Lake View Council on Religious Action Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains records from the Lake View Council on Religious Action’s Annual Awards Luncheon, including correspondence, clippings, programs, notes, fliers, biographies of award recipients, posters, and photographs. It also contains a small amount of general correspondence and donation records.
- 1966-1991, undated
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Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
The Lake View Council on Religious Action was founded in 1940 through the efforts of a group of clergy representing Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths as well as the cooperative efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Lake View, under the chairmanship of Reverend John Heyworth. The aim and purpose of the Council was to encourage better understanding among people of differing religious beliefs and to actively cooperate with other organizations toward those ends.
It sought to accomplish those aims in two primary ways. One was through its annual brotherhood award luncheon where community citizens and clergy were recognized and given awards for being "good neighbors." The other was through disbursement of donations to a variety of local not-for-profit, civic, religious and social service organizations.
1.5 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes and 89 photographs)
Language of Materials
The Lake View Council on Religious Action was organized in 1940 by representatives from local churches and synagogues and members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake View. The collection contains documents and photographs from their annual award luncheon as well as a small number of general historical files.
The collection is arranged in three series:
Series 1: Annual Interfaith Awards Luncheon, 1971-1991
Series 2: Administrative Records, 1966-1986, undated
Series 3: Photographs, 1967-1985
Both Reverend Rice and Michael Lerner were longtime members and officers of the LVCRA. Lerner had collected the material for many years as president of the organization.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Reverend George Rice of Addison Street Congregational Church delivered the material on behalf of the donor, Michael Lerner.
- Guide to the Lake View Council on Religious Action Records
- Becky Haglund, 1989. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Allyson Smally, 2021.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid written in English.
Part of the Northside Neighborhood History Collection Repository
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