Lake View Citizens' Council records, part 1 and part 2

Descriptive Summary

Lake View Citizens' Council records, part 1 and part 2
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976
Douglas, Paul H.(Paul Howard), 1892-1976
Kahlert, John
Kardoff, Alan D.
Sheil, Bernard J.(Bernard James), 1888-1969
Wrigley, Philip K.(Philip Knight), 1894-1977
Wrigley, William, 1933-1999
Lake View Citizens' Council (Chicago, Ill.)
51 linear ft. (105 boxes)
Material is in Collection written in English..

Conditions for Access

Part 1 is available for research, but it is semi-organized, and box contents after #41 may change when processing is complete. Part 2 is available for research as well. Please specify part of the collection and the box number when requesting materials. As part of our storage renovations, some or all items in this collection are offsite and inaccessible until 2022. Materials in the "Copy/Holdings Information" section with "Lot" or "OS" or "Oversize" in the call number are NOT currently available unless stated otherwise. Please email us at with any questions you might have.

Conditions Governing Use

The donor deeded copyright owned by the donor to accession 2010.0017 to the Chicago Historical Society. However, copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

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.

Custodial History

Gift of the Lake View Citizens' Council (M1967.0645; M1976.0013; M1976.0020; 2010.0017).

Scope and Content

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, financial records, clippings, and printed materials of the LVCC, a civic organization. Early files primarily relate to the conservation and improvement of homes, apartment buildings and businesses in the Lake View and Lincoln Park community areas of Chicago; later files include broader social service topics, such as parades and festivals, services for children and seniors, and community planning. Frequent topics throughout are building and zoning violations and home improvement contests sponsored by the council after 1956. Most of the correspondence is between the council's executive director and its various members and related neighborhood organizations. There also is some correspondence in part 1 with Mayor Richard J. Daley and with other city officials; and scattered correspondence (March 1957-April 1958) with Philip K. Wrigley and William Wrigley relative to their support of the activities of the council, particularly in relation to the area adjacent to Wrigley Field.

Scope and Content

Beginning in 1959, part 1 contains information on programs for young people and on juvenile delinquency, with special reference to problems faced by children of Southern whites who moved into Lake View. The collection also furnishes correspondence (1961-1962) and reports (September and October 1961; August 1962) relative to a study of Southern whites residing in the area; and records of interviews (July-August 1961) with Puerto Rican families living in the community.

Scope and Content

Related neighborhood organizations represented in the collection, especially from the 1970s-1990s, include the Belmont Harbor Neighbors, Concerned Allied Neighbors, East Lake View Neighbors, Hamlin Park Neighbors, Hawthorne Neighbors, North Central Lake View Neighbors, North Lake View Neighbors, Patterson Block Club, Roscoe Village Neighbors, Southeast Lake View Neighbors, Triangle Neighbors Association, and West Lake View Neighbors.


Organized in part 1 (boxes 1-81; 1946-1973) and part 2 (boxes 1-24: 19; 1970-2000).

Finding aids available for part 1 and part 2 online. Please specify part# and box# when requesting materials.

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Lake View Citizens' Council photograph collection (1980.0297), as well as publications of the Lake View Citizens' Council, cataloged separately.

Indexed Terms


NUCMC MS 71-906.