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Descriptive Inventory for the Joint Civic Committee on Elections records, 1940-1966

Joint Civic Committee on Elections records

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Descriptive Inventory for the Joint Civic Committee on Elections records, 1940-1966

Prepared by Abigail Creitz; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Joint Civic Committee on Elections records, 1940-1966 (inclusive)
Creators: Joint Civic Committee on Elections (Chicago, Ill.)
Citizens' Association of Chicago
Dates: 1940-1966 (inclusive)
Accession numbers: M1966.0573
M1968.0771
Bib number: 00066141
Call number: MSS Lot J
Size:25.5 linear feet (61 boxes)
3 vols.
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the Joint Civic Committee on Elections (accession #: M1966.0573 and M1968.0771).

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:

Joint Civic Committee on Elections records (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 materials on the founding of the JCCE in the Citizens' Association of Chicago records (M1966.0572+), as well as publications of the JCCE, catalogued separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Joint Civic Committee on Elections (JCCE), a non-partisan committee that sought to improve the administration of elections in Chicago (Ill.). Materials include election procedure, charts of election schedules, and poll watchers' and related reports, as well as materials documenting the purposes of the organization, its sponsors, its activities, delegates, etc.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Joint Civic Committee on Elections (JCCE) was a non-partisan committee that sought to improve the administration of elections in Chicago (Ill.). In 1939, the Citizens' Association of Chicago (CAC) and six other better government groups joined to form the JCCE. The Committee's objectives included preventing unlawful practices at the polls making voters aware of election processes. Committee members observed polling places and reported on allegedly fraudulent voting.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Civic improvement--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Election districts--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Election monitoring--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Elections--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Municipal government--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Political corruption--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Voting--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Organizations:
Chicago (Ill.). City Council
Citizens' Association of Chicago
Joint Civic Committee on Elections (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Meeting minutes
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged physically into two series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Election records, 1940-1964 (box 1-56)
Series 2. General records, 1940-1966 (box 57-61, vols. 1-3)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Rebecca Mei using Oxygen XML editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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