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Descriptive inventory for the Near Northwest Side Planning Commission records, 1956-1964

Near Northwest Side Planning Commission records

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Descriptive inventory for the Near Northwest Side Planning Commission records, 1956-1964

Prepared by Julia Smith, 2010; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Near Northwest Side Planning Commission records, 1956-1964 (inclusive)
Creator: Near Northwest Side Planning Commission
Dates: 1956-1964 (inclusive)
Accession number: X.3506.2010
Bib number: 00066584
Call number: MSS Lot N
Size: 7 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the Near Northwest Side Planning Commission (accession #: X.3506.2010).

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:

Near Northwest Side Planning Commission 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 Near Northwest Side Planning Commission photograph collection (1980.0168).

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, financial and legal records, meeting agendas and minutes, code violation complaints, contact lists, publications, maps, architectural drawings, materials collected from other local organizations, and other administrative records of the Near Northwest Side Planning Commission, a non-profit organization aimed at revitalizing the West Town community of Chicago (Ill.). Materials relate to the commission's membership, board meetings, zoning issues, other Chicago neighborhood and government organizations, and community events.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Near Northwest Side Planning Commission (NNSPC) was formed in the mid-1950s and operated under the leadership of executive director Kurt H. Berg. The NNSPC was a non-profit neighborhood organization whose activities centered on the revitalization of the Chicago neighborhood bounded by the I-94 expressway, Augusta Boulevard, California Avenue, and Kinzie Street. The commission's primary goals were to eliminate blight, to improve and modernize housing, to attract private investment to the Near Northwest Side, and to be recognized as a certified conservation area by the Community Conservation Board of Chicago. The commission was active during the mid-1950s and 1960s.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Community development, Urban--Illinois--Chicago--1950-1969
Community organization--Illinois--Chicago--1950-1969
Discrimination in housing--Illinois--Chicago--1950-1969
Urban renewal--Illinois--Chicago--1950-1969
Persons:
Berg, Kurt H
Organizations:
Chicago (Ill.) Commission on Human Relations
Chicago Housing Authority
Community Conservation Board of Chicago (Ill.)
Near Northwest Side Planning Commission (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Correspondence
Financial records
Maps
Membership lists
Minutes
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--1950-1969
United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
West Town (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in eight series

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1956-1962 (box 1-4)
Series 2. Other organizational records, 1957-1962 (box 4-6)
Series 3. Events, 1957-1962 (box 6)
Series 4. Financial and legal records, 1956-1962 (box 6-9)
Series 5. Office files, 1956-1964 (box 9-13, 15)
Series 6. Press and publications, 1956-1961 (box 13-14)
Series 7. Architectural files and maps, 1959-1961 (box 14)
Series 8. General files, 1958-1960 (box 14)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Melanie Meents using Oxygen editor, 2015
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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