Sylvia Cotton Papers

An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago




Collection Summary

Creator:Cotton, Sylvia
Title:Sylvia Cotton Papers
Dates:1960-1971
Abstract: Sylvia Cotton (1912- ) was the founder and president of the Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area (later the Day Care Action Council), an organization that advocates for safe, affordable child care in the Chicago area. This collection contains clippings, reports, press releases, and published material pertaining to the Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area, child care, education, and desegregation in Chicago.
Quantity: 6 linear ft.
Identification: SCotton

Biographical Sketch

Sylvia Cotton (1912- ) was the founder and president of the Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area (later the Day Care Action Council), an organization that advocates for safe, affordable child care in the Chicago area. Cotton's work as a child care advocate began with her involvement in the education section of the National Council of Jewish Women. Cotton also worked to desegregate public schools and day care facilities in Chicago.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains clippings, reports, press releases, and published material pertaining to the Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area, child care, education, and desegregation in Chicago. It also contains material regarding the Chicago Board of Education and the National Council of Jewish Women.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects:
Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education --Sources.
Child care --Illinois --Chicago --Sources.
Cotton, Sylvia, 1912- --Archives.
Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area --Sources.
Education --Illinois --Chicago --Sources.
National Council of Jewish Women --Sources.
Segregation --Illinois --Chicago --Sources.
Chicago Political and Civic Life
Midwest Women's History


Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Sylvia Cotton

BoxFolder
11Superintendent Willis' Billion Dollar Program, 1964-1965
2Community School Relation, 1963-1965
3School Clustering, 1964-1965
4City Club of Chicago with Board of Education Meeting, 1964
5Compensatory Education/General Ability Groupings, 1964-1965
6Educational Specifications for New High School Bremen Township, 1964-1965
BoxFolder
27School Mobiles and Empty Classrooms, 1964
8Open Transfer Program, 1964
9Superintendent Willis' Reappointment Contract, 1964-1965
10Newspaper clippings of Willis, Havighurst, Hauser, 1964-1965
11Integration and Racial Balances, 1964-1965
12Budget Statement, 15 December 1964
13Correspondence: NAACP; South Shore Commission; The City Club of Chicago; the Civic Federation; and the Illinois Social Hygiene League, 1964-1965
14Chicago School Board of Education: news clippings, 1964- 1965
15Anti-Superintendent Willis news articles, 1964-1965
BoxFolder
316Board of Education Policy Hearing Statements, 5 November 1964
17Board of Education Shared Time Program, 1964
18Quality Education, 1963-1965
19Urban League Seminars, 1960-1961
20Supreme Court Decisions, 1965
21School Facilities, 1960-1968
22Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, 1963-1965
BoxFolder
423Federal Aid Controversy, 1965
24Southeast Council, 1960
25Superintendent Willis and the Leadership Council, 1965
26Illinois Master Plan, 1963-1965
27Nominations for School Board / Correspondence; Reports; Minutes, 1963-1964
28War on Poverty - Welfare Council Papers, 1964-1965
29War on Poverty - news articles, 1964-1965
BoxFolder
530Unity Statement - Hyde Park High School, 1965
29Unity Statement related news articles, 1956-1965
30Official Chicago Report Booklets on Integrated Schools, undated
31Cases on Segregation from U.S. Law Week, undated
32Official Chicago Report Booklets on Integrated Schools, undated
33Cases on Segregation from U.S. Law Week, undated
BoxFolder
634Handbook of Chicago School Segregation, undated
35Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1960
36Hyde Park High School, 1965
37National Council of Jewish Women proposed plan for School Volunteer Program, 1963-1965
38NCJW / Board of Education vs. Budget Hearing Statements, 1963-1966
39NCJW/ Statement presented to Chicago Board of Education, 1963-1966
BoxFolder
740Board of Education correspondence: Press releases, 1960-1967
41Press Releases: Overcrowded Schools and controversies with Supt. Willis, 1964
42Chicago Urban League research report- City Club of Chicago: news articles and press releases, 1962-1967
43Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers, Leadership Conference on the School Superintendence, 6 February 1965
44Illinois congress of Parents and Teachers, 1964
BoxFolder
845Schools and Community Relationships, 1965-1967
46Educational brochures, pamphlets, proposals, etc., 1964-1965
BoxFolder
947Booklets, reports, papers, 1965
BoxFolder
1048Chicago Board of Education, Long Range Facilities Program, booklets and statements, 1960- 1964
49Long range school facilities program-Large booklet, 1967-1971
50Increasing Desegregation of facilities and students/ vocational programs, 1967
51Recommendations and statements concerning the Chicago Public Schools, undated
52Board of Education Reports, 1964
BoxFolder
1153Magazines. Periodicals and booklets: Re: Civil Rights and integration, 1964
54Integrated Education, Issue 5-39, 1963-1969
55Harvard Review, Urban Review, 1968
BoxFolder
1256Jeanette Rankin Peace March in Washington, D.C., 18 January 1968
57Civil Rights in home, school, community, and health, 1965
58"A Guide for Freedom School Leaders" - teachers for integrated schools, 1964
59Illinois congress of Parents and Teachers District 1 - small directories, 1961-1963
60Educational Parks, 30 November 1965
61Books related to Chicago Public Schools and integration, Havighurst Survey, (University of Chicago), 1964
62Civil Rights - "Freedom Marches" (Anti-Willis Rally), 24 September 1964
63Political Cartoon by Maulden, Chicago Sun-Times, 1963