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Descriptive inventory for the Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Action Committee for Decent Childcare records

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Descriptive inventory for the Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Prepared by Catherine Blauvelt, 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: Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973 (inclusive), 1970-1972 (bulk)
Creator: Action Committee for Decent Childcare
Dates: 1965-1973 (inclusive), 1970-1972 (bulk)
Accession number: 1974.0010
Bib number: 00064446
Call number: MSS Lot A
Size: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Heather Booth (accession #:1974.0010).

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.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Please cite this collection as Action Committee for Decent Childcare (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research enter, include the Midwest Academy records; and materials related to Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) and the later organization known as Citizen Action.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area and the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Also present are materials on the Sojourner Truth Day Care Center.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Hyde Park Chapter of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union created the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC) in 1970. Heather Booth chaired the committee. Its members included women who needed childcare, women who worked in childcare centers, and women who were simply interested in childcare issues. This direct action organization advocated for better childcare programs in Chicago and worked to change restrictive licensing requirements. In 1970 and 1971, the ACDC made its own recommendations for licensing requirements and successfully urged the city to revise its regulations. The ACDC also aided groups interested in starting childcare programs. It acted as a liaison between centers and communities when problems would arise. The organization sponsored a series of community meetings in Hyde Park, the southwest side, and the north side to which state representatives, senators, and aldermen were invited to present their positions on day care.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Booth, Heather -- Archives
Child care -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Day care centers -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area -- 20th century
Feminism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Political activists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Women in community organization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Persons:
Booth, Heather
Organizations:
Action Committee for Decent Childcare -- Archives
Genre/Form:
Bulletins
Clippings
Correspondence
Directories
Lists
Photographic prints
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
United States -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in one series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative and research materials

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Catherine Blauvelt using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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