Metropolitan Planning Council records
MSMPC_74

 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
Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
Metropolitan Planning Council records
ID
MSMPC_74
Date [inclusive]
1934-2000
Extent
317.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The records date from 1934 and include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes, newsletters, educational materials, speeches and legislative materials. The material deals with the topics of air rights, parks, housing, subsidized housing, urban renewal, landmarks, urban planning and the organization and operation of the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Preferred Citation

Metropolitan Planning Council records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The inter-racial Metropolitan Housing Council was founded in 1934 to provide housing for low-income families. It initiated the Illinois Housing Cooperation Act, which led to the formation of the Chicago Housing Authority and the building of the first public housing projects in Chicago. It also instigated neighborhood rejuvenation projects and helped to develop Chicago's first housing code. The name was later changed to the Metropolitan Planning Council, which continues as a nonprofit, non-partisan group of business and civic leaders. MPC conducts policy analysis, outreach, and advocacy in the areas of housing, transportation and urban development.

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Scope and Contents

The records date from 1934 and include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes, newsletters, educational materials, speeches and legislative materials. The material deals with the topics of air rights, parks, housing, subsidized housing, urban renewal, landmarks, urban planning and the organization and operation of the Metropolitan Planning Council.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives November 2006

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  06/24/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago Housing Authority.
  • Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago African American History.
  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • City planning -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Low-income housing -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Urban renewal -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

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