Uptown Chicago Commission Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the work of the Uptown Chicago Commission from 1956-2020. It includes meeting agendas, flyers, membership lists, minutes, newsletters, publications and reports.
- 1956-2020, undated
- Uptown Chicago Commission (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Biographical / Historical
The Uptown Chicago Commission was founded by local business owners, property owners and renters in Uptown. Members worked together to enforce building codes, get dilapidated buildings torn down and created a network of block clubs. One of the projects they funded was the research for "Uptown: A Planning Report" by Jack Metzger Associates in 1962, which focused on the housing conditions in Uptown and the revitalization of its business and entertainment district. The organization was founded in 1955 and remains active as of 2021.
.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Uptown Chicago Commission was incorporated in 1955 by community members who worked together to foster community improvement. The collection includes meeting agendas, flyers, membership lists, minutes, newsletters, publications and reports.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by activity or material type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ross Harano, 2021.
- Guide to the Uptown Chicago Commission Collection
- Julie Lynch, 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Northside Neighborhood History Collection Repository
Sulzer Regional Library
Chicago Public Library
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60625 United States