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Descriptive inventory for the Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. papers, 1953-1997, bulk 1963-1995

Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. papers, 1953-1997, bulk 1963-1995

Prepared by Brittney Baltimore and Kit Fluker; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. papers, 1953-1997 (inclusive), 1963-1995 (bulk)
Creators: Richard H. Newhouse
Black Legislative Clearing House
Futures Conference
Newhouse Architecture Competition (Chicago, Ill.)
Dates: 1953-1997 (inclusive), 1963-1995 (bulk)
Accession number: 1997.0135
Bib number: 00066834
Call numbers: MSS Lot N
MSS Oversize N
1997.0135 0MM-0076
Size:12 linear feet (30 boxes)
1 oversize folder
12 sound recordings
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. (accession #: 1997.0135).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to the 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):

For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Please cite this collection as:

Richard H. Newhouse, Jr., papers (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 the Newsletter of the Newhouse Architecture Foundation, cataloged separately. There also is a multi-box collection of Newhouse papers at the Amistad Research Center, Tulane University.

Separated material:

Separated materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. collection of visual materials, (call #: 1997.0135).

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, reports, news clippings, speeches, legal documents, biographical materials, and other papers of Richard H. Newhouse, Illinois State Senator, 1967-1989, from Chicago's South Side. Topics include discriminatory employment practices, especially in the construction industry; education for minorities; low-income housing; and political participation of minorities. Present are materials related to the Futures Conference, established by Newhouse address the causes of poverty, and the Newhouse Architecture Competition, designed to encourage minority and disadvantaged youths in Chicago public schools to pursue careers in architecture. The collection includes some files pertaining to senate bills and senate committee activities, as well as materials related to organizations of black legislators, notably the Black Legislative Clearing House, a group founded by Newhouse. Also included are some materials concerning Newhouse's legal work before and during his senatorial career, especially in redistricting cases of the 1980s.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. (1924-2002) served as Illinois State Senator from 1967-1991, representing the 13th and 24th districts on the South Side of Chicago. Newhouse received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1961, and began his career as legal counsel for the Housing and Home Finance Agency (subsequently the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). In 1969, Newhouse founded the Black Legislative Clearing House (later known as the National Black Conference of Black Legislators) to facilitate the of exchange ideas among African American legislators. He also established the Newhouse Architecture Competition to help minority and disadvantaged students from Chicago public schools pursue careers in architecture. In 1975, he was the first minority to run for mayor of Chicago. Newhouse retired from the senate in 1991.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American legislators--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African American politicians--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Apportionment (Election law)--Illinois
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Discrimination in employment--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Election districts--Illinois--13th Senatorial District
Election districts--Illinois--24th Senatorial District
Futures Conference
Housing--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Legislators--Illinois--20th century
Minorities--Education
Minorities--Housing
Newhouse Architecture Competition (Chicago, Ill.)
Public schools--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Newhouse, Richard H., 1924-2002--Archives
Organizations:
Black Legislative Clearing House
Democratic Party (Ill.)
Illinois--General Assembly--Senate
McCormick Place (Chicago, Ill.)
Michael Reese Hospital
Washburn Trade School (Chicago, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Brochures
Clippings
Correspondence
Legal documents
Pamphlets
Reports
Speeches
Transcripts
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
Illinois--Politics and government--20th century
South Side Chicago (Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged physically into ten series by subject

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Miscellaneous files and correspondence, 1953-1997 (box 1-5, oversize folder)
Series 2. Speeches, 1963-1995 (box 5-7)
Series 3. Economic development for minorities, 1964-1995 (box 8-12)
Series 4. Minorities in the construction industry, 1974-1990 (box 13-16)
Series 5. Education, 1969-1994 (box 16-18, 30)
Series 6. Futures Conference, 1982-1993 (box 19-21)
Series 7. Newhouse Architecture Competition, 1982-1995 (box 22-23)
Series 8. Redistricting, 1981-1991 (box 24)
Series 9. Senate bills and legislative materials, 1967-1993 (box 25-26)
Series 10. African American legislator's organizations, 1969-1990 (box 26-29)

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.
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