undated 

Reel 1

Abortion and the Law film reel (part 1), undated 

Reel 2

Abortion and the Law film reel (part 2), undated 

Reel 3

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