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Descriptive inventory for the Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers, 1945-1975

Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers, 1945-1975

Prepared by Kendra A. Hay; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2010.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers, 1945-1975 (inclusive)
Creators: Deton Jackson Brooks
Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Human Services
Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity
Cook County (Ill.)Dept. of Public Aid
Cook County (Ill.)Chicago Defender
Dates: 1945-1975 (inclusive)
Accession numbers: M1968.0713
M1969.0020
Bib number: 00065303
Call number: MSS Lot B
Size:1.5 linear ft. (4 boxes)
1 v.
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Deton J. Brooks, Jr. An addition to the Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers was donated by the City of Chicago Department of Human Services in 1977(accession # M1968.0713; M1969.0020).

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:

Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., papers (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 Center, include a 1961 study by the Cook County Department of Public Aid and publications of the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity, which are cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Articles, biographical materials, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, a scrapbook, speeches, studies, and other papers of Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., an educator, journalist, administrator, and Chicago public servant. The collection contains reports and studies written by Brooks related to the topics of welfare and literacy; administrative records from Brooks' tenure as executive director of the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity (CCUO) 1964-1969; and other papers, including articles written by Brooks for the Chicago Defender and other publications and the text of speeches. Also included are records complied by the City of Chicago Department of Human Services about the death of Brooks, including biographical records, final editorials, and the homily delivered at his funeral.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., was an educator, journalist, administrator, and Chicago public servant. Brooks received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Chicago in 1935 and worked as an elementary and high school teacher in Chicago for 14 years (1930-1944). In 1944, Brooks joined the staff of the Chicago Defender newspaper, serving as a war correspondent in China, Burma, and India, and later as an administrator. Brooks spent time in New York City, where he worked in the areas of education, health, housing, and welfare, and earned his Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Education degree (1958) from Columbia University. Upon returning to Chicago, Brooks served as director of research and statistics at the Cook County Department of Public Aid (1958-1964), research associate at Loyola University's Chicago School of Social Work (1961-1964), and executive director of the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity (1964-1969). In 1969, Mayor Richard J. Daley appointed Brooks commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Human Resources.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American journalists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African American men--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Educators--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Public welfare--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Public welfare--Illinois--Cook County--20th century
Persons:
Brooks, Deton Jackson, 1909-1975--Archives
Genre/Form:
Articles
Correspondence
Dissertations
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Photocopies
Photographic prints
Reports
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Officials and employees--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Reports and studies, 1959-1964 (box 1-2)
Series 2. CCUO records, 1964-1969 (box 2-3 and 1 vol.)
Series 3. Personal papers, 1945-1963 (box 3-4)
Series 4. City of Chicago Department of Human Services records on Brooks, 1970-1975 (box 4)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Emily Purcell using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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