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Desriptive inventory for the Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Charlotte E. Senechalle papers

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Desriptive inventory for the Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Prepared by By Claudia Nickson; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001 (inclusive), 1950-1990 (bulk)
Creators: Charlotte E. Senechalle
Citizen Information Service of Metropolitan Chicago
Citizens Schools Committee (Chicago, Ill.)
Church Women United in Greater Chicago
League of Women Voters of Chicago
Dates: 1950-2001 (inclusive), 1950-1990 (bulk)
Bib number: 00143887
Call number: MSS Lot S
Size: 3.75 linear ft. (9 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Charlotte E. Senechalle (accession # 2000.0170).

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):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Charlotte E. Senechalle papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regarding Senechalle's work with the Citizens Schools Committee, such as meeting minutes (1988-1991), financial records, and observer reports regarding the Chicago Board of Education (1971-1976). Topics include school integration and desegregation. Also present are Senechalle's teaching materials, correspondence, and other records for her course on "Practical Politics" taught at the YMCA Community College for the Citizens Information Service of Illinois (1960s). Materials regarding Senechalle's work with Church Women United (1990s) and League of Women Voters (1960s) are also included as well as research and notes on criminal justice, penal systems, and prison conditions in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Charlotte E. Senechalle was active in several Chicago social service and social justice organizations, including Church Women United, the League of Women Voters, and the Citizens Information Service of Illinois. She served on the board (1955) and as president (1960-1962) of the League of Women Voters of Chicago and as president of the Cook County Council of the League of Women Voters (1962-1964). Senechalle also served on the board of Citizens Schools Committees (1965-1990).

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Citizens' advisory committees in education--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Educational accountability--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Jails--Illinois--20th century
Prisons--Illinois--20th century
School integration--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
School management and organization--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Schools--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women volunteers in social service--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women--Political activity--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Senechalle, Charlotte--1904-2001--Archives
Organizations:
Chicago (Ill.)--Board of Education
Church Women United in Greater Chicago
Citizen Information Service of Metropolitan Chicago
Citizens Schools Committee (Chicago, Ill.
Cook County (Ill.)--Department of Corrections
Illinois Court Watching Project
League of Women Voters of Chicago
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Minutes
Newspaper clippings
Photographic prints
Reports
Research notes
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in eight series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Biographical files, 1958-1991 (box 1)
Series 2. Citizens School Committee (CSC) materials, 1960-1996 (box 1-2)
Series 3. Chicago Board of Education materials, 1970-1996 (box 2)
Series 4. League of Women Voters (LWV) materials, 1954-2000 (box 2-5)
Series 5. Church Women United materials, 1962-1999 (box 5-6)
Series 6. Citizens Information Service materials, 1950-1997 (box 6)
Series 7. Cook County materials, 1960-1997 (box 6-8)
Series 8. Criminal Justice materials, 1960-1996 (box 8-9)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Christina M. Cogswell using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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