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Descriptive inventory for the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records, 1956-1999, bulk 1985-1998

Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records

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Descriptive inventory for the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records, 1956-1999, bulk 1985-1998

Prepared by Ellen Knutson; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records, 1956-1999 (inclusive), 1985-1998 (bulk)
Creators: Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago
Henry H. Martinez
Chicago Area Project
Dates: 1956-1999 (inclusive), 1985-1998 (bulk)
Accession number: 2001.0028
Bib number: 00143870
Call number: MSS Lot M
Size: 33 linear feet (79 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago (accession #: 2001.0028).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Personnel and client files (boxes 55-68) are closed for seventy-five years from date of creation (until 2069-2073).

Please cite this collection as:

Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Separated material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago photographs (2001.0028.2).

Collection Summary +/-

Administrative materials, financial and legal papers, correspondence, project and research files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, client and personnel files, and other records of the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago, based on Chicago's southeast side. Materials relate to the MCC's social service projects, including delinquency prevention; homework assistance; individual, family, and work counseling; foster care; the Grove and Crystal Palace residential homes; cultural and recreational activities; literacy programs for adults; job development; and health advocacy. Also included are administrative materials and publications of allied organizations on topics pertaining to the Latino community. Personnel and client files (boxes 55-68) are closed for seventy-five years from date of creation (until 2069-2073).

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago (MCC) was founded in 1959 and served primarily Chicago's southeast side neighborhood of South Chicago. An outgrowth of the Russell Square Community Committee, which served the Bush neighborhood of the South Chicago community area, MCC offered social services to Mexican American and Mexican immigrant communities on the southeast side of Chicago. MCC worked to reduce delinquency and provided activities such as Mexican Independence Day dances; homework assistance; individual, family, and work counseling; sports and physical fitness programs; cultural and recreational activities; literacy programs; job development; and health advocacy. From the 1970s until it closed in the early 2000s, MCC was located in the former South Chicago Masonic Lodge at 2939 East 91st Street.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Community organization--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Foster home care--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Hispanic Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Immigrants--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Juvenile delinquency--Illinois--Chicago--Prevention--20th century
Mexican Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Mexicans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social service--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Martinez, Henry H.
Organizations:
Chicago Area Project
Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago--Archives
Genre/Form:
Agendas (administrative records)
Bylaws (administrative records)
Case files
Correspondence
Financial records
Legal documents
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Personnel records
Reports
Research (document genres)
Geographic:
2939 East 91st Street (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
Southeast Side (Chicago, Ill.)
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative material, 1957-1997 (box 1-15)
Series 2. Project files, 1969-1999 (box 16-29)
Series 3. Other organization files, 1974-1997 (box 30-46)
Series 4. DCFS/foster care files, 1983-1995 (box 47-52)
Series 5. Newspaper clippings, 1974-1997 (box 53-54)
Series 6. Client and personnel files, 1993-1998 (box 55-68)
Series 7. Reports, publications, and other printed material, 1956-1996 (box 69-79)

About This Finding Aid +/-

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