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Descriptive inventory for the Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1971-1984

Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.) records

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Descriptive inventory for the Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1971-1984

Prepared by Katie Obriot, 2011; edited by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2012; 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: Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1971-1984 (inclusive)
Creators: Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.)
Action for Children's Television
Alliance to End Repression
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Cable Access Corporation (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Cable Television Study Commission
Committee of Hispanics on Cable Access Television
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Subcommittee on Communications
Dates: 1971-1984 (inclusive)
Accession number: M1984.0123
Bib number: 00065185
Call number: MSS Lot C
Size: 17 linear ft. (42 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Citizens Committee on the Media (accession #: M1984.0123)

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:

Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.) records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Cable Television Study Commission records, as well as publications of the Citizens Committee on the Media, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, surveys, petitions, newsletters, press releases, and other records of Citizens Committee on the Media (CCOM), a non-profit organization to improve media programming and access. Most of the collection relates to cable television in Chicago and work with organizations such as the Cable Access Corporation (CAC), Alliance to End Repression, Action for Children's Television (ACT), the Committee of Hispanics on Cable Access Television (CHOCA), and Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI). Also present are records of Chicago City Council, the FCC, and the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cable Television.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Citizens Committee on the Media (CCOM) was a non-profit organization established in 1972. Its stated goal was to encourage the general public and interest groups to influence the formation and development of the media in terms of programming and access. CCOM achieved its goals through meetings with media members, forums, workshops, and conferences. When cable communications were proposed in Chicago in 1980, CCOM held public meetings which led to the creation of the Chicago Citizens Cable Coalition (CCCC). During the cable negotiations in Chicago, CCOM encouraged private citizens and local non-governmental organizations to shape the city's cable ordinances. In the early 1980s, CCOM together with CCCC and other non-profit organizations also held meetings and forums to discuss media ownership in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Cable Television--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Cable Television--Law and legislation--Illinois--Chicago
Mass media--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Municipal franchises--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Organizations:
Action for Children's Television
Alliance to End Repression
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Cable Access Corporation (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Cable Television Study Commission
Citizens Committee on the Media (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Committee of Hispanics on Cable Access Television
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Subcommittee on Communications
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Newsletters
Press releases
Surveys
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Commerce--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in six series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative records, 1971-1984 (box 1-21, 38-42)
Series 2. Other organizations, 1974-1984 (box 22-27)
Series 3. Chicago City Council, 1980-1984 (box 28-29)
Series 4. Cable franchises, 1982-1984 (box 29-34)
Series 5. FCC documents, 1971-1982 (box 35-36)
Series 6. U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cable, 1974-1983 (box 36-37)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Matt Krc 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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