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Descriptive inventory for the Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983, bulk 1979-1983

Joyce A. Hughes papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983, bulk 1979-1983

Prepared by Ellen Knutson, 2010; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983 (inclusive), 1979-1983 (bulk)
Creator: Joyce A. Hughes
Dates: 1968-1983 (inclusive), 1979-1983 (bulk)
Accession number: 1991.0341
Bib number: 00066185
Call number: MSS Lot H
Size: 6.75 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Dr. Joyce A. Hughes (accession #: 1991.0341).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Joyce A. Hughes papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, legal and financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Joyce A. Hughes, a Northwestern University law professor who served on the Chicago Board of Education (1980-1982). Materials chiefly pertain to school desegregation and related financial issues. Includes records of the Chicago Board of Education (CBE) Desegregation Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, and Real Estate Committee, as well as the Chicago School Finance Authority (SFA). Also present are case files and reports related to United States v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago proceedings, and reports on education issues by the Chicago Urban League, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Joyce A. Hughes became a professor at the Northwestern University School of Law in 1975. In 1971, as a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Law School, Hughes became the first African American female tenure track professor at a majority white institution in the United States. Hughes served on the Chicago Board of Education from 1980 to 1982 and was involved in school desegregation policy.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American women--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Discrimination in education--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Education--Finance--Illinois--Chicago
Lawyers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Public schools--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
School boards--African American membership--Illinois--Chicago
School boards--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
School integration--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Hughes, Joyce A., b. 1940--Archives
Organizations:
Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago School Finance Authority
Chicago Urban League
Illinois State Board of Education (1973- )
Midway Airport
United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
Genre/Form:
Budgets
Correspondence
Financial records
Legal documents
Minutes
Newspaper clippings
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. United States v. Board of Education, 1980-1983 (box 1-3)
Series 2. CBE Real Estate Committee, 1980-1982 (box 3)
Series 3. Chicago School Finance Authority, 1980-1983 (box 4)
Series 4. CBE Audit and Finance Committee, 1980-1983 (box 5-7)
Series 5. CBE budget materials, 1979-1981 (box 7-10)
Series 6. CBE general files, 1968-1981 (box 10-11)
Series 7. CPS desegregation materials, 1978-1983 (box 12-16)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Adam Melville using Oxygen editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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