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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens records, ca. 1963-1973

Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens records

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Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens records, ca. 1963-1973

Prepared by Kendra A. Hay; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2010
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens records, circa ca. 1963-1973 (inclusive)
Creator: Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
Dates: circa ca. 1963-1973 (inclusive)
Accession number: M1976.0023
Bib number: 00064882
Call number: MSS Lot C
Size: 6 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Accession #: M1976.0023

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):

Box 8, folder 3 is closed until 2037.

Please cite this collection as:

Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, membership lists, memoranda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, proposals, research files, and other administrative and legal documents of the Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens (CARC). The collection consists largely of board of director meeting minutes, committee meeting minutes, correspondence written by two of the organization's executive directors, Myron Binky and Otto Whitehall, and financial records. Also present are research materials related to people with mental disabilities and position statements, such as a statement in support of the lead poisoning amendment to the housing code of Chicago, 1967-1972. Other materials relate to external associations, boards, committees, councils, government offices, and departments of interest to the organization.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens (CARC), formerly the Chicago Association for Retarded Children, is the successor agency to Retarded Children's Aid; the Association for Retarded Children, Southwest Chicago; and the Project for Mental Retardation. In 1964, these three organizations pooled their resources and established a single institution to represent the interests of people with mental disabilities in the city of Chicago. On June 30, 2010, CARC changed its name to become Envision Unlimited.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Children with mental disabilities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Mental retardation--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
People with mental disabilities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Binky, Myron
Whitehall, Otto
Organizations:
Chicago Association for Retarded Children--Archives
Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens--Archives
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Lists
Memorandums
Minutes
Pamphlets
Photographic prints
Proposals
Research notes
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged arranged in two series: Series 1. Administrative files, ca. 1963-1972 (box 1-3) Series 2. Working papers, ca. 1963-1973 (box 4-15) Box 8 folder 3 CLOSED until 2037.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, ca. 1963-1972 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Working papers, ca. 1963-1973 (box 4-15)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Melissa Winter and Julie Wroblewski in Oxygen XML Editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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