Chicago Single Tax Club collection
MSCSTC67

 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 Single Tax Club.
Title
Chicago Single Tax Club collection
ID
MSCSTC67
Date [inclusive]
1892-1912
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Chicago Single Tax Club collection consists of minutes of general meetings of the Club, clippings regarding the 1892 gubernatorial campaign of John Peter Altgeld, and a ledger listing financial contributions.

Preferred Citation

Chicago Single Tax Club collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History of the Chicago Single Tax Club

The Chicago Single Tax Club was an active political force in Chicago during the late 1890s and early 1900s. Governor John Peter Altgeld (1892-1896) supported the Club's economic ideas and was a close associate of Henry George, the economist who advocated a single tax on land. George reasoned that land existed in a fixed amount and became more valuable as the human population increased thus bestowing a substantial profit or "unearned increment" to landlords; George believed that this profit should be appropriated for use by society and all other forms of taxation should be abolished. Henry George and the numerous single tax advocacy organizations he inspired throughout the United States and English speaking world believed that monopolies and poverty could be eliminated through the single tax.

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Scope and Contents

The Chicago Single Tax Club collection consists of minutes of general meetings of the Club, clippings regarding the 1892 gubernatorial campaign of John Peter Altgeld, and a ledger listing financial contributions.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-08-11

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Acquisition Information

The University of Illinois at Chicago acquired these materials from Richard S. Barnes.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago Single Tax Club. -- Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Single tax.

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Collection Inventory

Chicago Single Tax Club Collection 

Box Folder

Clippings - Regarding political activities of John Peter Altgeld, 1892 

1 1

Minutes, 1894-1897 

1 2

Minutes, 1900-1902 

1 3

Minutes, 1901-1902 

1 4

Minutes, 1902-1903 

1 5

Ledger, 1901-1912 

1 6

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