League of Women Voters of Cook County records
MSLWVC90

 An inventory of its records at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
League of Women Voters of Cook County (Cook County, Ill.).
Title
League of Women Voters of Cook County records
ID
MSLWVC90
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1980
Date [inclusive]
1923-2003
Extent
13.75 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The collection contains minutes of Board of Directors' annual meetings, correspondence, programs, studies, memoranda, pamphlets, annual reports, and surveys from 1923 until the present. The materials pertain to such issues as corrections, housing, health care, elections, the environment, and the organization of the League of Women Voters in Cook County.

Preferred Citation

League of Women Voters of Cook County records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History of the League of Women Voters of Cook County

The League of Women Voters of Illinois was organized in Chicago in October 1920. The League's mission was "to secure democracy's promise for the people of Illinois through voter education, issue advocacy and citizen outreach." (League of Women Voters of Illinois website: www.lwvil.org/league_history). Additional local leagues were formed throughout the state, including ten in the Chicago area. The Chicago League of Women Voters was created the same year deriving from the Chicago Political Equality League. It was intended to provide a superstructure to coordinate activities of the local leagues within the city. In 1922 the Chicago League changed its name to the Chicago League of Women Voters Forum. Shortly thereafter the Cook County League was formed as a council to serve as a governing body to all the Chicago leagues and the suburban leagues within Cook County.

The Council of Cook County League of Women Voters (also known as the Cook County Council) held its first meeting in January 1923. It was originally comprised of the Presidents and four delegates from each local league in the county. Its purpose was tri-fold: 1) to coordinate more closely the work and program of the League in Cook County; 2) to keep the local leagues in close touch with the affairs of government in Cook County and Chicago; and 3) to make more effective the work of the local leagues in the solution of governmental problems of a local or county nature. It arranged six committees, each focused on studying specific issues: Cook County Government, Chicago Affairs, City and Village Affairs, Sanitary District Affairs, Cook County Schools and Chicago Schools. Initially the Illinois League paid the office expenses for the Council.

Though the council was comprised primarily of white members, within months of its formation it began assist the "colored" members, who were members of various local leagues, in organizing their own local league. In 1923 the Douglas League was established, comprised of members from the first and third senatorial districts. Its leadership and membership was exclusively African American.

The Cook County Council went through a series of minor changes in its governance through the years. In 1927 Council of Cook County League of Women Voters began to maintain a Cook County office in conjunction with the Forum. Four years latter, in October 1931, the Cook County Council and the Forum merged becoming the League of Women Voters of Cook County. A decade later, in 1941 the merged league re-organized. The reasons summarized by the League's president were to allow it to focus on the "problems" of Cook County and Chicago, to eliminate overlap with the state and county leagues, to allow greater democracy within the League, and to reduce the financial contributions required of the local leagues to the County League. (Annual Report 1943, box 6, folder 77). At its annual meeting on May 16, 1950 the League once again reorganized, this time changing its name to the Cook County Council of the League of Women Voters. The purpose of the Council was "for study and action on county governmental matters.' It was comprised of the president of each local league (or her proxy) as well as the Chicago League's third vice-president who served as an additional representative for that league on the council. (Annual Report May 16, 1950 box 7 folder 84). The Cook County Council continued to operate into the twenty-first century.

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Scope and Contents

The League of Women Voters of Cook County records consist of 11.75 linear feet of material covering the time period from 1923 to the mid-1980s. The records include reports, correspondence, meetings and conference summaries, surveys, pamphlets, brochures, and meeting minutes. They are divided into two series: administrative records and committee records. The administrative records contain two sub-series: unpublished reports and published reports. The Committee Records series contains twelve sub-series based on the committee activity conducted over the 60 year period. The committees included are: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Cook County Government, Human Resources, Environment, Housing, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Voters' Services, Civil Service, Public Officials, Publicity, and Schools.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-06-10

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/15/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • League of Women Voters of Cook County (Cook County, Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Corrections -- Illinois.
  • Elections -- Illinois.
  • Environmental policy -- Illinois.
  • Housing -- Illinois.
  • Medical care -- Illinois.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative Records 

Series I contains records generated by the administrative proceedings of the League of Women Voters of Cook County (LWVCC) from its founding in 1923 to 1981. 

Subseries A: Unpublished Reports 

Subseries A consists of meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, policy information, and annual reports relating to the activities of the governing body of the LWVCC. 

Box Folder

Letters to League Presidents, 1978 

1 1

Letters to League Presidents, 1977-1978 

1 2

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1923-1928 

1 3

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1942-1946 

1 4

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1946-1948 

1 5

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1948-1949 

1 6

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1949-1950 

1 7

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1957-1962 

1 8

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1949-1957 

1 9

Treasurer - Tax Information, 1946-1950 

2 10

Treasurer - Tax Information, 1950-1959 

2 11

Treasurer's Reports, 1960-1971 

2 12

Board Minutes, 1969-1970 

2 13

Board Minutes, 1968-1969 

2 14

Board Minutes, 1967-1968 

2 15

Minutes - Cook County Council, 1963-1967 

2 16

Board Minutes, 1971-1972 

2 17

Board Minutes, 1972-1973 

2 18

Board Minutes, 1973-1974 

2 19

Board Minutes, 1974-1975 

2 20

Board Minutes, 1970-1971 

2 21

Biennial Convention, 1976 

3 22

"This Is Cook County" - Financial Information, 1951-1952 

3 23

"This Is Cook County" - Financial Information, 1951-1952 

3 24

"Know Your Government," 1949-1950 

3 25

Letters to League Presidents, 1979-1980 

3 26

Letters to League Presidents, 1974-1976 

3 27

Letters to League Presidents, 1970-1974 

3 28

Cook County Council - Reorganization, 1948-1951 

3 29

Cook County Council - Policy, 1953-1958 

3 30

Cook County Council - Policy, 1955-1956 

3 31

Cook County Council - Finance, 1924-1928 

4 32

Cook County Council - Finance, 1943 

4 33

"Cook County Reporter," 1945-1950 

4 34

Cook County Council - Policy, 1928-1943 

4 35

League Records, 1962-1977 

4 36

Board Minutes, 1969-1970 

4 37

Intra-league Correspondence, 1969-1970 

4 38

League Planning, 1969 

4 39

League Records, 1967-1969 

4 40

Board Minutes, 1967-1968 

4 41

League Records, 1967-1968 

4 42

League Records, 1967 

4 43

League Convention, 1967-05-23 

4 44

League Records, 1966 

4 45

Board Minutes, 1966-1967 

4 46

President's Notebook, 1968-1969 

5 47

President's Notebook, 1968-1969 

5 48

Memos, 1950-1959 

5 49

LWVCC "News," 1970-1975 

5 50

News Clippings, 1947-1950 

5 51

Yearbook, 1968 

5 52

Survey - Community Action Programs, 1967 

5 53

NBC Election Day Project, December 1962 

5 54

Supplements to Annual Report, May 1975 

5 55

Provisional League Procedures, May 1951 

5 56

Historical Files - Flora Sylvester Cheney - First LWVCC President - 1923, 1986 

5 57

Cook County City Pamphlets - Evaluations, 1935 

5 58

League Records, 1928-1949 

5 59

Annual Meeting, 1930-05-28 

5 60

Articles of Incorporation, 1950-1954 

5 61

Annual Meeting, 1931-05-19 

5 62

Semi-annual Meeting, 1931-11-19 

5 63

Annual Meeting, 1932-05-24 

5 64

Semi-annual Meeting, 1932-11-29 

5 65

Annual Meeting, 1933-05-23 

5 66

Annual Meeting, 1934-05-15 

6 67

Semi-Annual Meeting, 1934-11-10 

6 68

Annual Meeting, 1935-05-21 

6 69

Annual Meeting, 1936-05-12 

6 70

Annual Meeting, 1937-05-11 

6 71

Annual Meeting, 1938-05-24 

6 72

Annual Meeting, 1939-05-16 

6 73

Annual Meeting, 1940-05-21 

6 74

Annual Meeting, 1941-05-27 

6 75

Annual Meeting, 1942-05-19 

6 76

Annual Meeting, 1943-05-25 

6 77

Annual Meeting, 1944-05-16 

6 78

Annual Meeting, 1945-05-05 

6 79

Annual Meeting, 1946-04-23 

6 80

Annual Meeting, 1947-05-20 

6 81

Annual Meeting, 1948-04-06 

6 82

Annual Meeting, 1949-04-19 

6 83

Annual Meeting, 1950-05-16 

7 84

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1951 

7 85

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1952-05-08 

7 86

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1953-05-19 

7 87

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1954-05-25 

7 88

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1955-05-24 

7 89

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1956-05-22 

7 90

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1957-05-28 

7 91

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1958-05-27 

7 92

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1959-05-26 

7 93

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1960-05-24 

7 94

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1961-05-17 

7 95

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1962-05-08 

7 96

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1963-05-28 

7 97

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1964-05-26 

7 98

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1965-05-25 

7 99

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1966-05-24 

7 100

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1967-05-23 

7 101

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1968-05-28 

8 102

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1969-03-25 

8 103

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1971-03-22 

8 104

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1973-03-20 

8 105

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1970-03-24 

8 106

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1972-03-21 

8 107

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1974-03-21 

8 108

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1975-03-20 

8 109

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1977-03-24 

8 110

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1978-04-05 

8 111

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1979-03-27 

8 112

Cook County Council Annual Report, 1980-04-08 

8 113

Cook County Council - Interim Meeting, 1981-04-09 

8 114

Board Minutes, 1975-1976 

24 277

Board Minutes, 1981-1982 

24 278

Board Minutes, 1983 

24 279

Board Minutes, 1992-1996 

24 280

Board Minutes [1 of 2], 1998-2000 

24 281

Board Minutes [1 of 2], 1998-2000 

24 282

Board Minutes, 2002 

24 283

Convention Packets and Minutes, 1970-1984 

24 284

Governmental Structure, 1968-1979 

24 285

Info--Dissolution of Local Government--Study, 1978 

24 286

Interim Council, April 1995 

25 287

League of Women Voters-U.S.--Natural Resources Revision, February 1986 

25 288

Newsletters, 1976-2001 

25 289

Newsletters, 1985-1989 

25 290

[Single Member Districts Committee Guide], 1979 

25 291

Subseries B: Published Reports 

Subseries B contains published reports by the LWVCC and other government organizations relating to the activities of the league covering (incompletely) the years 1922 to 1985. 

Box Folder

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts - Annual Report to the Supreme Court of Illinois, 1980 

8a 115

Illinois Department of Correction - Human Services Data Report, 1983-85 

8a 116

Circuit Court of Cook County - Statistical Report, 1980/1983 

8a 117

Board of Commissioners of Cook County - Survey of the Cook County Jail, 1922 

8a 118

Board of Commissioners of Cook County - Fiftieth Anniversary Report - Juvenile Court of Cook County, 1949 

8a 119

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Series II: Committee Work 

Series II contains the reports, minutes, correspondence, publications, and programs generated from the activities of the various committees of the LWVCC. The bulk of the records reflect the league's efforts to reform aspects of both the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. Also included are the League's committee work on issues involving aspects of the Cook County Government, public aid (called Human Resources), pollution and the environment, community development and low income housing, intergovernmental cooperation, voters' services, civil service, correspondence with public officials on issues pertaining to the purpose of the league, publicity for the league's programs, and the schools. 

Subseries A: Adult Corrections 

Subseries A contains reports, studies, proposals, newspaper clippings, and meeting minutes on issues relating to the adult corrections systems in Cook County, including primarily a campaign to merge the House of Corrections and the Cook County Jail, creating the Department of Corrections. The committee also worked to establish a work release program and reform bail and probation guidelines. The records include material from 1950 to 1979. 

Box Folder

Cook County Jail - House of Corrections - Reports and Studies, 1968-1970 

9 120

Department of Corrections Proposal - Bail Bond Materials, 1967 

9 121

Ad Hoc Citizens Committee on Corrections, 1965 

9 122

Cook County Department of Corrections Commission - Committee Reports, 1964 

9 123

Department of Corrections Proposals - Bail Bond Provisions - Recommendations, 1962-1963 

9 124

Newspaper Clippings - Criminal Corrections, 1960-1964 

9 125

Newspaper Clippings - City-County Jail Merger, 1958-1964 

9 126

Work Release - Bail - Jail Tours - Reports and Correspondence, 1970-1971 

10 127

Department of Corrections Commission - Probation and Parole - Public Defenders - Correspondence - Memoranda - Reports, 1971-1972 

10 128

Department of Corrections Commission and Cook County Department of Corrections Board - Minutes, 1973-1974 

10 129

Study Proposal Cook County Criminal Court System - Cook County Department of Corrections Board Minutes, 1974-1976 

10 130

Cook County Department of Corrections Board - Minutes - Correspondence - Reports, 1976-1977 

10 131

Questionnaires, Reports, 1978-1979 

10 132

Cook County Department of Corrections Reorganization - Reports - Correspondence, 1976-1977 

10 133

Cook County Board of Commissioners - Meetings - Correspondence, 1957-1974 

10 134

Campaigns - Cook County Governments, 1970-1976 

10 135

Consensus Reports - Committee Agenda - Creation of Department of Corrections, 1960-1962 

10 136

Publications - Reports, 1953-1961 

10 137

Work Release Program Studies - Canfield Bill, 1961 

10 138

Senate Bill 108 - Creation Department of Corrections - Senate Bill 175- Health Care Protection - Statements - Correspondence, 1961 

10 139

Senate Bill 108 - Creation Department of Corrections - Statements - Correspondence, 1961 

11 140

Senate Bill 108 - Creation Department of Corrections - Campaign, 1960-1961 

11 141

Senate Bill 108 - Creation Department of Corrections - Campaign, 1960 

11 142

Senate Bill 108 - Creation Department of Corrections - Campaign, 1959-1960 

11 143

Creation Department of Corrections - Probation - Campaigns, 1960 

11 144

Huber Plan - Work Release Program - Correspondence - Reports, 1960-1968 

11 145

Huber Plan - Work Release Program - Correspondence - Reports, 1961-1964 

11 146

Huber Plan - Work Release Program - Correspondence - Reports, 1959-1963 

11 147

Creation Department of Corrections - Campaign, 1956-1961 

12 148

Creation Department of Corrections - Crime and Consequences - Campaign, 1960 

12 149

Grand Jury Bill - Immunity Bill - Correspondence - Reports - Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1955 

12 150

Merit System - Cook County Jail, 1959 

12 151

Merit System - Cook County Jail, 1959 

12 152

Recall - Implementing Ideals - Department of Corrections, 1962 

12 153

Bail Bond Publication, October 1971 

12 154

Aiding Adult Offenders and Protecting Society - Adult Probation Report, November 1962 

12 155

Work Release Study Report, November 1964 

12 156

Bail - Probation - Sentencing - Jail - Criminal Courts - Reports, 1967-1982 

12 157

Subseries B: Juvenile Justice 

Subseries B contains correspondence, reports, and publications regarding the committee's activities involving the Cook County juvenile court, the transformation of the juvenile court into the family court, and many branches of the Chicago municipal court. 

Box Folder

Correspondence - Reports - Publications, 1973-1976 

13 158

Correspondence - Reports - Publications - Audy Home Annual Report - New Detention Facilities draft, 1967-1975 

13 159

Local League Programs - Reports - Publications - Juvenile Corrections Surveys, 1967-1974 

13 160

Family Court Study - Luncheon, 1962-08-27 

13 161

Municipal Court Forum - Boys Court - Reports - Memoranda - Correspondence, 1955 

13 162

Court Visiting Program - Municipal Court - Family Court - Justice of the Peace Courts, 1952-1955 

13 163

Family Court - Audy Home - Annual Reports - Committee Reports, 1952-1962 

14 164

Citizens' Committee - Juvenile Court - Legislative Needs - Attorney Pearl Hart Correspondence, 1941-1944 

14 165

Papers - Cook County - Delinquent Children - Criminal Law - Age of Criminal Responsibility, (circa 1940) n.d. 

14 166

Court Visitation - Countywide conference - Sheriff's Advisory Council, 1945 and 1957 

14 167

Referees- Selection - Position - Function, 1912-1934 

14 168

Final Report - Juvenile Court Decentralization, February 1975 

14 169

Resource Guide - Five Evolving Strategies For Youth Services, Spring 1980 

14 170

Report - Trial Of Juveniles As Adults, post 1968 

14 171

Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center- Annual Reports, 1978, 1980, 1981 

14 172

Juvenile Court 75th Anniversary Report, 1899-1974 

14 173

Comprehensive Plan - Audy Home For Children, January 1973 

14 174

Report - Juvenile Justice In An Urban Setting, September 1967 

14 175

Subseries C: Cook County Government 

Subseries C contains position statements, studies, correspondence, surveys and consensus reports (the compilations of survey results) regarding the committee's activities on issues involving the Cook County government from the 1940s through the 1970s. It also contains records involved in the production of "This is Cook County," a brochure the league produced and distributed in the 1950s that explained the structure and workings of the county government. 

Box Folder

Study Reports - Consensus Reports - Fact Sheets, 1972-1974 

15 176

Consensus Reports - Position Statements - Correspondence, 1972-1974 

15 177

Reports - Correspondence - Statements, 1972-1975 

15 178

Studies - Reports - Correspondence - Statements, 1970-1972 

15 179

Tangled Towns Program - Correspondence, 1957-04-23 

15 180

Report - Structure of Governments - Correspondence - House Bill 58 - Newspaper Clippings, 1953-1961 

15 181

Report - This Is Cook County, 1953 

15 182

Article on County Government, 1956-10-01 

15 183

Report - This Is Cook County Revised Edition - Sales - Correspondence, 1953 

15 184

Report - This is Cook County, 1955 

15 185

Report - This is Cook County, 1958 

15 186

Report - A Primer Of The School Of Local Government, March 1946 

16 187

Quiz - Chicago City Council, n.d. 

16 188

Redistricting Chicago Wards, May 1944 

16 189

Report - County Organization Versus Township Organization - Analysis, n.d. 

16 190

Report - Who Are The Bosses In Cook County, 1943 

16 191

Report - The Key To Our Local Government, 1972 

16 192

Report Flood Control in Cook County, November 1972 

16 193

Questionnaire - City Council Report, n.d. 

16 194

Report - ABC's Of Local Government - The State Constitution, n.d. 

16 195

Report - ABC's Of Local Government - The Scrambled Governments Of Illinois, n.d. 

16 196

Report - ABC's Of Local Government - Public Finance In Illinois, n.d. 

16 197

Report - ABC's Of Local Government - The Government Of The City Of Chicago, n.d. 

16 198

Report - The Organization And Functions Of County Government In Illinois, n.d. 

16 199

Townships - Revenue Sharing - Reports - Correspondence, 1972-78 

16 200

Townships - Revenue Sharing - Reports - Correspondence, 1972-76 

16 201

Townships - Revenue Sharing - Reports - Correspondence, 1976 

16 202

Cook County Observer, July 1981 - June 1985 

25 292

Cook County Observer, July 1985 - June 1990 

25 293

Cook County Observer, July 1990 - June 1995 

25 294

Cook County Observer, July 1995 - June 2000 

26 295

Cook County Observer, July 2000 - September 2003 

26 296

"How Cook County Got Its Name -- The Story of Dan Cook….", 1968 

26 297

Cook County Government Reform Project--Roosevelt University, 1987 

26 298

Cook County Tax Study, 1986-1987 

26 299

County Government Publication--Real Estate Tax, 1979-1980 

26 300

County Government Study, 1990-1991 

26 301

Substance Abuse Progams--Publications, 1991 

26 302

Taxes (Illinois)--Enterprise Zones, 1979, 1986 

26 303

Subseries D: Human Resources 

Subseries D contains memorandum, correspondence, surveys, and observer reports from members who sat in on government meetings regarding issues of public aid, community development, health services and community action programs. 

Box Folder

Memoranda - Correspondence - Public Welfare Acts and Committees, 1970-1980 

17 203

Memorandum - Correspondence - Community Development Block Grant Program, 1978-1979 

17 204

Surveys - Public Officials - Employment, 1975 

17 205

Correspondence - Memoranda - Reports - Community Action Programs, 1967-1970 

17 206

Observer Reports - Cook County Department of Public Aid - Welfare Services Committee, 1972-1974 

17 207

Observer Reports - Cook County Office of Economic Opportunity - Central Governing Board, 1971-1973 

17 208

Observer Reports - Community and Economic Development Association, 1973-1975 

17 209

Outline - Long-Term and Short-Term Plan - Reorganization of Public child Welfare Services, 1939-08-30 

17 210

Public Hearing - Public Aid Commission - Assistance Cuts - Memoranda - Reports - Correspondence, 1950 

17 211

Public Aid Commission - Joint Welfare Committee - Minutes - Reports - Correspondence, 1950 

17 212

Illinois Youth Commission - Bills - Reports - Studies, 1953-1954 

17 213

Health Division - Department of Welfare - Hospitals and Clinics for Indigents - Reports - Minutes - Correspondence, 1946-1958 

18 214

Health - Needs and Services - Reports - Correspondence, 1960-1965 

18 215

Observer Reports - Health and Hospitals Governing Commission, 1971-1975 

18 216

Observer Reports - Comprehensive Health Planning Meeting, 1973-1974 

18 217

Health Study - Correspondence, 1970-11-20 

18 218

Publication - Toward a Medical Examiner System, November 1973 

18 219

Health Care Study, November 1978 

18 220

Health Care Study, November 1978 

18 221

Health Care - Correspondence - Questionnaire - Surveys, 1974-1978 

18 222

Health Care - Correspondence - Demographics - Consensus Statements, 1974-1978 

18 223

Community Action Programs - Office of Economic Opportunity - Reports - Correspondence - Studies - Minutes, 1967-1969 

18 224

Community Action Programs - Office of Economic Opportunity - Reports - Correspondence - Studies - Minutes, 1967-1968 

18 225

Health Care Survey - Consensus - Workshops - Correspondence - Memoranda, 1971-1976 

19 226

Health and Hospitals Governing Commission - Reports - Articles, 1968-1976 

19 227

Health Care Survey, 1971 

19 228

Chicago Health Systems Agency - Reports - Plans - Directories, 1979-1980 

19 229

Health Care Consensus, 1980 

19 230

Health Systems Agency - Health Care Planning - Reports - Publications, 1974-1980 

19 231

Cook County's Public Hospitals - Health Systems Agencies - Reports - Correspondence, 1979 

19 232

Community Action Programs - Public Welfare Coalition - Correspondence - Reports, 1972-1973 

19 233

Community Action Programs - Public Welfare Coalition - Correspondence - Reports, 1971-1972 

19 234

Subseries E: Environment Committee 

Subseries E includes reports and correspondence on the committee's work on issues of water pollution and the policies of the Metropolitan Sanitary District. 

Box Folder

Water Pollution - Metropolitan Sanitary District - Correspondence - Reports, 1971-1974 

20 235

Metropolitan Sanitary District - Policy Recommendation - Flood and Pollution Control - Reports - Statements, 1968-1969 

20 236

Observer's Reports - Metropolitan Sanitary District, 1971-1975 

20 237

Subseries F: Housing 

Subseries F contains the committee's correspondence, reports, memorandum, and a legal brief submitted on issues of community development, low-income housing, and racial zoning policies. The LWVCC was an advocate for racially fair zoning laws and programs that would provide low-income minorities with assistance to acquire quality housing. 

Box Folder

Community Development - Housing Assistance - Landlord-Tenant Laws - Reports - Memoranda - Correspondence, 1975-1977 

20 238

Low-and-Moderate-Income Housing - Correspondence - Reports, 1971-1972 

20 239

Amici Curiae Brief - Hills v. Gautreaux - Race and Public Housing, 1975 

20 240

Community Development - Low-Income Housing - Race - Correspondence - Reports, 1969-1975 

20 241

Open Housing - Suburban Zoning Restrictions - Workshop - Correspondence - Reports, 1967-1970 

20 242

Subseries G: Intergovernmental Cooperation 

Subseries G contains studies, reports, correspondence, and statements from the league's committee that advocated for the improvement of intergovernmental cooperation. 

Box Folder

Observer's Reports - Regional Transportation Authority - Reports - Correspondence, 1973-1975 

20 243

Home Rule Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation - Statements - Reports - Correspondence - Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1974 

20 244

Intergovernmental Relations - Studies - Reports, 1967-1968 

20 245

City-County Government Survey Results and Summary, 1972 

20 246

Traction - Unified Local Transportation - Flyer, September 1943 

20 247

Subseries H: Voters' Services 

Subseries H contains memorandum, correspondence, questionnaires, reports, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and maps regarding the committee's work to provide voting and candidate information to the public. Also included are documents relating the committee's production of a voters' guide in the 1960s and 70s. 

Box Folder

Ballot Briefs Publication - Cook County Elected Offices - Correspondence - Newspaper Clippings, 1950 

21 248

Candidate Information - Memoranda - Correspondence, 1967-1970 

21 249

Voters' Guide - Candidates' Questionnaire - Correspondence, 1962-1967 

21 250

Primary Pointers - Candidate Information - Memoranda - Correspondence, 1958-1959 

21 251

Candidate Information - Memoranda - Correspondence, 1950-1956 

21 252

Publication - Judicial-Congressional-Senatorial - Apportionment Maps, 1947 

21 253

Map - Community Areas of Chicago - Nationality and Race Groups, 1930 

21 254

Meeting Minutes - Correspondence - Memoranda - Registration, 1977-1978 

21 255

Meeting Minutes - Correspondence - Memoranda - Reports - WBBM Project, 1977-1978 

21 256

Voters' Guide - Sales and Promotion - Correspondence - Questionnaires - Memoranda, 1977-1978 

21 257

Voter's Guide - Sales and Promotion - Correspondence - Candidate Information - Committee Procedures, 1976-1977 

22 258

Voter's Guide - Sales and Promotion - Correspondence - Candidate Information - Committee Procedures, 1976-1977 

22 259

Voter's Guide - Committee Minutes - Memoranda - Correspondence - Workshops - Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1975 

22 260

Voter's Guide - Correspondence - Memoranda - Workshops, 1974 

22 261

Facts for Voters - Phone lists - Memos - Questionnaires - Statements - Pamphlets, 1979-1980 

22 262

Facts for Voters - Phone lists - Memos - Questionnaires - Statements - Pamphlets, 1979-1980 

22 263

Voters' School - Reports - Pamphlets - Programs - Correspondence, 1940 

22 264

Voters' Guide [Chicago Tribune, folder 1 of 3], 1976-1986 

26 304

Voters' Guide [Chicago Tribune, folder 2 of 3], 1976-1986 

26 305

Voters' Guide [Chicago Tribune, folder 3 of 3], 1976-1986 

27 306

Subseries I: Civil Service 

Subseries I contains reports, pamphlets, newsletters and correspondence involving the committee's work informing the community about the Cook County Civil Service Act during the 1940s. 

Box Folder

Cook County Civil Service Act - Information, September 1943 

22 265

Citizen's Civil Service Association - Civil Service Commission - Pamphlets - Correspondence - Newsletters, 1945-1947 

22 266

Civil Service Pamphlets - Reports - Newsletters - Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1947 

22 267

Civil Service Reclassification - Information, September 1943 

22 268

Subseries J: Public Officials 

Subseries J contains correspondence between league members and local, county, state, and federal public officials on all matters pertaining to the purpose of the LWVCC dating from 1928 to 1944. 

Box Folder

Correspondence - Public Officials, 1936-1939 

23 269

Correspondence - Public Officials, 1928-1939 

23 270

Correspondence - Public Officials, 1940-1941 

23 271

Correspondence - Public Officials, 1942-1944 

23 272

Subseries K: Publicity 

Subseries K includes scripts and promotion materials from the league's public programs from the 1940s and 50s. 

Box Folder

Dramatic and Radio scripts - Correspondence - Newsletters, 1946-1961 

23 273

Subseries L: Schools 

Subseries L includes reports, correspondence, and City Club bulletins on the status of education in Cook County for the 1950s. 

Box Folder

Quiz on Chicago Public Schools, n.d. 

23 274

Report - Advisory Committee on Education - School Problems Commission - Correspondence, 1950 

23 275

City Club Bulletins, 1952-1953 

23 276

Schools--Desegregation, 1981 

27 307

Study of Educational Service Region of Cook County, 1991 

27 308

Task Force on School Desegregation, 1981 

27 309

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