Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Office records

Descriptive Summary

Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Office records
Spertus Institute, Library & Collections
92.0 Linear feet
Predominant Dates
Bulk, 1949-1976
Anti-defamation League

Acknowledgements and Access

This collection was part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative, 2009-2011. For current information about the collection and its status, please contact the Spertus Institute Library.

Historical note

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international non-governmental organization based in the United States. Founded in 1913 by The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, a Jewish service organization, its original mission statement was "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens." Historically, the ADL has concerned itself with issues related to Anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry; the separation of church and state; religious freedom; interfaith affairs; and the support of the Jewish State in Israel. The ADL has 29 offices in the United States and three offices in other countries, with its headquarters located in New York City. The regional office in Chicago dates back to the founding of the organization.

Scope and Contents note

The Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Office records include materials issued by the General Office as well as those generated by activities in Chicago. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, and other materials.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 February 15 by Bergis Jules and Andrew Steadham.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

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