Associated Clubs of Woodlawn records

Descriptive Summary

Associated Clubs of Woodlawn records
Chicago Public Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Woodson Regional library
4.0 Linear feet
Associated Clubs of Woodlawn.

Historical note

The Associated Clubs of Woodlawn (ACW) founded in 1927 and incorporated in 1936, was perhaps Woodlawn´s most ubiquitous, powerful and enduring community improvement association. Until its dissolution in February 1970, the ACW served as a clearing house for information of concern to its member clubs and the Woodlawn community as a whole. It also attempted to safeguard and to promote the business, civic, educational and social welfare of Woodlawn.

Scope and Contents note

The records document the ACW's activities in preparation for its annual banquet, annual block beautiful contest, clean up - fix up campaign and other special events. The papers include Administrative Records, 1934 - 1972; Newsclippings and Newsletters, 1931-1966; Committees, 1939 - 1945. Photographs from the ACW manuscript collection have been removed and placed in the ACW Audio-visual Collection.

Related Archival Materials note

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Records - University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives Hyde Park Historical Society Collection - University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center Woodlawn Community Collection - Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center Woodlawn Block Club Council Papers - Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center United Woodlawn, Inc. Papers - Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

Custodial History note

"The Historical Society of Woodlawn was a member of the ACW. One result of this association was that the ACW's records came into the possession of the Historical Society of Woodlawn. As part of the Special Collections Division's neighborhood history project, the papers of the ACW were processed between July and October 1984. A Scholl Foundation grant provided the necessary funding for this project.

The ACW collection was transferred to the Special Collections Division for archival storage and is now available for research. Duplicate materials and selected photocopies from the ACW collection are also available at the Chicago Public Library's Woodlawn Branch."

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 July 28 by Lisa Calahan and Andrew Steadham.

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