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Descriptive inventory for the Joseph D. Bibb papers, 1919-1966

Joseph D. Bibb papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Joseph D. Bibb papers, 1919-1966

Prepared by Pearl Slaton, 2003; rev. by Julie Wroblewski, 2016
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Joseph D. Bibb papers, 1919-1966 (inclusive)
Creator: Joseph D. Bibb
Dates: 1919-1966 (inclusive)
Accession number: x.3492.2010.1
Bib number: 00066149
Call numbers: MSS Lot B
x.3492.2010.1 PCLF
MSS Oversize B
Size: 5.5 linear feet (4 boxes, 4 OS folders, 1 Vol)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Mrs. Joseph D. Bibb (accession #: x.3492.2010.1).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as:

Joseph D. Bibb papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Separated material:

Separated materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include some original issues of the Chicago Whip (ca. 1925-1932) that were transferred to the library.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, political statements, newspaper clippings, four scrapbooks, and other materials of Joseph D. Bibb, a Chicago lawyer and newspaper columnist, an African American activist for equal rights and economic opportunity, and a state law enforcement official. Materials relate to the Republican Party, state corrections policies, and Bibb's work against racial discrimination. Scrapbooks contain articles Bibb wrote for the Pittsburgh Courier; articles about Bibb's activities, including his work as an editor of the Chicago Whip (1919-1932) and leader of the "Don't Spend Money Where You Can't Work" campaign; and his appointment to the cabinet of Governor William Stratton as Illinois Director of Public Safety (1953); his service on the board of directors of the Chicago Public Library (1944) and as a trustee of Provident Hospital. Collection includes a few issues of the Cincinnati Union (newspaper, ca. 1943-1950).

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

As Director of Public Safety, Mr. Bibb was the first African American appointed to statewide office in Illinois government. Prior to being selected as Director of Public Safety, Mr. Bibb was active as a lawyer, a member of the Republican Party, and a social activist as well as a newspaper columnist. He also worked as an editor of the Chicago Whip newspaper from 1919 to 1932. Mr. Bibb died in December 1966.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American lawyers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African Americans--Civil rights--Illinois--20th century
American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago--Sections, columns, etc.--20th century
American newspapers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Sections, columns, etc.--20th century
Correctional institutions--Illinois--20th century
Law enforcement--Illinois--20th century
Newspaper editors--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Police, State--Illinois--20th century
Public officers--Illinois--20th century
Persons:
Bibb, Joseph D.--Archives
Organizations:
Chicago whip
Cincinnati union
Illinois State Police
Illinois--Department of Public Safety
Illinois--Director of Public Safety
Pittsburgh courier
Republican Party (Ill.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
News clippings
Newspapers
Scrapbooks
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century
Illinois--Politics and government--20th century
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in two series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Personal papers (Box 1-3, 1 vol, 4 OS folders)
Series 2. Photographs (Box 4, 1 folder)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Wroblewski using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:This collection was reprocessed in 2016. Due to rehousing of materials, some box and folder numbers have changed. Boxes 1 and 2 are now combined into Box 1; folders from the former box 2 are numbered 18-29. The scrapbooks formerly housed in Box 3 are now housed in Boxes 2, 3, and as a wrapped volume. The photographic materials remain with the manuscript collection.
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