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Descriptive inventory for the Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996

Asian Human Services of Chicago records

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Descriptive inventory for the Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996

Prepared by Jane McCarthy, 2012.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996 (inclusive)
Creator: Asian Human Services of Chicago
Dates: 1978-1996 (inclusive)
Accession number: 2010.0020
Bib number: 00143883
Call number: MSS Lot A
Size: 11 linear ft. (26 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English, Urdu, Gujarati, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Asian Human Services, 2010 (accession number #: 2010.0020).

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):

Boxes 18-26 are closed to researchers until 2066.

Please cite this collection as:

Asian Human Services of Chicago records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and series/box/folder/call number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related collections at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center include the Asian Human Services of Chicago visual materials (2010.0020.02).

Collection Summary +/-

Reports, press releases, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, topical files, other printed materials, court documents, and other records of Asian Human Services of Chicago, an organization established in 1978 to analyze needs and provide social services for Asians in Chicago near its office in the Uptown community area and eventually for people in the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond. Also included are monthly and cumulative service reports and registration forms. Topics include social events and fundraising, immigrants and housing needs, adult education and literacy, domestic violence, and race relations and hate crimes. Some files are closed to researchers until 2066.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Asian Human Services (AHS) is a Pan Asian, non-profit organization founded in 1978 to address needs of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants and refugees. Headquartered in Chicago's Uptown community area, AHS extended its reach throughout the Chicago area, and in about the year 2000 changed its name to Asian Human Services, Inc. AHS has provided housing and legal assistance services, literacy training, job training, and healthcare services. In the 1990s, AHS co-founded Apna Ghar, "Our Home," a shelter for domestic violence victims, and began the Asian Legal Services Clinic.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Adult education--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Asian Americans--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century
Asian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community centers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Family violence--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Filipino Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Fund raising--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Hate crimes--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Housing--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Immigrants--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social service--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
South Asian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Maglaya, Leona
Organizations:
Apna Ghar (Chicago, Ill.)
Asian Human Services of Chicago--Archives
Chicago (Ill.). Police Department--Race relations--20th century.
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Minutes
Newsletters
Press releases
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into four series. Series 1 is arranged in ten subseries and Series 3 is arranged in three subseries.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Research and Advocacy Division (RAD), 1970-1996 (box 1-14)
Subseries 1. Administration, 1970-1996 (box 1-4)
Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1983-1996 (box 4-5)
Subseries 3. Healthcare advocacy, 1980-1996 (box 5-6)
Subseries 4. Immigration and race relations, 1980-1996 (box 6)
Subseries 5. Legal advocacy, 1976-1996 (box 7-8)
Subseries 6. Media, 1983-1996 (box 8-9)
Subseries 7. Miscellaneous, 1985-1995 (box 9)
Subseries 8. Politics, 1986-1995 (box 9-11)
Subseries 9. Publications, 1985-1995 (box 11-12)
Subseries 10. Group relations, 1982-1996 (box 12-14)
Series 2. Inter-generational programs, 1993-1996 (box 14-15)
Series 3. Jobs program, 1980-1996 (box 16-17)
Subseries 1. Employers, 1995-1996 (box 16)
Subseries 2. Employment applications, 1980-1996 (box 16)
Subseries 3. Job training, 1985-1996 (box 16-17)
Series 4. Case files and records, 1978-1996 (box 18-26) Closed to researchers until 2066.

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Faye Alexander using Oxygen editor, 2015; ed. by Julie Wroblewski, 2015
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