Woodlawn Block Club Council Records
Scope and Contents
The Woodlawn Block Club Council Records contains the organization’s constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters and publicity materials dealing with its community betterment projects. The publicity files contain flyers, handouts, news clippings, press releases and other related materials.
- Creation: 1958 - 1960
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Biographical / Historical
In 1958 the Woodlawn Block Club Council (WBCC) was formed “to discuss, organize and set up standards for the block clubs" of the Woodlawn neighborhood and "to represent the community of Woodlawn in the development and implementation of a program to improve the community, through conservation and other related activities." Its membership was comprised of the presidents and two delegates from each of Woodlawn’s numerous block clubs. One of the WBCC’s principal activities was its participation in Chicago’s conservation / urban blight program. Meeting the fourth Friday of each month, the WBCC concerned itself with current neighborhood issues and attempted to disseminate information throughout the Woodlawn community.
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Language of Materials
The Woodlawn Block Club Council’s activities are chronicled in records containing its constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters and publicity materials dealing with its community betterment projects.
The Woodlawn Block Club Council, Inc. Records are arranged alphabetically by type of material and chronologically within.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Chicago Public Library, Woodlawn Regional Library as part of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant in the 1980s. The materials were originally part of the Historical Society of Woodlawn’s collection.
- Guide to the Woodlawn Block Club Council Records
- Original author unknown, 1984. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
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- Finding aid written in English.
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