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Descriptive inventory for the New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1965-1980, bulk 1971-1976

New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records

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Descriptive inventory for the New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1965-1980, bulk 1971-1976

Prepared by Anne Nguyen; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2010, Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Catalog: http://chsmedia.org
E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1965-1980 (inclusive), 1971-1976 (bulk)
Creator: New World Resource Center
Dates: 1965-1980 (inclusive), 1971-1976 (bulk)
Accession numbers: M1983.0062
2010.0050
Bib number: 00066595
Call number: MSS Lot N
Size: 6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English, French, and Spanish.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of the New World Resource Center (accession #: M1983.0062, 2010.0050).

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:

New World Resource Center records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include publications of the New World Resource Center, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlets, book lists for prisoners, and other administrative records of the New World Resource Center, a non-profit, left-wing bookstore and meeting space in Chicago. The majority of the collection consists of bulletins, newspapers, newsletters, journals, reports, fliers, and other printed material collected by the NWRC from organizations promoting minority and women’s rights, nuclear disarmament, anti-war sentiment, anti-Vietnam War movement, human rights in Latin America, and other humanitarian, social, racial, and political causes.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The New World Resource Center (NWRC) was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to promote the collaboration and exchange of ideas among left-wing, labor, and progressive individuals and groups. NWRC was not associated with any single political party or ideology. NWRC operated a volunteer-run bookstore and meeting space, located originally at 2546 North Halsted Street and then at various locations in Chicago, and disseminated progressive information through publications and by hosting events such as lectures and performances. The Prisoner Support Group, affiliated with NWRC, distributed literature to prisoners. NWRC closed in 2008.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Anti-imperialist movements--Illinois--Chicago
Bookstores--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
New Left
New Left--United States--20th century
Political participation
Prisoners--Education
Radicalism--United States
Radicalism--United States--20th century
Social action
Social movements--20th century
Social movements--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Underground press publications
Organizations:
New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Genre/Form:
Announcements
Bulletins
Correspondence
Financial records
French language items
Lists
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Reports
Spanish language items
Geographic:
2546 North Halstead Street (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and governments--1951
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.: Community Area)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged physically into four series by subject

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Research material, 1965-1980 (box 1-8)
Series 2. Chicago publications, 1970-1978 (box 8-11)
Series 3. Correspondence with prisoners, 1971-1974 (box 11-13)
Series 4. Administrative records, ca. 1975 (box 13-14)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by James D. Beebe and revised by Dana Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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