Archibald J. Carey papers

Descriptive Summary

Archibald J. Carey papers
Clinchy, Everett R.(Everett Ross), 1896-1986.
McCoy, W. Arthur.
Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965.
Chicago (Ill.).City Council.
United States.President's Committee on Government Employment Policy.
21.25 linear ft.
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other papers relating to Carey's activities as a lawyer, politician, and alderman (1947-1955) of the 3rd ward in Chicago; member (1955-1961) of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and pastor of Quinn Chapel (African Methodist Episcopal Church). Collection includes papers of his father, Bishop Carey. Topics include the younger Carey's 1949 efforts to have the Chicago City Council pass an open housing ordinance; his nationwide speaking tour for the Eisenhower-Nixon 1952 presidential campaign; and his 1964 decision to join the Democratic Party. His work on the presidential committee is covered by minutes of meetings, reports, and correspondence with committee members Ross Clinchy, W. Arthur McCoy, Branch Rickey, the U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Defense, and others. The ministerial papers include material on Carey's relationship with the national African Methodist Episcopal Church, particularly during his presidency of the church's Connectional Council (1952). Also includes some items on Carey's service with the United Nations (1953).

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Archibald J. Carey photograph collection (1980.0126); papers of his father: Bishop Archibald J. Carey collection; and the Patrick B. and Annabel Carey Prescott papers.

Draft finding aid available at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center.

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