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Descriptive inventory for the United Nations Association, Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions records, 1947-1980

United Nations Association, Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions records

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Descriptive inventory for the United Nations Association, Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions records, 1947-1980

By Abigail Creitz; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: United Nations Association, Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions records, 1947-1980 (inclusive)
Creators: United Nations Association. Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions
United Nations
United Nations Association of the United States of America
Dates: 1947-1980 (inclusive)
Accession number: 2010.0041
Bib number: 00217574
Call number: MSS Lot U
Size: 10 linear feet (24 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of United Nations Association of the United States of America, Illinois and Greater Chicago Division: 2010.0041).

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:

United Nations Association, Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related material at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, includes an issues each of the UNA-USA Overview (call #: JX1 .U102 OVERSIZE) and the newsletter from the World Without War bookstore (call #: Z287.C4 W6 OVERSIZE).

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, newsletters, press releases, brochures, meeting minutes, financial records, itineraries, speeches, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, and other records of United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions, the local chapter of a nonpartisan organization to increase awareness of the work of the United Nations. The majority of the collection pertains to meetings and events hosted by the Chicago chapter, including speeches and speaker biographies and itineraries for world travel undertaken by members. Also present are subject files related to international issues of interest to the organization, such as the environment, hunger, and refugees.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) was a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with the purpose of increasing awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations. The Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions was a local chapter of the UNA-USA which hosted programs to educate the public and encourage participation in international affairs.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
International relations
Political participation--Illinois--Chicago--20th Century
Social participation--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
United Nations Association of the United States of America--Illinois and Greater Chicago Division
Organizations:
United Nations
United Nations Association of the United States of America
United Nations Association. Illinois and Greater Chicago Division--Archives
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Correspondence
Financial records
Itineraries
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Speeches
Yearbooks
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Intellectual life--20th century
United States--Foreign relations--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in three series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Publications and other printed material, 1972-1980 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Conferences and meetings, 1947-1980 (box 4-17)
Series 3. Administrative records, 1950-1980(box 17-24)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Charlotte Jackson using Oxygen editor, 2016; revised by Julie Wroblewski.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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