Chicago Urban League

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The Chicago Urban League was organized in 1916 to deal with the problems arising from the migration of African Americans from southern rural areas to urban areas in the North. The League attempted to mediate during the race riots of 1919. In the 1920's it encouraged the formation of neighborhood clubs to promote community improvement and better housing conditions. In the 1930's, it set up relief programs and soup kitchens to aid unemployed blacks. Throughout its existence, the Chicago Urban League has concentrated on obtaining employment for African Americans and fighting discrimination in the workplace. The Chicago Urban League is an independently run affiliate of the National Urban League governed by a Board of Directors and run by a professional staff.

From the description of Records, 1932- (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52289416

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referencedIn Pitcher, W. Alvin. Papers, 1928-1993 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Black, Timuel D. Timuel Black papers, 1956-1973 (bulk 1964-1972). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn United Citizens' Committee for Freedom of Residence in Illinois. Records, 1951-1966. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gaines, Irene M. (Irene McCoy), 1896-1964. Irene McCoy Gaines papers, 1893-1968 (bulk 1940-1959). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Hughes, Joyce A., b. 1940. Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983 (bulk 1979-1983). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986. Earl B. Dickerson papers, 1918-1986. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Chicago Urban League. [Miscellaneous pamphlets]. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Falls, Arthur G., 1901-2000. Reminiscence ca. 1962. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library
creatorOf Chicago Urban League. Records, 1932- University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
referencedIn Congress of Racial Equality. Chicago Chapter. Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter records, 1956-1966. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Chicago Urban League. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Blaine, Anita McCormick. Correspondence and papers, 1828-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bridges, Horace J. (Horace James), 1880-1955. Papers, 1931-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council. Chicago Federation of Labor records, ca. 1890-1983. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Witwer, Samuel W. (Samuel Weiler), 1908-1990. Papers, 1946-1977. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Black, Timuel D. person
associatedWith Blaine, Anita McCormick. person
associatedWith Bridges, Horace J. (Horace James), 1880-1955. person
associatedWith Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Racial Equality. Chicago Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986. person
associatedWith Falls, Arthur G., 1901-2000. person
associatedWith Foster, A. L. person
associatedWith Gaines, Irene M. (Irene McCoy), 1896-1964. person
associatedWith Hughes, Joyce A., b. 1940. person
associatedWith Marietta Tree person
associatedWith Pitcher, W. Alvin person
associatedWith United Citizens' Committee for Freedom of Residence in Illinois. corporateBody
associatedWith Witwer, Samuel W. (Samuel Weiler), 1908-1990. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
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African Americans--20th century
African Americans--Employment--Sources
African Americans--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
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Active 1932

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