Melvin Smith Collection
- Melvin Smith Collection
- Shorefront Legacy Center
- 24.5 Linear feet
- Smith, Melvin Scribner
Melvin Scribner Smith was the Evanston-based publisher of The Evanston Newsette and the Concerned Citizens Commitment (CCC). The Evanston Newsette (1941-1942, 1946-1951) was concerned both with local events and the life of former Evanston residents living outside Illinois. The Concerned Citizens Commitment billed itself as "The Voice of the Black Community" and was published weekly from 1971 to 1985.
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of copies of The Evanston Newsette and Concerned Citizens Commitment, CCC-related correspondence, issue drafts, notes, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a few issues of other African American newsletters, including Muhammed Speaks.
Accruals to the collection have been donated from the Smith family since 2010.
Processing Information note
This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 February 25 by Bergis Jules and Lisa Calahan.
Note that a full guide is in preparation by the Shorefront Legacy Center and will be updated when complete.